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An independent documentary web series about storm chasing in tornado alley that features the chase team TornadoRaiders.com
An independent documentary web series about storm chasing in tornado alley that features the chase team TornadoRaiders.com
48 backers pledged $2,065 to help bring this project to life.

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 About the Show

Tornado Pursuit: The Hunt in Tornado Alley 2014  started out as a suggestion by some of our fans to do a documentary series featuring the Tornado Raiders Chase team. We strive to provide one of the best live streams available but our fans wanted to see even more, the whole story of chasing including the people behind the live streams. We again plan to stream every chase this year. Please consider supporting us as we plan to take you up close and personal to the wildest weather on earth from the safety of your home through our first ever documentary web series. We will have at least 8 episodes in the series and it will be released in September or October time frame. 

We have already had a good start. Here is a teaser of Episode 1:

 Where Your money is going

We do have the majority of the equipment necessary like cameras, laptops, software and mounts to make this series possible. The production and editing we will do our selves, but we still need your help.  Your money will fund: 

  • Additional Travel & lodging expenses (gas is the majority of the funds)
  • Post-production expenses  (graphics, music and audio mixing)

Any additional funds raised will help us to chase even more and farther then planned and we will be able to have more music and graphics in the series. 

 Meet the TRC Team

Jeff Gonzales: 8th year chaser, founder of TornadoRaiders.com, witnessed 63 confirmed tornado and his work has been seen on Weather Nation, WOWT-Omaha, The Weather Channel, The Discovery Channel (Storm Chasers), Good Morning America, ABC Night Line, and many local news affiliates. He streams video with Severe Studios & TVNweather. 

Nate Luey: 10th year chaser and has seen 10 confirmed tornadoes. This is his 3rd season chasing with TRC and he is the driver.

Brandon Hammons: 6th year chaser and has seen 19 confirmed tornadoes. This is his 2nd year chasing with TRC. Brandon specializes in photography. 

Eric Anderson: 3rd year chaser and has seen 2 confirmed tornadoes. He Joins TRC for the 2014 season. Eric is a excellent photogapher and cinematographerHe is founder of CloudedLens.com where Eric post his photography. Eric is going to school for broadcasting and will be the cinematographer for us this season. 

A cool new In-car shot for this season:

The follow guys are TRC Affiliates and will make special appearances in the series: Trevor Tetley, John Moon III, Tammy Bethel, Ryan Garcia, & Eric Duncan.

Other Ways You Can Help

Some people just can’t contribute, but that doesn’t mean you can’t help:

Risks and challenges

We plan to bring you the ups and downs of chasing in a realistic documentary series. Weather is unpredictable, especially when it comes to the extreme weather of tornado alley. There can be times of blue skies where nothing is happening and then it can be very active with storm after storm. We will bring you what is given to us.

There are also many risks involved with severe weather, from traffic, floods, lightning, and tornadoes. Our team has been through all these the elements for years and can adapt to quick changing situations.

Our commitment is to chase the best systems with the amount of funds raised, to be the best stewards of your invested money to give you the best results. The more funds we raise the more chances and opportunities we can take on marginal setups and chase more instead of holding off for bigger days that are not guaranteed to come.

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    Our sincere thanks and a personal thank you email from the TRC chase team

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    EXCLUSIVE 2014 Tornado Pursuit digital wallpaper plus previous pledge rewards.

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    A digitally signed JPEG photo of the TRC chase team and a monthly digital wall paper of some of our best shots (12). Plus all previous pledge rewards

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    Have your name on the credits after each episode as a TRC supporter & receive 2 bonus episodes. Plus all previous pledge rewards.

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    Receive a signed copy of the 2014 Tornado Pursuit Web Series on DVD or BluRay with extended episodes & 2 bonus episodes. And get your name or business on our website on the supporters list all year long. Plus all previous pledge rewards

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    A signed copy of our two storm chasing DVDs: Tornado Raid 1: 2010-2011, & Tornado Raid 2: 2012-2013. And a signed TRC Team Poster. Plus all previous pledge rewards.

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    30-minute ONE-ON-ONE CONVERSATION with TRC founder: Jeff Gonzales via phone or Skype. Plus your name or business on our Web Site and the Credits of each episode as a TOP CONTRIBUTOR. And our famous DISCONTINUED Red TRC Team T-Shirt. Plus all previous pledge rewards.

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    Our Series will be featured on a Public Access Channel in Omaha before it hits the web and we will feature your name or business before and after each episode saying "This Episode is brought to you by...." This will be included on the web too. Plus all previous pledge rewards.

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    YOU WILL CHASE with us in our chase vehicle and be part of the team for 4 days and be a special guest on our web series. You will still be responsible for travel to & from Omaha, your food and lodging. Limited Spots. Will be in late May or June 2014 Dates TBD. Plus all previous pledge rewards. BEST VALUE!!!!

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    You will have direct contract with Jeff via text or phone through out the entire chase season, before and after the chase and you will be invited to join the whole TRC team on a season ending dinner for you and a guest in Omaha and an exclusive sneak peak of the season web series. Plus all previous pledge rewards.

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