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 cinematographer. He 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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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