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Quality Eclipse Memorabilia
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We will produce some truly unique memorabilia from the Great American Solar Eclipse 2017. 

We are travelling to specific coordinates in Kentucky to ensure the greatest coverage of complete totality and to get the best possible material.

With expert skills (photography, video, sound design) and top-end equipment we are confident we will produce quality products, some of which may one day be collector's items!

Available memorabilia include:

  • Ltd Edition Photographic Flip Book
  • Photographic Prints (XS, L, XXL, sequenced)
  • Stock Video Footage (4K)
  • Bird Song Symphony (WAV/MP3)
  • Shadow Bands Capture (4K)

One significant aspect of the project is our plan to capture super high res imagery of the phenomenon known as ‘shadow bands’, nobody quite knows why this phenomenon happens or what it is, and there currently exists no high definition example of it online. Help us bring a detailed recording of this to the world!

 We are film makers, and the assets we secure during this project will be valuable items for film makers around the world, think gorgeous stock footage, high res imagery and astounding audio which you can use in your personal work, along with selected audio recordings of the natural madness that surrounds such a celestial event.

 For those of you interested in physical items we are also going to produce beautiful signed photographic prints, including frames from the eclipse and also a composite that shows all phases in one print. What better thing to have on your wall than the Sun and the moon! 

Furthermore we will produce a luxurious flip book which you can use to view the eclipse in the style of old school cinema. It will feature details of the event, past and future eclipses, and for those of you who choose an advertising reward, will feature your brand names and/or logo. The initial run will be a limited edition and any future publications of this book will also feature Kickstarter advertisers details.

During an eclipse wildlife goes crazy, the birds in particular, they go haywire because they think it’s suddenly night time and then everything goes very quiet. Once the sun comes out again there is an ecstatic release and from these three stages we will produce an audio track which we call a: “3 stage symphony of sorts”.

So what do we need to shoot this thing? 

Well we have everything we need in terms of cameras and equipment, apart from some specialist lenses that we will need to rent, and possibly a telescopic equatorial mount. Some costs will go toward travel expenses and rental costs, but most of the funds will be used to create the physical items we are offering.

If you would like to join us and get involved please get in touch!

Risks and challenges

We will use a complex set-up, with at least 3 cameras and 1 telescope, plus multiple microphones in nearby forests. To follow the trajectory of the sun, we will use automated gear. A drone is also available. With all this equipment, there is always a risk that something fails or just won't cooperate.

We have a combined 25+ years of experience of all things digital, so we know how to fix most issues. The idea of having multiple cameras is also a safety measure - ie if one fails, we have backup footage.

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    Pledge SEK 50 or more About $6

    Digital Photo

    (£5) High Resolution Digital Photo of any eclipse stage you like.

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    • Digital Photograph
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    Pledge SEK 100 or more About $12

    Bird Song Symphony

    Birds sound and behave strangely during a total eclipse. 14(!) microphones will be placed in forested areas. Results will be mixed into a 3-part track. Can be used for e.g. meditation or personal film projects.

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    • Bird Song Symphony
    • Digital Photograph
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    Pledge SEK 150 or more About $18

    Photo Print (XS)

    (£15) Super High Res Photo Print. Size 10x10cm (4x4").

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    • Photo Print (XS)
    • Bird Song Symphony
    • Digital Photograph
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    Pledge SEK 250 or more About $30

    Photo Print (L)

    (£25) Super High Res Photo Print. Size 30x30cm (12x12").

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    • Photo Print (L)
    • Photo Print (XS)
    • Bird Song Symphony
    • Digital Photograph
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    Pledge SEK 300 or more About $37

    Stock Video Footage (4K)

    (£30) Eclipse footage from at least 3 cameras / 1 telescope for use in your personal projects. Will include footage of the phenomenon known as 'shadow bands', which has never before been successfully captured in super high resolution.

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    • Stock Video Footage
    • Bird Song Symphony
    • Digital Photograph
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    Pledge SEK 400 or more About $49

    Photo Flip Book

    Ltd Editition, old-school photographic flip book, which will show the stages of the eclipse in sequence. Future collector's item? Numbered, limited edition.

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    • Photo Flip Book
    • Bird Song Symphony
    • Digital Photograph
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    Pledge SEK 1,250 or more About $152

    Photo Print Pack

    (£125) Super High Res Photo Prints. Misc sizes.

    Includes:
    • Photo Print (XXL)
    • Photo Flip Book
    • Photo Print (L)
    • Photo Print (XS)
    • Bird Song Symphony
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    Pledge SEK 1,750 or more About $213

    Photo Print (Sequence)

    Super High Res Photo Prints of the entire eclipse sequence (super wide).
    Size approx 200x30cm (79x12").

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    • Photo Print (Sequence)
    • Photo Flip Book
    • Bird Song Symphony
    • Digital Photograph
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    Pledge SEK 2,000 or more About $243

    Advertising

    Get your brand displayed during all our communications, on location while we shoot and on certain products (e.g. Flip Book).

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    Pledge SEK 21,000 or more About $2,557

    Sponsorship

    (£2,100) Arrangement to be confirmed, depending on sponsor. May include e.g. name in book, advertising, customized prints, eternal gratitude, etc.

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Funding period

- (21 days)