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I suffer from aphasia which come and goes First time it started was in 2002 and lasted for 4.5 years, aphasia is the inability to formulate words you know what you want to say you know you can it just doesn't happen. When it first happened I spent a period of 2 years without leaving the house. In that time most of the time I was online looking at videos of things going on elsewhere outside. There is a whole back story to my illness but that's not what this is about but anyone wanting to know more just message me.

This project is mainly aimed at providing comfort and relaxation to those that are house bound or in some way immobile, even coma patients I think could benefit from my work, also the mentally ill and in general anyone having to spend lengthy periods of time in the same place.

Now want to set my goal at being involved in making videos that people can enjoy, relax to and maybe escape their environment. Something for the background that is always there when you need it. 

What i found when i was at my illest was that being alone in the house i craved continuity the comfort of being able to look at something interesting and it being familiar, involving and entertaining. For example a day in placa de catalunya, Barcelona waiting as it fills with tourists and for 12 hours is a filled with people from all walks of life. 

There is a place i know where over 300 rollerbladers meet up every weekend just skate can you imagine watching a calm video for nearly two hours with simply a passer by here and there? Then suddenly one by one over the course on maybe half hour they slowly start to arrive, I would like to make this video at ground level so that only the skates are shown i witnessed it myself before and it is truly amazing. They stay there for roughly 3 hours just skating and then slowly one by one disappears and nothing again. Many might think this might sound silly but its something I would watch or simply have on my telly in the background. 

Also have a spot where people intending to go up a ramp practically always attempt this the way that there is no entry and have to turn around. Its quite funny its a tourist hot spot and this happens practically constantly for about 6 hours every day. I think the look on their faces is priceless and its ever so entertaining to sit and watch this happen over and over again. Also wound like to include a video of a row of benches where people from all parts of the world come sit meet and enjoy each other maybe for the first and last time.

 This kickstarter is for me to buy equipment and by September produce, 15 3hr, 10 6hr, 7 9hr, and 5 12hr films. There will be more but this is what I want this funding for and can guarantee by September. As the project has to have a end this will be it when my 37 videos are done. I will however look to progress in my art and take it further. 

These films will be shot in Barcelona over the course of the summer with the £2.5 l can buy all my equipment, i.e. camera/s portable power and HDD. Hire help/company for night shoots and maybe even a actor or two for fulfilling rewards. 

My true goal is to reach £10.000 as I can the concentrate on making as many videos as I can throughout Spain and Portugal over the next year and a half. Also I want many people involved to see and enjoy the videos so yeah as much as I would like to get 10.000x£500 donations it is not going to happen and if you really got that cash to spare I say spread it out there are many worthy campaigns here on the site. But you are here to pledge so I ask that you at least pledge £1 or should i be saying $1? Either way you will get a reward for it. :)  

 These videos i would look to place on YouTube and promote them on disability, meditation and even cooperate chat rooms. I would like them to be played in hospital wards/rooms, gyms, corporate lobbies, nursing homes and even at home on a computerised TV in the background. 

This is hopefully the beginning of something great that will be used and enjoyed by many people from different walks of life for many years to come.

Im not too good at explaining myself on paper or in words some time so if you don't understand what my project is about and what it aims to do just get in touch.

This project is something I have carried with me for a very long time and I hope it will get a chance to be seen and heard. So please donate £1 $1 or even more of whatever currency you use, but please get involved i cannot do this without your help. The more backers the better.

Risks and challenges

My main challenge will be keeping the videos constant making sure I don't loose a film by running out of memory and for the big ones where I will be moving I will need help with me to carry some supplies and maybe help with the transition from chest harness to tripod.

The biggest risk is getting robbed Barcelona is terrible for it that's why I have already started looking for people on star now who can accompany me, if your in BCN and would like to be present at the night shoots with me I would appreciate it :)

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