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Documentary about "Dr Megavolt" a high voltage performance where a man (or woman) interacts with a 9 foot Tesla coil (or two). www.drmegavolt.com
Documentary about "Dr Megavolt" a high voltage performance where a man (or woman) interacts with a 9 foot Tesla coil (or two). http://drmegavolt.com/documentary/
Documentary about "Dr Megavolt" a high voltage performance where a man (or woman) interacts with a 9 foot Tesla coil (or two). http://drmegavolt.com/documentary/
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We are making a documentary about Dr Megavolt, a high-voltage performance piece created by Dr. Austin Richards (a Ph.D. in particle physics from UC Berkeley) who has been building Tesla coils since 1981. He has been performing with Tesla coils in a metal suit since March of 1997.

I'm a hypenate - an actor, filmmaker, writer. You can find me on the web at www.victoriacharters.com and elsewhere if you search :). Dr Megavolt is often described as "an art meets technology performance piece with artificial lightning". My documentary "Man meets Lightning" will include photos and archival footage from shows, interviews with key people who crewed and worked with Dr Megavolt since the creation of it in the Bay area in 1997. "Man meets Lightning" will also include some animations about high voltage that evoke the look and feel of old science class movies, a bit of Tesla coil history for all the Nikola Tesla fanatics out there and fun facts about atmospheric lightning.

Burningman - www.burningman.com was where Dr Megavolt found his first major audience and this documentary will include footage and interviews from key years performing at Burning Man from 1998 - 2010.

Dr Megavolt is returning to Burningman (August 2010) after a four year hiatus, due to a grant from Burningman, http://www.burningman.com/installations/10_art_honor.html#megavolt. This is a unique opportunity to record the show in HD. My video proposal to Burningman has been approved - so I am permitted to film during the event, what we are looking for now are some angels to back us!

with much appreciation for your consideration in kickstarting this project -V & A

For a brief history of dr megavolt. Please see this album on our facebook page.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dr-Megavolt-official/127133043992780...

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the subject of my documentary - Dr Megavolt
www.drmegavolt.com
www.austinrichards.com
http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Dr-Megavolt-official/127133043992780...

about the filmmaker - Victoria Charters
www.imdb.com/name/nm0153559/
www.victoriacharters.com
www.iheardthemermaidssinging.com

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    $50.00 ASK Dr Megavolt: Got some High Voltage or Physics questions weighing you down? Here's your chance to receive a PERSONALIZED video answer from Dr Megavolt! Send us an email or record your question as a sound (send via email) or video file (post on you tube). These questions could end up in the special features section of our DVD - we encourage you to send us video requests! You will also receive a personal telephone call from the Director.

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    One foot long piece of wood burnt with a zap from the 9 foot Tesla coil! Hang it in the bathroom as art! See the path the lightning carved! Give it to Dad for Father's day ...

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    "Dr. Megavolt: Man Meets Lightning" DVD & one-on-one Skype conversation or in-person meeting up to 1 hour with Dr Megavolt OR one-on-one Skype or in-person meeting up to 1 hour with the Director.

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    Want something burned by a large Tesla coil lightning bolt? Send us your item that is 50lbs or less and we will burn it during a Dr. Megavolt show and send you a DVD of the destruction. Some restrictions apply. No sticks of dynamite for instance!

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    "Dr. Megavolt: Man Meets Lightning" DVD & a walk on role in "Dr Megavolt: Man Meets Lightning".

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    Become a featured character in Dr Megavolt's first Graphic Novel - "Dr Megavolt's Guide to High Voltage". This is your chance to have a character created based on YOU! Send us a picture and a profile of yourself and we do the rest.

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    Are you in Southern California? Dr Megavolt will come perform a high-voltage show at your party or event. This will include his tabletop coil and Ghostbusters-style backpack. Does not include travel and accommodation for Dr Megavolt and the Director. Road trip only. Limited to two rewards.

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    Are you in Southern California? Dr Megavolt will come and perform a high voltage show at your party or event. IF YOU ARE SERIOUS SO ARE WE. Go to our website. READ THE RIDER. If you don't know what a rider is then this is most likely not for you. Does not include shipping 2500lbs of high voltage equipment or generator rental, but we manage all that. Does not include travel and accommodation for Dr Megavolt and his crew (of 1 or 2 plus the director). Limited to two rewards.

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