$85
pledged of $1,200pledged of $1,200 goal
4
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, June 9 2011 2:00 PM UTC +00:00
$85
pledged of $1,200pledged of $1,200 goal
4
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, June 9 2011 2:00 PM UTC +00:00

About

A surreal animated musical work by Sabrina Peña Young 

Libertaria: The Virtual Opera combines experimental electronic music with popular rhythms, creating a fusion of the avant-garde and the familiar. With characters straight out of a futuristic graphic novel, Libertaria reaches out to the mind, borrowing familiar science fiction elements and combining them with stunning music and a moving libretto, complete with synthesized voices, computer generated characters, and a surreal landscape.

LIKE Libertaria on FB:http://www.facebook.com/pages/Libertaria-The-Virtual-Opera/179653882058359

MAKING A VIRTUAL OPERA

How am I going to create this amazingly large electronic work?

With your help!

My home studio includes Logic, Final Cut, Poser, Photoshop, Bryce, and a half a dozen other random programs that I combine together to create these crazy video works, like my latest multimedia work: Creation.

Yeah, it's crazy, but I love it! My first computer animated opera!

PLOT SYNOPSIS

It's the year 2125, and United States, decimated by nuclear war in the last half of the 21st century has splintered off into territorial factions. The sky has grown red, the water runs black, and hope rests on the shoulders of a young teen.

Meet Libertaria, of unknown origin and unknown place. Left as an infant in an abandoned NYC souvenir shop in the year 2125 and found by a mysterious homeless man, she spent her early years bouncing around the system, until at the age of 14 she escapes. Now she is on a quest to find the woman who set her free.

But the world had not heard the last of the spunky chic with the bad attitude. And before it's all over, she will lead a children's rebellion against the greasy politicos running the nation into the ground.

About the Cast

I am auditioning lead cast members online until April and incorporating talented friends for minor speaking roles. Singers and actors interested in volunteering their talents to Libertaria send me an audition recording online. Selected individuals record their parts and e-mail me all of their takes, which I mix together with the electronic score in Logic and sync to the animated characters.

CAST (Auditions are open until August 2011)

Check out updates for new cast members!

Libertaria: Mezzo Soprano Christina Sidaras

Christina Sidaras, vocalist and pianist, has performed throughout the United States in every musical genre for over two decades. Currently a vocal coach and piano educator in the Dayton, Ohio, area, Christina Sidaras continues to spread the love of music through her private Music4Life Studios.

Simeon: Baritone Allan Smith http://www.allan-smith.com/index.html

Allan Smith is one of the "rising stars of British baritones". He studied at the University of Wales and the University of Cambridge, under Eric Roberts. Smith enjoys contemporary musical works with a twist, participating in avant-garde works like "Voices from Five Films" at London's Institute of Contemporary Art and the INDEEPANDANCE project, an innovative 13 film screen opera that combines dance and visual imagery. Other contemporary opera projects from the talented Allan Smith include "Sweetness and Badness" by Will Todd and "The Word of Passion".

Chorus/The Collective: Gretchen Suarez-Peña

Gretchen Suárez-Peña is a budding playwright whose past theatrical credits include four shows done under her non-profit organization the Narroway Project (2003-2007), including “When the Bell Rings” where she was the writer and director. Past acting credits include: “Faith County”, “A Dog’s Life”, “Honk!”, “West Side Story”, “Grease”, “You’re a good Man Charlie Brown”, “Seussical, “The Boyfriend”, “Quilters”, and “Song of Survival.” She also enjoys the technical aspects of theatre.

PROJECT TIMELINE

Spring 2011: Preproduction, online auditions, libretto, main music cues Completion of libretto and songs. Auditions continue through online submissions. Selection of main cast continued. Sketching and storyboarding of entire film. Timing and cues sketched out. Concept art drawings finalized. Completion of opening credits. 

Summer 2011: End auditions, recording by leads, animation production Completion of auditions for all main cast members. Lead cast members record their audio and send via internet. Animation production begins. 

Fall 2011: Mixing of electronic score with live audio from all cast members Mixing of recorded voices with electronic score for Libertaria: The Virtual opera in Logic. Additional voices added through vocal synthesis and virtual choir software. Three months dedicated to the perfecting of the score. Animation production continues. Completion of scenes with instrumental score only. 

Spring 2012: Final compositing and syncing of animation with electronic score Completion of animation scenes with opera vocals. Compositing in Final Cut of entire opera and credits. 

Summer 2012: Premier performance (Music Festival TBA) A number of festivals and art spaces have expressed interest in hosting the premier performance of Libertaria: The Virtual Opera. Further details on premier location(s) updated regularly.

REWARDS INFO: 

Upon completion of the Kickstarter goals, I will send out all digital rewards (like the ringtones, digital copies of "Origins", and digital copies of "Creation"). Once Libertaria: The Virtual Opera is completed, advanced copies of the DVDs will be sent out. Please continue to check the updates for the latest on Libertaria, and feel free to contact me with any questions. 

Want to know more about your rewards?

Origins

Cinematic soundscapes, pulsating rhythms, and enigmatic vocals envelop the listener in entangling science fiction textures and robotic mayhem. Be prepared for an otherworldly sound experience.

Light  from Creation Electronic

Breathtaking sonic soundscape. Heavenly bodies collide with the forming of the Light.

BUDGET INFO:

All mixing and animation studio work will be completed by me in my home studio. I am writing the music, mixing in the vocal recordings, adding the vocal synthesis, syncing audio with the visuals, and compositing the final animated feature. I am doing all of this in my spare time, with no pay. The performers for the opera are not local. I am working with vocalists and actors internationally. Studio expenses include printing and shipping of full scores, purchase of media and minor hardware to complete recordings (ex. cables, mics). It also cover the shipping costs for any media (national and international) and use of recording facilities at the different locations if one is not available. 100% of the budget is going to the software and studio tech I need to complete this project at the highest artistic levels in my project studio.

Thank you so much for your support! Enjoy your rewards! 

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    Exclusive Libertaria Ringtone! PLUS digital copy of the single "World Order #1". A sweet dance track about nuclear weapons and dental floss. Seriously.

    Less
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    Ringtones! Get a digital copy of "World Order #1" and 12 original ringtone MP3's ranging from sci-fi to rock to Latin, plus the exclusive Libertaria ringtone!

    Less
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $7 or more About $7

    Digital copy of the surreal electronic album Origins, 10 exclusive digital images from Libertaria, and 12 ringtone mp3s, and exclusive Libertaria ringtone straight to your e-mail address. Time to get excited!

    Less
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    Autographed Libertaria art postcard sent to your home, digital copies of Origins AND the Libertaria music album, exclusive Libertaria ringtone, and 12 ringtone mp3s! (International pledges need to include shipping rates to your pledge please).

    Less
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $15 or more About $15

    Autographed DVD of "Libertaria" sent to your home, digital copies of Origins AND the Libertaria Album, a digital copy of Creation Electronic (4 singles), exclusive Libertaria ringtone, and 12 ringtone mp3s! I'm talking hours of electronic music fun! (International pledges need to include shipping rates to your pledge please).

    Less
    2 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $20 or more About $20

    100 ROYALTY FREE sound files from Libertaria and other projects! (And of course, you get the awesome autographed DVD, digital copies of Creation Electronic, Origins, and Libertaria and the ringtones)! (International pledges please add shipping rate to pledge).

    Less
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    150 ROYALTY FREE sound and music files from Libertaria and other projects plus the autographed DVD, digital copies of Creation Electronic, Origins, and Libertaria albums and ringtones! (International pledges please add shipping rate to pledge).

    Less
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge $30 or more About $30

    Love Graphics? 200 original royalty free digital images and videos ranging from alien space ships to giraffe people walking against a blue screen to bizarre landscape. It's like being in a digital candy shop! Autographed DVD, 3 digital albums, and ringtone mp3's. (International pledges, please add shipping rates).

    Less
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge $40 or more About $40

    Autographed DVD, 100 royalty free sound files, 3 albums, ringtones, and autographed copies of original sheet music and lyrics from Libertaria. (International pledges, please add shipping rates).

    Less
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Select this reward

    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    350 royalty free audio, video, and image files from Libertaria and other projects! Autographed DVD, 3 albums, ringtones. (International Pledges, please add shipping rates).

    Less
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  11. Select this reward

    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    I will create an electronic song just for you, including robot voices saying the name of your choice PLUS phone/skype interview with yours truly. Autographed DVD and photo of Libertaria, 350 royalty free files, 3 albums, ringtones included. (International Pledges, please add shipping rates).

    Less
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  12. Select this reward

    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    Producer Credit. Be an animated character in my opera! I will create a character based on you and send you a one of a kind autographed photo and T-Shirt of your character with Libertaria. Autographed DVD, 350 royalty free files, autographed sheet music/lyrics, 3 albums, ringtones included. (International Pledges, please add shipping rates).

    Less
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  13. Select this reward

    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    Producer Credit. I will create an entire instrumental album for you in any musical style (rock, jazz, electronic, relaxation, workout, film score, latin, etc.). Let's skype about it! Autographed DVD, 350 royalty free files, autographed sheet music/lyrics, 3 albums, ringtones included. (International Pledges, please add shipping rates).

    Less
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  14. Select this reward

    Pledge $1,200 or more About $1,200

    Executive Producer Credit. I will add your name to the opera title "[Your Name]'s Libertaria: The Virtual Opera" and I will compose a one-act traditional opera on the subject of your choice after the completion of Libertaria. Skype/Call with the composer. Autographed DVD, 350 royalty free files, autographed sheet music/lyrics, 3 albums, ringtones included. (International Pledges, please add shipping rates).

    Less
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (90 days)