We are both artists in different genres; Ty is a painter and a writer, Kristopher is a filmmaker and story teller. A specific musical act out of Denton, TX has captivated the both of us in similar ways. The music, the story, and each of the musicians that make up this group have inspired us to create a piece of art sharing their story, their creative process and the art form behind their sound.
You can view the filmmakers bios here: http://bit.ly/tyandkris
"As a visual artist (a painter), I am "one" individual who stands before a canvas with my own thoughts and my own experiences. I am alone when I start a painting and alone when I complete a painting. I have always been intrigued by a group of musicians who can come together to create a “work of art” in sound. There are six musicians that make up Seryn, they are all different, all extremely creative and talented in their own musical skill sets. Kris and I want to tell the story about how Seryn stands before a blank canvas as six artists, and through creative process, joys, frustrations, commonality, experience and multiple other emotions visually show how they create a brilliant canvas of sound." Ty Clark
As Seryn moves towards recording their next album, the filmmakers will capture what makes them who they are, how the music comes together in its art and brings out their individual stories. Not only will they follow this journey through visual story telling, but we will end the film with a powerful live performance of Seryn playing in a full fledged Orchestra Style Venue that will revolve around a new body of work and expand upon their current music with a few new and exciting elements. (Below is a picture of the amazing venue that the show will take place in.)
We are also more than excited that Seryn will be recording and producing an original score for the film.
Seryn is a 6 piece band who calls Denton, Texas their home. Their sound is full of well layered textures of guitars, ukulele, accordion, bass, viola, banjo and various percussion. The band's strength resides in their vast musical talent, education and understanding of dynamics. Their beauty is gracefully displayed through chilling harmonies. Each member and their voice carry the same importance. One is not complete without the other.
It is in this craft that the young band shines so bright. It has earned them a sound that isn't easily defined, but still proven triumphant. What may first appear as straight folk songs, later transcend into menacing walls of sound.
I believe Josh Jackson, Editor in Chief at Paste Magazine says it best, “I fell in love with this band’s recorded music just in time to book them for our SXSW day parties, and they dominated the showcase. I don’t know what they put in the water in Denton (fellow Dentonite Sarah Jaffe also slayed), but the majestic swells make it feel like you’re watching Arcade Fire before their first album.”
Please visit their website too: www.serynsound.com
Our goal for this project is 15,000$. If we reach this goal we will be able to begin production on the film and bring our ideas and full vision to the screen. The more we raise, the more pieces we can add and the better the film!
Our goal for this project is $15,000. If we reach this goal we will be able to begin production on the film and bring our ideas and full vision to the screen. The more we raise, the more pieces we can add and the better the film!
Here is a list of current expenses:
- Crew and Camera Operators- Hiring an amazing Texas based camera crew
- Travel expenses for the production team during Seryn’s studio sessions and touring.
- Gear Rentals:
- Cameras, Lenses, Camera Media, Shoulder Rigs.
- Dolly, Dolly Wheels, Dolly Track, Jibs
- Hard Drives to store and back up our footage.
- Sound Package rentals.
- Hiring a post production crew for Coloring, Sound and Audio.
- Festival Entry Fees: So that we can get “A Canvas of Sound” out to a wide audience.
Creating this film is only going to be possible with your help.
Support our film by donating to your right. (we have some great rewards!)
Spread the word on Facebook, Twitter and any other form of social media at your fingertips!
For us to be successful we really need your help to get attention in the press and media about our Indiegogo campaign. Please share our story with bloggers, journalists or any of your media connections! If you have a favorite blog or magazine, shoot them an email with our campaign link http://bit.ly/soundfilm and tell them they would love our film!
There are many different rewards to your right including a download of the film, entry into a drawing to win an original SAMO4PREZ painting, Seryn's original soundtrack, Seryn's new album (October 2013), meet the crew and band, tickets to Seryn SXSW shows, VIP tickets to the films finale with Seryn and backing orchestra (March 21 2013), private dinner with the filmmakers, and original SAMO4PREZ paintings for the larger donations, as well as Associate and Executive Producer Credits.
See below image for images of the artwork!
We will begin shipping specific rewards in May (artwork and posters). Those who receive the SXSW and Murchison Seryn show tickets will receive an email with details shortly after your donation is received.
The film download and original soundtrack by Seryn will be completed by the end 2013. All backers will be kept up to speed on film progress and will receive information to follow our official blog as well.
Absolutely! The more we raise, the more hands on deck we will have to make the film even more spectacular. Exceeding our goal will help us to market and distribute the film in other cities outside of TX and it will give us the ability to enter it into festivals.
YES! If you have already made your contribution and simply wish to increase your contribution or select an additional perk, you can do this in a separate contribution window.
Glad you asked! Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions and we will quickly get back to you. If you want to be an executive producer above a 10,000$ limit, if you want to broadcast or distribute the film, or you want to contact the filmmakers, please use the above email address and we will be in contact asap with you. You can also visit the official film website: A Canvas of Sound