Hello everyone, my name is James Montour. I am a junior at the College for Creative Studies (CCS) majoring in Entertainment Arts - Video Art and Production. Before going to CCS I earned an Associate of Occupational Studies in Digital Media Arts and a Certificate in Computer Programming. In addition to my education, I have also been making video content for the past 3 years, as well as doing photography since I was 8 years old.
The reason I am starting this campaign for $1000 is to get funding for my Senior thesis, Elämä, a 4K time lapse and slow-motion film showing the beauty and diversity that the state of Michigan has to offer. Making this film is very important to me and I cannot make it without funding.
If I achieve my goal of $1000, I will be able to make this project all it can be. As a contributer, you would be helping me achieve not only the completion of my Senior thesis, but you would also be helping me make the film that I absolutely want to make.
What I Need & What You Get
The expenditures for the project that this $1000 would be used for will be completely transparent (expenditures being: equipment purchasing, equipment rentals, gas, campground fees, etc.). I will be building my own Motion Control system in order to save money, otherwise the goal would have been $2000! There will be multiple perks for different levels of donations, including a Producer's credit for 5 contributers.
Your help would allow me to make this film all it can be. It will serve as a representation of Michigan in current times, and I want to make it the best it can possibly be, and I can't do that without your help.
I have had a lot of success with timelapse, and in particular my short timelapse film, Day of Light. Which one the award for Best Cinematography at the 2013 International Broke Student Film Festival.
Other Ways You Can Help
If you can't donate money, you can help me in other ways such as spreading the word about my campaign, Indiegogo makes this especially easy with their sharing tools!
Thank you for taking the time to read my campaign, and I hope you consider helping me reach my goal!
Producer, Director, Camera Op, Editor, Score