Who We Are
Hardly Sound is the latest music documentary series on KLRU, the channel that brings you Austin City Limits. We're not a conventional documentary series. We don't do a couple of sit-down interviews and call it a day, we try to stay personal and down to earth and funny. We dig a little deeper, search a little harder, and we try to be entertaining, too. We're looking at five 30 minute episodes in this first season of Hardly Sound and hopefully many more beyond that. That's what you're funding.
What We Need
Our fundraising goal is $20,000. Yes, this is a lot of money for a group of guys who live on the cheap and are strong proponents of DIY music and film. But here's what $20,000 will get us:
- Texas is a big state, full of great bands that we want to include in our show. To do this we need money to travel. Gas, food, and lodging are all expenses that we're looking to alleviate as part of this campaign.
- We try to dedicate a month of shooting to each band. This sometimes requires us to take unpaid time off of our regular jobs to accommodate the schedules of the bands we cover. Part of this money will serve as a stopgap in those situations.
- As you can see from our videos, we can get the job done using an ancient iMac that takes 10 minutes to boot up, but we do need to upgrade certain equipment that we've barely been able to make do with thusfar. Getting a proper vocal mic instead of a $20 Radio Shack mic would be a step in the right direction, which this money would allow us to do.
What You Receive
For your contribution, you'll be able to receive a variety of rewards unique to this campaign, not available for purchase neither now nor in the future. Everything from pins, Tshirts, and printed stills taken by the very talented Christopher Kim to more high-dollar rewards like underwriting spots and even a cameo in a future episode of Hardly Sound! There are rewards for people of all different budgets!
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This type of storytelling is something about which we are passionate, and unfortunately, something that has been largely absent from the media and entertainment world. We tell stories about passionate people that go deeper than surface level with subjects that are largely underground and ignored by others. They pursue music and art even in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles for no other reason than it's what they have to do. They are driven, motivated by an indescribable desire to create, to perfect, to share. Your contribution can help us bring these stories to a greater audience and allow us to continue making more episodes of Hardly Sound as we delve into the wild world of Texas underground music.
How Can You Help?
In addition to pledging money to the show and getting unique and exciting rewards, you can help spread this campaign across the internet. We're on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, and assume you are as well. Share this with your friends, let them know you're excited about it as much as we are. Together, we can make this show a success!
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