I have been in the Film and Television industry for a decade now. Along the way I have tried to advance with technology and have been fairly succesful. My biggest success in life came in 2011 when I become a father. Now a family man, supporting them on just my income has created a bit of a damper on progressing to the next level in both my technology and my career.
However, the artist in me strives for the best tools to bring a Director's vision to life and to make the big screen my canvas. In an advancing world of technology where movies are projected in theaters on 4K resolution projectors, a 1080P camera and the best intentions can't quite cut it anymore. The artist needs the tools to match the demand of both the people and the technology. Which brings this artist to this campaign to acquire a new "paintbrush" to benefit all of the projects I'm a part of moving forward.
What We Need & What You Get
Here's what I need and what I have to offer you for contributing to my campaign in a very symbiotic way. The $30,000 raised will go towards the purchase of:
- Sony PMW-F5 CineAlta Digital Cinema Camera
- Sony DVF-L350 LCD Viewfinder
- Sony AXS-R5 External Recorder for Recording 4K resolution
- (2 or more) 512 GB Sony AXSM Memory Cards
- (4) BP-FL75 Olivine V Mount Batteries
- As well as any other cords and accessories needed for the camera.
Enough about me, it's time for you! What's in it for you? For more details on each of the indivudal perks check out the list of perks at each donor level. These perks include services from my full service production company, Wheelhouse TV, as well as producing media, graphics, web design, and more for your business. For higher donations, the perks include putting the camera, my services, and my crews services to use in bringing YOUR vision to life.
The impact caused by successfully funding the $30,000 will be a butterfly effect. With a more serious tool at our disposal, projects can look better, more film-like, and be given not only a much higher production value, but a look that breeds possibilities. Possibilities for exhibition; shooting in 4K means you don't have to shy away from that theater screening or worry about how your film will project on the big screen at festivals. You can feel as confident about your film on the biggest screen as you would watching it on your flat screen at home and everywhere in between.
My resume speaks for itself in my dedication to the field of cinematography and my desire to grow, expand, and exceed my expectations, both as a professional and as an artist. What I want now, is to be able to take my shot at the next level of production without risking my family's well-being or future, all while doing all I can to benefit those who have helped me achieve this goal.
Other Ways You Can Help
Spread the word, both about this campaign as well as my work as a Cinematographer. Please feel free to visit and look through my web site at:
to view my reel (which I've also provided above), equipment list, resume, and other examples of my work.
I am always available for contact about anything at all. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you all so much for your time and consideration in looking at this campaign. I hope to be as of much service to you and your business as you will be to mine by helping fund this campaign.
Cinematographer (www.shawnschaffer.com) / Co-Owner, Wheelhouse TV