Earwurm Studios - Redux

We will soon be a safe, pleasant and secure space to house artists, musicians, filmmakers and all of their associates for years to come. With your help.
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Barry Ward
Community
94110, California
United States
1 Team Member

We’ve been building a cool, collaborative multimedia workspace in the Mission District of San Francisco. It’s a 4,500 sq ft warehouse. (2,000 sq ft which is unused space on our second floor). Our aim is to secure some funds to fix this place up to create a safe, pleasant and secure work space which will house artists, photographers, filmmakers, musicians and all of their associates for years to come. A unique situation for up and coming artists with limited budgets.

We’ve been working creatively in San Francisco for a long time, but have found it harder and harder to find an affordable work place in our community. We believe the answer is Earwurm Studios and the creative opportunities it will provide. Rents are skyrocketing. Especially in this neighborhood considered to be the new Media Hub in SF. We’re lucky enough to be in a unique position and have a good relationship with our landlord who supports our cause. Which means we can support projects that come to us.

After building most of the downstairs facility, our funds dried up. We’re determined to make this a reality, complete the work we started, finish the upstairs office space as well as many unfinished details in our production facility. We already have several hard working independent filmmakers who need and want a good workspace. But it currently needs a serious overhaul to make it secure, safe, pleasant and functional.

If we can reach our goal of $20,000 or more, that will cover the costs of this project. While that may seem like a lot. We did the math and that will basically assure the renovation is top quality, and the studio's needed features will be realized. Carpeting alone will be in the $4,000 range. Brand new electrical will be around the same. Then all other supplies, drywall, plywood, 2x4's, tape, mud, primer, paint, doors, locking doorknobs, windows, etc, etc....... It all adds up fast.

Construction is always a challenge. Luckily we have many talented people involved in our place.  People with creative interests that coincide with this project, but also happen to be General Contractors, Carpenters, Electricians, Plumbers, Heating and Air Conditioning Specialists and much more.  A competent crew we trust to get the job done. Once we’re ready to pay for supplies, labor and get the ball rolling…… it’s on!

The people currently involved already have an impressive resume in the art, film and music world. When the office space is done, all aspects of projects from start to finish can be conceived and executed within the framework of this one building. Yours included.

This economy doesn’t always allow monetary leeway, even if your heart is in the right place. But we can still use your help simply by spreading the word to those who may be in a better position to contribute. Sometimes the struggle alone is inspiration to give your passion a kick in the pants. Using social networks, word of mouth and the Indiegogo share tools…. every little bit helps. We hope to have a revolving door with folks involved in the studio, actively participating in kick ass projects to further represent this awesome place in an awesome space in time. 

For more info please visit our website, http://earwurmstudios.com

 

Any personal questions, feel free to shoot us a note at earwurmstudios@gmail.com

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  • $1USD
    A cool perk

    You rock! And thanks for helping us roll. Join us for events and movies and we’ll thank you personally.

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  • $25USD
    A cooler perk

    “Supercharged, the life and times of Tim Brauch” DVD. Resident filmmaker Pete Koff’s documentary. “Everyday Sunshine – The Story of Fishbone” and “Plaques and Pleasures of the Salton Sea”. Both from Tilapia Films. And future CD and DVD releases from the ever-expanding Earwurm artist catalogue.

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  • $50USD
    A valuable perk

    “Supercharged” DVD and a custom Earwurm Studios T-Shirt (Black)

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  • $100USD
    A super value perk

    Use the studio for band rehearsal. 3-4 hour block of time. Rock the joint, enjoy the fancy new digs! Prepare for your world tour! Or use up to 4 hrs of voice over recordings. Make that Demo for your broadcasting career!

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  • $100USD
    A super value perk

    We will thank you with a well-crafted song on your behalf. Acknowledging your generous contribution in song form.

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  • $250USD
    A super value perk

    Use the studio for band rehearsal with a live multi track recording of your session. Get a hot gig with a fresh demo! 3-4 hour block of time.

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    Up to 4 hours of portrait photography/use of photo cyc/green screen with professional lighting and all the amenities.

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  • $400USD
    A super duper value perk

    Full day (9-6pm) of 16 track in/out, 32 multi track recording on Pro Tools LE. We provide engineer and access to lots of vintage and modern sound gear. We spend time getting the best tones to suit your style. You take the files for mixing. (Pledge $700 you get the same deal but for 2 days)

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  • $500USD
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    Get a full day in the big photo room with a basic light package and all the amenities from 9am – 6pm. With a PA to assist your photographer, pledge an extra $100.

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  • $1,000USD
    A super duper value perk

    Get the big photo room with a basic light package and all the amenities from 9am – 6pm. We include A TOP NOTCH PHOTOGRAPHER!

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  • $5,000USD
    A extra special super perk

    We will help produce, shoot and edit your video project and concepts in our studio in high definition. Take it to the final step to your utmost satisfaction. Music video, stage performance, sketch or stand up comedy or whatever you like. Even use a green screen! Bring home 5 Mastered DVD’s!

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  • $10,000USD
    The Grand Slam Perk

    We will literally roll out the red carpet for you. You will be the guest of honor. A banquet for you and your guests will be served. Any movie you like can be screened on Blue Ray in 7.1 Surround sound. And a local band of the genre of music you like will play in your honor. It will be a party not to forget. If you come from out of town (USA only) we will provide airfare and nice accommodations for 2 in a Hotel.

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