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Elämä is a short film that will utilize time lapse and slow-motion cinematography to show off the beauty and diversity that the state of Michigan has to offer.
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James Montour
Video / Web
Woodhaven, Michigan
United States
1 Team Member

Short Summary 

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.

 

The Impact

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!

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$150USD
raised by 4 people in 1 month
15% funded
0 time left
$1,000 USD goal
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This campaign ended on May 22, 2013
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  • $1USD
    Thank you

    A dollar is still a dollar! Thank you for your donation!

    0 claimed
  • $5USD
    Thank you

    A digital-download of the 720p HD version of the finished short film, and a special thanks credit.

    0 claimed
  • $10USD
    First Tier

    A digital-download of the 1080p HD version of the finished short film, and a special thanks credit.

    2 claimed
  • $20USD
    Second tier

    A digital-download of the 1440p version of the finished short film, and a special thanks credit.

    1 claimed
  • $50USD
    Third tier

    1440p and 1080p versions of the finished short film on a flash drive, a special thanks credit, and a written thank you from me.

    0 out of 20 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $75USD
    Fourth tier

    1440p and 1080p versions of the finished short film on a flash drive, a special thanks credit, a written thank you from me, t-shirt, and access to the production blog.

    0 out of 15 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $100USD
    Producer

    4K, 1440p, and 1080p versions of the film on a flash drive, a written thank you from me, a producer credit, t-shirt, and access to the production blog.

    1 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2014
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