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With the advances in camera technology, studio quality motion pictures are becoming more tangible at an affordable price. Help me improve my projects and yours.
Shawn Schaffer
Albany, New York
United States
1 Team Member

Short Summary

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

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 shawn@shawnschaffer.com.

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.

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raised in 2 months
1% funded
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$30,000 USD goal
Flexible Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
Campaign Closed
This campaign ended on May 13, 2013
Select a Perk
  • $1USD
    Cup of Coffee

    A personal "Thank You" from me to you, I know times are tough, but you took the time to look at my campaign and contribute. The greatest structures are built brick by brick.

    0 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $5USD

    Instead of getting that next pint of stout, you helped this Irishman get closer to acquiring the F5. I'll raise a toast to you on social media.

    2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $10USD
    Let's be friends

    You're my new friend! Or at least you will be when we connect on Facebook and I can offer you a thanks and shout out on your page for your contribution. Every little bit helps.

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    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $25USD
    One hand washes the other

    For $25, we can list your business or personal web site on both my company, Wheelhouse TV's, web site as well as my own Director of Photography web site in the links section to help promote your business in return for helping us.

    2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $50USD
    A more personal touch

    Your business or personal web site link listed on both the Wheelhouse TV and ShawnSchaffer.com web site in the links section, but with a brief description of your business / services you provide.

    0 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $100USD
    Front and Center

    Your business or personal web site listed on the front page of Wheelhouse TV and ShawnSchaffer.com web sites as well as in the links section with a description of your business / services you provide.

    2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $250USD
    Tag n' Tweet

    All the benefits listed above as well as Wheelhouse TV and Shawn Schaffer both liking you on Facebook, sharing your updates as needed, following you on Twitter and re-tweeting your big news, as well as tagging and actively promoting you or your business for a full month on social media.

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    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $500USD
    You really like us!

    Everything listed above as well as we will personally design and ship an order of 250 business cards for you or your business to your door. We love to network, so we know how fast those cards go, why not re-stock on us?

    0 out of 25 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2013
  • $1,000USD
    I think it's getting serious

    Everything listed above as well as we will design a new logo, or freshen up your old one, for you or your company, put us to work for you, it's the least we can do for that much help. We'll even put your new logo on your new business cards for you.

    0 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2013
  • $2,000USD
    URL (U Really Love) Us.

    You really want to see us succeed, so let us help you succeed. At this level you will get everything listed above as well as we will design for you a personalized, user-friendly web site for you or your company hosted through WordPress and include one year of hosting and backup / maintenance.

    0 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $5,000USD
    In for the long haul

    You'd like to see this new piece of equipment put to work for your benefit, we understand. At this level, you will get a 30 second commercial created for you or your business based on an idea or concept you give us that will be scripted, casted, crewed, shot (after your approval of the script and concept), and edited entirely by us and delivered to you because gosh darn it, we love you.

    0 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
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