Ten minutes down, we’ve picked and arranged various chords, SFX, and pre-composed vocals. Much of it eventually became the musical track she named, “DJ Funky Adrianna Beano.” As I was composing it I heard a note that stood out, yet it didn’t fit with the main riff of the soon-to-be DJ Funky Adrianna Beano track. “We have to get rid of this one,” I told her. “No, I like that one,” she whined. “It doesn’t fit. We either cut it out this riff and start over or we make another track.” “We make another one,” Adrianna replied with utmost authority.
forward about fifteen minutes; DJ Funky Adrianna Beano is complete.
Adrianna now wants to create another one this time with her own vocals
added. So I take that distinguishable note, put it in the Piano Roll
configuration, after a few riffs are rejected we agree on one. “What
are you going to call this one?” I asked. “Umm,” she thought, “I’m gonna
be famous and riding in a limo.” Really? She’s joking with me, right?
She insisted we call it that. I shortened it.
The first vocals recorded were her yelling into the microphone: “Yeah, yeah, yeah! I’m Adrianna and I’m here—this is my song and I’m…gonna dance. Yeah-eah-eah! Paparazzi! Pa-pa, Pa-pa-parazzi” It was classic toddler vocals of random thoughts with a final reference to Lady Gaga’s song. I axed that recording to tackle the task in a cleverer and smoother way.
Check out the lyrics. The only line I actually conceived was: “Adrianna is my name.” Adrianna Gardner created all the lyrics provided in her own way (I did, however, digitally edited a few).
The final recording of “I’m Gonna Be Famous” came out better than I thought. Her mother loves it; her grandmother, who she calls, Nina, loves it. Many others like it. And most importantly, Adrianna is obsessed with it. After hearing it, she asked me if we could turn it into a movie. So cute. She meant “music video” which she often calls the videos on Youtube. Unable to say no to her creative persona and outspoken personality, I said sure.
Now I need a little assistance. Help me! The budget for the music video is $500 dollars. Apart from Indiegogo, I have raised $200 from my own pocket. $300 is what we need to finish. I don’t have the rest because my personal funds have gone into establishing my equipment for my film production unit, ShadowKing Studios.
By pledging, you not only will receive Rewards I have made available to you, but the proverbial “killing two birds with one stone.” Your pledges assist in bringing Adrianna’s want for her own music video to fruition with those 15 minutes of fame we all get at least once in life; and also establish me as a professional filmmaker. And if I eventually become a prestigious filmmaker, you will have previously gained the literal bragging rights of, “Dude, I made you famous!”
In details, the purposes of your pledges:
1. To fulfill a young girl’s dream of having her own high-quality, artistically produced music video ON YOUTUBE;
2. To establish an aspiring amateur filmmaker as a worthy & serious professional filmmaker;
3. To financially assist in the production of a decent, energetic, and family-friendly music video;
The pledging funds will be going toward production costs to film certain segments of the video.
Producing videos & films on time is rare within this craft. I believe the risks will be minimum to none since I will not be using music, visual images, & content that belongs to other persons. The musical track is already created. Most of the video scenes are filmed.
I do face a challenge of completing this project on my projected date (12/10/2013). I don't want random images thrown together and call it art. I have taken my time in the filming of most the scenes. As this project progresses I will be completing other scenes. I want to present the video to Adrianna as a birthday gift. I hope to get enough backers by the time this project's deadline is due.
Once the funding amount is reached I will be posting a link to where
you can view the music on YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, and a few other
websites and also a virus-free link where you can download it if you
choose to storage it on your computer or re-post it for more exposure.