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'I'm Vlogging Here' YouTube Documentary
'I'm Vlogging Here' is an upcoming feature-length documentary that delves into the lives and nature of "vloggers", a new genre of YouTube videomaker.
ApprenticeA Productions
Los Angeles, United States
$201,989 USD raised by 5441 backers
112% of $180,000 
flexible goal
No time left

I'm Vlogging here

What is "I'm Vlogging Here"?

IT'S A MOVIE!!! 'I’m Vlogging Here' is a 90 minute feature-length documentary starring ShayCarl and the SHAYTARDS (http://www.youtube.com/shaytards) and other YouTube vloggers and professionals in the New Media industry.

This documentary will delve into what vlogging is, the rise of YouTube creators, and how vlogging has forever changed the lives of the vloggers, the viewers, and the industry itself. We want to tell the story of how being a "YouTuber" has changed the lives of thousands through the eyes of one family that has realized a dream come true of a dream they never knew they even had.

Tentative Filming Locations

Who's making this movie?
ShayCarl and the SHAYTARDS in association with Maker Studios will be working with the team from ApprenticeEh (http://www.youtube.com/ApprenticeEh), who run and operate ApprenticeA Productions--the same group of YouTubers who made the CTFxC wedding video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQVFGdmO5b8

ApprenticeA Productions is a YouTube video production company founded in Toronto, Ontario by Corey Vidal and a team of Canadians who are also daily vloggers, and say “sorry” and “eh” far too often.


Indiegogo Goals
We’re asking for a minimum of $180,000 (USD) which will guarantee the full production of the feature-length documentary. This covers over 6 months of full-time production, and an international cast of YouTuber appearances. Additional funds will be committed to making the film even better.

Budget Breakdown

When Will This Start?
Really it started almost 4 years ago when this whole crazy journey began, but a professional film crew and cameras will commence rolling on March 5th, 2013, a day that marks the beginning of ShayCarl’s 5th year of daily vlogging and 33rd birthday!( Ewww He's SO OLD!)

The film will be a full-time production from March through August of 2013, and include appearances and interviews with over 100 different YouTubers. It will also cover this year’s major YouTube events, like Playlist LIVE and VidCon. So YOU could be in this movie!


Who to Follow For Additional Information
Executive Producer: @ShayCarl
Associate Producer: @MakerStudios
Director: @CoreyVidal
Assistant Director: @CorradoCoia


Frequently Asked Questions

Will the documentary be free on YouTube?

Yes! Once the documentary is done, it will be uploaded to YouTube for you to watch for free! DVDs, Blu-Rays, and digital copies will also be available for purchase for those who want a copy.


How much money are you getting from other sources?

None. This documentary is being produced with the help of your donations to prevent outside influences. Sponsors, advertisers, and even investors tend to have specific demands like including certain subjects/topics/brands, and control over the final edit. We want to avoid anything that can affect things like bias and journalistic integrity.


What if you don’t reach the campaign goal?

We are committed to making this movie no matter what happens or how much we raise. Any and all money received from this campaign will go towards making this documentary. The show must go on!


Why did the campaign goal drop to $180,000? Are the Shaytards still going on tour?

We have lowered the budget by removing the cost of the Shaytards' tour from our fundraising. However, don't worry! The tour will still happen once the documentary is complete. We're just going to focus on making the documentary first.


Is this a documentary about the Shaytards?

Not just them! The Shaytards are just one part of the story we want to tell. This is a documentary about vloggers, and we want as many YouTube vloggers to be in this documentary as we can get!


I'm a vlogger! How can I be in this documentary?
If you are a vlogger and want to be in this documentary, please email imavlogger(at)imvlogginghere(dot)com with your details (name, age, location, YouTube channel, other info, etc) and we’ll be in touch.


Why are you going with ‘Flexible Funding’ on Indiegogo?

We are using flexible funding for two reasons. 1) Because we are going to make this movie no matter what. And 2) because we chose not to use PayPal, which was recommended to us by YouTube friends who have used Indiegogo before. Although PayPal can be great, they have security measures built into their system that could freeze the account and lock the money away for long periods of time. Sadly, other people have had this problem in the past.

Where and when will the filming happen?
Right now we are planning on filming in these 12 locations with certain vloggers, with more to come:
San Francisco, CA (February 2013)
Los Angeles, CA (March 2013)
Florida/Playlist LIVE (March 2013)
Washington (April 2013)
Idaho (April 2013)
Montana (April 2013)
Chicago (April 2013)
Indiana (May 2013)
New York (May 2013)
Toronto, Canada (May 2013)
London, England (June 2013)
Anaheim, CA/VidCon (August 2013)
and more to announce soon...

Perks
$5
USD
Weekly Production Newsletter
Every donation gets access to the official weekly production digital newsletter, giving you all the movie-making updates, written and signed off by a different crew or cast member each week! (Includes sexy "Shirtless Shay" letterhead--WHAT?!)
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$10
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Demand The Shaytards!
Donations here will be pooled and sorted by location. The top 6 locations that donate will be home to a special United States "SHAYTARDS TOUR" screening of the final documentary. PLUS you get access to the official production newsletter listed above! (Shay's been doing lots of push-ups) Please claim this perk only once!
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$25
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Special On-Screen Credit
You get your full name listed in the on-screen film credits where we give our special thanks! Get your name immortalized on the big screen! PLUS you get the two perks listed above!
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$30
USD
Documentary Digital Download
DRM-free, 1080p HD download of the feature-length documentary when it's released! PLUS you get all of the perks listed above!
561 claimed
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$40
USD
Documentary COMPLETE Download
You get the DRM-free, highest-quality, 1080p HD downloads of the final "I’m Vlogging Here" documentary, PLUS the full-length commentary starring the SHAYTARDS, and special video bonus material, PLUS you get all of the perks listed above!
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$100
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Shaytards Autographed Calendar
A 2013 Shaytards calendar autographed by the ENTIRE family! Contains EVERY month of 2013, including "January", "March", "September", and many more!
40 out of 50 claimed
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$300
USD
From Our Family to Yours
A personal "thank you" video where we thank you and your family for supporting our family on this adventurous project! PLUS you get all of the non-limited perks listed above!
25 out of 50 claimed
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$350
USD
SHAY RUNNING CLUB-PlaylistLive
This perk includes three 5 mile runs with Shay. If you’re coming to Playlist Live in Orlando in March and want to start the day off right then sign up! Our little group of warriors will meet in the morning and head out on a 5 mile jaunt. This perk includes an exclusive signed #shayloss tank top and delicious HEALTHY breakfast the mornings of 22-24. What a better way to ask Shay all his weight loss secrets...THAT HE’S ALREADY TOLD EVERYONE! (This group is purposely kept small so we can talk!).
9 out of 10 claimed
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Estimated March 2013
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$350
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SHAY RUNNING CLUB At VIDCON!
This perk includes three 5 mile runs with Shay. If you’re coming to VidCon in Anaheim in August and want to start the day off right then sign up! Our little group of warriors will meet in the morning and head out on a 5 mile jaunt. This perk includes an exclusive signed #shayloss tank top and delicious HEALTHY breakfast the mornings of Aug 1-3. What a better way to ask Shay all his weight loss secrets...THAT HE’S ALREADY TOLD EVERYONE! (This group is purposely kept small so we can talk!)
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$500
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Skype Date With KassemG
May or may not contain sexual content. Or wolves.
1 out of 3 claimed
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$750
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Call With Shay and Colette
Talk on the phone for half an hour with Shay and Colette. Talk about your YouTube channel, videos, ask questions, or just chat! Use the time for whatever you’d like. PLUS you get all of the non-limited perks listed above!
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$150
USD
Signed Blu-Ray Copy
Shay Carl and Katilette will sign your very own copy of the “I’m Vlogging Here” documentary on Blu-Ray! PLUS you get all of the non-limited perks listed above! Additional shipping costs might be required on international orders.
100 out of 100 claimed
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Perks
$5
USD
Weekly Production Newsletter
Every donation gets access to the official weekly production digital newsletter, giving you all the movie-making updates, written and signed off by a different crew or cast member each week! (Includes sexy "Shirtless Shay" letterhead--WHAT?!)
1469 claimed
Get this perk
$10
USD
Demand The Shaytards!
Donations here will be pooled and sorted by location. The top 6 locations that donate will be home to a special United States "SHAYTARDS TOUR" screening of the final documentary. PLUS you get access to the official production newsletter listed above! (Shay's been doing lots of push-ups) Please claim this perk only once!
457 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Get this perk
$25
USD
Special On-Screen Credit
You get your full name listed in the on-screen film credits where we give our special thanks! Get your name immortalized on the big screen! PLUS you get the two perks listed above!
674 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Get this perk
$30
USD
Documentary Digital Download
DRM-free, 1080p HD download of the feature-length documentary when it's released! PLUS you get all of the perks listed above!
561 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Get this perk
$40
USD
Documentary COMPLETE Download
You get the DRM-free, highest-quality, 1080p HD downloads of the final "I’m Vlogging Here" documentary, PLUS the full-length commentary starring the SHAYTARDS, and special video bonus material, PLUS you get all of the perks listed above!
1528 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Get this perk
$100
USD
Shaytards Autographed Calendar
A 2013 Shaytards calendar autographed by the ENTIRE family! Contains EVERY month of 2013, including "January", "March", "September", and many more!
40 out of 50 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Get this perk
$300
USD
From Our Family to Yours
A personal "thank you" video where we thank you and your family for supporting our family on this adventurous project! PLUS you get all of the non-limited perks listed above!
25 out of 50 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Get this perk
$350
USD
SHAY RUNNING CLUB-PlaylistLive
This perk includes three 5 mile runs with Shay. If you’re coming to Playlist Live in Orlando in March and want to start the day off right then sign up! Our little group of warriors will meet in the morning and head out on a 5 mile jaunt. This perk includes an exclusive signed #shayloss tank top and delicious HEALTHY breakfast the mornings of 22-24. What a better way to ask Shay all his weight loss secrets...THAT HE’S ALREADY TOLD EVERYONE! (This group is purposely kept small so we can talk!).
9 out of 10 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Estimated March 2013
Estimated March 2013
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$350
USD
SHAY RUNNING CLUB At VIDCON!
This perk includes three 5 mile runs with Shay. If you’re coming to VidCon in Anaheim in August and want to start the day off right then sign up! Our little group of warriors will meet in the morning and head out on a 5 mile jaunt. This perk includes an exclusive signed #shayloss tank top and delicious HEALTHY breakfast the mornings of Aug 1-3. What a better way to ask Shay all his weight loss secrets...THAT HE’S ALREADY TOLD EVERYONE! (This group is purposely kept small so we can talk!)
9 out of 10 claimed
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Estimated August 2013
Estimated August 2013
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$500
USD
Skype Date With KassemG
May or may not contain sexual content. Or wolves.
1 out of 3 claimed
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$750
USD
Call With Shay and Colette
Talk on the phone for half an hour with Shay and Colette. Talk about your YouTube channel, videos, ask questions, or just chat! Use the time for whatever you’d like. PLUS you get all of the non-limited perks listed above!
3 out of 10 claimed
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SOLD OUT
$150
USD
Signed Blu-Ray Copy
Shay Carl and Katilette will sign your very own copy of the “I’m Vlogging Here” documentary on Blu-Ray! PLUS you get all of the non-limited perks listed above! Additional shipping costs might be required on international orders.
100 out of 100 claimed
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