The centerpiece of my new EP "Synesthesia: The Yellow Movement" is a song called "Silhouette". On the surface, this is a pretty straight forward, light-hearted love song. This song, however, is directed specifically toward those ladies who are genuinely music fans. A lot of artists tend to marganalize women as a 'target demographic' they can sing some cliche love sh*t to, and forget they can be music-nerds just like most of us dudes are. The majority of women who dig my songs are genuine, intelligent music fans who often school me on records I should check out."Silhouette" is dedicated to those women who go out to shows and buy records because music is their life.
My partner David Damen (of Arris Productions) and I have an amazing concept for the video, but we want it done right. We have shot 3 videos on shoestring budgets and have garnered over 60,000 genuine views, heartfelt emotional reactions (reactions of which people have felt in their heart) and critical acclaim (from critics who acclaim things). But before we get into all that, feel free to take a listen to the song below.
Ok, did you listen? Did you like it? Good. Now:
We're bringing the campaign to you. We're DYING for the opportunity to shoot a video with upgraded cameras & lenses and a full video production team and we really want to tell you about it. Hence why you're reading this right now. But first, feel free to check out the 3 videos we've created to get an idea of exactly what we've already made with a strong team, no sleep, and few funds:
Ok, now back to "Silhouette". We've spent nearly a year preparing this song to be exclusively pushed as a single, receiving very passionate feedback from DJs, engineers, fans, promoters, artists, and musicians relating strongly to this song and advising that we push this record as far as we can.
To do that, we need an imaginative, creative video. So far, we've conceptualized and begun the storyboarding process, and our team is anxious to begin shooting.
Icing on the cake: This past summer I signed a Digital Distribution Deal, which will allow the "Silhouette" video to debut on VEVO (Think MTV for the YouTube Generation) by millions of potential fans alongside major label like-minded artists.
Basically, we have the song, we have the position for the video, we just want to make the most creative, amazing, professional video our heads & your contributions will allow us to make.
Depending on your contribution, you'll qualify for any one of the package deals listed to the right, including the benefits & perks listed with each. You can pledge anywhere from $1 (for my starving artist friends) to $2000 (for my top 1% folks). If you're unable to contribute, you can still recieve perks listed below simply by sharing our campaign with the people around you.
We'll also be rolling out a host of new perks as the campaign proceeds, including music production for fellow artists and musicians, as well as interactive skype sessions...as well as some cool stuff we haven't even thought of yet.
Even if you can only contribute $1 right now, you'll still get to see the developement of this video, from early storyboarding and casting ideas to behind the scenes shooting and photography, we'll be updating right here on this very page. So as you begin to see things happen, and you feel inclined to pitch in more at a later date, it will be greatly appreciated. You will get to watch this video happen in front of your eyes and know that you helped make it possible.
Check out some of our perks:
Obviously we're not about to put some Beats By Dre headphones on everyone and sell a Taco Bell Wrap to you in the video. But, there are some of you out there who may be business owners in your own right in a similar position as us. If you're reading this and feel we may be a fit for each other, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.
This video & song set a certain tone. Whether your company is clothing, instrument, liquor, or something we may be totally unaware of, if you feel we may be a match for each other, reach out to us info(at)illpoetic.com with your thoughts & ideas. Both local and national brands are encouraged to reach out.
This video is set to debut on VEVO upon completion, and as our last debut garnered over 50,000 views, which we're expecting to at least double this time around. With this video, we're looking to create a great stage for organic and natural exposure of like-minded artists and brands.
SPREAD THE WORD. Share this campaign on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, e-mail. Like, go back to your old MySpace page if you have to. And don't forget, if you'd like to be entered to win perks for sharing, JUST CLICK RIGHT HERE TO SHARE. It's just as easy as sharing & tweeting yourself.
Besides this page, here are some links to check out:
Drop a comment in the campaign or email us at info(at)illpoetic.com and we'll get right back to you with an answer.
We have SOOOO MANY more songs, videos, documentary footage, and live touring to give you. Your contribution to this video helps us get over a HUGE HUMP and continue delivering this growing experience to you for years to come.
Thanks for your time,
Ill Po & VoiceOfRzn