Ill Poetic - A Part of the Art - The 'Silhouette' Project

This campaign is built to raise funding for Ill Poetic's new video & single, "Silhouette", from "Synesthesia: The Yellow Movement"
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Ill Poetic
Music
Columbus, Ohio
United States
8 Team Members

Part of the Art

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www.illpoetic.com

MESSAGE FROM ILL PO

For the past four years, I have been afforded the chance to excel at my dream because people close to me saw a piece of their dream in mine. What they've taught me in this four year journey is that it's never about just one person's aspirations, and one person never makes it by themselves. They are pushed forward by a community of caring people who each see and put a piece of themselves into that dream. This campaign is about that collective dream.
 
Growing up in both Dayton and Cincinnati, OH, my friends and I were immersed in the rich Ohio funk legacy surrounding us. As we matured, we felt a growing need and passion to continue building upon the legacy of great musical artists before us. We felt a driving desire to not only continue, but re-invent that legacy and memory, striving to re-establish our community's voice back onto a national platform. What began as a childhood dream of making music has shifted into a passion to keep the memory of our families and their music relevant in todays musical landscape as well as represent my community with a unique artistic voice and sound. But first and foremost; make great music.
 
Four years ago, I quit my job to pursue this dream full measure. I journeyed up to Columbus, OH, packed my life into a storage unit, and moved into the office (read: basement) of my management team, VoiceOfRzn. They saw a piece of their dream in mine, and believed in me enough to support and and fund my many endeavors. Through our collective drive, my music, and tons of sleepless nights, we built an organization driven to create the most progressive, quality art possible. All this has led us to the next logical step: bringing all of our friends, family, fans and supporters in on the process.
 
If you appreciate what we do, please don't hesitate to spread the word as often as you can. If you are able to donate money, that's amazing and honestly more than we could ever hope for. Either way, there are perks and prizes available for all. If not, it's all good. Hopefully you're at least listening and watching and can see a piece of yourself somewhere inside.
 
Thank you once more for any support you can provide. We hope to make you proud.

Sincerely, 

Ill Po

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Video Bio

ABOUT SILHOUETTE

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.

Silhouette Soundcloud Link

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:

Ill Po "Gone"

Ill Po "Soul"

Ill Po "Numb"

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.

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Contributions

DONATIONS

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Rewards

HERES WHAT YOU GET

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.

                             CLICK HERE TO SHARE THIS CAMPAIGN

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:

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Get Up off the Wall

complove

ridin high

jungle bass

sunpower

ohio player

heatwave

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Ways to Help

OTHER WAYS

PRODUCT PLACEMENT

Product Placement

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

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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:

Ill Poetic Website

Ill Poetic Press

Ill Poetic EPK

Ill Poetic Youtube

Ill Poetic Bandcamp

Ill Poetic Soundcloud

Arris Productions Website

VoiceOfRzn Website

Definition Music Website

 

On Twitter?

Follow:

Ill Poetic Twitter

David Damen Twitter

VoiceOfRzn Twitter

 

QUESTIONS?

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

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$1,409USD
raised by 54 people in 1 month
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This campaign ended on August 21, 2013
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  • $1USD
    "Silhouette" DL + Shout-Out

    A big warm high five on our social medias... ALL OF THEM! Ill Poetic, Arris Productions, and VoiceOfRzn will all give you a special shout out. With a download of the Silhouette single.

    2 claimed

  • $5USD
    "Synesthesia Yellow" Download

    Along with your online shout-out, you'll recieve a download Ill Poetic's new EP, Synesthesia: The Yellow Movement, which includes the single Silhouette, as well as high quality downloads of all videos from the EP

    12 claimed

  • $10USD
    "Synesthesia" CD + Show Entry

    Along with your digital shout-out, you will recieve a beautiful digi-pak physical CD of Ill Poetic's new EP, Synesthesia: The Yellow Movement, which includes the single Silhouette, as well as a digital download of the EP, featuring additional bonus tracks and high quality downloads of all videos from the EP. This package also includes a free ticket to one Ill Poetic show of your choice.

    5 out of 100 claimed

    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $12USD
    Physical CD + Signed Poster

    Along with your online shout-out, you will recieve a personally signed poster, a physical copy of Ill Poetic's new EP, Synesthesia: The Yellow Movement, which includes the single Silhouette, as well as high quality downloads of all videos from the EP. This package also includes a free ticket to one Ill Poetic show of your choice.

    6 out of 100 claimed

    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $20USD
    T-Shirt + EP Download

    Along with your online shout-out, recieve a T-Shirt and a digital download of Ill Poetic's new EP, Synesthesia: The Yellow Movement, which includes the single Silhouette, as well as high quality downloads of all videos from the EP. This package also includes a free ticket to one Ill Poetic show of your choice.

    6 out of 50 claimed

    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $30USD
    Discography + Signed Poster

    Along with your digital shout-out, you will recieve a personally signed poster, physical copies of Ill Poetic's full discography, including his new EP, Synesthesia: The Yellow Movement, which includes the single Silhouette, as well as high quality downloads of all videos from the EP. This package also includes one free ticket to one Ill Poetic show of your choice.

    7 out of 50 claimed

    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $50USD
    "Computer Love" Package

    Full Discography (Physical Copies) Full Discography (Digital Download) T-Shirt Signed Poster Free Show Entry for you and a guest Online Shout-out

    5 out of 30 claimed

    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $100USD
    "Ridin' High" Package

    Be An Extra in the Video! Get the Computer Love Package deal mentioned above, as well as your chance to be a featured extra in the video (available to all Columbus, OH residents and those willing to travel to Columbus, OH)

    2 out of 10 claimed

    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $300USD
    "Jungle Bass" Package

    Song Production For aspiring artists, poets, singers and emcees who like the productions heard on Synesthesia Yellow, Ill Po will provide exclusive production for you. This perk also includes a full set of digital downloads of Ill Poetic's entire discography as well as free entry for you and a guest into one Ill Poetic show.

    1 out of 5 claimed

    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $500USD
    "SUN Power" Package

    Associate Producer Credit Includes the Computer Love Package as well as the chance to see your name in the credits listed as an Associate Producer. This package also includes 2 backstage passes to an Ill Poetic show of your choice.

    0 out of 5 claimed

    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $1,000USD
    "Ohio Player" Package

    Executive Producer Credit Includes the Computer Love package as well as the chance to see your name in the credits listed as an Executive Producer. This package also includes 2 backstage passes to an Ill Poetic show of your choice.

    0 out of 3 claimed

    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $2,000USD
    "Always & Forever" Package

    A Show for You This is the big one: You get the Executive Producer Credit, the entire Computer Love Package AND Ill Po will bring his band to the (deemed safe) location of your choice (in the the Ohio area) and play the song of your choice (or a full set of original material). Good for marriage proposals, college house parties or imaginative people who want to embarrass him or just see music played in obscure and odd places.

    0 out of 2 claimed

    Estimated delivery: September 2013
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