What can you do to help?
With your contributions, Chris and I will be able to travel with the band independently and rent the equipment we need. We believe Moonlight Bride is on the way to great things, but they don't have enough to cover these costs. They have done a great favor to us by giving our filmmaking career the break it needs, and we want to pay back the favor the best way we can. With the money you provide, we can be by their side, capturing their live performances, recording sessions, and off-stage shenanigans in what will be a very exciting year for both of us as they work on and release their new full-length album later this year!
The Give and The Receive
Your contributions will go primarily towards these tasks:
1) Renting the equipment we need to capture all the golden moments we can.
We are relying on the film equipment rental business for our needs until we can afford our own gear.
I will be shooting primarily on the Canon 60D. For the live shoots I will need at least two of these cameras-- one on a tripod and one on a shoulder rig-- to get a good variety of shots. My goal is to capture at least 8 of their live shows in various cities between now and August. Other equipment such as lights and audio may be necessary depending on what else I may shoot with them (offstage moments, recording sessions, interviews, etc). The two cameras with lenses, memory cards, and accessories average about $1000 for a week of use. We will try borrowing what we can from friends but we must always be prepared to rent what we need.
2) Going on the road with the band to capture them doing what they love most: playing live.
The band has a van, but more often than not it is full, so putting two more people into it is physically impossible most of the time. With your contributions, my team could afford the gas to follow the band in our own vehicle and be able to travel independently in case there are scheduling conflicts. A place to sleep is our own concern, we just need to fill the tank.
3) The finished product: A companion DVD to Moonlight Bride's new album!
The culmination of your contributions and months of hard work will be a companion DVD to be released alongside Moonlight Bride's new album, projected to be early fall. This DVD will contain the music video we shot earlier this year, another music video currently in production, a compilation of live shows shot in various cities, a short documentary about the band, behind-the-scenes footage from the video shoots, and an assortment of other visual goodies for fans to enjoy.
It is unclear how many copies of this DVD will be made, but rest assured that for any contribution, you will receive one copy to enjoy. We are currently looking into DVD authoring services so that each copy will be a high-quality mastered rendering.
... And now the receiving end.
For the minimal contribution, you will receive one copy of this companion DVD for Moonlight Bride's new album. Other perks include regular updates on what we're doing and where we go, tshirts, exclusive footage, early viewing of footage, autographed copies, and much more!
Make Some Noise!