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Bring the world 10 broadcast quality webisodes of the PVybe Life, dog training & lifestyle show with Ron Watson, Apryl Lea & their crazy pack of talented dogs.
Ron Watson
Video / Web
Kingston, New York
United States
1 Team Member

The PVybe Life Season 2

Weekly 1/2 hour dog training and dog sport lifestyle show by Pawsitive Vybe seeks production support for a 10 show season: Spring of 2013.

Support Dog Training, Performance & Art!

The Principals

Ron Watson & Apryl Lea are professional dog trainers who live with 14 rescue dogs on the ground floor of an old pajama factory in Midtown Kingston, NY. Specializing in training assistance dogs for the deaf and disabled and dog Frisbee, Ron and Apryl and this unique pack of dogs have to be seen to be believed. 

Apryl is a classically trained metal sculptor who teaches shelter dogs to be assistance dogs. Ron runs Pawsitive Vybe a dog training studio specializing in dog sports. They travel the world and teach people to play freestyle disc with their dogs in camps and seminars and do online training and live in vacation training at their studio in Kingston, NY. 

The Show

The PVybe Life is a half hour weekly video webseries, an educational and entertaining glimpse into life in the city and on the road with a dozen high drive dogs handled by professional trainers. 

The weekly 21-25 minute lifestlye show is broken into easy to digest segments: dog training lessons, disc dog jam sessions, one on one training with clients and other pro trainers, assistance dog work, event videography, etc. The PVybe Life is both entertaining and educational. It both appeals to and helps to create dog training and dog sport enthusiasts. 

Dogs are watching it too... seriously.

Our Needs

We've got the desire, the talent, and we got our !@#$ together. We need better tech...

We need to streamline our workflow and increase our production capability. 

Brass tacks here:

New Camera A - Pro HDCam or DSLR + Glass
Current camera A will bump down to camera B, and current camera B will go into the dumpster. Camera B is failing, burping glitches and cannot maintain proper focus. Our recent shows have suffered. A Pro HD Cam or DSLR camera with a lens or two is what we're after.

Wearable Action Camera - Go Pro or Countour +2
Adding a POV and mountable camera to our production mix is a big deal. It's incredible for Disc Dog Action and real nice for dog 1st person dog training footage.

Thanks to Roger Watson for the Donation of the GoPro3 Black - woohoo!!!

CPUs Ram Upgrade - rendering is painful
2 Macbook Ram Upgrades

Paint and set materials
The set is nice, but we'd like to go over the production areas with a fine tooth comb and some additional on set gear is needed. 

Wireless Mic for Video - shotgun/lav
An additional wireless mic set up is required. 

Lighting - more flexible lighting
Bounces, Backlight and moveable fill lights could be used to great effect both in the studio and on location. 

Storage - HD video is HUGE!
4-5 TB of external RAID storage.

Your Gets

Our sincere thanks for your support. Sure, it sounds hokey, but we've been at this online video thing a while, and financial support is hard to come by. 

We've got great schwag on the line. It's real. It's our passion.

The art available in these perks is special. Each piece is handmade, taking the artists time, effort, sweat, blood, cramping fingers. The handwritten letter and phone calls, your support and our gratitude. The personal nature of this relationship means that this art is that much more special. There were only 10 of those pieces made by a couple of super cool canine artists. 

You will be responsible for allowing us to make 10 killer episodes, 220+ minutes of incredible dog training and dog sport video and make that available to crazy dog people and soon to be crazy dog people. You will enable us to share our passion with people in a meaningful way. 

You will be responsible for a significant bumping up of our production quality and streamlining our workflow enabling us to continue producing and spread the reach of this unique and special dog training and lifestyle show.

Your Impact

Pawsitive Vybe is about creating cool dogs and better relationships between dog and handler through play and clear communication. Our pack of dogs is an incredible training tool for the general public. 

Where else are you going to see people handling 10 dogs at once? Where else can you observe canine body language, get an important dog training lesson, see a pro disc dogger, and watch a cat learn weave poles in a 22 minute show? 

Your contribution will help us spread the Pawsitive Vybe, and we think that's a pretty cool thing. 

Tight on Funds? Spread the Word

If you can't contribute out of pocket, please spread the word, Make some noise out there on the internets for our show and for this project here on Indiegogo. 

Do it, LaVerne!

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  • $10USD

    A mention on our FB page with our sincere thanks for the support and a shoutout in an episode with or without pic...

    2 claimed
  • $25USD

    A handwritten thank you letter from Ron & Apryl and a shoutout in an episode with or without pic...

    5 claimed
  • $50USD
    Yes! I'm Hooked

    Apryl will make you a 3 hook leash hook with a phrase of your choice on it and will give you a shout or hangout for a bit. You'll also receive a handwritten letter thanking you for your support.

    2 out of 10 claimed
  • $75USD
    Yes! Frisbee Dog

    Apryl Lea will make you a personalized Frisbee Dog Sculpture and will give you a call/hangout. You will get a handwritten letter of thanks for your support.

    5 out of 20 claimed
  • $100USD
    Yes! Online Training

    3 Video Assessments by Ron Watson. A phone call or hangout with a handwritten letter thanking you for your support.

    1 out of 10 claimed
  • $100USD
    Yes! Custom Pen & Ink

    A custom pen and ink sketch on color washed wood by Pawsitive Vybe Fargo's Abby Cline, a personal phone call and handwritten letter expressing our thanks for your support.

    0 out of 10 claimed
  • $100USD
    Yes! Canine Metal Sculpture

    Apryl will make you a Pawprint Heart and contact you via phone and an handwritten letter thanking you for your support.

    3 out of 10 claimed
  • $100USD
    Yes! Custom Pen & Ink

    Abby will create a custom pen and ink masterpiece from a candid photo of your pet. We'll give you a call and send you a handwritten thank you letter for your support.

    3 out of 10 claimed
  • $500USD

    We'll give you a credit in the show and a scholarship in your name for online classes ($150). You'll receive a phone call and a handwritten letter expressing thanks for your support.

    0 claimed
  • $500USD
    Click! Sponsor an Episode

    We'll work out a single episode sponsorship plan and help you and/or your company reach and touch passionate dog people. Thank you letter and phone call/hangout to boot! Let's make this the start of a beautiful friendship.

    0 out of 10 claimed
  • $1,000USD

    Credits in the show. A scholarship in your name for our distance learning classes, a large Mr. Sunshine whimsical sculpture and a handwritten letter and personal phone call.

    0 claimed
  • $5,000USD
    Featured Sponsor

    Become the featured sponsor of the show: "The PVybe Life - brought to you by... You"

    0 out of 1 claimed
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