Von Wong Does Europe

A 4 week adventure shooting epic photos and videos of a variety of artists all across Europe
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Von Wong
Photography
Montreal, Quebec
Canada
1 Team Member

*Update#1: We've hit 5,000$ ... now let's hit 10K! 

Hey guys we're absolutely thrilled how fast things have been going. The response to our project has been absolutely overwhelming. We could never have predicted how fast and how big of an impact it would have on so many people... Every day we receive countless emails and requests from artists, photographers, fans giving their support and love. Just starting this project (and showing that it is WORTH IT to chase your dreams) has already had people telling us how inspired they felt just watching us work relentlessly on this project. 

In one week here are a couple milestones we have managed to hit:

 
So we're funded. Officially. We've hit (and exceeded) our target but we believe that this project is worth more than what we aimed for. We believe that we can  double, even triple in size. Why? Because this project is not about the money. it's about the dream and the inspiration. When you buy a polaroid from us, you don't buy a polaroid. You support a dream and prove that anything is possible. 
 
The additional money we earn now will be used to directly increase the value of the journey that we will be bringing you. For example, purchasing a solid data package to provide live updates of our shoots is now a possibility. Renting lights, equipment and special effects is now a possibility. Paying for additional luggage space to bring more gear to Europe is now a possibility. 
 
Thank YOU for making all of this possible. Sorry for the long update, we had a lot to say. 

Ben & Erwan
 
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INTRO:

This May, Von Wong Photography plans to raise 5,000$ to support an international collaboration that would combine both the surreal vision of Von Wong with a variety of artists across Europe to create a series of inspirational and visually stunning photo and video portraits.  

Though 5,000$ would hardly be enough to support a pair of student backpackers for a month in Europe, those funds would help us get the financial boost we need to share our creativity and passion with not only the artists we plan on collaborating with but to also share their projects, motivations and innovative spirit with the rest of the world. 

To help raise this small amount of money, we have turned to the help of IndieGoGo to help crowdfund this project...

 

This adventure begins on MAY 1ST in Brussels and ends on MAY 31ST in Barcelona!

 

 

THE PROJECT:

What I have always found exciting about photography is the ability to create worlds... worlds that exist only in my mind until they are brought to reality. Expand that to include a multitude of artists to collaborate with and suddenly those worlds begin to grow, expand and breathe... 

Now take that to the next level. 

Imagine artists that are not only talented and unique...but that have also managed, despite all odds, to have the courage to find and pursue their dreams. Wouldn't you be interested in hearing their story?

Together with my videographer Erwan Cloarec, we have hunted for a range of exceptionally talented artists ranging from emerging music bands, leather mask designers, pyro-techniciens to independent film makers and more that have a story to tell, not only on photo... but also on video. 

We want to tell those stories.

 

WHAT WE'LL GIVE:

A travel blog with details of our adventures… of the excitement that comes with planning a spontaneous creative road trip including short video clips and photos. We want you to travel with us and hope that our journey will inspire you to do the same with your passions. 

Additionally, we will be putting out weekly passionately exciting documentaries of the artists we encounter as well as informative Behind The Scenes footage on the photoshoot process. 

We're bringing you over 200 man hours of work to make this possible. Why? Because we can. But most importantly because we love what we do and we want to share that love and passion with you. 

 

WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU:

In two word: support and money.

Share the word. Talk to your friends! Get them to support the project!

Without your support, we cannot afford to fund the entire project on our own. We have come up with a range of creative perks that you can purchase that will help us make this adventure a reality.  

Rather than take away from what we offer, we decided that we could offer MORE for those that help make this trip a reality. For example, we promise to provide exclusive lighting or photoshop tutorials and products for our backers such as eDVDs that would contain exclusively detailed BTS footage on how shots were lit, what gear was used, as well as the post-processing that goes into the entire project.

 

HOW IS THE MONEY GOING TO BE USED?

Plane tickets, Car rental, Gas, More Gas (~10,000 kms of driving!), food, lodging… the base necessities. It doesn't look like much but 25 euros a day per person, per day over a month comes up to about 2000$! Anything more, will directly go to getting additional gear or props to increase the quality of our final production (dolly, jib, helicopter, unicorns…!) 

 

OK! I'M CONVINCED! NOW WHAT?

Choose a perk on the right that interests you and follow the steps! Credit Card or Paypal, whichever works for you! Share it with your friends, family, social networks and more!

 

LAST WORDS

To us, this project is a challenge... a challenge to prove to the world that you don't have to follow the constraints that life imposes on you. That if you want, you can reach out and touch your dreams. It's never easy... to break away from the norm, to leave the safety of what's familiar and safe... and try something completely different but it can be done. 

Thank you all for your support. Without you, I wouldn't be here today. 

 

 

 

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$12,395USD
raised by 117 people in 29 days
248% funded
0 time left
$5,000 USD goal
Flexible Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
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This campaign ended on May 1, 2012
Select a Perk
  • $5USD
    Supporter

    Our gratitude and a thank you on our Facebook page!

    7 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2012
  • $20USD
    Polaroid supporter

    A custom signed polaroid sent from Europe with love, a sexy Von Wong Silicon bracelet AND a thank you on our fan page! International shipping included!

    17 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2012
  • $40USD
    Printing supporter

    Your choice of an 8x12" premium metallic print from this trip! We'll even sign it if you want! Also throwing in a custom signed polaroid sent from Europe with love, a sexy Von Wong Silicon bracelet AND a thank you on our fan page! (+5$ shipping outside of Canada)

    25 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2012
  • $60USD
    Photoshop supporter

    THREE exclusive photoshop tutorials of any final picture from the tour of your choosing! These tutorials will appear in the final eDVD! We'll also throw in a custom signed polaroid sent from Europe with love, a sexy Von Wong Silicon bracelet AND a thank you on our fan page! International shipping included!

    6 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2012
  • $75USD
    THE BOOK

    A gorgeous 8x10" hard-cover Dust Jacket book documenting our journey with exclusive behind the scene footage and notes from yours truly in English and Erwan in French. Of course, you also receive a custom signed polaroid sent from Europe with love, a sexy Von Wong Silicon bracelet AND a thank you on our fan page! (Add 15$ for shipping outside of CANADA)

    10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2012
  • $100USD
    Uberphotoshop supporter

    SIX exclusive photoshop tutorials of any final picture from the tour of your choosing! These tutorials will appear in the final eDVD! Of course, the same custom signed polaroid sent from Europe with love, a sexy Von Wong Silicon bracelet AND a thank you on our fan page! International shipping included!

    8 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2012
  • $150USD
    Premium DVD supporter

    An eDVD of the entire project!! All BTS videos, Exclusive explanations of our shoot, additional BTS footage, ALL final photoshop tutorials! You also get video credits as a premium backer! IndieGoGo launch price special! You also get the polaroid, bracelet, AND thank you on our fan page!

    26 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2012
  • $210USD
    The BenCKage

    An eDVD of the entire project, gorgeous 8x10" hard-cover Dust Jacket, AND a 8x12" premium metallic print, All BTS videos, Exclusive explanations of our shoot, additional BTS footage, ALL final photoshop tutorials! You also get video credits as a premium backer! IndieGoGo launch price special! You also get the polaroid, bracelet, AND thank you on our fan page! (Add 15$ for shipping outside of CANADA)

    6 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2012
  • $500USD
    Donate a photoshoot

    Give a free photo shoot to an inspiring artist in Europe! We will travel to, shoot and collaborate with an artist/band/crew/group of YOUR choice (schedule permitting, email us first!) Receive also the eDVD, supporter credits, polaroid, bracelet and thank you on fan page!

    0 out of 2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2012
  • $750USD
    PARTNER

    Become an official partner of our project! Your name or logo will appear in each BTS video produced and featured on our travel blog! Also receive a gorgeous 8x10" hard-cover Dust Jacket, AND a 8x12" premium metallic print, All BTS videos, Exclusive explanations of our shoot, additional BTS footage, ALL final photoshop tutorials and video credits as a premium backer!

    2 out of 3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2012
  • SOLD OUT

    $1,500USD
    THE SPONSOR

    Become the OFFICIAL sponsor!! Besides showering you with our eternal gratitude, your logo will appear on the front of every video we make of this tour, and be PROMINENTLY featured on our blog and eDVD!! Also receive a gorgeous 8x10" hard-cover Dust Jacket, AND a 8x12" metallic print, All BTS videos, explanations of our shoot, additional BTS footage, ALL final photoshop tutorials and video credits as a premium backer! Oh and we'll find you, track you down, and take you out for dinner!

    1 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2012
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