While creating an engaging, comprehensive trailer for our film was challenging, getting infront of the camera to solicit funds was much harder as it meant overcoming my fear and insecurities of being infront of the camera. While the first pitch looked great, it didn’t have the emotional gravity or focus that we felt it needed to be sucessful.
Below was our first attempt at the pitch for our Kickstarter fundraising campaign. We started much later than anticipated and thanks to the awesome talent of Travis Wears it looks incredible. Unfortunately, my nerves got the best of me and we had to record it line by painful line. This leads to an inconsistent presentation. check out how mellow I am throughout the whole piece until the end, which seems out of place. Additionally, the script was not entirely thought through. Which goes to show that these things should not be rushed.
The final video that we used for our Kickstarter fundraising campaign was recorded in a similar way towards the end of the day, which meant we were racing against time as the sun was setting. Ty Jones came to the rescue with camera, lighting and the patience of a saint to walk me through the recording. Luckily the script was more thought out and I had enough B-roll to use over the many cuts that it toook to put this together. The music cut also helps to give the piece a little more emotional gravity.