Rise/ Come Together Stock Purchase
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In October 2016, I got to hear Phish play their new song,"More". Inspired, and for fun, I made a video for the song which featured 2016's current events, as well as many images shared with me by Phish fans, demonstrating what love looks like to them. Sharing this video with the Phish community changed my life in the best ways. With help and support from friends, we founded Be MORE Now and Be MORE Now Films.
In July 2017, Phish played 'Rise/ Come Together' and it, too, inspired a video, ( http://bit.ly/2kt57gh) . Utilizing credited ad found footage via YouTube and filling in other gaps by utilizing Adobe's stock video library, symbolism, reflections of humanity, and universal life themes illustrate what the song looks like to me. We have more similarities than differences.
As the lyrics state, from high above, we're all the same down here. Without a map, the lines all disappear. People of the world all love the same way- we've got to break down the walls and come together... My intention for this video is that it inspires unity, compassion, empathy, optimism, and faith in the viewer.
Let's get rid of the Adobe Stock watermarks! As an independent/ dependent film-maker, I could not afford to shoot these images myself, which is where stock footage plays a valuable role. The shots also come with a price tag.
The price tag of licensing these 68 HD video images is $4614.85. Each shot is $80, plus a discount if bought in bulk. Add the GoFundMe fees (approx. $185) to make $4799.41. That is my fundraising goal.
By helping license this stock footage, together we are finishing a project that can have a positive impact out there as a shareable video. I believe it will have a shelf life that doesn't expire, just as the 'More' project video has been lucky enough to have had to date. As soon as this campaign is funded, I'll license the footage and will re-release the video in stunning and beautiful HD without the words 'ADOBE STOCK' seeping through!
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Thank you for supporting me, and this, and each other.
With love and in gratitude always,
"Rise/ Come Together"
The ocean is only a lot of drops of water
The land is only a lot of grains of sand
The people of the world, all love the same way
We’re gonna break down the walls one day and come together, come together, come together
From high above we’re all the same down here
Without a map, the lines all disappear
We’re so tired of our senseless fight, the one thing we can all do right Is come together, come together, come together, come together, come together
We’re all looking for a little more love, to shine a light that lifts us up
When you hold me heartbeat to heartbeat, I’m a part of you and you’re a part of me
And we rise up and come together, come together, come together
We’ve got to rise up, come together, come together, come together
Your generosity and thoughtfulness in supporting the campaign to purchase the stock footage for the Rise/ Come Together Project has been an honor to behold.
Without a doubt, this project will be seen through to its completion- it will just take a little bit longer than it would have if we were 100% funded. That's ok. Everything in its right time.
After financing the most important, difficult to replicate stock shots, perhaps crowdsourcing additional footage is a good solution to fill in the gaps? What does Rise/ Come Together look like to you in video/ moving pictures? This becomes a creative opportunity rather than a funding lack. It's worked beautifully in the past. I'm looking forward to the challenge and seeing what we can continue to create together. Stay tuned, as I'll be back to work on this in February.
The fundraising campaign will remain active as long as it takes to finish the video. Please share it with friends, family, or guardian angels, as the dream remains to finish it as you see it here, without the watermarks. We'll make it work, whatever it takes!
We will be sending out your thank you gifts in February and March.
Until our paths cross or the next update, please know how grateful I feel for the love and light you've shined in my direction, and for that same lovelight that surrounds us all everywhere we go. Thank you for having my back and believing in me and this film. I still can't wait to finish it and share it with you, as it wouldn't get done without your support and kindness.
With a pure heart, warm hug and inspired mind bubbling over with ideas of what can be,
PS: If you don't already, please find and follow Be MORE Now ( https://www.facebook.com/beMOREnow.org/) and Be MORE Now Films on Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/BeMORENowFilms/). We'll keep updating there, too. As always, more soon.
I hope this email finds you well and peaceful this morning. You've been on my mind!
Your generosity, and that you believe in my work is something I do not take for granted. Here's a small token of my gratitude. I haven't released this video yet. I will put it out there before too long, but for now, here is a sneak peek for you.
We shot this film this summer in July and August in New York City, during Phish's historic Baker's Dozen. With the help of so many friends and supporters, it's now a finished piece.
Be warned, it's very different than the More Project, or Rise/ Come Together. Similarly, though, is the spirit-
at its essence is adventure, taking time to smell the roses, appreciation for every moment and for allowing the wind blow you towards where the music might speak to your soul.
Here's a link. https://vimeo.com/248708967
I hope you like it!
I treasure you with all my heart.
With love, light and gratitude to you for being you,
How are you? Cheers to the holiday season, and getting together with friends, family, and appreciating the little things that make life so much better.
Here's a big thing... we are only $1570 away from being able to purchase the stock footage to complete this project. 83 people in 13 days have generously financed this campaign. Everyone who donates gets at least a sticker and a Herkimer diamond as gratitude your kindness & generosity. Cookies and credits wait for you, too.
Jed Hammel, Bart Coleman, Michael Breslow, Jamie Lee Meyer, Trevor Clor, Chris Hamann, Kayleigh Mack, Owen Doherty, Mya Norman, Rachel Stay Smith, Timmay Panfil, Ashley Allen, Sweet Anonymous, Ginger Cloud, Liza Ryan, Crystal R. Van Dee, Nancy Morrison, Jennifer Cavaretta Manier, Mindy Love Lutch, Awesome Anonymous, Jim Yack, Christine Goepfert Rontal, Subtle Anonymous, Bernadine Gates, Stephanie Jenkins, Rebecca Adams, Henry Meyer, Bob Osborn, Karen Davis Porter, Tim Wrubel and Joseph Wilson, you rock my world. Thank you so much!
To anyone reading this, it doesn't matter if you can't give- I hope you like the video just the same! http://bit.ly/morerise
Please share if you feel so inspired.
Today it was suggested that we donate this same money to a good cause. I want to assure you, donors and potential donors, your investment in this video now will multiply, hopefully tenfold or more, for others, by finishing this video and supporting organizations that can benefit from our light and focus.
"More" ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1VBAWf232k) supported www.VolunteerMatch.org and now draws attention to The Tortola Relief Fund ( http://bit.ly/2wolrit ), by utilizing the dialogue box attached to the video on YouTube.
For Rise/ Come Together ( http://bit.ly/morerise), three causes immediately to mind to be potential benficiaries, each in close alignment with our hearts and thoughts.
First, of course, is Trey Anasasio's continued mission of Tortola/ BVI Relief ( http://trey.com/one-love-bvi/), making an critical impact through sustainably rebuilding Tortola, even funding two schools on the island to insure education for the children on the island.
Secondly, these environmental and natural disasters in the US- from fires ravaging the West Coast to floods to hurricanes- we need to work together to fight back against them. Though we're not sure who to benefit with this one, suggestions are invited, as a collective we can think biggger.
Lastly, an organization which speaks to the film's international message, http://www.home.unify.org/ , uniting the global movement for world peace, radiates with video's intentions of coming together and working towards world peace by organizing World Peace Day Global Synchronized Mediations. One is upcoming, December 18, 2017.
We can share the message of all of these causes through the end pages and text attached to this video.
Let's finish this fund-raising campaign. We're close, only needing $1,884 to meet the goal. By finishing the film, we set the video free into the world, allowing it to raise money, raise the vibrations, to inspire giving, helping, sharing, loving, thoughts of peace, rising up and coming together to help each other, believing in more together. We've got to rise up and do some good in every single way we possibly can.
Please focus thoughts on no wind in California. As Oprah said, "Peace be Still, is my prayer tonight. For all the fires raging thru my community and beyond. #peacebestill