Rise/ Come Together Stock Purchase
$4,854 of $4,800 goal
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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
Happy Spring! How are you?
Thank you for contributing to the campaign for Rise/ Come Together. The completed video ( http://bit.ly/RiseComeTogether) is beautiful and geez, I hope you're pleased with what we accomplished! It could not have happened without you. Your kindness and contribution made that piece possible. It was released on March 23, 2018, the day before the March for our Lives.
If you haven't seen it, or shared it, or feel like sharing it again, please share RISE/ COME TOGETHER ( http://bit.ly/RiseComeTogether) with your communities, as this is the main way for people to experience it. A word-of-mouth campaign is the best way we've got. The same is true for FOCUS ( https://vimeo.com/248708967) and MORE ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1VBAWf232k).
Now, a (not so) quick update from this grateful Artist-out-of Residence:
I started renting out my LA condo last summer. This gave me freedom to roam and connect with friends and family around the country, relieving some financial responsibility and giving me the ability to wander a bit. It's unnerving at times, beautiful at others. The 'freedom' is a gift, from couch-to-couch, connecting with friends and family near and far whom I love dearly. On the other hand, the lack of a full-time place to call home has also presented its challenges.
I came to LA in early March 2018 for what I thought would be a week to greet the new apartment renters. While here, I was offered a month-plus long house-sitting job. Incidentally, this inspired a new business undertaking: https://www.housepetplant.com/ in case you need a house/pet/plant sitter! I am so grateful for this longer-term situation. However, since I didn't know I'd be staying around, I didn't bring down the stickers, envelopes, fun stuff waiting to be shared with you kind and lovely donors. That stuff is all still sitting in a box in Oregon while I'm house-sitting a box in LA. It was next on my to-do list and I thought it would be done before I released the video.
Through continuing to take care of business, work search, meeting, learning, growing, stretching, as well as developing film-making opportunities while here in LA & beyond for the near future, YOU are strong in my mind. I haven't forgotten about you. Logistics have gotten the better of me. I wouldn't be here, or be lucky enough to follow these dreams without your support and encouragement. There is more to come, always more to do, and meanwhile, I remain extremely grateful for YOU.
I'm working on getting your stickers and other rewards here, then getting them to you, so that the rewards that are rightfully yours come your way.
I love email. I'm on Facebook less and less and appreciate letters and phone calls more and more. Please email me with any questions, comments, concerns or just to say hi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a beautiful day, and hopefully, I'll update next with the news that your rewards are in the mail!
Humbly, gratefully, with love, light, and a heartbeat-to-heartbeat hug always,
The Rise/ Come Together campaign is officially closed, and the video is done! Here is a link to see the finished version which I hope you enjoy and feel inspired to share.
This video would not have been possible without all of you coming together and believing in this song and this project. Thank you so so much for giving me the time and space to create. There is no greater honor or gift you could bestow upon me. Making films and passion projects ignites my soul. I'm honored that you encouraged me to finish this project properly.Thank you so much for believing in it.
Together, we rise!
Have a beautiful weekend, and if you feel inspired to March for Our Lives, go for it. An incredible awakening is happening- compassion, dedication, and communication are bringing us together with purpose and power.
With so much love, shining light and gratitude from the bottom of my heart to the top of yours,
Your friend and phan,
The project is almost done and ready to share.
If all goes according to plan, it will be complete tonight. I'm going to share the link with you first via email, so keep your eyes open for another email late night tonight.
I hope you are happy with the final product. I'm amazed by how beautiful the final footage is... details that couldn't be seen before now look glorious.
It's up to each of us to rise however we can, and when we come together, we are so much stronger than we are alone. This project has proved this to me over and over. I am honored by your support and know this project would not have been completed without your generosity.
Gonna get to work and finish up this project, but keep your eyes peeled for the next email, and I do hope you are happy with the finished video. It's yours!
With so much love, sending light and gratitude from all that I am,
Your friend and fan always,
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.