USA Knights 2018 Video Project

$835 of $6,640 goal

Raised by 10 people in 9 months

The USA Knights are heading to the International Medieval Combat World Championships in Scone, Scotland, and we want to tell their story!

Full-contact medieval armored combat is the toughest and fastest-growing sport in the world today, and th USA team is one of the top challengers for the title this year! Zorikh Lequidre and Brad Blackmon are combining their talents and experience to create a video documentary f the team's journey to glory that will bring all the excitement and intensity home! It will be the next best thing to being there!

Zorikh Lequidre (AKA "Captain Zorikh" produced fought with the team in its first three years and produced the first two documentaries of the team at the world championships. Brad Blackmon is fightin on the team this year and beings his award-winning, professional video production experience with him. Together these two fighters and filmmakers will give a real insider's perspective on what it is like to be with the team on this journey. This video will give unprecedented depth to the subject giving the public a new appreciation for this sport that we love!

The video will be available from the producers, through Amazon.co, and other public sales venues, and intends to be listed on IMDB.

The his fundraiser will help cover the travel and production costs  for this video. We are looking to bring two videographers, international photojournalist Tadej Znidarcic (who was the lead camera person for "American Knights 2015) and Vitor Fraga (Who recently produced a mini-doc of the NYC team of the Armored Combat League) to to most of the camerawork, while Brad, Zorikh, and other members of the team will be shooting whatever they can.

Brad and Zorikh will edit the footage, with the final product targeting a release date by the end of the year.

The funds raised will be used for airfare, hotel costs, food, batteries, memory chips, and the other expenses of production, video editing time, dplication and distribution of the final product, and the cost of the "perks" that are being offered to the supporters of this project.

And we will have lots of valuable "perks" for those who help us reach our financial goals. These will include copies of the video, T shirts and hoodies, postcards from Scotland and much, much more! Keep an eye on the funding options on the right of the page, ans more perks will be added soon!

If you have a business that targets people who love medieval history, medieval  combat, medieval fantasy adventure, and hard core fight sports, corporate sponsorship is also available!

So Watch This Space for more details, including videos about the team as it prepares, and find out how much this sport means to the participants, and this project means to us who are making this video.


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I have now completed rough cuts of the melees of the Lionhearts vs. Germany and Sweden, the Striking Eagles vs. Finland, France, Luxembourg, Quebec, and Scotland, the 16 man team vs. Australai, England, France, and Ukraine, and the Valkyries vs. Argentina, England, Finland and Ukraine.

I still have to do the All-on-alls and some of the singles bouts, review the interviews, decide where to put them, polish up the rough cuts, add an opening and closing, create titles, and then do the final edit.

Completion by Christmas is in striking distance!
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Another week of work done. I now have rough cuts on the 5-on-5 melees between the USA Striking Eagles and Scotland, France, Luxembourg, Finland, Australia and Quebec!

I have taken the next two weeks off of my day job to focus on this project and get it done before Christmas!
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Just a quick update on the project:
I have made rough edits on the matches of Balin Mallavia with sword & shield, Jacob Omer with longsword, Kyla Hiser with Longsword, and Shoshana Shellans with sword & shield
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HI Everyone. I am sure you have been wondering about the status of this project after usuch a long period of silence. Well, I have great news! I have gotten som additional footage from epople who had been on site, and have hired a couple of new camera people to shoot interviews with a bunch of key people who were part of the USA team in Scotland! This si going to make the project a much more enjoyable and insighful program.

And, with this new footage, I am starting to edit the fights in earnest! I am currently working on the sword & Shield fights between the US champion and the champions of New Zealand and Scotland!
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$835 of $6,640 goal

Raised by 10 people in 9 months
Every little bit counts! Your name will be listed in the credits of the final video, all promo, highlight and clip videos, and on the website.
In addition to our thanks and your name in the credits, we will send you a signed postcard from Scone, Scotland, the site of the 2018 IMCF world championships!
Noble 1
This is the basic level. You get our thanks, a postcard, and name in the credits, plus a copy of the final video project.
Noble 2
Show your support! Get the post card and your name in the credits, and wear a specially-designed T-shirt!
Knight 3
Own the trilogy! Get our thanks, the postcard, your name in the credits, this video project, and both "US Against the World" and "American Knights"!
Knight 4
Watch and share! Get our thanks, the postcard, your name in the credits, and both the finished video and the T-shirt!
Baron 1
At this level, combine the name in credits, postcard, T shirt, and all three videos!
Baron 2
Keep your head warm as you show your support! Get the postcard, your name in the credits, the video, and the hoodie sweatshirt designed by Captain Zorikh!
Earl 1
Let others show your support! At this level you get the postcard, name in credits, the video, the T-shirt, and your name listed on the back of all the shirts!
Earl 2
Go big! At this level you get the postcard, name in credits, all 3 videos, the T-shirt, and your name listed on the back of all the shirts!
Duke 1
Top-level nobility! Credit, postcard, T-shirt, hoodie, the 2 previous videos, a copy of this video, and name on all shirts IN BIG LETTERS!
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Promote your biz and show the love! Get your biz name and website listed in the credits, on the shirts and the postcard, all three videos, and T-shirt!
Royal Corporate
GO BIG! Get your biz name, logo, and website on all videos and all shirts, plus all other perks and 10 copies of the video!
Be an executive producer! Get "[your name here] presents..." billing and all perks, plus 25 copies of the video!
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