Season 2 Coming Soon!
We’re 18% Funded – $1000
Before I get started here, thanks need to go out to those of you who have already backed the project.
In case you didn’t know we have been kicking out a 1/2 weekly dog training and lifestyle show on YouTube for the last 10 weeks. Episodes 1-10 functioned as a pilot season allowing us to dial in production and story development. The show aims to draw focus on life with a dozen plus dogs and deliver top shelf dog training instruction and concepts.
We started back in early December and have been working hard to improve the quality of production in the show. If you take a quick look at episode 2 or 3 and compare it to #10, it’s a pretty startling transformation. We’ve come a long way and are ready to take it to the next level.
This Is Where You Come In
We have decided to crowdfund Season 2 on Indiegogo. What is crowdfunding?
Check out what Wikipedia says:
Crowd funding or crowdfunding (alternately crowd financing, equity crowdfunding, or hyper funding) describes the collective effort of individuals who network and pool their money, usually via theInternet, to support efforts initiated by other people or organizations. Crowd funding is used in support of a wide variety of activities, including disaster relief, citizen journalism, support of artists by fans, political campaigns, startup company funding,movie or free software development, inventions development and scientific research.
Project & Perks
We have a $5466 (spells Kimo on a phone) project on Indiegogo, a crowdfunding company that has put out thousands of awesome projects. The way that Indiegogo is set up is super cool. It’s kind of like a telethon – you decide what you’re willing invest in the show and we give you awesome gifts and perks in exchange for your support. This project when we hit 100% will net us just over $5000
We’re looking to tap our network of crazy dog people, family and friends to help fund this show. We have a lot of professional connections, we have big families, and quite a few friends and acquaintances. To all of you guys:
We’ve been putting out some great content for the last few years, on this blog and on YouTube and we really want to keep it coming and keep it free. We also want to improve our production value so it’s easier to take a couple of Expert Frisbee Hippies™ with crazy pack of dogs seriously. We do a good job of delivering effective, efficient, and outside the box dog training and disc dog instruction, and we have this pack of unique and interesting dogs…
Let me put it to you this way? When’s the last time you’ve seen someone work 7-10 dogs at once? Not like a routine, but actual off the cuff interaction? Where else are you going to see a dozen dogs’ natural interaction for a couple minutes?
We have hit the wall in terms of our production ability on a few fronts. Broken cameras, not enough storage, not enough light, jury rigged wireless audio, there’s a bunch of things we need to take this show to the next level.
Where Will the Money Go?
One word,”Equipment.” Cameras, audio, storage, and lighting, if you want a bit more specificity. We have a wishlist of equipment you can check out at BH Photo. That’s where the money is going to go. It’s properly prioritized and is the minimum we require to put out a broadcast quality show. You can see that all but a sliver of the money is accounted for in that list of equipment. The rest will go towards paint and such to dress up the studio a bit more.
Having just wrapped up Season 1, we’re turning our attention to our Indiegogo project. At the time of writing, we’re sitting at 18% of our goal. Not bad for not really having pushed it outside of a few posts on facebook. Over next 30 days we will be promoting the show, and fulfilling our obligations to our backers: sending out handwritten letters, making art, organizing online instruction… Stay tuned to our project page on Indiegogo and our social media channels for the latest news.