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    Video Kickstarter project - documentary on small ski areas

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...mall-ski-areas

    Guy is working basically on a documentary to:



    The film tells the remarkable story of the Northeast's remaining small, community-based ski areas and the passion that sustains them.
    Looking to raise $5k to fund the project. While I think the documentary sounds interesting, I don't know how well this applies to Kickstarter. Basically for funding the project the guy will give in return a T-shirt, your name in the credits, and a seat at wherever the premiere will be.
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    Interesting how Kickstarter is used to fund these types of things;

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...dream?ref=live

    Another project about a families goal of opening a ski area in South America
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    Video & Camera From Kickstarter: Filmmakers Ask for Help to Create Movie on Small Areas

    MRG had a post on Facebook about these two brothers who wish to make a film about several of the local town ski areas that still remain in the Northeast.

    While one might picture slopeside hotels and high-speed quads when thinking of skiing in the Northeast, small ski areas were the norm not long ago. Going back to the beginning, Bunny Bertram is credited with building the first ever rope tow, using an old Model-T Ford in southern Vermont in 1934. They were so popular and easy to build that by 1966, there were 81 ski areas across the state—most were small with only a rope tow or t-bar. Yet the past 45 years has seen a sharp reversal of that trend; today, there are roughly 116 “lost” ski areas in Vermont alone.
    The good news, however, is that despite the high cost of insurance, energy, and taxes, there remain several small ski areas operating in Vermont. Reliant on volunteers and firmly embedded within their local communities, each of these areas have defied the go-big-or-close logic that has come to dominate the sport. Their stories are ones of resiliency, frugality, and sheer passion for the sport of skiing.
    The project:

    This fall and winter our team is going to shoot a short documentary that captures the histories and personalities behind several small ski areas, including Hard'ack, Northeastern Slopes, Cochran's, Suicide Six, Lyndon Outing Club, and possibly several others.

    We want to show people why skiing at your local hill can be as fun as heli-skiing in Alaska and a whole lot more accessible to local residents and children. The film will be both documentary and ski film, including narrative and footage of skiers of all ages. For us, telling this story is our small way of giving back to the community of skiing in Vermont and will hopefully gather recognition and publicity for these ski areas with little advertising budget.


    HOW YOUR SUPPORT WILL HELP

    This film is being created by a team of volunteer filmmakers, skiers, and organizers who will working for free because they want to see this film produced. While we are committed to working on a shoestring, we are dedicated to creating a top-notch film. There are some things that we just can't compromise on:
    $25 will pay for a ski specific camera mount
    $50 will pay for the cost of one film festival submission.
    $75 will pay for a full tank of gas and wear and tear for our vehicle to visit ski areas or conduct interviews
    $150 will pay for an external hard drive to hold the digital video for editing
    $300 will pay for a professional editing software
    $500 will pay for the rental of a computer capable of editing high resolution footage.
    $1,000+ will pay for the rental of sound and video gear for the winter
    Their site is here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...mall-ski-areas

    Hopefully some folks here can help them.
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    Looks like they're doing pretty well as far as reaching the goal. I'm curious to see how well they do with only $5k, that's low even for a low budget film.

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    I merged my thread....just saw that Nick had the same thing.

    I'm thinking of contributing because like these guys I learned to ski at the "LOC" and folks need to know about it!
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    I just threw them $25 from AZ. Will be fun to see where it goes.

    In some ways I feel like as a documentary filmmaker you need to suck it up and pay for your own gas and hope your movie sells but at the same point I can see how it's difficult to get going.
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    I just pledged. Happy to see that they have rounded up 163 backers and $7,400 for the project!
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    Hope this actually gets produced.

    Little accountability with Kickstarter. Couple buds of mine have gotten screwed. Nothing to write home about, but what is a good idea in concept often gets abused.

    Buddy of mine donated for a humanitarian project in Mali, ended up funding some guys month long vacation.
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    And sure enough, buddy made a gawker article concerning the subject.

    http://gawker.com/5944050/amanda-pal...bility-problem
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