Roger Ingraham is creating
THE RING CHANNEL

Art to inspire presence & uplift our vision of life.

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per short film
10
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$108
per short film
Milestone Goals
Launch
$500 per short film
Upon launching, this is the first fundraising goal for the series, in order to meet half of the basic expenses of my working on this series full-time. This takes the first half-way step. Let's reach this goal and I will send out exclusive links to a celebration film for patrons, and a thank you message handwritten with a beautiful drawing, photographed and emailed to the patrons. Let's go for it!
My Favorite Things
$1,000 per short film
This marks the landmark when basic expenses for full-time work on this series are covered. This is a beautiful thing for my heart to transition to this as my work. In return, these are a few of my favorite things! Upon achieving this goal, I will send all patrons a rich email with links to my favorite things - songs, sacred texts, poems, a couple places you could consider journeying to... And again, I will write a handwritten thank you message with a drawing and email it to the patrons.
@rogeringraham
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About

I have been using film as a medium for expression for over 10 years professionally. This channel is my next offering. I live and work out of my studio at a spiritual eco-village in Shutesbury, Massachusetts. (nephew Wally with me in the photo).

Location

Stafford, CT, USA
Shutesbury, MA, USA

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AIMING for 1st GOAL: LAUNCH
 $500 (see left column) Please help launch this channel and reach this first goal. Upon reaching the goal, I will send all patrons a special "Celebration of life" film and a thank you message handwritten with a beautiful drawing, photographed and emailed out!

ABOUT THE CHANNEL: 

Offered freely online, the RING channel is a universal short film series on the joy of awakening.

Art to inspire presence, deepen the heart, and uplift our vision of life.

I'll let the films speak for themselves:





The Channel: http://www.rogeringraham.com

PRACTICALS:
Every month, I currently release 2 short visual poems. These expressive works, as seen above, will be anywhere from 1 minute to 10 minutes max (more often on the shorter end, video vitamin size). I generally release them on a predictable timing: the 2nd and 4th Thursday afternoons of each month. If my month is interrupted by travel, or other obligations, the scheduling of releases may change around for that month.

This is a deep passion of mine, a love. I will continue to work on feature films, but I see myself making this my most regular and devoted offering, sharing these short visual poems for the long haul. Support this channel's continued growth!

RING Channel Extended:

Want to see unreleased films that aren't public? I have created an extra set of subtle and absorbing vidamins for the RING Channel Extended. Every month, this includes one exclusive visual poem AND Every other month, access to one longer film. (5 -15 minutes) These longer films will dive deeper, and be more raw in nature. Humans BEING themselves, lifestyles or examples of presence, and exploring new expression. Deep interviews or teachings. Be the first to see these films as a $5 patron of this EXTENDED Channel, before they are released on a compilation DVD or exclusive digital release!

WHERE YOUR SUPPORT GOES:
My time, work, overhead, equipment, and other expenses. The process of creating these films is a lot like what happens in "sugar shacks" where they boil sap into maple syrup (40 gallons turns into 1 gallon). When I travel for a film, there are many days spent getting situated, deepening presence and bonds with the subjects, and from that, I collect the sap. The process is one done very consciously, with spaciousness, freedom, enthusiasm, and care to details. When I get in the editing room, gallons of sap boil and simmer, gradually producing a maple syrup! (video vitamins, sacred cinema)

In the future, I'd love to invest in a specific sound recording device, a glidecam, a slider, and other important ways of expanding the production. I'd also love to be able to invite on hired hands, cover travel expenses, hire someone to handle promotion/ outreach/ opportunities/ social media (so I can focus on creating the films), and to travel more broadly for filming at sacred sites and pursuing particular experiences that demonstrate new ways of being, specific teachers, etc. 

QUESTIONS:

Can I put a cap on how much I contribute each month? Definitely. If you're concerned about going over your budget, there's an easy way to set a monthly maximum for yourself when you're entering your payment info.

Can I stop being a patron in the future if I can't afford it? Yes of course! If you can't afford to be a patron in the future, or you need to contribute less that's absolutely fine. You can just log in to change or cancel the account whenever you want.

Why support art? Every choice we make, every action we take, every thing we pay for actively builds the world around us. When we pledge towards projects, we are using our money to do more than just support that work, we are using our money to speak for something new in the world. Art deeply influences culture. Through supporting the kind of art you love, you can be proud and happy to be bringing about a new world that resonates with you.

OTHER WAYS TO SUPPORT:

Follow the series and receive the latest films: http://www.rogeringraham.com/follow/

Please share the films on your facebook, blog, newsletter, spiritual posts, or spiritual forums - with people or communities who are interested in meditation, presence, growth, and inquiring deeply into the nature of life. These films can be helpful to supplement a written message in a newsletter or blog - they can be offered as universal short dips into presence (video glimpses), imbued with that sacred source.






Pledge $50.00 or more per short film

(Limited 5 of 5 left)
- Associate Producer Credit: for all films released during your support, including the longer-form ones for RING Channel Extended. This is an official credit, meaning it is listed anywhere the credits for the film appear, if it's at festivals, online materials, directly in Vimeo description credits, and any other place the film credits appear. These 5 Associate Producer credits are currently offered here on Patreon. This honor of being a credited Associate Producer on the RING Channel is something you can be proud of - You are a pillar of support for the series. Thank you.
- A Personal 1 Hour Skype with me when you first sign up, where we can briefly meditate together, where I can thank you face to face, and where we can comfortably sit together and enjoy a conversation from anywhere in the world.
- Monthly Q & A - I'll keep a rolling list of questions from my $10 patrons and higher, then a moderator will pick the 10 most popular/frequent ones for me to answer in a typed-up response.
- RING Channel Extended: Access to one unreleased exclusive short film, every month. AND Access to one longer film, every other month. (5 -15 minutes) These longer films will dive deeper, and be more raw in nature. Humans BEING themselves, lifestyles or examples of presence, and exploring new expression. Deep interviews or teachings. Be the first to see these films as a subscriber of this EXTENDED Channel, before they are released on a compilation DVD or exclusive digital release!
- Name in Credits: Your name will be honored on the credits page, linked to from every video.
- You will also have access to my Patreon activity feed, where I'll post insights, interests, and updates on the work.
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