Carnival Cinema is creating An Online Arts & Culture Magazine with a Bent on Circus
104

patrons

$901
per month

Dan n Rhi, Cave- Walker 2017


Hi folks,

Thanks for making your way to the Carnival Cinema Patreon page!
This Patreon page marks the new chapter for Carnival Cinema.
Turning Hamish's little company into an Online Magazine/Blog - An Arts and Culture Magazine with a Circus Bent.

Community, Connection, Culture, Circus


Brief History of our founder (Hamish McCormick) and Carnival Cinema - Hamish was born and raised in Australia's hippy capital - Mullumbimby, NSW (down the road from Byron Bay). He discovered circus as a young teenager and by the time Hamish was 14 he had decided that it was what he wanted to do with life - He was training with the genre-pushing Rock n Roll Circus from Brisbane and going to the National Circus Festival (Hamish didn't miss one Tassie Festival from 1996 - 2013). In 1999 Hamish attended the first NICA (The National Institute of Circus Arts) Training Project and worked for such companies (as either a performer or trainer) as Circus Oz, The Flying Fruit Fly Circus, Strut n Fret Production House, Spaghetti Circus and The Happy Sideshow whilst performing around Australia and festivals around the world. At the age of 21 Hamish came off a tall unicycle and broke his arm. Badly. With his good arm intact, he picked up a video camera and started documenting the world he lived in and the incredible people within it: his tribe. That was 2002.


Harley Mcleish & Anne-Marie Godin, Mullum Circus Festival


Since then Hamish has been documenting the Australian circus community, as Carnival Cinema, it has turned into his lifelong project. In the place of funding from government film or arts bodies he learned his trade and paid the bills making promotional material for companies and performers. This, and his strong
relationships within the circus and broader arts community allowed him to capture incredibly intimate interviews, jaw-dropping unguarded moments, touch-and-go 'behind-the-scenes' footage and beautifully candid still photographs.
Having 'grown up' in the circus world - Hamish gets unique access and perspective to tell its stories from the 'inside'. He gets access to absolutely all areas of the creative process, in rehearsal, on tour, on stage, backstage and into the personal and private lives of this tight-knit community.
15 years later, now Carnival Cinema has thousands of hours of footage (as well as thousands of photos) of the contemporary Circus, Sideshow and New Vaudeville subculture on hard drives. 90% of this incredible footage has never been seen.




Emma j Hawkins & The Lizardman, 2015

So whats the online Magazine all about?
It will be a growing and developing beast but straight up the magazine will feature:
- An ongoing focus on Mental Health, wellness and work/life balance in the Performing arts.
- regular short-form video content edited by Hamish, taken from this amazingly extensive archive (as well as current events, companies and festivals)
- Galleries of still photographs taken by Hamish as well as other featured photographers who specialise in documenting circus & creative process from around the world.
- Monthly Featured Artists - with interviews, photos and videos
- Regular Top 5# Tips - short snippets of useful information gleaned from the 'experts' from this community ie. Top 5# Tips on: Creating a Solo Show, Getting over jetlag, Lighting for circus or How do you juggle parenting young kids and performing/directing.
- As well as categories for other creative practitioners - Music, Cabaret, Visual Arts, Makers & Creators featuring people who have come into our orbit in the Carnival world.

+ Loads more....

Hamish will be creating loads of content but also acting as the 'Editor in Chief', curating a bunch of articles, videos etc. from other amazing creatives around Australia and the world, exposing them and their art to an audience of like minded and appreciative people.

Our aim is to garner and strengthen a sense of community - on a global level - of creatives who are passionate about their craft. As well as exposing the amazing artists of various disciplines that we know (and we’re discovering more everyday). Connecting this culture to itself as well as to the widest possible audience. Creating a platform away from the 'noise' of social media that you can tap into on a regular basis which is entertaining, informative and creates sharing, discussion and promotes a sense of community.
And it will be open access and available to all!


Swizzle Boys, Club Swizzle 2015

Now, Why Patreon? And how can you support?

We have chosen the Patreon platform so that we can tap into the People Power instead of banging our heads against the brick-wall of government/arts funding or major philanthropic institutions in Australia (there also is not a category for Hybrid Online Circus Magazine Documentary Makers! They don't get us - we've been trying!).
Also our community has entrusted us with their stories & process and we don't believe in having to compromise that trust by some government bureaucrat or commissioning editor telling how my subjects should be portrayed or framed.
It also means on the website we don't have to rely on random unwanted google ads bombarding people.
So think of it as our digital 'street performers' hat - you can see what we am creating (and what i have been creating for the last decade or so), if you enjoy it, get something from it and want to support it you can here - by becoming a Carnival Cinema Member (Check the tiers on the right) and supporting on a monthly basis - Membership ranges from as little as $1 a month to the equivalent of a nice hot meal (and beyond if you wish) and there is some sweet 'rewards' to get access to as well.

ATTENTION - The Pledges come out in US$!

If Membership hits that monthly target it would: 
- Enable us to focus all our time on making the best online mag we can.
- Allow us the time to start going through the thousands of hours of Hamish’s footage and create entertaining and informative stories, unlocking our recent history & memories, as well as just getting it out there to be seen!
- It would (ironically) enable us to create the space to finish longer form projects that Hamish has been working on for years - like the National Circus Festival Documentary which has been shot (the last bit of shooting thanks to People Power once again though crowd funding- many thanks to those who helped fund that).
- contribute to the cost of running our website etc

As the Membership grows beyond that it would also enable us to:
- repair and update our equipment
- chase stories and travel to document festivals, shows and performers to bring you tales and vision to your screen.
- pay our collaborators, contributors and employ other people to make this thing grow into what Hamish always dreamt it to be. For years (due to financial constraints) Hamish has been working alone and dreamt of the day where there is a team of amazing crew that I can collaborate with - and pay them for their talents!

Through your 'Membership' you will be contributing to the archiving (in a watchable, entertaining form) of this subcultures recent history as well as capturing the stories that are happening now. Helping get all our stories out there as well as helping maintain and develop an important online resource for the performing community.


Casus 2016


So again thanks for stopping by and for becoming a Carnival Cinema Member!

Much respect,
Peace,
Hamish McCormick
Carnival Cinema Creative Director


More Carnival Cinema links (loads of videos, pics etc):
Youtube
Instagram 
Facebook


Barnz, Pirates of the Carabina 2015
Tiers
Gold coin in the Hat
$1 or more per month 8 patrons
Every little bit counts so thank you so much for supporting. Hats off to you, much appreciated.
'Entry Level' - Carnival Cinema Membership
$5 or more per month 47 patrons
'Yellow Nose' Membership level.

- have that positive feeling inside knowing you are supporting this community getting their stories out there and for this Magazine to keep growing

- Go into monthly members draw (Might be a photo print one month or show tickets another etc).

- Get your 'Yellow Nose' patch to sport on whichever item of clothing you see fit!

- Go on the Carnival Cinema 'Honours List' on the website

'Behind the Curtain Pass' - Carnival Cinema Membership
$10 or more per month 30 patrons
The behind the curtain Pass - 'Blue Nose' Membership level.

- All the above rewards (except your Membership patch will be a Blue Nose)

-  access to exclusive long form content




'Backstage Pass' - Carnival Cinema Membership
$15 or more per month 9 patrons
The Backstage 'Red Nose' level of Membership.

All of the above rewards.

(Except your membership Patch will have a Red Nose) 

+

- EXTRA exclusive monthly content 

- a 5% discount on certain Carnival Cinema products including Photo Prints, Online 'Pay-per-view' Longer form Doco's



'Access All Areas Pass' - Carnival Cinema Membership
$20 or more per month 23 patrons
The  'Black Nose' level of Membership.

All of the above rewards.

(Except your membership Patch will have a Black  Nose and be on a different coloured Patch) 

+

- a 10% discount on certain Carnival Cinema products including Photo Prints, Online 'Pay-per-view' Longer form Doco's

- The opportunity to ask interviewees questions of your own

- Be my test audience and give feedback on my longer form projects

- Be in the credits of any longer form projects as major supporters of CC.

- Extra little surprise treats as I come up with them!

Carnival Cinema Special Patron Pass
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
The  'Full patch with Bones and your coloured nose of choice ' level of Membership.

All of the above rewards.

+

- FREE downloads to any longer form Digital Content I create (Documentaries etc).

- 15% Discount to any physical Carnival Cinema product

- An A3 photographic print of your choosing from any of my photo's

- Put in requests for articles, video's etc you'd like to see on Carnival Cinema

- Other special treats......

'Gold level Pass' - Carnival Cinema Membership
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
All of the above rewards.
+

- Complementary Hoodie and whatever Patches you want

- Monthly A3 photo prints of your choice

- Extra content created just for you guys

- Extra bonuses yet to be dreamt up.....

Goals
$901 of $4,500 per month
When Membership reaches this goal the magazine becomes sustainable for me to work on it full time. The main thing this means is it frees up my time to go through the thousands of hours of unseen footage I have captured over the last 15 years and shape it into short & long form content of and about our community and share it with the world as well as bringing you current content and curating articles on amazing artists and their work from around the world.
Thank you for supporting, much respect,
Hamish
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Dan n Rhi, Cave- Walker 2017


Hi folks,

Thanks for making your way to the Carnival Cinema Patreon page!
This Patreon page marks the new chapter for Carnival Cinema.
Turning Hamish's little company into an Online Magazine/Blog - An Arts and Culture Magazine with a Circus Bent.

Community, Connection, Culture, Circus


Brief History of our founder (Hamish McCormick) and Carnival Cinema - Hamish was born and raised in Australia's hippy capital - Mullumbimby, NSW (down the road from Byron Bay). He discovered circus as a young teenager and by the time Hamish was 14 he had decided that it was what he wanted to do with life - He was training with the genre-pushing Rock n Roll Circus from Brisbane and going to the National Circus Festival (Hamish didn't miss one Tassie Festival from 1996 - 2013). In 1999 Hamish attended the first NICA (The National Institute of Circus Arts) Training Project and worked for such companies (as either a performer or trainer) as Circus Oz, The Flying Fruit Fly Circus, Strut n Fret Production House, Spaghetti Circus and The Happy Sideshow whilst performing around Australia and festivals around the world. At the age of 21 Hamish came off a tall unicycle and broke his arm. Badly. With his good arm intact, he picked up a video camera and started documenting the world he lived in and the incredible people within it: his tribe. That was 2002.


Harley Mcleish & Anne-Marie Godin, Mullum Circus Festival


Since then Hamish has been documenting the Australian circus community, as Carnival Cinema, it has turned into his lifelong project. In the place of funding from government film or arts bodies he learned his trade and paid the bills making promotional material for companies and performers. This, and his strong
relationships within the circus and broader arts community allowed him to capture incredibly intimate interviews, jaw-dropping unguarded moments, touch-and-go 'behind-the-scenes' footage and beautifully candid still photographs.
Having 'grown up' in the circus world - Hamish gets unique access and perspective to tell its stories from the 'inside'. He gets access to absolutely all areas of the creative process, in rehearsal, on tour, on stage, backstage and into the personal and private lives of this tight-knit community.
15 years later, now Carnival Cinema has thousands of hours of footage (as well as thousands of photos) of the contemporary Circus, Sideshow and New Vaudeville subculture on hard drives. 90% of this incredible footage has never been seen.




Emma j Hawkins & The Lizardman, 2015

So whats the online Magazine all about?
It will be a growing and developing beast but straight up the magazine will feature:
- An ongoing focus on Mental Health, wellness and work/life balance in the Performing arts.
- regular short-form video content edited by Hamish, taken from this amazingly extensive archive (as well as current events, companies and festivals)
- Galleries of still photographs taken by Hamish as well as other featured photographers who specialise in documenting circus & creative process from around the world.
- Monthly Featured Artists - with interviews, photos and videos
- Regular Top 5# Tips - short snippets of useful information gleaned from the 'experts' from this community ie. Top 5# Tips on: Creating a Solo Show, Getting over jetlag, Lighting for circus or How do you juggle parenting young kids and performing/directing.
- As well as categories for other creative practitioners - Music, Cabaret, Visual Arts, Makers & Creators featuring people who have come into our orbit in the Carnival world.

+ Loads more....

Hamish will be creating loads of content but also acting as the 'Editor in Chief', curating a bunch of articles, videos etc. from other amazing creatives around Australia and the world, exposing them and their art to an audience of like minded and appreciative people.

Our aim is to garner and strengthen a sense of community - on a global level - of creatives who are passionate about their craft. As well as exposing the amazing artists of various disciplines that we know (and we’re discovering more everyday). Connecting this culture to itself as well as to the widest possible audience. Creating a platform away from the 'noise' of social media that you can tap into on a regular basis which is entertaining, informative and creates sharing, discussion and promotes a sense of community.
And it will be open access and available to all!


Swizzle Boys, Club Swizzle 2015

Now, Why Patreon? And how can you support?

We have chosen the Patreon platform so that we can tap into the People Power instead of banging our heads against the brick-wall of government/arts funding or major philanthropic institutions in Australia (there also is not a category for Hybrid Online Circus Magazine Documentary Makers! They don't get us - we've been trying!).
Also our community has entrusted us with their stories & process and we don't believe in having to compromise that trust by some government bureaucrat or commissioning editor telling how my subjects should be portrayed or framed.
It also means on the website we don't have to rely on random unwanted google ads bombarding people.
So think of it as our digital 'street performers' hat - you can see what we am creating (and what i have been creating for the last decade or so), if you enjoy it, get something from it and want to support it you can here - by becoming a Carnival Cinema Member (Check the tiers on the right) and supporting on a monthly basis - Membership ranges from as little as $1 a month to the equivalent of a nice hot meal (and beyond if you wish) and there is some sweet 'rewards' to get access to as well.

ATTENTION - The Pledges come out in US$!

If Membership hits that monthly target it would: 
- Enable us to focus all our time on making the best online mag we can.
- Allow us the time to start going through the thousands of hours of Hamish’s footage and create entertaining and informative stories, unlocking our recent history & memories, as well as just getting it out there to be seen!
- It would (ironically) enable us to create the space to finish longer form projects that Hamish has been working on for years - like the National Circus Festival Documentary which has been shot (the last bit of shooting thanks to People Power once again though crowd funding- many thanks to those who helped fund that).
- contribute to the cost of running our website etc

As the Membership grows beyond that it would also enable us to:
- repair and update our equipment
- chase stories and travel to document festivals, shows and performers to bring you tales and vision to your screen.
- pay our collaborators, contributors and employ other people to make this thing grow into what Hamish always dreamt it to be. For years (due to financial constraints) Hamish has been working alone and dreamt of the day where there is a team of amazing crew that I can collaborate with - and pay them for their talents!

Through your 'Membership' you will be contributing to the archiving (in a watchable, entertaining form) of this subcultures recent history as well as capturing the stories that are happening now. Helping get all our stories out there as well as helping maintain and develop an important online resource for the performing community.


Casus 2016


So again thanks for stopping by and for becoming a Carnival Cinema Member!

Much respect,
Peace,
Hamish McCormick
Carnival Cinema Creative Director


More Carnival Cinema links (loads of videos, pics etc):
Youtube
Instagram 
Facebook


Barnz, Pirates of the Carabina 2015

Recent posts by Carnival Cinema

Tiers
Gold coin in the Hat
$1 or more per month 8 patrons
Every little bit counts so thank you so much for supporting. Hats off to you, much appreciated.
'Entry Level' - Carnival Cinema Membership
$5 or more per month 47 patrons
'Yellow Nose' Membership level.

- have that positive feeling inside knowing you are supporting this community getting their stories out there and for this Magazine to keep growing

- Go into monthly members draw (Might be a photo print one month or show tickets another etc).

- Get your 'Yellow Nose' patch to sport on whichever item of clothing you see fit!

- Go on the Carnival Cinema 'Honours List' on the website

'Behind the Curtain Pass' - Carnival Cinema Membership
$10 or more per month 30 patrons
The behind the curtain Pass - 'Blue Nose' Membership level.

- All the above rewards (except your Membership patch will be a Blue Nose)

-  access to exclusive long form content




'Backstage Pass' - Carnival Cinema Membership
$15 or more per month 9 patrons
The Backstage 'Red Nose' level of Membership.

All of the above rewards.

(Except your membership Patch will have a Red Nose) 

+

- EXTRA exclusive monthly content 

- a 5% discount on certain Carnival Cinema products including Photo Prints, Online 'Pay-per-view' Longer form Doco's



'Access All Areas Pass' - Carnival Cinema Membership
$20 or more per month 23 patrons
The  'Black Nose' level of Membership.

All of the above rewards.

(Except your membership Patch will have a Black  Nose and be on a different coloured Patch) 

+

- a 10% discount on certain Carnival Cinema products including Photo Prints, Online 'Pay-per-view' Longer form Doco's

- The opportunity to ask interviewees questions of your own

- Be my test audience and give feedback on my longer form projects

- Be in the credits of any longer form projects as major supporters of CC.

- Extra little surprise treats as I come up with them!

Carnival Cinema Special Patron Pass
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
The  'Full patch with Bones and your coloured nose of choice ' level of Membership.

All of the above rewards.

+

- FREE downloads to any longer form Digital Content I create (Documentaries etc).

- 15% Discount to any physical Carnival Cinema product

- An A3 photographic print of your choosing from any of my photo's

- Put in requests for articles, video's etc you'd like to see on Carnival Cinema

- Other special treats......

'Gold level Pass' - Carnival Cinema Membership
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
All of the above rewards.
+

- Complementary Hoodie and whatever Patches you want

- Monthly A3 photo prints of your choice

- Extra content created just for you guys

- Extra bonuses yet to be dreamt up.....