The Eternal Explorer

The Eternal Explorer

is creating visual storytelling... by a visually impaired guy!

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patrons

$135

per Video
Is it possible to merge the worlds of visual impairment and visual storytelling? I can tell you that the answer is a resounding "Yes!"
 The Palette Project is about a big idea - that losing sight doesn't mean letting go of a vision. My vision is to tell stories that change perceptions, raise expectations and make a difference. Every step of the way, it's an ongoing adventure - meeting people who challenge what it means to be blind, and who treat blindness as an inconvenience, but never an obstacle. Sailors, mountain climbers, entrepreneurs... these are the stories I love to tell.
 This is a journey that stands for much more than my story of being a visually impaired filmmaker. It has to, or I'm not doing my job. I believe in being the storyteller, not the story, and there are just so many good stories to find and people to meet.  A story for each color in the painter's palette. And that's just the starting point! I hope you'll join me on this journey through, and beyond color.
Tiers
Pledge $2 or more per Video
Your name in lights! Or at least in pixels. When you pledge this amount, you'll have not only everlasting thanks, but you'll be listed on the official website as a backer of the film.
Pledge $3 or more per Video
Fill in the blanks! You know, coloring books for grown-ups are the latest thing. They relieve stress, focus the mind and are also kinda fun. Back my work at this level and I'll send you three free pages from the Palette Project coloring book. The book comes out when the movie is released, but you'll get a sneak peek right now!
Pledge $5 or more per Video
only 96 left
When you pledge at this level and choose this reward, I'll add your name to the DVD/Blu-ray release. Just my way of saying thank you for sticking with me! Get the recognition you deserve for that awesome person you are!
Pledge $5 or more per Video
It's not just video! Pledge at this level and you'll get access to exclusive photos from the journey. How do you set up a film shoot in the outback? Where do you find the best doughnuts in Adelaide? How do you get the best shot on a boat in the middle of the Pacific Ocean? All questions will be answered!
Pledge $10 or more per Video
Let's have a hangout! When you pledge at this level, you can be part of special Google Hangouts I'll be hosting, and it's gonna get creative. Everything from a Q+A about what it's like to travel the world as a visually impaired filmmaker to brainstorming about what you'd like to see on the feed. It's all on the table when you back my feed at this level. I'll begin setting up Hangouts when at least 10 people choose this reward.
Goals
$135 of $250 per Video
With the Red, Blue and Yellow segments in the can, I'm planning for the Green segment of The Palette Project, and I can tell you this... there's gonna be rain. Each camera I'm using needs to be seriously protected from the elements so I can brig back more incredible footage and stories. Reaching this level gets the funding to deck out our gear for everything from a spring shower to a tropical rainstorm without worrying about having to run or shelter at the first sign of clouds on the horizon. Thank you!
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Is it possible to merge the worlds of visual impairment and visual storytelling? I can tell you that the answer is a resounding "Yes!"
 The Palette Project is about a big idea - that losing sight doesn't mean letting go of a vision. My vision is to tell stories that change perceptions, raise expectations and make a difference. Every step of the way, it's an ongoing adventure - meeting people who challenge what it means to be blind, and who treat blindness as an inconvenience, but never an obstacle. Sailors, mountain climbers, entrepreneurs... these are the stories I love to tell.
 This is a journey that stands for much more than my story of being a visually impaired filmmaker. It has to, or I'm not doing my job. I believe in being the storyteller, not the story, and there are just so many good stories to find and people to meet.  A story for each color in the painter's palette. And that's just the starting point! I hope you'll join me on this journey through, and beyond color.

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Tiers
Pledge $2 or more per Video
Your name in lights! Or at least in pixels. When you pledge this amount, you'll have not only everlasting thanks, but you'll be listed on the official website as a backer of the film.
Pledge $3 or more per Video
Fill in the blanks! You know, coloring books for grown-ups are the latest thing. They relieve stress, focus the mind and are also kinda fun. Back my work at this level and I'll send you three free pages from the Palette Project coloring book. The book comes out when the movie is released, but you'll get a sneak peek right now!
Pledge $5 or more per Video
only 96 left
When you pledge at this level and choose this reward, I'll add your name to the DVD/Blu-ray release. Just my way of saying thank you for sticking with me! Get the recognition you deserve for that awesome person you are!
Pledge $5 or more per Video
It's not just video! Pledge at this level and you'll get access to exclusive photos from the journey. How do you set up a film shoot in the outback? Where do you find the best doughnuts in Adelaide? How do you get the best shot on a boat in the middle of the Pacific Ocean? All questions will be answered!
Pledge $10 or more per Video
Let's have a hangout! When you pledge at this level, you can be part of special Google Hangouts I'll be hosting, and it's gonna get creative. Everything from a Q+A about what it's like to travel the world as a visually impaired filmmaker to brainstorming about what you'd like to see on the feed. It's all on the table when you back my feed at this level. I'll begin setting up Hangouts when at least 10 people choose this reward.