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Old 05-09-2012, 12:20 PM
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I know Zaza already mentioned this, but I just want to remind everyone who reads this thread about his Kickstarter project.

The way Kickstarter works, is that you pledge money for a particular project. If the project meets it goal, it is only then that the money you pledged is applied to the project. It is NOT a risky investment, because you DO NOT lose your money if the project doesn't meet its goal.

If every person reading this thread were to pledge just $10, it would bring this project closer to a reality.

And Zaza has some nice incentives for each level of pledge:

PLEDGE $1 OR MORE
FLYING CHEST BUMP and many thanks! To show you that every little bit counts, your name will be added to the final credits of the film as a valued supporter.

PLEDGE $10 OR MORE
Not only will you get added to the final credits but you will receive a limited addition ZazaCast Films lanyard!

PLEDGE $25 OR MORE
THIS is the SWEET SPOT.... not only do you get all of the above rewards (name in the credits & a really cool lanyard), but you'll receive an HD download of the film for your viewing pleasure!

PLEDGE $50 OR MORE
Now it's getting good... all the very generous supporters who opt-in at this level will not only receive all of the above rewards, but get a DVD of the final film. This DVD will include a bunch of the 'behind the scenes' footage too!

PLEDGE $75 OR MORE
FORWARD FIST ROLL! You get it all here...a big thank you, the cool lanyard, an HD download, the DVD w/BTS footage...AND an autographed photo of ALAN KAHN, author of the Speed Bag Bible.

PLEDGE $100 OR MORE
TRIPLE ELBOW STRIKE! This one is a knock-out and the highest level available. As a SUPER SUPPORTER, you'll receive everything above as well as an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CREDIT.

Come on everybody. We have only a few weeks to help Zaza reach his goal. It's time to rally around this project and help to make it happen! It's easy to sign up to Kickstarter, too.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...peed-bag-story
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Old 05-11-2012, 06:39 PM
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Thanks again Dee... your kind words & generous pledge are most appreciated!
19 days to go and I'm sad to say it's not looking good.

I thought there would be a bit more interest in this project? Either way, I'll keep pushing till the very end...miracles can happen.

If you haven't already taken a look, please do...all pledges are appreciated....and even if you can't pledge, post a link and tell all your friends & fellow baggers.

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Old 05-13-2012, 02:29 PM
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Thanks again Dee... your kind words & generous pledge are most appreciated!
19 days to go and I'm sad to say it's not looking good.

Hey Za,



Every great film has a budget for the blockbuster, and plan B, C and sometimes D, just in case. The "Art of the Bag" should be no different.

For instance: We all know the epic film "Titanic" (1997) ran a cool 200 million. But he did have some back up plans, depending on sponsors and backing.

If he could not get the full cost of Titanic, the fall back was a disaster film called "Carnival Cruise",, sadly, now being filmed on it's own.

the next idea for a smaller budget was about "A small yacht" and the lowest budget plan was a film called:"kayak".

...but he raised enough for Titanic. Just lucky, I guess.

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The 1975 Classic "Jaws", became a hit, but they also had a fall back plan, a film called "Goldfish" and a third called guppies

But they got 9 million, and we all saw Jaws.

then jaws 2,3 & 4.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

My point is: We can still make a lesser version then the one originally planned. Like the Highlander series, which first focused on
"The Gathering" where the last few immortals would get together for the final encounter. That led to many more movies, as well as the successful TV series.

The speed bag "gathering" is thankfully not so fatal, but it is ongoing and there is plenty of historical video footage from the first two gatherings. (2010 - 2011). Lots already on Youtube, and I've got a lot of my own that was never posted.

This "first speed bag documentary" could be mainly about the gathering. Who are these people and why do they do this? that can surely be enough storyline, than just a thread in the larger story.

You will be there, along with many others, from several amazing baggers to beginners.
You interview the ones you can, You tell that story that is there, add in some colorful past historical facts, and credits.

In speed bag terms, we'll punch the bag we have, and not worry about the one's we don't. That will be enough and I'm sure you'll do a super job with it.

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...all pledges are appreciated....and even if you can't pledge, post a link and tell all your friends & fellow baggers.
My pledge stands regardless of the kickstarter limit.

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Old 05-13-2012, 07:57 PM
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I humbly suggest that to encourage confidence in the project, forum posts maintain an optimistic and positive perspective. It aint over till its over, and it IS exciting, and it WILL happen.
Perhaps plan B could be to re-introduce the project, timed to take advantage of the attention and face-to-face goodwill SBIII will generate.
Promote it there - gently, enthusiastically, strategically.

Are you allowed more than one crack at it with KickStarter?

Im doing my best to produce something that is really fun to watch and would help attract attention, but Im not there yet. Going as fast as I can

Replaced the steel "U" and bolt with zip ties - soon to be cable. Nice and quiet. Is that legal?
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Old 05-13-2012, 11:10 PM
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I humbly suggest that to encourage confidence in the project, forum posts maintain an optimistic and positive perspective. It aint over till its over, and it IS exciting, and it WILL happen.
Perhaps plan B could be to re-introduce the project, timed to take advantage of the attention and face-to-face goodwill SBIII will generate.
Promote it there - gently, enthusiastically, strategically.

Are you allowed more than one crack at it with KickStarter?

Im doing my best to produce something that is really fun to watch and would help attract attention, but Im not there yet. Going as fast as I can

Replaced the steel "U" and bolt with zip ties - soon to be cable. Nice and quiet. Is that legal?
Very true. It ain't over till it's over and it ain't over yet. I am not familiar with Kickstarter, other than supporting several film proposals on it. I don't know how many bites of the apple you get.

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Replaced the steel "U" and bolt with zip ties - soon to be cable. Nice and quiet. Is that legal?
Sounds good to me. Go for it an let's see the results.
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My pledge stands regardless of the kickstarter limit.

Same here. Screw Kickstarter, if need be.
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Old 05-14-2012, 08:00 AM
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You guys are great....and as I've stated many times before, this film will be made. As an indie filmmaker, I'm used to funding all my projects completely out-of-pocket. Sometimes they take a little longer and there is always a 'plan B'.... but I'm not ready to roll-over on this campaign or my 'A plan' yet! It's not over till the gravitationally challenged lady sings.

I've been working on this concept over the last year, there is a lot that goes into creating a comprehensive documentary that tells the story properly...much more then just getting footage. Story is key in any film, be it a narrative or documentary.

So, again, any pledges are most appreciated and please keep spreading the word.

Thanks for the support!
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Old 05-14-2012, 05:08 PM
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Old 05-21-2012, 12:37 PM
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9 days left and miles to go.... if you haven't pledged yet, please do so and perhaps we'll reach out goal with your help.

(I'm starting to sound like I'm on PBS now...)
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Old 05-23-2012, 09:36 AM
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I contacted a bunch of companies last night - basically making them aware of the fact that this project is on the go and pointing out that some sort of sponsorship from them for the project could be beneficial - one company got back to me this morning and the guy expressed an interest in learning how to use the bag like the you guys do - hopefully he will be registering soon and contacting Alan.

He also wishes to provide some equipment too.. hopefully this will pan out

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