Crowdsourcing Mornings: Super Academy

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This is Crowdsourcing Mornings! This post takes place every weekday morning and highlights one crowdsourcing project I liked from Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or other crowdsourcing websites.

Super Academy is a comedy/action superhero webseries, based on the short film of the same name, created by Minnesota director, Ben Lifson.  In a world where superpowers are commonplace, being a superhero has become accepted as a valid career choice.  In this world, there is a university called “Super Academy”, where young heroes are trained in controlling their powers, and how to apply them towards their careers.  This involves hands on experience; fighting villains, tutelage in abilities, and studying of techniques.  The original film can be viewed below:
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You will be funding three new episodes that will debut in a serial format.  Each will be 15-20 minutes and will combine to tell a fun and exciting story arc.  The money will be used to pay industry professionals a competitive wage, costumes, equipment rental, set insurance, location fees, craft services, and transportation fees.  A large portion of the budget will also go to post-production, where their team will mix sound, add special effects, and edit the footage into a complete project.  As indie filmmakers they know how to stretch each dollar – but they still need cash to get the job done.  To deliver you a professional final product, they need the money to get the professionals and tools required to ensure the quality you deserve.
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As of May 8th, this project has raised around $7,848 of their $8,000 goal. This project only has 10 days left to raise the $8,000 or it will not be funded!  For a pledge of $25, you will get an early digital download 1 month before worldwide release in your choice of an SD or HD digital download of the complete 1st season.  Plus your name in the credits, SA Collector Card, Vine message, soundtrack download, and behind the scenes access included.  For a pledge of $40, you will get the complete DVD copy of Season One. This Kickstarter exclusive DVD includes the original Pilot episode, commentary and behind the scenes features.  Signed by director Ben Lifson.  Plus early season 1 download w/commentary, your name in the credits, SA Collector Card, Vine message, soundtrack download, and behind the scenes access included.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/benlifson/super-academy-a-superhero-comedy-series

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