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The Soundtrack of თბილისი - Vinyl LP

Help us to produce and publish "The Soundtrack of თბილისი" (Tbilisi) on 12" vinyl!

Project visual The Soundtrack of თბილისი - Vinyl LP
Successful
66
Backers
12/18/2018
End date
€5,373
Out of €5,000
107 %

The Soundtrack of თბილისი - Vinyl LP

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Hello, გამარჯობა, Moin, Servus & Salut!

My name is Magnus Lorenz and I am studying Documentary Filmmaking at the Babeș-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca (Romania).

In 1977 the Georgian drinking song "ჩაკრულო - Tchakrulo" as part of the Voyager One Golden Record was sent to space. In 2019, I bring the Georgian Soundtrack of თბილისი (Tbilisi) back to Earth right on your turntables. Therefore I need a little bit of support!

My connection to Georgia

Since 2010, when I worked as a volunteer at the 21st Public School in Tbilisi, I have been inextricably linked to this city and the lovely people of Georgia. From 2010 to 2012, I organized the "Fotomarathon Tbilisi" twice and worked twice at the "Tbilisi Open Air" music festival. 

What is my project about?

The goal of this crowdfunding campaign is to release the soundtrack of my planned film about the Georgian music scene as a vinyl record.

Through my work at the “Tbilisi Open Air” Festival I came in touch with many local bands and musicians. You can get an overview of this in my radio show "Auslandsspionage" from 2012, where I presented a total of 16 different songs from Tbilisi. At the moment there is a lot of talk about the upcoming techno music of Tbilisi, which is why electronic music will be a key part of the album. My friend Ladouka (OTHR, Sevda, Oimactta) – who is a music producer and DJ in the famous Georgian techno club KHIDI – will contribute at least one song and guides me deeper into his scene. Sandro aka Tete Noise is taking me more into an experimental direction while Holly introduces me to traditional polyphonic Georgian singing. As you can see, there are no genre boundaries for the soundtrack and you can expect a colourful mix of styles.

If you support my crowdfunding campaign you will help us to produce the soundtrack of my film that we are going to publish on a two-sided 12” vinyl with up to 42 minutes of playtime.

As you may know the production of vinyl is quite expensive and that’s why we need your support!

Our Timetable

None of us works full-time in the film or music production. Therefore, the production schedule for the record is linked to my studies in Cluj-Napoca, which I will finish by September 2019 with my master thesis and my graduation film. The shipping of the finished records is therefore scheduled for October 2019. I will announce possible changes here.

  • October 2018 - January 2019:
    Song Recordings, Song Selection, Film Shooting in Tbilisi
  • Februrary - April 2019:
    Film Editing (Rough Cut), Mastering Songs, Delivery of Spices & Tea Packages to Transylvania
  • May - July 2019:
    Mastering Vinyl, Film Editing (Fine Editing) and Master Thesis Writing
  • August - September 2019:
    Vinyl Art Design, Vinyl Production, Submission of Master Thesis, Final Cut Film
  • October 2019:
    Shipping and Distribution of the Soundtrack, Film Premiere

Allocation of funds

What do we use the money for?

This is a non-profit project. Rather than selling the vinyl online or in stores, it will be given away purely to promote the film and the music scene of Tbilisi. If we collect 6000€ (incl. 1000€ personal contribution) we are going to produce 500 high-quality vinyl records that we are going to share with:

  • you (who ordered a vinyl as reward)
  • the musicians (who contributed their songs)
  • other influencers & multipliers (who help us promote the accompanying film).

In case the project goal is achieved, the money from this campaign goes to me and I will use it exclusively for project related expenses. I will process that as transparently and understandably as possible.

Why 6000 Euro?

In this pie chart, we show what expenses we have to cover with 6000€. 87% will go directly to the album production and distribution (incl. mastering, design and shipping), 8% to the crowdfunding platform 'KissKissBankBank' and 5% to 'Sea Watch' - a non-profit organization that is rescuing refugees and migrants in the Mediterranean Sea.

Calculation for the 6000€ Goal:

  • Vinyl Production: 2600
  • Mastering Songs: 850
  • Mastering Vinyl: 750
  • Vinyl Art Design: 550
  • Shipping/Distribution: 550
  • KissKissBankBank (8% of 5000€): 400
  • Donation Sea Watch (5% of 6000€): 300
  • Financial Contribution Magnus: -1000

Crowdfunding Goal: 5000€

In case we exceed our goal, the additional budget stays in the same project and is going to be used for the production of the accompanying film.

It's all or nothing

If you've been convinced by my project, you just have to create an account here on 'KissKissBankBank' and decide on an amount to invest in the project.

IMPORTANT: 'KissKissBankBank' is not a bank! So you do not have to worry about opening a bank account here. KissKissBankBank is a regular crowdfunding platform where members can invest in projects of their choice.

The transaction can be done by Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, Bancontact, iDeal, Giropay and Sofort payment. Your money will be kept by 'KissKissBankBank' until my project reaches at least 5000€. If that fails, you will get back your money without any loss and the vinyl record production won’t happen... But let's stay optimistic!

What do you get for your contribution?

As a thank you for your financial contribution, you can choose a reward from the right column: We offer the album as vinyl record, digital download or CD version. If you want to support us even more there is the "1% Special Supporter Package" and the "10% Co-Producer Package". You will also receive a discount if you order 5 (-17%) or 10 (-31%) records at once. And for people from Transylvania and tourists in Tbilisi, there are two very special choices.

PS: You can also choose a free amount without reward and if the campaign is successful, your contribution is also considered as a donation to your tax return (in some countries).

How do you stay up to date?

If you support my campaign, you will become an official supporter of my project and we will stay in touch here on 'KissKissBankBank'. If there are news about the project, I will tell you here. You also have the opportunity to write comments or ask questions. In addition, you can reach me by e-mail: kollektif.maimuni@gmail.com.

Summary

I need your support for producing the The Soundtrack of თბილისი (Tbilisi) as vinyl LP. This is a non-profit project as part of my documentary filmmaking studies. Your money goes directly into the production of at least 500 high-quality vinyl records, which you can expect from October 2019. Every small contribution to the project is very important and the more people you tell about the campaign, the more likely it is to succeed.

At the end I just have to say thank you for your support and keep my fingers crossed that we reach the goal together!

Choose your reward

Reward featured

For €29

The Soundtrack of თბილისი - 12" Vinyl LP + Digital Download

For 29€ you receive "The Soundtrack of თბილისი" on 12 inch (30cm) Vinyl with a playtime of ~20 min per side (including a mp3 version download code).
  • Backers: 6
  • Delivery October 2019

For €11

Postcard from თბილისი, Hamburg or Berlin

For 11€ you receive an individual, handwritten thank you postcard from Tbilisi by film director Magnus Lorenz, from Hamburg by music producer Tizian Issing or from Berlin by PR manager Manuel Berger.
  • Backer: 1
  • Delivery February 2019

For €19

"The Soundtrack of თბილისი" - Digital Download

For 19€ you receive "The Soundtrack of თბილისი" as digital download (mp3).
  • Backer: 1
  • Delivery October 2019

For €25

The Soundtrack of თბილისი - CD

For 25€ you receive "The Soundtrack of თბილისი" on CD. Note: Because we focus on the vinyl production, we can only offer a simple home-burned CD. For only 4€ more you can also receive a high quality vinyl record including a mp3 version download code.
  • Backers: 3
  • Delivery October 2019

For €50

Small, Standard or Big Spices & Tea package [Shipping only to Transilvania]

For 50€ I prepare a small, for 100€ a standard and for 200€ a big "Spices & Tea package" for you and your friends. All spices and teas are 100% eco and regionally produced in Georgia and purchased from local farmers. The small and standard package include a digital version and the big package a vinyl version of "The Soundtrack of თბილისი". Shipping only to Transilvania/Romania.
  • Backer: 1
  • Delivery February 2019

For €60

The 1% Special Supporter Package :-)

With 60€ you contribute exactly 1% of the 6000€ goal. For this you receive - "The Soundtrack of თბილისი" on vinyl, cd or as digital download; - one postcard from თბილისი, Hamburg or Berlin and one digital photo book with personal pictures of Georgia from 2010-2019 by film director Magnus Lorenz.
  • Backer: 1
  • Delivery October 2019

For €120

5 x The Soundtrack of თბილისი - 12" Vinyl LP (-17%)

For 120€ you receive 5 pieces (24€ each) of "The Soundtrack of თბილისი" on 12 inch (30cm) Vinyl with a playtime of ~20 min per side.
  • Delivery October 2019

For €150

Thematic walking tour through Tbilisi + The Soundtrack of თბილისი - 12" Vinyl LP

For 150€ I offer you an individual guided walking tour through Tbilisi (November - January) and one vinyl version of "The Soundtrack of თბილისი". With all my local knowledge of 8 years Tbilisi expierence I will show you interesting places you probably didn't see before. According to your taste I can offer: - The Basroba tour into the oriental bazaar life of Tbilisi / - The Second hand tour into the best places to shop cheap / - The pub crawl and club tour into the night life or any other indiviudal tour you like to do (museums, art, music, flea market, food etc.). The maximum group size is 5 persons and the walk takes at least 3 hours. If you are more people or you would like to have an additional vinyl please add another 25€ for each person/vinyl.

For €200

10 x The Soundtrack of თბილისი - 12" Vinyl LP (-31%)

For 200€ you receive 10 pieces (20€ each) of "The Soundtrack of თბილისი" on 12 inch (30cm) Vinyl with a playtime of ~20 min per side.
  • Delivery October 2019

For €600

The 10% Special Co-Producer Package

For 600€ (exactly 10% of the 6000€ goal) you become official co-producer of the soundtrack and you will be mentioned by name in the album and film credits. Including: - 1x "The Soundtrack of თბილისი" on 12 inch Vinyl, CD or as digital download, - 1x Postcard from თბილისი, Hamburg or Berlin, - 1x digital photo book with personal pictures of Georgia from 2010-2019 by film director Magnus Lorenz.
  • Delivery October 2019

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