An important question to answer regarding my Kickstarter for the Icelandic Land-Lapse Project is about the project budget – how will the pledges be spent? My total project budget is $ 8,000 USD; my Kickstarter goal of $ 5,250 is for the initial production costs only (about 2/3 of the budget); I plan to cover the rest with personal savings.
The largest chunk is for the airfare from Los Angeles to Keflavik International Airport near Reykjavik. The project requires (at least) two alternating drivers; one manning the controls of the car, the other manning the controls of the camera and monitoring for errors. During the production of From Sea To Shining Sea, the second driver was also responsible for recording the audio (wild sounds and interviews).
The remaining production costs assume an overall stay in Iceland about about 5 nights – one night before and one night after the trip itself to account for setup – and include the car rental (round trip from Keflavik); three nights accommodations in Reykjavik, one night of Höfn, and one night in Akureyri; gas (at $8 USD/gallon); and meals (five days for two people). Post-production costs (music, film festival submissions) are not covered in this campaign. Note the allowances for contingencies (the unknown known) and the 10%-ish Kickstarter fees.
Thank you for your consideration of the Icelandic Land-Lapse Project.