Virtually Famous – a kickstarter project about social media

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Ok, I'm helping to support this one because I'm going to be in it! HA! But there's more than just that, Ollie is a friend of mine and this looks to be a great project.

Ollie sent me this tidbit in his personal appeal to get me to post this

It's to be entirely shot on the 5DII, and that includes time lapse clips from London, USA and New Zealand…

Virtually Famous

About the project

Ever wondered how that photographer got 50,000 followers? Or if, in fact, there is any benefit to blogging and tweeting and posting and sharing?Our project is an Educational Documentary on Social Media, specifically how Creatives Photographers/Videographers/Musicians use Social Media to build their profile, grow their networks, and whether or not theres any business generated from it.Virtually Famous will interview leading creative people and discuss how they use Social Media as a tool in their businesses.

So far we have interviewed:
Philip Bloom UK
Nino Leitner Vienna

Plans to interview:
Vincent Laforet USA
Tom Lowe @timescapes
Sue Bryce NZ Leading Social Media commentator
Linda Coles from BlueBanana
Mitch Aunger from

Wishlist of interviewees:
Chase Jarvis USA
Jasmine Star USA
Graeme Murray NZ
and MANY MORE!!!

Virtually Famous is being filmed and edited by New Zealand filmmaker and professional photographer Ollie Dale, a Master of Photography with the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography.

“I wanted to meet these people with tens of thousands of followers and see how they do it, and to find out if Social Media really is worth the effort. From what I've seen so far I'm sure many people will look at Social Media in a totally different way.”

Virtually Famous will premier in New Zealand in September 2012, and we need your help to get us there! Pick a pledge, be a part of our project, and save the world… ok, well, our world anyway 🙂

REMEMBER!! Kickstarter Funding is ALL OR NOTHING! That means that we have to reach our goal to receive any money at all! Thank you in advance for supporting our first production!

There will be a collection of time lapse movies featured in the film, and if you back our project at the $50 level or higher you will receive a beautiful 8″x12″ timestamped frame from the movie as a photo print, as below:

(cover photo credit: snap from the project)

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