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'Progressive swiftboating'. We made reference to it at
YearlyKos after the "Mission Accomplished Man!" screening, mainly as a truth-in-jest to test the waters, and are proud to report that we're going full-steam ahead.

And after the great responses we received about the Yearly Kos Convention promos One, Two, and Three, many of our media cohorts throughout the country have signed on to do their patriotic duty.

Hence, for the election season, DefCon Films has been formed:

(Non-Binding Mission Statement;)

DEFending the CONstitution
DEFeating CONservatism and Corporatism.

DEFcon Films is the new progressive film/tv/ad production company
launched recently at the first YEARLYKOS netroots convention.
DEFcon makes political campaign ads, viral video, animations and
industrials at a modest budget making media buying more affordable to
progressive candidates, PACs, and 527s.

Based out of Los Angeles, DEFcon is a small army of successful
mediamakers in the studio and independent feature film, television,
commercials, and internet/new media industries. DEFcon collaborators
include individuals and groups whose media has been distributed or
produced by NBC/Universal, CNN, Paramount, Sony Pictures Classics, Warner Bros., Koch Entertainment, Fine Line Features, New Line Films, Focus Features, E! Entertainment, Tropicana, Mandalay Pictures, Sundance Institute, Brooklyn Int'l Film Festival, Cannes Producers Network and Cannes Market, Toronto Film Festival, Berlin Film Festival, and many more...

DEFcon aims to use facts, humor and storytelling in media to reveal the
truth and help progressive candidates win the battle of ideas and
take back political power for the people.

Frame the Debate. Crash the gate.
WE THE PEOPLE Powered Politics.


We're currently working on a few candidate ads, blog promos and a
few 'swiftboats,' using actual facts:)

Ideas, Concepts, Suggestions and Donations welcome...

Or, become a producer!
'Buy' a viral campaign ad for your favorite
OR your most-hated candidate today!




Please note, these rates are approximate ranges and can change as the
specifics of the scripts are finalized.

VIRAL MONTAGE CLIP (:15-1:00): Featuring preexisting music and made up
entirely of montage sequences involving existing imagery with original
text treatment.

General turnaround time: 1 week
Approximate cost: $500-1500

VIRAL MONTAGE CLIP - EXPANDED (:15-1:00): Involves increased audio
production design including sound design, voiceover and layered audio
and imagery complimenting with more detailed textual treatment. Uses
existing imagery.

General turnaround time: 1.5 weeks
Approximate cost: $2500-4000

VIRAL ANIMATION SHORT - SIMPLE (:15-1:00) Simplified animation
(open-close mouth) using actual photos of people over simple caricature
bodies and/or backgrounds. Includes original design/artwork for
backgrounds and bodies. Involves minimal character dialogue and sound
design. Very basic animation, Monty Python style. Animation also
reuses existing elements (photos from newspapers, cartoon charicatures,
photoshop, etc.). Includes basic title work.

General turnaround time: 1-2 weeks
Approximate cost: $3500-7000

VIRAL ANIMATION SHORT - FULL (:15-:45) Full animation treatment
involving complete original character artwork and more detailed 8-10
frame per second style animation (Jib Jab level). Includes detailed
sound design, voiceover and original voice character work including
hiring of original voice talent to play characters.

General turnaround time: 1.5 - 2 weeks
Approximate cost: $6000-$8500

VIRAL LIVE-ACTION SHORT (:30-1:30) Involves original casting, acting
and live action production as well as full titles and sound design.

General turnaround time: 2-3 weeks
Approximate cost: $4000-$8000

COMMERCIAL ANIMATED SHORT - TV READY (:30) Full original production
including character design, animation, voice actors, music,
narration/voiceover and all artwork. Produced at broadcast level
resolution (720x486).

General turnaround time: 2-3 weeks
Approximate cost $8000-$15000

COMMERCIAL LIVE SHORT - TV READY (:30) Full original scripted
production shot on Digital Video and including original music, sound
design and end titles.

General turnaround time: 2-3 weeks
Approximate cost: $7500-12500

Originally posted to hoverground on Mon Jun 26, 2006 at 05:03 PM PDT.

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