MUSIC VIDEO CAMPAIGN
DEC 23RD, 2022
Our main objective is to craft 1 to 4 music videos to support your next phase and evolution, strengthening our relationship between Dreamwalker and JECP. For a long time, we have gone project to project and would love to raise the stakes and truly grow into more of a partnership and proactive marketing approach, adding more value.
DW is the longest-standing artist in the JECP ecosystem, and we want to use this project to raise the bar and solve more problems than pretty visuals. Our hope os to craft a creative that follows more of a storyline spanning multiple videos and for these to work into a strategy that builds awareness beyond the Ohio market and gains a larger and more supportive fan base.
Below are a few options to review, and tune back into us for scheduling, questions, or concerns. We're eager for you to dig in and review!
This campaign's art will revolve around the idea of connection. This idea will stem into symmetry, split complementary colors, interpersonal relationships, friction and resistance, and finding ways to create tension. The Interwoven DNA concept will allow us to pull art direction together from past material while establishing a clear theme for this next collection and chapter for DW.
The imagery provided on the call sets the stage for a lot of this idea, but one other area we want to influence these videos is pulling directly from the Dreamwalker name. We want to find a core character to be our "Dreamwalker," For cinematography, we want to make things more trippy and dreamlike in moments and use interesting visuals more than a direct storyline, much like we dream. This psychology makes sense, adds to the brand name, gives us more opportunities to give viewers interesting wow factors rather than being limited to a linear storyline, and supports the music video format well.
We will achieve this through practical lens distortion (prims, diffraction, and VFX) and physically through character and colors (lighting, styling, and set). Ultimately we want to build upon everything we have done for DW in the past and make this next go more cohesive and high-level.
The Dreamwalker Character
People, places, and things interwoven
Complimentary and intention juxtapositioning
STORY & TONE
For relationships, we discussed bringing characters into each film in various ways. Some of which can be more subtle and others more direct. There is room to refine these ideas and work together. Our biggest thing is simplifying these ideas, bridging characters across multiple films, and ensuring it is budget-friendly without sacrificing quality control.
Across all films, we want to embed the Dreamwalker, but style (him or her) differently, like they are crossing multiple dreams (each music video), so this becomes a web of stories. This gives us creative freedom, but we can use color to bring these together and the character.
Additionally, I want to bring DW into the universe beyond cool performances. If we can place you In unique locations, lighting, and cinematography, we can stylize your performances as much as the story. I think to use the connection as an example and borrowing from the Newspeak video, we could use the metal conduit to connect in some videos, and others do more trippy movements like an upside down and rotating, which has yet to be done in a DW video and would keep a viewers attention. Lastly, fashion will play a role. We can go more post-apocalyptic or dreamlike or keep it more real. The recent live photos show an evolution of your fashion, and if that's what continues to be the live identity, then it could be wise to make that a fashion choice. These are items we can discuss in the follow-up call.
With all of this, I want to find a way to maximize the resources and make this look like a $100k+ visual campaign.
Band styling/Art directed
All of this is open to change, and we want the process to be collaborative and what works best for DW, but our high-level creative feels like this and can strip down as we enter pre-production and agreement.
Verbal Inspirations: Void, Nature, Gritty, Growth, Dreamlike
PROPOSAL ONE | This high-level camping serves as a four-film LP campaign, building the most expansive DW experience and supporting a strong waterfall campaign through Music Videos, teasers, Stills, and BTS
PROPOSAL TWO | This traditional Campaign supports 2-3 music videos in our weekender format, with one video on high emphasis and another more stripped but cohesive video, still giving plenty of support and creative, but more streamlined.
PROPOSAL THREE | This lite Campaign supports one music video like past projects between JECP and DW. While light in deliverables, it focuses on safely establishing the brand and creative processes.
HOW WE DO,
WHAT WE DO
THE JECP WAY
By being consistent, persistent, and dependable, while treating people as people we will deliver great experiences for both our clients and team,
showcasing JECP as an example of great leadership in creativity, business practices, and community building,
ultimately leading to return customers, great word of mouth,
and earning a positive reputation for
care for our craft, service, and industry.
We work with artists and freelancers who embody these values,
as it ensures forward progress, creative outcomes,
and a culture of learners.
While providing a service has created a business,
in each aspect, we strive to create a personal and human feeling
to make all of this fun and approachable.
Our main goal is for these projects to establish a relationship over a transaction, and if we truly succeed,
we create a transformation in our artists.
Our leadership embodies "asking why" and embracing the exciting and challenging conversations that drive relationships forward.
Understanding our partner's needs is our foundation. We remain open-minded to ensure people's viewpoints are heard, cultivating the best projects consistently.
There's a lack of accountability, ethics, and gatekeeping within the music industry.
We do honest work with clear intentions; ethics are king in our decision-making.
We believe this leads to personal trust and the healthiest work setting, community, and vulnerability.
We partner with those who value a focus on growth, sustainability, and proactive momentum.
These efforts make for win-win-win scenarios, celebrating success together. The success of each artist and creative supports the success of the next. We make each play one at a time, realizing the long game takes a group effort by our team and our clients.
Every project takes a similar approach to create success. The biggest factor is staying clear and transparent in communication. Both parties want a project to work smoothly. We aim to reduce stress and answer questions, so we are in the most creative production mindset. Pre-production requires syncing everyone’s schedules, securing gear, locations, and freelancers, as well as preparing wardrobe, MU, and props. We run a tight ship with to-do’s for all parties and that’s how we deliver such consistent projects and experiences for our clients. Our ask is that clients respect the process and help us gather information and confirm along the way. Let’s make it a win-win scenario.
A LITTLE ABOUT WORKING WITH US
Josh Emerick | Director & Producer
TBD | Cam Op/AC
TBD | Swing Lighting/BTS
PRE-PRODUCTION | 10-21 DAYS
PRODUCTION | 1-3 DAY(S)
POST-PRODUCTION | 18-54 HOURS
DELIVERY | 14-32 DAYS
FULL ALBUM CAMPAIGN | 4 VIDEOS
CUSTOMIZED PRODUCTION SCHEDULE | 4 MV'S
HIGH-LEVEL TEAM + RENTALS
TWO MUSIC VIDEOS x 2 VISUALIZERS + TRADITIONAL DELIVERABLES
BEHIND THE SCENES, MATCHING PROMOS, SIMPLE PROMO VIDEO SUPPORT
VISUAL CATALOG TO SUPPORT WEBSITE DESIGN
ALBUM TALKING HEAD FILM
TRACK-BY-TRACK OF ALBUM
ARTIST WORKSHOP INCLUDED
FULL PRICE $36K
$2500 Monthly on a year contract
Flexible Production Schedule through Artist Workshop
WEEKENDER MV CAMPAIGN
WEEKEND PRODUCTION | 3 MV'S
TRADITIONAL TEAM + RENTALS
TWO MUSIC VIDEOS X 1 VISUALIZER + TRADITIONAL DELIVERABLES
INCLUDED BEHIND THE SCENES
VISUAL CATALOG + PROMOS
FULL PRICE $21K
6-MONTH INSTALLMENT PLAN
$3000 Due Monthly
ART-DRIVEN OR TWO-A-DAY MV
1 DAY PRODUCTION | 1-2 MV
LITE TEAM + RENTALS
1 ART DRIVEN MV OR 2 PERFORMER VIDEOS + TRADITIONAL DELIVERABLES
PROMO + BTS
FULL PRICE $12K
4-MONTH INSTALLMENT PLAN
$2250 Due Monthly
DONE TOGETHER VIDEO
1 DAY PRODUCTION | 1 MV
LITE TEAM + RENTALS
LOCATION + TALENT + STYLING PROVIDED BY DW
WE PROVIDE PRODUCTION + EXECUTION
MUSIC VIDEO + DELIVERABLES
FULL PRICE $7K
PAYMENT BREAKDOWN 25/50/25
$1500 Deposit DUE on contract
$3000 Due to Production
$1500 Due to NET 30 OF PRODUCTION
We see this as a bridge to building a stronger relationship & brand with DW. The artists we work with are driven, care for their futures, and see JECP as a partner in creative decisions. We want to evolve our artists and give pro-level treatment in return for trust in the creative process.
We are strategizing this production around managing time to reduce the hard cost associated with gear rentals and freelancer time. We can save long-term money better with the high proposals and increase creative quality control up the tiers.
review. decide. Sign.
Take some time to look at the full proposal together, ask questions, and we can dig into the nitty-gritty on our next call. We can decide which option suits you best and draw up the invoice, contract, and other paperwork needed to make it official during this call.
Once we agree, we officially enter pre-production, setting dates, securing locations, props, gear, team, and all the small things.
Please let us know if you have any additional questions or concerns. We are eager to build something special for the Dreamwalker and hope for one of these sticks!
INVEST IN JECP
JECP is honored to work with talented artists, serve great experiences,
and make ideas possible.
In working with us, you grow our small business,
continue our operations, provide freelancers jobs, help serve our vendors,
and allow our footprint on your musical journey.
We love the work we do, appreciate the artists who trust us, and want to keep moving this business onward.
- Josh & Ross
This Agreement is entered into between J. Emerick Cinema & Photo, LLC(“PRODUCER”), and (“CLIENT”). Client and Producer may also hereinafter be referred to as “Party” or the “Parties”, as applicable. 01: Producer confirms they have the know-how and professional expertise to film and edit the video(s). 02: Client agrees to pay for the services to be performed by Producer and within agreed terms and payment schedule selected together. 03: The parties desire to enter into a business relationship to be governed by the terms and conditions set forth herein the creative treatment. 05: In consideration of the mutual promises set forth herein, the sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, the parties agree as follows: SUBJECT OF THE AGREEMENT. Client has provided Producer with instructions for a video to be filmed and edited by the Producer. The Parties have agreed that Producer will film and edit the Video. SCHEDULE AND SERVICES. 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