My good friend will be giving me a very discounted price for his professional services. That being said, his quote for the first video series (10-12 videos about 10min each) is around $6,000. We are currently estimating that It will take 385 hours of planning, filming, editing, and post production to complete the first series. Ideally, I would like to raise enough money to have a good start on my second series as well. On top of that, I will have to build a website and pay for an online store, copyrighted music, graphics design, logo design, and probably more. The costs are sure to add up and I will be putting my own savings on the line as well.
If you would like to get a rough idea of the quality of our video production, check out our promo video at indiegogo.com/cleverhiker. That being said, I expect the final product of the UL video series to be better than our promo video. We will be paying for graphics design and taking more time to complete the UL video series.
I understand that this product will not be for everyone but I do believe that it can help inform people about UL backpacking. If this type of product was around when I started learning about UL backpacking, I definitely would have paid for it. My primary goal is to reach out to backpackers who do not know about UL gear and techniques in the beginning.
If you are involved with this forum, you probably already know a lot about ultralight hiking and this series might not be for you. My hope is to spread the word to backpackers who do not already know the tricks and tools that we do. I would love the support of the ultralight backpacking community for this project because I am trying to teach people about what we are all incredibly passionate about. Again, I am a man of my word and I am not trying to do wrong by anyone.
Thank you for listening,