Sunday, March 30, 2014

Pike and Trident Update...FINALLY!

Okay, so the last post was on March 5 and today is March 30. Where did the month go? HA!

The Indiegogo Campaign
 We are very excited to announce that Pike and Trident is at $2157, which is enough to do our first Episode - The Viking Episode!! RAWR!!



Check out the Pike and Trident Campaign Update video :

http://youtu.be/tH2TuCh1270

There are still 22 days left in the campaign so head on over there and pick up a perk or share it with your friends so they can pick up a perk and you get to see more awesome episodes. Any contribution amount is truly appreciated and we promise it will be worth your while!!

Marketing on LinkedIn
So, today, I have been Marketing the campaign using Linked in. I have over 700 connections on there and was a member of 34 groups. I posted a Campaign update to all my connections and to all the groups I was a member of. Then I joined more relevant groups to bring my group total up to 50, which is the limit. This week I will work to become active in these new group and then post another update in a week or so.

SLEEP
We have been trying to get our name out there on social media - but the big thing that happened to Patty and I is that we exhausted ourselves.

SLEEP IS MOST IMPORTANT WHEN RUNNING AN INDIEGOGO CAMPAIGN!!

If you get tired every website becomes a blur and your positive attitude wanes a bit, which should not happen. Patty Jean and I are great at boosting each others spirits when we start get fatigued about everything!

Pike and Trident Interviews Online
Last week Patty Jean and I did an interview with Brett DaSilva from  GeekHappenings.com
 It's a great site  - check it out when you have a chance. And Brett is an awesome guy!! We had a blast in the interview.



Tomorrow we have 2 more interviews lined up. The first is for Fanboycomics.net with our great friend Steven Alloway! Woot! Can't wait.

Then we have an interview with Michael Brown from Kryptonradio.com
That will be a skype interview since he is on the east coast! HUZZAH! I LOVE TECHNOLOGY!

Fight Class
YESTERDAY, Patty Jean, Jan Bryant and the gang from the Academy of Theatrical Combat Fight Class Did a group audition for a commercial. That was so much fun. It is always awesome when work means you get to hang out with your friends and play!!

Pike and Trident on Facebook
Please check out our Facebook Page. I added a YouTube tab and a Twitter tab to the page so you can follow Pike and Trident across the networks from one place. It's totally cool and very easy to do. I watched this video and it will tell you how:


Our Facebook likes are up to 604. Our Legion Keeps Growing! It's very exciting!! Please stop by and click that Like button if you haven't done it yet.

So that's it for this week. I will stay on top of this more and keep you posted on all the wonderful activities we are undertaking to get the word out on PIKE AND TRIDENT!!

Don't forget to check out the campaign page:

Pike and Trident Indiegogo Campaign

Until next time - BATTLE ON!!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

The Pike and Trident Indiegogo Campaign is LIVE!! What Happens Now?


Our Series Logo created by Garrett Schultz at Demure Creative!


Day 37 - 3/2/14 - Sunday

Recovering from launching the web series and the Launch party. We are already at $1250. So very exciting! Need to shoot a video of me punching Patty Jean and her stabbing me with a sword! So fun.

Day 38 - 3/3/14 - Monday

Took a field trip to CLOCKWORK COUTURE in Burbank CA!!



Came home and brainstormed about new ideas to build awareness of the campaign, including different types of tweets and a "Wish you were here!" Postcard campaign.


Day 39 - 3/4/14 - Tuesday

We broke $1500!! Punch #3 successful shot at Fight Class and posted.


  Day 40 - 3/5/14 - Wednesday

Absolutely no movement on the Campaign until 6:45 PM when a $100 contribution came in! HUZZAH!

Day 41 - 3/6/14 - Thursday

Real life day.

Day 42 - 3/7/14 - Friday 

Real life day. I shot the final fight scene with my combat students at Archer School for Girls. They did an awesome job! Then spent the afternoon running some auditions for The Media Barons at a casting studio in Hollywood. FUN!

Day 43 - 3/8/14 - Saturday

We are at $1930! We still have a long way to go but we at least we have started!

I worked on some business cards:



Until the next update - BATTLE ON!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Countdown to the Pike and Trident Indiegogo Campaign Launch!!


Day 31 - 2/23/14



6 DAYS to Launch!

It's Sunday. We continue to spread the word over the internet. The Facebook page now has 420 Likes! We're doing it!!
 

Day 32 - 2/24/14


5 DAYS to Launch! 

We finished the script for the promo video. We are scheduled to shoot Thursday morning. Its supposed to rain so we will probably need to borrow some lights, since the house gets so dark when their is rain...Which is actually really rare.

I worked at filling in information on our Indiegogo campaign pages - but they are very strict about the order the you do things in and have many characters you can use in certain sections.

My advice if you start a campaign, write everything out before you start to fill in the campaign pages and have a few copies of it. If you hit a save button and there is a single mistake on the section you are saving - EVERYTHING YOU HAVE ENTERED WILL BE DELETED.

Sad but true!

Day 33 - 2/25/14




4 DAYS to Launch! 

We shot some action sequences at Fight Class for inserts into the Campaign Video. We had such a great time. Everyone got involved and we were able to get some great footage.

Day 34 - 2/26/14 



3 DAYS to Launch!

Day 35 - 2/27/14

Patty Jean, Myself, Eric Hunter, Jan Bryant and Dan Speaker spent the morning shooting Patty Jean's and my segments for our Pike and Trident Indiegogo Campaign.








2 DAYS to Launch!

Day 35 - 2/28/14




1 DAY to Launch!
We have 509 likes on our Facebook page!!
 
Editing day!! Everything else is a bit of a blur, but the video was 95% complete before I crashed for the night.




Day 36 - 3/1/14

The Big DAY!!! 

Patty Jean and I completed the video edit in the morning then head for her house to get ready for the launch party.

The Indiegogo Pike and Trident campaign page went live about 5:30 PM, PST.

We had $900 in donations by the end of the evening. What a rush! We are keeping strict track of our donors and making sure that we update everyone as we go along. So now all we need to do it KEEP AT IT!!

I get to punch Patty every time we add $500 to our total raised!! This was punch #1!



PLEASE CHECK US OUT NOW:

Pike and Trident Indiegogo Campaign

BATTLE ON!!!