We’ve just been offered an amazing opportunity to have our July Pilgrimage filmed for free by award winning, cinematographer HBO Producer, Rick Ray! Please help us by sponsoring the airfare and expense to fly him and his assistant, including 2 of our volunteers travel expense on the pilgrimage.
Dear Friends and Families of Ethiopia:
We would like to share with our upcoming tour activities of an inaugural event organized by Rastafari TV Network partnering with ETHIO USA TOURS.RasTafari.TV™ Network is a US-based, non-profit, digital media platform established in 2014 to provide open source education for cultural awareness and cooperative economics across Rastafari and Pan-African people.
Since inception, RasTafari.TV has grown exponentially and organically; connecting the world across forty-five nations and thirty-five languages each day. As such, we are galvanizing those longing for pilgrimage, into a unique and historic two-week visit to Ethiopia. “The Footsteps of Our Emperor” Tour – an homage to Emperor Haile Selassie I – scheduled for July 15-29, 2016. We invite all friends and families of Ethiopia to partner with us for this groundbreaking event.
We are inviting you to sponsor the travel expense for Mr. Rick Ray, HBO producer and director of many films including “10 Questions to ask the Dali Lama,” Please view www.rickrayfilms.com. agreed to memorialize the tour using the highest cinematic technology and drone cameras. Footage will be used to create “The Footsteps of Our Emperor” documentary thereafter. The film company visited Ethiopia many years ago and I have asked him to participate in this historic event.
Mr. Ray is graciously offering his services free of charge and expect to hear from us very soon to confirm his journey. Here is what he will do and what they expect from us:
1 – Filming of the tour in 4k using two Sony 4k cameras (4k is 4 times better definition than HD), sound and tripod gear
2 – Drone cameras for aerial filming
3 – Simple editing on a laptop and upload of short updates, as possible, in field
4 – Unedited raw footage of the entire trip on a hard drive for your non-exclusive use in your own projects
In return, Mr. Ray asks for the following:
1 – Round trip airfare from the USA to Ethiopia for himself and one assistant
2 – Full transport and accommodation in Ethiopia for two people as a member of the touring party
3 – All necessary permitting for filming and flying drones in Ethiopia, all fees and expenses associated with the trip other than meals
4 – Non-exclusive use of footage in my own projects and programmes, exclusive stock footage and resale rights to footage
He will not require a salary or payment of any sort for this trip apart from the exclusive rights of resale and stock footage.
We are willing to offer co-branding, share production and offer a generous advertising and marketing package. Please let us know if you are willing to sponsor this unique opportunity as this is a similar arrangement that Mr. Ray made previously with authorities in India, Tanzania and Rwanda which has proven to be very successful.
We hope you will join this growing partnership by choosing to sponsor, partner or advertise with us to nearly 40,000 subscribers. Please view and download our Media Kit here for more information.
With best regards,
Founder, President & CEO
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About Rick Ray
Award-winning cinematographer, writer, editor and director Rick Ray has traveled the world to capture images of its peoples and cultures. He has produced numerous films on regions as diverse as Israel, Bali, Borneo, Lebanon, Syria and Iceland with titles that include Raise the Bamboo Curtain with Martin Sheen, the highly regarded The Soul of India, and the award-winning film 10 Questions For The Dalai Lama. In addition, he is founder and president of the web-based stock footage companies DVarchive.com and RetroFootage.org, and is a frequent lecturer at performing arts centers, universities and other venues across the United States.
Writer, Director, Editor and Cinematographer
2012: Lynching Charlie Lynch
2011: East Africa Safari
2006: 10 Questions For The Dalai Lama
2002: The Soul Of India
2002: Touring India, Questar Video, Chicago
2002: Conversations With The Dalai Lama
2001: Asia: On The Edge of Change New Dimension Media, Chicago
1999: Lost Worlds of The Middle East: Syria, Jordan, Israel, Lebanon
1998: Touring Israel, Questar Video
1997: Jerusalem: Sacred and Profane
1997: Ethiopia: Land of The Lost Ark
1997: The Gates Of Jerusalem, The Learning Channel
1997: Raise The Bamboo Curtain: Viet Nam, Burma & Cambodia
1997: Awakening Vietnam with Martin Sheen, PBS
1997: Emerging Burma with Martin Sheen, PBS
1997: Emerging Indochina with Marcia Selva, National Geographic Society
1997: Cambodia with Martin Sheen, PBS
1995: Iceland: Europe’s Outback
1992: Bali: Life In The Balance
1989: Iceland: Vikings and Valkyries
1987: South China Seas: Singapore to Borneo
1967: First super 8 camera and travel film What I Did On My Spring Vacation
2004: Inside Iraq: The Untold Stories – Co-producer, Editor
2001: Understanding Islam: Julian Crandall Hollick. National
Public Radio – Audio CD – Producer
2000: Mysteries of The Holy Land. Questar Video, Chicago –
Founder and President
2002: DVarchive.com, world’s first all DV stock footage downloadable royalty free library
1994: Wish You Were Here film and video stock footage library.