It’s arrived! The first round of limited edition DVD and Blu Ray copies of The Storm Chasing Anthology (Volume One) will begin shipping out to participants and project backers in the coming weeks. Due to the high cost of shipping around the US and Canada, all at full expense to the producer, packages will be sent USPS “media rate” which is the most cost efficient. 100 discs are being shipped out initially. 75 additional discs will remain, to be shipped out later in June into July. Unless a Blu Ray disc was specifically requested in a direct message or face-to-face interaction, standard DVD’s will be the format issued. Thanks entirely to Mark Blue, a project backer who assisted in the initial Blu Ray and DVD packaging, printing, and duplication costs in May — no further Blu Ray copies will be produced after this batch runs out. At the moment, 30 remain available beyond those going out to participants and backers.
With the high duplication costs associated with producing Blu Ray discs, I simply cannot afford to make any additional batches, unless a individual requests one with up-front payment for the format. I also cannot afford to give away free copies to friends who merely expressed interest. Again, these two initial batches are going out “free” to those who supported the original Kickstarter (2014) and GoFundMe (2015) campaigns, or participated directly with the production.
In time, “Volume One” and subsequent productions of this series will be released for purchase or rent on Vimeo on Demand. It will however be a few months before the production is available online due to the subscription cost involved with that particular service. The good news is that on-demand/rentals will be made available between $0.99 (rental) and $3.99 (purchase), verses higher costs associated with DVD and Blu Ray disc production/sales.
For the time being, keep an eye out for a small white package arriving to your mailbox in the near future!