Wind Technician Launches Crowdfunding Campaign For Web Series

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A Canadian wind technician turned filmmaker has looked to social media in an effort to keep the general public informed and emotionally engaged about wind power.

Randyn Seibold, an electrical apprentice, currently employed in Saskatchewan on his fourth wind project, is launching a 28-day crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter on Feb. 1. He aims to raise $15,000 for the year-long filmmaking effort.

His interest in renewable energy and marketing led to the idea of documenting career experiences in wind power and producing a monthly Web-based series through 2015. Using specialized gear, such as GoPro-style and drone-mounted cameras, Seibold aims to take his views on a journey from vantage points many have not readily experienced.

The first episode, called 100 Metre Sunrise; The New Wind Warriors, can be viewed on the Kickstarter.com platform and Seibold's Vimeo channel.

The aspiring filmmaker says he is planning a motorcycle excursion to southern Alberta and northern British Columbia where he will visit three area wind farms.

To contribute, go to kickstarter.com.

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