Scaling New Heights
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Victoria, BC, Canada.
I feel like your request for donations is hampered by the vagary of your stated plan. A major selling point for mainstream crowdfunding campaigns (and a primary feature of any grant application) is an explicit and detailed budget, with a more structured plan. Addressing some basic questions will go a long way to making it seem as though folks are indeed contributing to a video rather than bankrolling your ski vacation.
1) Shooting location(s)? Travel costs to/from, accommodations, etc.?
1a) Judging by the title, it looks like a backcountry film, but if it includes resort skiing, (1a1) does the resort charge a fee? (1a2) are lift passes part of the budget?
2) Any equipment costs? Renting fancy gear, etc? Editing software?
3) How much for the music? Who is contributing the music?
4) Rider fees? Are these pro riders? Up-and-comers? Buddies of yours? What are their riding resumes?
5) Who else is involved? Other videographers? Lighting crew? etc. etc.
6) What is the timeline for shooting, editing, and delivery? What are the dates for shooting, what is the rider availability, what is the contingency plan for bad weather/avy conditions, etc. that prevent use of a specific location?
7) What are the safety plans? Avy safety? First aid personnel? etc.
8) Are there plans for further distribution, or entry into festivals, etc?
As it stands, though you've clearly got a good eye, and plenty of enthusiasm, the project pitch is kind of vague and ad-hoc. I would be reluctant to put funds towards something with the goal of being "substantial" that does not demonstrate adequate (ie. detailed) front-end planning.