Long Beach Lifted marks a new milestone in the young history of Film3. Featuring a full-length Snoop Dogg music video and 10 accompanying short-form video segments, Long Beach Lifted represents the next wave of community created storytelling.
Lifted proudly showcases legendary hip-hop artist Snoop Dogg’s hometown of Long Beach, California, affectionately known as the LBC. With gorgeous cinematic imagery and exhibited exclusively in a unique oncyber 3D gallery, an extremely limited number of tickets to experience Long Beach Lifted will be available on both the Ethereum and Tezos blockchains.
Ready to enter the next dimension of hip hop music in the metaverse? Scroll on for full project details, ya dig?
Scroll down to purchase either General Admission tickets, or opt for the special touch a VIP deserves. Once you collect your ticket, visit niftyfilm.io/lbclifted or click below to enter the gallery.
In March 2022, Snoop Dogg revived the legendary Death Row Records label, bringing it to web3 and the creator economy for the first time. His genesis NFT drop, “High“ set a new standard for what community centered creativity looks like in the metaverse. Each of the 269 items in the Dogg on it: Death Row Volume 1 collection comes with complete usage rights.
Limited to only 500 editions, NiftyFilm was a proud collector of that genesis single on day one. With that, the concept for Long Beach Lifted was born.
Only 100 of our general admission tickets will ever be minted and they’re exclusively available on the Tezos blockchain. Affordably priced at less than half a movie ticket, holding this token gives you 24/7/365 access to the Here & Now Black Box gallery to view the 1/1 music video and explore the entire Long Beach Lifted collection.
Keep the ticket as long as you like, or when you’ve decided watching “High” 420 times is enough, sell the ticket on secondary and give another anxious collector an opportunity to experience Lifted.
Seeking a more interactive VIP experience? Perhaps you’re a huge fan of Snoop Dogg and a discerning collector with an eye toward the finer things. We gotchu.
Limited to only 50 tickets exclusively on the Ethereum blockchain, each one of these tickets enables to you either hold it or burn it in exchange for one of 10 different video segments not included in the 1/1 video. Those 10 works are limited to 5 editions each and will include samples from either “That’s What The Homie Said” or “Cool Game.” It’s first come, first serve, so buy your tickets early if you plan to burn & redeem!
Both the ticket and video segments include 24/7/365 access to the Here & Now Black Box gallery to view the 1/1 “High” music video and the complete Lifted collection. Boogie down the page for more info on the burn & redeem program.
The crown jewel of the Long Beach Lifted project, NiftyFilm is proud to present a very special 1/1 music video documentary set to Snoop Dogg’s genesis web3 single, “High.” Running nearly three minutes, “High” tells the story of the LBC in a beautiful, cinematic way most deserving of Snoop Dogg’s music.
Only available to view in the Here & Now Black Box gallery, one remarkable collector will have bragging rights to the premier piece of the Long Beach Lifted collection and be eligible for additional 1/1 private reserve content. This incredible benefactor, if they so choose, will also become an executive producer on the upcoming NiftyFilm short film project, The Absence is Always Present.
All proceeds from the primary sales of the entire Long Beach Lifted project will go to fund absence.movie. Help support independent film and sustainable careers for filmmakers!
Utilitizing technology only available in web3, collectors of the Ethereum VIP ticket limited to 50 editions will have the opportunity to burn their ticket for a beautiful work of fine art. 10 individual video segments containing an extended or alternate take from the 1/1 “High” music video will be available to choose from, each limited to only 5 editions each.
Presale ticket holders will have ample notice before the final drop, first come, first served! Both the burn ticket and video segment redeem token will have the same 24/7/365 access to the Here & Now Black Box gallery to view the entire Lifted collection. Learn more about the Burn & Redeem program in the Manifold Studio documentation.
For an additional layer of excitement and interactivity to the project, general admission and VIP ticket holders will be eligible to collect more exclusive content as the project sells out.
At 10% of VIP tickets sold, NiftyFilm will airdrop a video segment with an original AI experiment using the lumalabs.ai apps to VIP collectors.
At 50% of tickets across both platforms SOLD OUT, NiftyFilm will airdrop an another AI experimental video segment to all collectors.
At 100% of tickets across both platforms SOLD OUT, NiftyFilm will airdrop an another AI experimental video segment to all collectors.
Long Beach Lifted is intended as living project. Future photography and film work, 1/1 airdrops for the 1/1 collector, and other original Long Beach focused work will be offered on a rolling basis as NiftyFilm expands their Snoop Dogg music library. With an artist as enduring and prolific as Snoop Dogg, the possibilities for the future of Long Beach Lifted are virtually limitless.
NiftyFilm is a firm believer in artist autonomy. All Ethereum-based work in the Long Beach Lifted collection is minted on a Manifold Studio-created smart contract. Minting with Manifold means the contract is owned and deployed by NiftyFilm at all times. It has the added advantages of the Burn & Redeem feature and the ability to box out marketplaces that don’t respect artists and artist royalties.
All items in the Long Beach Lifted collection feature 4.20% royalties at the current time, with VIP set up on-chain through Manifold Studio and OpenSea, our preferred marketplace for primary Ethereum sales. General admission tickets are minted and sold through an FA2 smart contract created on objkt.com for provenance and flexibility on the Tezos blockchain, with the same 4.20% creator royalty structure.
Film3 is a revolutionary experiment for filmmakers to build sustainable careers and the promise of a modest royalty for artists on secondary sales is necessary to bring this dream to fruition.
Here & Now is a revolutionary immersive experience for the senses only possible in web3. The intersection of cutting edge 3D technology and generative fine art in the digital realm, the titular Here & Now event is currently in its fifth incarnation, known as The Passage.
Known for their innovative minting events and impeccable curation, the Here & Now team led by Michael Beets & S.C. Wilson also create and offer 3D community metaverse galleries powered by oncyber.
NiftyFilm is proud to work with Here & Now to present the Long Beach Lifted project exclusively in their futuristic Black Box oncyber gallery.
Long Beach is home to the first real world use of Bored Ape Yacht Club intellectual property, a tasty little smash burger joint called Bored & Hungry on the corner of 7th and Junipero in the Rose Park neighborhood.
Using their BAYC and MAYC holdings, the owners have built a successful restaurant using the power of one of the biggest brands in web3. Bored & Hungry is featured prominently in the 1/1 “High” music video.
Legend has it, Star Wars director George Lucas got his design for his famous AT-AT vehicle from the machinery at the Port of Long Beach, where he would visit during his time as a student at USC.
All visual imagery in the Long Beach Lifted project is offered with a full Creative Commons CC4 license.
This means that you are free to use any photo or video footage in a token you own and remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially. You must give appropriate credit to NiftyFilm, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests that NiftyFilm endorses your usage.
General admission tickets on Tezos convey no usage license, tickets are for viewing access only. VIP ticket holders have a CC4 license on their redeemed video segment, but CC4 usage rights for any footage in the 1/1 music video are conveyed only to the 1/1 collector. NO audio rights to the music of Snoop Dogg are conveyed in this project whatsoever. To obtain usage rights, collect a token directly from the Death Row NFT label on OpenSea.