Light Painter Jason D. Page sells out “Illuminated Beings” his Premiere Release and The First Light Painting Photography on ThetaDrop.com generating over $100,000 in sales in under 25 minutes.
On May 6th, 2022, I (Jason D. Page) became the first Light Painting Artist to release a Light Painting NFT collection on the Theta Blockchain. The Collection was called “Illuminated Beings” and the entire collection sold out in under 25 minutes, generating over $100,000.00 in sales. This is the first Light Painting Photography NFT collection to ever completely sell out and/or generate these kinds of numbers. I am always looking for ways to innovate especially in the Light Painting space. I feel that building this collection, creating all the content that went into it and then selling it out in under 25 minutes is by far one of my greatest accomplishments to date. I have been fortunate to have had great success in many areas of Light Painting but this was a completely new challenge. I am very happy and proud of the way it turned out! Being the first to completely sell out a collection, especially in under 25 minutes, was a humbling feeling and I am so grateful for all the support and people that believe in me and my work! Moving forward I will focus on providing VALUE to my collectors by adding additional utilities to my Light Painting NFT’s. Utilizing the Theta Blockchain I will offer everything from unique Light Painting AirDrops and Challenges to exclusive video content, revenue sharing and IRL events where the “Illuminated Being” will be the key that unlocks a feature or the ticket to the event!
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Light Painter Jason D. Page has been creating his Light Painting work since 2004. He is widely recognized as a leader in the current Light Painting movement with his consistent innovation and groundbreaking images. Jason has invented numerous Light Painting techniques and created images that are known throughout the world of art and photography. His work has been published on the largest art and photography websites as well as in photography magazines around the world. Some of the brands that Jason has worked with include iHeartRadio, Electronic Arts, Polaroid and Olympus. He has shown his work in exhibitions around the world and even collaborated to have the first Light Painting in the Guinness Book of World Records! Jason is also the Founder of LightPaintingPhotography.com and the inventor of the system of tools specifically designed for Light Painting called Light Painting Brushes.
Jason D. Page creates his images in the dark and uses Light as his medium. He uses a camera to record the movements and traces of light he creates within the frame during one single long exposure. Jason crafts invisible worlds of light, by hand, that are only revealed when the camera’s shutter closes. The resulting Light Painting is the compression of time, space and movements of light onto one single photographic frame. There is no photoshop or photo editing used to create anything you see in his images. Like an NFT, every Light Painting is unique and unrepeatable.
The Drop was on May 6th, 2022 at 7pm EST.
WHY LIGHT PAINTING NFT’s
Light Painting is MAGIC. Light Painters literally bring light into dark places. Light Painting brings joy to the creators and to the people that experience the art form. Light is healing and transformative and my mission is to expose as many people to the Light Painting Art Form as I can while I am here. Creating a marketplace for Light Painting introduces new people to the Art Form and opens up new opportunities for Light Painting Artists.
Accessibility has always been at the forefront of everything that I have done in Light Painting. From building the biggest online educational resource for all things Light Painting with LightPaintingPhotography.com to making Light Painting Tools easily available to the people that lack the time, space or ability to make their own with the original Tools system LightPaintingBrushes.com. The ThetaDrop Platform is simple to use and it provides 24/7 instant global access to anyone, anywhere in the world that wants to buy or sell one of my Light Paintings. You don’t even need a crypto wallet, you can buy and sell with a credit card! Creating a platform where people can buy and sell a verifiably authentic digital version of my work is something that I have always wanted to create, with Theta’s Blockchain Technology it is finally possible. This First Light Painting Drop is just the one step in my long term vision of making ThetaDrop THE place to buy, sell and trade all things Light Painting.
Providing Value to collectors with Utility:
The other thing that attracted me to Theta is the ability to provide value to my collectors in the form of UTILITY. I do believe that my Light Painting work has value on its own as unique and innovative art. Utility just adds a whole other dimension to providing value to my collectors that was not possible just a few years ago. With my NFT’s I can reward my collectors and supporters by attaching everything from Airdrops of new Light Paintings, video content, online workshops, revenue sharing, digital rights management, live streaming events, ticketing for real life events and so much more to my NFT’s. This allows me to GIVE far more in the future to the people that support me NOW.
I chose to work with the Theta Network over other blockchains because of the technology, the team, and the community. Theta’s is the next generation video and entertainment blockchain. Theta offers one of the greenest blockchains around with fast transactions and minimal fees. The Theta team is second to none and as a long time theta enthusiast I have seen them deliver on what they say they are going to do time and time again. The Theta Community reminds me very much of the Light Painting Community in that you have a bunch of creative, innovative and passionate people building for the greater good.
On May 6th at 7PM EST Jason D. Page released 2040 Light Painting Packs that each held one of his “Illuminated Beings” Light Paintings. The Light Painting Packs sold for $50.00 each. There were 8 different “Illuminated Beings” released in the drop, each “Illuminated Being” was more rare than the next. The rarest “Illuminated Being” was an edition of 8 and the least rare was an edition of 1024. In the Light Painting Packs were also 8 randomly placed “Light Painted Golden Tickets” that were redeemable for the 1/1 Physical prints that the ticket represents. The “Illuminated Beings” immediately offered a utility in the form of access to the Making of Video of the rarest of the Illuminated Beings. The Illuminated Being NFT is the key that unlocks that video. There will be Challenges, Air Drops and Revenue Sharing for collectors of the “Illuminated Beings”
Jason D. Page’s first Light Painting Drop was called “Illuminated Beings”. All of the “Illuminated Beings” are created in real time and captured to the camera in one single photographic frame. There is no Photoshop or photo editing used to create anything that you see in any of the images!
Light Painting Packs
In this Drop there were 2,040 Light Painting Packs. Each of the Light Painting Packs held one of 8 different “Illuminated Beings”. Each “Illuminated Being” is more rare than the next.
The rarest “Illuminated Being” is an edition of 8, the next is an edition of 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512, 1024.
NFT Utility: Unlocking an Exclusive Making of Video
If you collect any of the “Illuminated Beings” NFT’s you will be granted exclusive access to the behind the scenes “making of” video of the rarest Light Painting in this series “Illuminated Being #1”.
Light Painted Golden Tickets: Redeemable NFTs
In the Light Painting Packs there were also 8, randomly placed, Light Painted Golden Tickets. The Golden Tickets have a corresponding “making of” video hosted by the Theta Video API! Each of the Golden Tickets is redeemable for a one of a kind, signed and numbered physical print. The prints will be a 24” x 36” Metallic Paper Print of the “Illuminated Being” that the Golden Ticket represents. Worldwide shipping of the print is included.
25,000 TFUEL Password Puzzle – Revenue Sharing
On the back of each of the “Illuminated Beings’’ physical prints will be part of a password that combined will unlock a Theta Wallet. If you collect all 8 “Illuminated Beings’’ physical prints or work with the other “Illuminated Beings’’ print collectors to put the puzzle pieces together, you can gain access to this wallet. The wallet will start off containing 25,000 TFUEL. On May 6th of every year deposits of 8% of the revenue Jason D. Page receives from secondary market sales of the “Illuminated Beings” will be deposited into this wallet in TFUEL. Once any funds are taken from the wallet all deposits will stop. This is a social/art experiment related to the nature of the medium of LIGHT.
NEW ILLUMINATED BEINGS AIRDROPS and CHALLENGES
Holders of randomly selected combinations of Two “Illuminated Beings” will be able to claim new “Illuminated Beings”. New Illuminated Beings will be received via “Challenges”. “Illuminated Beings” must be held in your wallet and not listed for sale to qualify. For instance if you hold “Illuminated Being” numbers 4 and 6 in your wallet at the time of the Challenge you will be able to claim the new “Illuminated Beings” Light Painting. There will be 8 new “Illuminated Beings” released. We will be presenting a new Challenge every 88 days to collectors. Challenges and/or Airdrops will be announced on my Instagram, Facebook and Twitter Pages. Only the original eight “Illuminated Beings” will be eligible for Challenges and Airdrops.
Jason’s Grand Vision and Pledge to Collectors
“This first Light Painting Drop is one step in a much bigger vision of making ThetaDrop THE place for all Light Painting Artists and Light Painting collectors. I see an exciting future where all the greatest Light Painters from around the world are on ThetaDrop! I see a place where people can not only collect amazing works of art, but also utilize the Theta NFT’s to engage with their favorite artists in ways that were not possible just a few years ago. I see a place where a Light Painter’s NFT will allow their collectors to unlock exclusive content such as custom Light Paintings, behind the scenes videos, one on ones, tutorials, workshops, physical prints, light painting tools, royalties streams, revenue sharing and so much more. I see a place where everyone involved in the transaction gets VALUE for their contribution! Like the Light Painting Art Form, the possibilities with Theta NFT’s are limitless and I am so excited to build this vision”
“The long term success, integrity and value of my Light Painting work is something that is extremely important to me. I will do everything that I can do to provide value to my collectors and increase the value of my work over time.”
Short Form Explanation Video
Link to Short Form Explanation Video: https://youtu.be/BVkreAf2uSg
Long Form Explanation Video
Link to Long Form Explanation Video: https://youtu.be/xTskxGkAEtk
IMAGES and MAKING OF VIDEOS
Making of Video: https://youtu.be/YiT_6kutcMI
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Making of Video: https://youtu.be/UR7icXYGIKU