08.07.14 by Jeff

Best of Kickstarter: $35,000 Potato Salad

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It’s been 5 days since Zack Danger Brown launched a Kickstarter with the sole mission to make potato salad for the first time. His original goal was $10. More than 3,000 backers have pledged a total of $35,000 and counting.

As more money comes he adds new stretch goals; things like “better mayonnaise” and “call a chef to get a better recipe”. It appears there will now be at least 4 potato salads made, one of which will be vegan. Pledging even $3 gets you a bite of the potato salad mailed to you and he’ll say your name out loud while he makes it. This is pretty much the best Kickstarter ever. Support it here.

Thanks to @elrizzy for the heads up.

 

18.06.14 by Jeff

Best of Kickstarter: Minka Inhouse

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Minka Inhouse is a project on Kickstarter by Fran Aldea in Santiago, Chile. She submitted her video to the Booooooom Vimeo Group and even though it’s a really basic idea there’s just something about the video that makes you want to root for her success. Watch the video below.

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05.06.14 by Jeff

Best of Kickstarter: A Beatbox and Self Expression Program for Blind Students

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B.E.A.T. (Bridging Education and Art Together) is a non-profit organization introducing the art of beatboxing to students at The Lavelle School for the Blind. Feel-good vibes all over this little video, watch it below!

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20.05.14 by Jeff

Best of Kickstarter: “Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared”

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Becky & Joe are the creators of “Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared”, a brilliant video series that mixes live action, stop motion, 2d animation, puppetry, learning, and a touch of pure evil. You can see the first two episodes here and here. They’ve just announced plans to make several more episodes and would love to do it independently so they can keep the creative spirit of the show alive.

Watch the video below!

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05.05.14 by Jeff

Best of Kickstarter: “1050.6(c) against Showtime” Film by Scott Carthy

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Director Scott Carthy beautifully documents the divisive subculture of subway car performers in this 7-min short documentary. From what I can gather 1050.6(c) is the section of the New York Transit code that states panhandling and performing on trains is prohibited.

Scott is hoping to raise funds through Kickstarter to shoot a longer, more in depth, film about these dancers. Watch the 7-min short film below!

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24.02.14 by Jeff

Best of Kickstarter: Janet Echelman Sculpture in Vancouver

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Artist Janet Echelman, known for her beautiful large outdoor sculptures made of nets, is set to install her largest work to date in Vancouver! She is personally borrowing funds to cover the cost of installing the work and a non-profit called Burrard Arts Foundation has stepped in to try and help her make this sculpture a reality.

Watch the video below explaining the proposed piece for Vancouver, and if you want to support the project jump over to Kickstarter.

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28.12.13 by Jeff

Best of Kickstarter: Kung Fury

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David Sandberg’s over the top 1980′s action cop movie “Kung Fury” went up on Kickstarter a couple days ago and has already raised over $280,000. The film is about a cop who goes back in time to kill the most dangerous kung fu master, Adolf Hitler (naturally).

David and his friends live in Sweden and have shot most of their film, set in 1980′s Miami, in their tiny studio. They’ve gone to comical lengths to stretch their minuscule budget, for example they could only afford one police uniform so they had to shoot every extra separately.

Watch the amazing trailer below, the time travel sequence is what sold me on this movie.

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