2011: The Videos
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More than 30,000 videos were added to Kickstarter in 2011 and we happily watched every single one of them. We have hundreds of favorites, but these twelve we just had to share.
A boy and his runaway robot. Gabe Diani and Etta Devine's satire elevates the pitch video to an art form in this clip worthy of Twain himself.
A ferry tale. Outrageously catchy and impossible not to love, the video for dance film Girl Walk // All Day oozes joie de vivre. We challenge you to watch without getting up to dance.
A clock for all seasons. We admit it: Scott Thrift's awe-inspiring video for the Present gets us a little teary-eyed — and not just at the time-lapse shots of the Kickstarter build process.
Gill Webb, we salute you. Bruce and Kelly's appearance on the Gill Webb Show is like a mix of Between Two Ferns and Hee Haw. It's extremely funny, and the music is beautiful too.
Giving Pixar a run for the money. Mauricio Baiocchi's mastery of miniature puppetry is magical and dreamlike.
Are those new shoes? If we tried to explain the Freakers video you wouldn't believe us. Just watch.
Gotta have that Funklet! Jack Stratton's got style and charm to spare, and he can turn the seat of a golf cart into a snare drum like it's nobody's business.
How things get made. Dan Provost and Tom Gerhardt share a poignant tour of the manufacturing process for the Cosmonaut. More kids' shows like this, please.
We probably shouldn't, but... After two years and thousands of videos, we finally make one of our own.
Is that Morgan Freeman? This epic pitch vid is less "pitch" and more "science fictional outer space voyage." Who wins in the battle between the Spirit of Rock 'n' Roll and the Buzz Kills? You'll have to watch to find out.
Watch your back, Glee. If you're looking for adorable, look no further than the video for Synchronized Speaking gold medalists the Pigpen Theatre Company. Aww!
Bowled over. The only thing better than Griffin Van Meter's Western bow tie is being able to type "Griffin Van Meter's Western bow tie." Love.
What was your favorite video of 2011? Please share in the comments!