TL:DR - You're getting a 2019 Calendar (with awesome PG-13 artwork)
Need more information? That's understandable. Hi, I'm Ben Lucas and I've been working for almost a year to put together the most epic, awesome, sexy and hilarious calendar with all of your favorite characters from a galaxy far, far away. How do we tow the line between "WOW, hot damn" and "hahaha my sides hurt from laughing." That's where I want to be. Fun for adults. (But still safe for kids.) Indulge your nerd self all year long by hanging up these classic pinups with a twist.
The current plan is to make a 13 month, saddle stitch, 12"x12" pinup calendar. As of this Kickstarter launch, 10 of 13 shots are already shot, edited, and ready to go into the calendar. The other 3 are scheduled for this month, and will be happening without any aid or funding from Kickstarter. All photos in this calendar are original creations, and this project is not affiliated with any groups or companies. No stock footage or existing material is used. It is a parody based on the franchise we all love so dearly, and every model's costume was custom made themselves. All genders will be represented. I really hope you enjoy it.
If this is your first time on Kickstarter, this project is all or nothing funding, so you will only be charged if this is successful and the project actually goes to print. There is little to no risk on your behalf to back this project. I will be taking any extras to the conventions I attend. Calendars sold after this Kickstarter will retail for $30 each. This is a LIMITED EDITION run. Once they're gone, they're gone.
But I'm sure you want to see some of the artwork for yourself!
Here are a few behind the scenes photos while I edit the videos. All backers will get exclusive first peeks at all videos before they go live.
ANYONE ABOVE $80 Pledge can add AS MANY CALENDARS as they want! Pick that pledge level, and for every $20 above that pledge amount, that's an extra calendar that will be shipped to you.
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Keep reading below for a detailed account of all the items. If you would rather hear out them in video form, check out this detailed description of all of the reward tiers.
Every backer, from $10 to $2000 will have access! All of the photos that make it into the calendar (along with some alternate poses, and funny outtakes) will be put into a private gallery that will be made available only to backers. These photos will be optimized for most phone backgrounds. Feel free to rep some awesome galactic pinups!
Obviously the reason we're all here. Get a beautiful 12"x12" 13 month 2019 calendar (the extra month gives you some leeway on actually using it.) Early birds and anyone who buys 4 or more gets them for just $20 each. Any extras will be sold only at conventions for $30 each. This is a LIMITED EDITION run, once they're gone, that's it. No reprints.
Get a photo of your choice from the calendar (or wallpaper gallery) as a limited edition, signed 8x10 print included with your calendar.
1 HR Skype:
Are you a photographer? This tier is for you! Get a 1hr unfiltered skype session with me. Peek behind the curtain and see how it all came together. We can do a portfolio review, talk about how I put together this project, and answer any questions you have about photography. By the end, my goal is to give you a leg up on your photography game for your next project. Also get one calendar and the wallpaper downloads.
Now this is the spicy one. Become a Stormtrooper! Or literally anything else you want to be. You get your VERY OWN PHOTOSHOOT. You get your very own sexy awesome pinup shoot, and it can be anything you want. Want to be a Stormtrooper? We can do that. Want to be modeling with vader? We can do that too. The Stars are the limit. (Get it? Star Wa... you get it.) Together we will craft the perfect shoot, and I will put together a team that will make you look amazing. After the shoot, you will get the digital copies of the edited shots, and a 20x30 piece of wall art of YOU, mounted and ready for hanging.
All of that, guaranteed. But additionally, if we do another calendar next year, your photo will go in that calendar! (US Only. Does not include travel.) Also includes FOUR calendars and all the other good stuff. Get your name put on the back of the calendar as a producer.
You know what's not finished yet? The back cover. You know what IS done? Literally everything else. Get your advertisement on the back cover of the calendar. (Minimum run of 1000 calendars. Appropriate content only. Project Creator gets final discretion over ad content.)
Also includes FOUR calendars and all the other good stuff, like getting your name put on the back of the calendar as a producer.
Meet Ben Lucas - About the Creator
"Who is this guy, anyway?" Great question, Internet.
I'm Ben Lucas, owner of NOM Creative, LLC, and I have been a full time photographer in the Seattle area for over 8 years. I earned a degree in Photography from the University of Washington, and over the years, I've gone viral 5 times, and have been featured in all of these lovely places.
I have shot for Mercedes, the Snohomish County Rescue Helicopter Team, companies endorsed by Bill and Melinda Gates, and a web series with a 6-figure budget. When I'm not doing large advertising campaigns, I shoot weddings all around the U.S., even Canada, Mexico, and Iceland.
You can see all of my work for yourself at http://NOMcreative.com
You want to know where your money is going. That's totally fair. Here are all of the numbers, calculated on if we meet our minimum goal. The good news is to raise the amount of calendars printed, each one gets cheaper and cheaper, so scaling up should be really easy. It's meeting the minimum that's tough.
$2240 will be spent on the print run of the calendars.
$450 will be spent on shipping out rewards. (Free shipping to all US orders, extra will be charged for international.)
$170 will be spent on shipping envelopes, to get your order to you safely.
$300 is allocated for Kickstarter fees and credit card processing fees.
$100 is allocated for any of the 8x10 rewards, and the secret surprise going to each of my early bird backers or bulk orders.
If we don't sell ANY more calendars than the minimum, I'll pay that $260, you will all get what you paid for, and I will be taking the extras to the conventions I attend. Calendars sold after this Kickstarter will retail for $30 each. This is a LIMITED EDITION run. Once they're gone, they're gone.
By December, everyone should have their calendars! I will follow up with anyone who didn't and get new ones sent out, so you can give them as gifts for the holidays, but more importantly, be able to start January 1st with a hot pinup on the wall.
Wow, look at you over-achiever you, reading to the end.
I really appreciate it.
Risks and challenges
I am using a local print shop who has produced other marketing materials for me in the past, including 10,000 business cards, 5000 wedding brochures, and 2500 boudoir brochures. Every time, they have been easy to work with, on time, and printed with excellent quality. The calendar itself is nearly done and ready to ship. By the time this project closes, funding or no funding, all the photos will be in the bag and the design will be finished.
I just need to be able to order the calendars. That's where this Kickstarter comes in. If our minimum funding succeeds, besides weather / shipping delays, there shouldn't be any reason you won't get everything you were promised. I am allocating 2 full months for shipping, so it's virtually guaranteed to get to you by December. If something IS late, that's why it's a 13 month calendar, so you'll still get a solid 12 months of practical use, and an extra piece of art for the wall.
That said, with projects this big, there is always one that just never goes through. I will do everything I can to be open, transparent, and get you your calendar as best as I can.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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