About this project
"Thank you for stopping by! If you missed this campaign, you can still get a Videopage and our latest offering at EATVideopage.com. Salamat!" —Andre and Erwin Taganas of EAT Productions
Videopage is a video player for a book. As a wonderful addition to photo albums, scrapbooks, and photo books, it plays back video clips at the turn of a page. Whether the memories are of your family, your summer vacation, or your favorite show, just copy them to the Videopage, mount it inside your book, and pass it around to your friends and family.
We are a husband (Erwin Taganas) and wife (Andre Garcia-Taganas) team who formed a company called EAT Productions. Our project began with our son’s first year of life, the time we went shutter-happy with our cameras. While we were making his first picture book, we realized that his videos were still on our computer, on our phones, and on Facebook. We wanted to put his pictures and his videos together into one book. No bookmaker offered this, so we came up with it and called it the Videopage.
Since then, we have developed a lean process to create Videopages that match the different dimensions of picture books. As the techie guy, Erwin simplified the user interface, enhanced the audio, and decreased the overall product thickness. For aesthetics, Andre made the cover design user-customizable. We see the future application of this product as wide-ranging, from children’s books to wedding books to travel books to yearbooks to business publications, etc.
We have learned from testing thoroughly the dozen prototypes we've produced so far. At each iteration, we've come closer to designing the Videopage for manufacturability. Our pre-production drawings are complete for this first generation.
We are now ready for the next step: the first production run. In order to produce this batch, we humbly ask for your support. Your contributions will be used primarily to pay for materials acquisition, transportation, and assembly labor. We expect to complete this project no later than Valentines Day 2013. Any left over funds will be retained for future projects.
The electronics will be sourced in Shenzen, China. The factory we’ve found maintains its compliance with international standards on electronics production. The final assembly of the Videopage product will occur in the Inland Empire, a region in Southern California badly hit by the recession.
In behalf of our community, we thank you for viewing our project details. The Videopage is a product of EAT Productions.
Risks and challenges
Funding is definitely a challenge. But once we reach our funding goal, we will order from our supplier in China. The quality and timeliness of the electronics production at the Masrui factory is very important to us, so we plan to acquire a third-party inspector service.
While we wait for the electronics to arrive from China, the packaging will be done here in the US simultaneously. The packaging preparation (pattern-making, cutting, and forming) will primarily happen at a paper design facility in Pomona, California. If needed, a secondary facility in Ontario, California will be allocated for this and the final assembly.
The final assembly process has low risk. Current throughput is six products a day. With some of the money, we can hire people to yield at least 30 products a day. Depending on how many of you become our backers, we expect to fulfill our obligations to you within six weeks. So it is important that at the end of the project, your address on the backer survey is accurate.
Of course, time is of the essence. If your pledge is a Christmas gift, then we will email you a timely e-card for you to send to your recipient and send your reward accordingly. If your pledge is a gift for a loved one, then your timing is perfect for Valentines in February.
Thank you for your interest in the Videopage.
Andre and Erwin of EAT Productions.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
No. The Picture Book Service includes picture enhancements, layout of up to 500 pictures, reviews, and final rendering for book publication. We deliver to the backer the JPG files of the final layout so that s/he can order to publish her/his picture book. The backer has many choices in book publication, whether online or in local print stores. We can certainly recommend to you our favorite online book publishers at the time of completion of our service to you.
The Videopage mounts either in the inside back cover (default) or inside front cover (by request) of the book. It comes with a strong adhesive to bind to the cover. The campaign video and the VideopageInBooks picture (shown above) depict the easy integration of the product into books.
Yes. The user transfers their own video files to the Videopage. The playback mode is single-repeat mode, which means the video will loop until the user selects the next video file.
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