Henri Yoki: New Album, Art Book, Documentary film, +more
I want do what I am born to do here. I need 60 days. No gatekeepers, No middle men! Just 100% me. Let's make this happen!
Update #3: Las Vegas Promotion and The Last Days
Update #2: Detroit Promotion and One Week to GO!
#1: NYC Promotion and Successful First Week!
When I kick off this creative project will take 2 months Monday to Sunday to complete and it will produce five main deliverables. I plan to start as soon as possible, however depending my day job, I reserve my final completion deadline to February 2014. I will do all 100% alone, yes, just me:
- A new SuperMasterKings album. Everyday Mon-Fri I will produce one song every day for the first 6 weeks. This adds up to a big list of songs. From these I will select the best for the album and will do little more work on them the last 2 weeks to complete the new album. >>Check current releases
- Art Book. Everyday Mon-Sun I will create a new digital image. This will give me a bunch of images to which I will throw in some good ones as extra from my inventory. This will be the base for creating an awesome colorful Art Book. >>See current work
- Collection of poems. Every day Mon-Sun right when I wake up, I will create a poem. This counts to a considerable selection of poems. I will select the best for my first ever published poem collection.
- Documentary video of the project. I will capture myself working on the project and fulfilling all the tasks that I have set as rewards. You'll get to know all the tips and tricks, and right & wrongs I did. I have the footage edited in a good fashion to an edible whole, and it will be uploaded for streaming. The previews are in some of the rewards. After the preview time, it will become fully public. Thus, you will be able to see how I went about with the creative process.
- Collection of fabric designs. Everyday when I create the image, I will also save that in a repeat-form. Thus, the design can be used to print fabrics. I will select the best ones and upload them in my Spoonflower profile, where anybody can print them to their choice of fabric anytime. I will theme the collection in the spirit of this project.
This is a lot of work and I want to do it! Rewards are good, so please back me up and we make this happen! =D
I am Henri Yoki. What can I say? I do many things =). Many have said that I'm a renaissance man. I produce electronic music, create acrylic and spray paintings, fabricate digital graphics, jewellerysmith precious metals to beautiful jewelry, write literary works, build contemporary saunas (See CBS Detroit Demon Sauna), am programmer and IT savvy, know and speak several languages, I am a diver, marathon runner, I pick berries and mushrooms in the forest, and am polite towards the elderly to name a few traits.
Then some resume facts. I have the privilege to be well educated in Business, Technology, and International Management with three Masters degrees from top Universities in Europe and South East Asia. Currently, I work in consultancy implementing electronic medical records systems for hospitals. It is my way to approach something important; to be part of building the world a better place, or in this case, a safer patient care.
In addition, there are achievements that go beyond the standard good stuff; I have climbed mountains in France, Japan, and Kenia, and done the full Ironman triathlon in 13 hours. From a time I was overweight, depressed, and the drinks went down easily I have has literally revolutionalized my life. Now I study spiritual texts across all religions, and contemplate how I can use my life to better serve the people of the World. I feel I have received so much, thus it is my time to give back.
Essentially, I have now my heart set in pursuit of a life involving my artwork. Namely electronic music, visual arts, literature (novels and poems), fabric designs, and film! I have the uttermost need to do it. I just can't help myself; I need to create. It is like breathing =).
Thus, this is my kickstart to my first big independent art project. With the 10 000$ I can make this happen, and bring joy for everybody following and backing me up. I think my work is important. I believe that if an individual follows his or her passion with deep determination, strong motivation, and fundamental willingness to work for it, it is for the benefit for the whole society. There is no efficiency of any other kind. With this project, I want to demonstrate my passion..
I hope I can, through my art work and example, inspire people to reach for their dreams, spread happiness, and cultivate collaboration across boundaries. So, please back me up, and we make this this happen!
So, why should I bother? What value this has for the backer? What do you need the money for?
I can't do this by myself. I need your support. In return I offer some great rewards! I will use the Kickstarter funds to offset the project costs and take the time off and dedicate myself 100% to complete the project.
Here is a more comprehensive list of reasons why you should back me up:
- You get significant value! Check the rewards. There is a lot of excellent options to choose.
- Join the new era of direct artist support. By backing me up, I will get the money, you will get the products, and nobody is taking huge shares between us nor deciding what is good content.
- You will get to know this interesting project. This is me 100%, so I will make every dollar count. No regrets! =)
- I will share my experiences and my tips. You will learn how this works, the dos and don'ts, and how to set up your own project so to make it successful.
- You will have my gratitude. I have the utmost respect and gratitude for all the people supporting me. You are the ones that give me the opportunity to be who I am. Thank you!
- I am not an asshole =). Yes. I am a nice guy. I like other people and I try to keep my feet on the ground. I don't dream to be a millionaire, just dream to have enough support, so I could do my artwork full time.
Finally, I am sure you will appreciate to find out in detail the related costs:
- Printing the CD, the Art Book, and the Poems Collection
- Printing the postcards
- Getting a special USB stick made
- Cover the global delivery costs
- Cover my regular expenses, so I can take the time off to dedicate 100% my time on the project
- Promotion for the CD, Art Book, and Poems Collection
Check the rewards on the right. Back me up, I make it count! =). And, have an awesome rest of the day! Thanks for taking the time to get to know my project. =D
Credits: Tuukka Moilanen (Flower Image in video), HerbertBoland at Freesounds.org (Sadness sound in video), Chris Adams (Filming the blueman performance video)
Risks and challenges
Will you really sign every CD and book you promise?
Yes. Once I sent 1000 letters to Australia to apply an internship in the precious metals jewellery industry. All those letters were signed by me. I know what it takes and I can do more. And, yes, I got the internhip.
How you have time to do this if you are working full time in consulting?
The goal of 10 000$ minus costs will allow me to take two months time off and focus solely on the project. If I get funded, I trust I can organize this so that everybody are okay me doing this.
Are you sure you have all your costs identified?
Yes. I have checked everything in detail. I should be able to fulfill all my rewards and have still some margin to cover my time off.
- (30 days)