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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!

WHAT?

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

WHO?

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!

If you are still hungry for more information on me, you can find out more from my web pages www.henriyoki.com/CV and from my LinkedIn profile.

WHY?

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.

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    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    I will use my incredible mental psychic skills to create you a massive fortune and a great happiness. Plus you get 3 new SuperMasterKings songs for download.

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    I will meditate for 3 minutes on how I can best use my life to serve humanity to increase happiness and decrease suffering for the people on earth. You are named in the project web pages for supporting my meditation. You get 5 songs for DL and a thank you card.

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    FULL SuperMasterKings album DL, the preview link for the documentary film, and a special beautiful thank you card.

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    ALL DOWNLOADs and LINKS: Full SuperMasterKings album DL, Film preview link, Art Book DL, and Poems Collection DL. Awesome thank you card + a special surprise!

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    The new SuperMasterKings backer exclusive limited edition album CD with global delivery. ALL DOWNLOADs and Film preview link. Plus you get to VOTE on what songs are included in the album. ALSO, get a early bird link to two companies printing the artwork in large prints, pillow covers, t-shirts, hoodies, canvases, ipad covers, etc.. you choose!

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    The new SuperMasterKings backer exclusive limited edition album CD SIGNED and your name in all web and printed credits. You will get the printed Poem Collection Booklet, a set of printed Beautiful Postcards (my design), and the Art Book DL + All DLs and preview links. Global delivery.

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    Backer excusive specially designed T-shirt (printed on American Apparel tee made in USA), and the project deliverabes as DL.

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    Backer exclusive limited edition Signed Art Book, limited edition Signed SuperMasterKings Album CD, and limited edition Signed Poem Collection. A true value pack. In addition, preview of the documentary movie, and I say your name to give thanks in the film start, Special USB stick with all basic DLs PLUS ALL project songs, all written poems, all created images, and all fabric desings. Still more: A Special Surprise, A deck of postcards, and your name in all credits. All DLs and preview links. Also 3 weeks in advance and global delivery.

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    Get one image and fabric design made specially for you. You can suggest the theme, or even give some pictures as input. Also, you will get all goodies in USB stick.

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    I will go and do one +30min morning jogging between 6 to 8 am! I will film this in the documentary movie and say you made me do it. ALSO you get the $100 value pack as detailed just above.

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    I will meditate and contemplate your name for 20 minutes to give thanks for your kind support, and echo friendly thoughts in my mind to wish all good things for you. I have the meditation session(s) shown in the documentary with your name illustrated. PLUS you get the 100$ value pack detailed above.

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    BANG BANG!!! I give you the opportunity to include one sound of yours to one the songs. This may be anything for example a buzz, a clap, or laughter. You decide, I make sure it sounds good in the song. Then the sweet bundle: A surprise + The Limited Edition SuperMasterKings Album, Poem Collection, and Art book all signed. Plus your name in credits and USB with all the goodies. All 3 weeks in advance and global delivery.

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    I will eat one banana for you in the documentary film and say you made me do it. Then more: Backer excusive specially designed T-shirt (printed on American Apparel tee made in USA) + the value bundle: CD, Poems Collection, and Art Book all signed. Your name in credits, and the USB with all goodies. All 3 weeks in advance and global delivery.

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    Pledge $200 or more About $200

    Take a exclusive right to get one image and a fabric design (derived from the image) designed privately to you. You can suggest the topic. Or then pick one from the preview selection I have for you to offer. Then, you can have the image printed on the medium you wish from a variety of options and I will sign it. On top of this, you will get also the copy rights of that specific image and the image delivered to you in digital format.

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    A song made specially with the theme you decide. Also, you can suggest yours sounds and lyrics what to include. This rewards counts in the production time for one day (8h) and a digital delivery of the song PLUS the USB stick with all the goodies. The song may or may not be selected to the album. All 3 weeks in advance global delivery.

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    Standard sponsorship package. Good visibility in Henri Yoki webpages, in all project communications (flyers, prints and email updates) and deliverables (mentioned as sponsor in CD, Poem book, and Art book acknowledgements). In the film you are mentioned as project sponsor. You get one fabric and image designed specially to your liking. Also, you get all project deliverables. All 3 weeks in advance global delivery.

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    Product placement in the documentary video. I advertise your product in the documentary video. One rule though, I don't do products that have any animal origin materials or are harmul in other means. Hope this is cool =D. Anyways, we will make it smooth and or funny in the video. Good advertisement =). I can guarantee the video will be watched in the hundreds, and who knows how many more, especially if I will make it a good documentary of a Kickstarter project. You'll also get the USB stick with all the goodies.

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    Exclusive custom sponsorship package. You can suggest ways to get the exposure you want, and I make sure you get it. Extreme visibility in everything. Have your name highlighted in the CD, Art Book, and Poem Collection cover page. Also, have your name written as "Executive Producer" in the opening texts of the project documentary film. Opportunity to add or suggest your sounds, lyrics and name & theme one song how you wish. I will use one day's time (8h) to produce the song. If you wish, the song will be included in the album and I will work on it a little bit bit still. Finally, you get all project deliverables with 3 weeks in advance global delivery.

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