A NEW (old fashioned) Art Format
Flipbookit.net is from kinetic artists, Mark Rosen and Wendy Marvel. They create moving art that tells stories and tickles our sense of nostalgia. In late 2011, their series of motorized flipbooks based on the motion studies of Edweard Muybridge began touring with galleries, art shows and at special events internationally. MAKE magazine is featuring the artists in their January issue and a few of the boxes were on display at Maker Fair 2012 (you can see the original flipbooks at www.mechanicalflipbook.com)
The gallery-versions of their original mechanical flip-book artworks are expensive and are only available in limited editions. But the public response became so overwhelming that Wendy and Mark had to share this magical art format with as many people as possible.
"When we displayed our art at the Bay Area 2012 Maker Faire, so many people wanted to know when kit version was coming out, we had to do something."
To bring the flip-book-kit to life, we decided to bring in a pro. For directing the production version of the Mechanical-Flip-Book-Maker-Kit, we teamed up with friend, inventor and manufacturing designer Steven Goldstein. Steve holds over 12 patents, was a Disney imagineer, and has guided many products from concept through production into distribution.
Behind the Scenes
The funds of this KS campaign will help make enable us to pay for all the creative people and companies who contributed to this project and take the project to the point that a whole new creative media form is developed and popularized. We started developing a user forum/dicussion list and all the online user tools and templates. Even though we know many programmers, we've found that our friends are busy, and programmers can't work for free. Your support will help get the flipbookit user base up and running. Thank You!
Risks and challenges
We've built many flipbookit prototypes and figured out how to build a bunch of these things! We are currently screening vendors so we can get all the components crafted to our standard and on schedule. Specifically, we'll be deciding on our die-cutting and injection mold vendors. Steve has been doing this type of work for years. There are still some key decisions to make, but all the indications are looking very positive.
A concurrent challenge will be getting all the online tools that we've started developing to work well together. In their respective jobs, Mark and Wendy have been managing sophisticated online projects for years and are sure to deliver that component together with our great crew. We'll all be very excited to send out our first run of flipbookits!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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