Everything is a Remix is back! And this time with Star Wars inspired swag. With your support, we'll do a run of t-shirts and stickers.
But first, if you haven’t seen it yet, here’s Kirby’s take on the new Star Wars film, The Force Awakens:
We are really excited to bring you new Star Wars inspired t-shirts. These are super high quality and printed on our new favorite shirt, The Next Level Apparel Tri-Blend Crew. Super soft and great fitting with a vintage feel these shirts are great additions to any Star Wars or Remix collection.
T-Shirt #1: Everything is a Remix "Empire Strikes Back" Edition
Brand new for 2016 is the "Empire Strikes Back" inspired "Everything is a Remix" t-shirt. Printed on the Vintage Navy Next Level Tri-Blend Crew, this is our new favorite t-shirt. Available in unisex sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL. (We'll request your size after the campaign ends.)
T-Shirt #2: Remix "Star Wars" Edition
Also brand new for 2016 is the "Star Wars" inspired "Remix" t-shirt, our nod to where it all started, the iconic opening of Everything is a Remix: Part One. Printed on the Vintage Black Next Level Tri-Blend Crew, this is our new favorite t-shirt. Available in unisex sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL. (We'll request your size after the campaign ends.)
T-Shirt #3: The Original
And making its return is the original, beloved "Everything is a Remix" t-shirt, which features the iconic type used throughout the original series. Printed on the Vintage Black Next Level Tri-Blend Crew, this is our new favorite t-shirt. Available in unisex sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL. (We'll request your size after the campaign ends.)
All rewards over $30 come with two Star Wars inspired 3x3” stickers, perfect for laptops and other gadgets.
The Remix Method: Beta Edition PDF
And all rewards over $10 come with a PDF of “The Remix Method: Beta Edition,” a short document about how Kirby remixes. It outlines his working methods, approach, and tools.
The Remix Method: Live Stream
For $75 and up, you can attend an exclusive hour-long live video stream with Kirby, where he’ll discuss his working methods and take questions. Also includes the $30 reward level. (The format and date options will be determined by how many people back this reward.)
The Remix Method: Beta Edition Printed Book
For $100 and up, you will receive a signed, collectors' edition printed version of “The Remix Method: Beta Edition.” Also includes the $75 reward level. Available exclusively via Kickstarter. (The format is to be determined, with options ranging from a hand-bound booklet to a short run print.)
A note to backers at this level. Your t-shirt will be shipped with the book. This means it may take longer to receive your t-shirt than the other backers, depending on how long it takes us to produce the collectors' edition printed book.
Lastly, at the upper end of the reward spectrum we’ve got some unique opportunities.
For $500, non-profit and educational institutions can get your logo in the credit sequence of an upcoming free video. Plus the $100 reward level.
For $1,000 - $3,000 sliding scale, get your company logo in the credit sequence of an upcoming free video. Plus the $100 reward level.
For $4000, book Kirby to come to you and perform his 45-minute Everything is a Remix talk along with a Q&A. Plus the $100 reward level. Available in the US or Canada.
And for $5,000 - $8,000 sliding scale, grab the “Presented by” credit in an upcoming free video. Plus the $100 reward level.
To sum up
Kirby always has more unrealized ideas, scripts, and premises than there is time to produce because we make most of our living producing videos for other organizations. And while we love these projects, what we really want to do is bring Kirby’s direct voice, ideas, and vision to you - his fans and followers.
These are videos that inspire and educate audiences worldwide, change how you see the world, and give you new tools of mind.
If you want even more than 50% of your Kickstarter pledge to go towards funding the long game, consider adding $5, $10, or $20 to your reward selection.
If you want 100% of your Kickstarter pledge to go towards the long game, just click "No thanks, I just want to help the project" when prompted to select a reward.
And if you want to help build an army that supports every video that Kirby produces, also head on over to Patreon and back with a couple dollars. Everyone that pledges $3 and up gets access to Kirby's episodic documentary This is Not a Conspiracy Theory for as long as you are a patron.
Want to talk with us directly before making your pledge? Just click the "Contact me" button near the top of the page and ask us anything.
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Once shipped, US orders take 1-2 weeks for delivery; International orders take 1-2 months for delivery.
We are not responsible for missed deliveries. If an item is returned to us, we will contact you to collect new shipping funds. Once funds are received we can reship your reward. We cannot issue refunds for rewards returned to us by the postal service.
International Duties and Taxes
International backers are responsible for paying all customs duties and taxes placed on your package. The best summary we've ever seen of what to expect can be found on the FAQ section of Cotton Bureau. We cannot issue refunds for rewards returned to us because the backer didn't pay their duties and/or taxes.
If there’s something wrong with your t-shirt (wrong size, wrong item, defective product, etc.), just contact us via this Kickstarter. We'll send you the corrected item along with pre-paid postage for your return. If we no longer have your t-shirt in stock we'll issue a refund (an unlikely occurrence, but can happen especially with the less in demand sizes).
The number of months and people are expected averages, but will vary depending on how many backers we receive at each rewards level. Also, our tax rate and health insurance premiums will increase as the funds increase, which means double the Kickstarter funding doesn’t necessarily equal double the months covered.
The “upcoming free videos” may or may not be Everything is a Remix videos. Institutions, companies, products, and individuals who wish to back this Kickstarter campaign at these reward levels should do so as patrons of Kirby Ferguson’s creative work, intellect, and imagination. Because you want to support innovative content for the net, not as commerce transactions where specific results are expected.
Risks and challenges
If there are more than 1500 shirts to ship, we may need to find a fulfillment company to send our rewards. We already have a tried and true system for doing our own fulfillment, but sourcing a new system for fulfilling thousands of orders will take some time. This alternate system may also cut into our margins and change our profit predictions.
As far as the long game, we just ask that you remember that we are small-time independent creators and know that unforeseen circumstances (such as illness, injury, family emergency, or death) can reduce our intended output over any given period of time.
Kirby's beast of a project, This is Not a Conspiracy Theory, was successfully funded via Kickstarter in 2012. Those backers have all received digital access to the series, their posters, and their talks. DVD and Blu-Ray rewards will get produced and shipped when the series is completed. But that won't be for a few years from now and doesn't compete with the production/shipping schedule for this Kickstarter.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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