Kickstarter Highlight – Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared The Series
Do you like being hugged?
Do you like being scared?
Do you not like being hugged because you’re scared?
Then look no further, it’s time for another Kickstarter Highlight!
What is it?
Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared consists of a small group of people who put together some very unique videos on YouTube. Here’s one of them.
You might have noticed just how serious that video gets suddenly. This video alone, as of the time of writing has slowly creeping towards 18 million views! 18 million is a crazy number – But that’s how many people have seen this video.
They then made Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared 2, which discusses time and what it does to us/the world.
So these could be considered shock videos which discusses a theme.
This Kickstarter campaign has been made to help them on their way to making a whole series of these videos, which are clearly very popular already! This campaign has been made to teach those puppets the 6 meanings of life… What meanings they are, we’ll just have to find out.
How much are they asking for?
£96,000 is the target funding goal! Quite a high target, however with their following they might be able to make it. As of the time of writing this article, they have over £37,000 raised with 21 days to go. It’s a high target as they want to be able to produce these last episodes properly.
They project each episode will cost around £24,000!! Woah! But they have given justification for it and it seems to make a lot of sense, plus it would help them work full time on Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared.
The money goes into the following stages:
- Pre-production: Writing, storyboarding, creating an animatic, characters and concept designs.
- Audio: writing and recording the music, all the voices and sound design.
- Production: Building all the sets, puppets, props, models and the cost of all materials.
- Shooting: Studio time, location costs, crew, lights, camera and lots and lots of stress.
- Post production: editing, compositing, adding 2d or CG animation and lots more dull digital work.
Now, who wants to go and contemplate the damage that time does to us?
What are the rewards?
As per usual, an important aspect for a successful campaign on Kickstarter is down to the rewards… So, what are the rewards that the average person could potentially afford?
I’m personally interested in the £15 pledge as there is a poster involved… And I quite like having something physical!
What? You want to see the poster? It’ll be as crazy as the series is proving to be!
Here it is!
What did you all think of this Kickstarter campaign? It’s quite a unique one in that this was an established video series on YouTube which has done so well, they wanted to do better. Both me and Joel are excited by this campaign as we both love the two released videos, as bizarre as they are!
Are you as intrigued as we are? Do the videos scare you in any way, or are they just a normal day on the internet? Give us a comment, let us know – and back that campaign!