PROJECT UPDATE: Crime In Stereo - EC//NIETL Deluxe DVD
A brief update for all you CIS fans who have been patiently waiting for this deluxe DVD and free DVD. Finally the authoring company have come back to me with the above prices for the production of the DELUXE units.
Realistically we’re looking at a cost of £5 in the UK and $8 in the USA/Rest of the world per DVD.
No I’m not joking! That’s how cheap we want the units to be. The next part now is down to where we go with, postage, the cost of the DVD menu creation, and charity donations. The DVD menu was £100 to have put together. Why was this paid for? The answer is simply because I put the artwork onto the background of the menu design and found it looked far too static. So I got in touch with a motion graphics artist and he gave the project a special cut-rate. For £100 he’s made the menu come alive in the way I wanted. Its visually stimulating in it’s new digital form; giving the product far more value. All the design work is exceptional but for it to evolve from a print form to a digital format, we needed that little extra professional involvement.
As promised, we’re being completely transparent with EVERYTHING. There is nothing here being hidden. I’m also considering how amazing it would be if we got some screen prints designed. I know a lot of people are waiting for the kickstarter but as we are so near the end of this giant I feel it’s a shame to rush hastily forward. This is especially true when we can bulk it out another step with a screen print or various other bonus items? How do potential customers/fans feel about this; I’d love to hear your input? Again this is only being put out to the crowd for a couple of weeks, if we hear nothing back or don’t get enough interest we’ll be rolling out the kick starter in it’s basic format (the DVD only).
I’ve also been in touch with Bridge Nine who might stock the free DVD’s and get them being passed out as free ‘bonus’ accompaniments for other Bridge Nine webstore products. That has yet to be confirmed though and is just one avenue of distribution to get the free DVDs ‘out there’. Lets not forget that there are no profits involved in this as well. The DVDs wouldn’t be advertised as part of merchandise items, they would simply be added to packages without prior notice.
The number of deluxe DVDs we have printed will be based on the response on kickstarter. Also it must be noted that if the kickstarter doesn’t reach the minimum target, we can’t get these DVDs pressed, so it’s within the interests of everyone to remind anyone they know about this project. It’s a bonafide one off!
Forecasted complete costs are thus (not finalised):
- UK copies with postage: £10-12
- The rest of the world with postage: $20-25
This gives you all some idea of how much deluxe copies will be. As previously stated I would love to hear your feedback on this, or any ideas of things to include as bonus items in the release. Please drop me a message directly or a reply to this post. If any messages that come in are really great ideas I’ll reply and put them out there for everyone on this blog.
Finally, the DVD will soon be heading off to the band for a final look where they will give it their approval. That is the last step in this whole process. I’m now in touch with Alex Dunne over email, which in itself is something of a miracle because (and I admire this fact a lot) he doesn’t come on the internet a lot!
Thanks for your continued support. I can’t wait to get these out there.