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Hi Everybody!

Four years ago we started doing videos on youtube. We did not think this would be a permanent thing, it kind of just happened. We were fresh out of college and just wanted to do some awesome stuff. Now youtube of has become our life. We brought in some of our friends to make this whole thing even more awesome. Youtube cannot sustain us, we are too many people and we invest too much time into the individual videos. What we are doing is economically, well, stupid. So we make our living doing commercial video jobs while doing as much youtube on the side as possible. Our dream would be to do content creation for you guys full time. That is what this patreon is for. By supporting us here you are not only making our lives way less stressful but you actually help us produce more content for youtube. 



If you like what we are doing and consider buying some strangers over the internet the equivalent of a coffee, we would very much appreciate it. If 1% of our subscribers would do this, we could do youtube full time.

Regardless of our financial situation we will continue doing this whatever happens and our videos will always be free! Kurzgesagt has become something that gives us purpose and a mission.

Patreon is about frequency and quality. The more you support us the more we are able to do.

All we can promise you is that we do the best we can and invest as much time and love into youtube as possible without being irresponsible. Thank you for your ongoing support, it really is a huge deal for us and we very much appreciate it.

Philipp, Patrizia, Philip, Miri, Dani, Lizzy, Marc, Bella, Jonas, Michelle, Lara, Martin, Greta, Lukas, Roland, Vera, Felina, Petra, Sammi, Steve, Thomas, Fabi, Mochi

What we will do with your money:

- Currently we have two jobs: Kurzgesagt and our "real" jobs. By supporting us on Patreon you give us the opportunity to take less commercial jobs and focus more on youtube. Although youtube pays a little, it is not even close to sustaining ourselves. So put simply, you make our lives much easier and take stress away so we can do better and more work, for free, for you.

- We can invest more time in the videos: Youtube doesn’t like long videos. But we do – and most of you do too.

- We can take some time off to work on other educational projects. For example, we are working on an app that explains the immune system.

- It also will make all the bad feelings you got for using adblock on our stuff, go away. Add block absolution.

Thank you so much for all your support! We appreciate it more than you can imagine and it really helps us out!



[About the bigger rewards – Please note that you don't have to pay for them monthly to get them. (but of course you can if you want to.)]
Tiers
Pledge $2 or more per month

The Cake is not a lie, Thank you email & Patreon Stream

With Kurzgesagt, the cake is not a lie!
You'll get a design of a beautiful cake! Also, you'll get access to our Patreon Stream where we'll post more regular updates about our process and future videos! And finally we hereby give you absolution for using Adblock on our videos!
Pledge $5 or more per month

Your Name in the Video Description!

We'll put a list of everyone who funds us in the description of the "main" video at least one time!

+ all of the above
Pledge $10 or more per month

Certificate that You are Part of the Universe

You'll get a certificate from Duck per email that proves that you are indeed a human and a living and thinking part of an endless universe.
Pledge $15 or more per month

Kurzgesagt Wallpapers & Graphics

Get wallpapers for your smartphone, tablet or different monitor sizes. We'll make two wallpapers per video and some bonus ones from time to time if there are graphics requested.

+ Certificate

Kurzgesagt Music
$20 or more per month

All of the lovely Kurzgesagt Music

You'll get Epic Mountain's amazing Music that they compose for most of the videos as soon as it is ready! Of course, this includes all music we already have at this point (this might be before the actual video comes out!)
+ Certificate & Wallpapers
Unique Postcards
$25 or more per month
Monthly unique Kurzgesagt Art Cards!


We will send TWO art cards EVERY month to your home (as long as you decide to pledge). 

- exclusively and without charging postage -

One of them signed by us, the other for you to use for the most special occasions and people in your life.

You cannot buy them anywhere and they are a one-off, fresh design every month!


+ Certificate & Wallpapers & Music 

Personal Kurzgesagt Bird
$40 or more per month

Fancy & Unique Bird Icon/Avatar + Appear in a Kurzgesagt Video + Be on our website forever


You get a fancy unique Bird Icon that you can use as an Avatar for youtube or patron (or whatever). We'll know you are a cool human being if we see you on the interwebz. Also, your bird will appear in future videos (when and how will be kind of random, but we'll notify you!) So you'll be part of the Kurzgesagt Bird Army that has its permanent home on our website.

+ Certificate & Wallpapers & Music
We record your Voicemail
$75 or more per month
Steve will record a message for your voicemail in the distinct Kurzgesagt tone! (no corporate stuff)



Please note that you don't have to pay for this monthly, you can do it one time and get your voicemail recorded!


+ Certificate & Wallpapers & Music & Bird

Wall of Fame
$100 or more per month
Your face on our Wall of Fame!


This is your chance to be part of the Kurzgesagt team! 

Not only will you get a bird and a unique avatar of your face in the kurzgesagt style – we will pin it on our Wall of Fame at the kurzgesagt office (for as long as you decide to pledge).

Yours can be the first face we see entering our office and with it comes the permission to brag about it to your friends!


+ Certificate & Wallpapers & Music & Bird

Get a bird and have it killed
$150 or more per month (sold out!)
Get your personal Bird & have it die a horrible death.

Did you ever want a more personal place in a Kurzgesagt video but just appearing is not enough for you? Now there is a way: We will make you a bird and then kill it prominently in a video. There are many ways this could happen: Crushed by a heavy object, vaporized by an alien or GRB, eaten alive, dropped on a neutron star... A scene of the death it will get prominently featured on our website with your name.


+ Certificate & Wallpapers & Music

Goals
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Patreon is the reason we have been able to grow the team and improve the quality so much. Your contributions are already the most important part of our income. It has completely changed how we approach creating. We have a weird business that is built on many different pillars and Patreon is the one enabling the most work we do for the youtube channel. In 2013 an average video took about 150 hours. In 2015 it was about 250 hours. And in 2017 we spend around 400 to 500 hours per video. We are trying to make this a bigger thing while still being true to our all time most important value: Quality > Quantity – and we honestly could not do it without you guys.

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Hi Everybody!

Four years ago we started doing videos on youtube. We did not think this would be a permanent thing, it kind of just happened. We were fresh out of college and just wanted to do some awesome stuff. Now youtube of has become our life. We brought in some of our friends to make this whole thing even more awesome. Youtube cannot sustain us, we are too many people and we invest too much time into the individual videos. What we are doing is economically, well, stupid. So we make our living doing commercial video jobs while doing as much youtube on the side as possible. Our dream would be to do content creation for you guys full time. That is what this patreon is for. By supporting us here you are not only making our lives way less stressful but you actually help us produce more content for youtube. 



If you like what we are doing and consider buying some strangers over the internet the equivalent of a coffee, we would very much appreciate it. If 1% of our subscribers would do this, we could do youtube full time.

Regardless of our financial situation we will continue doing this whatever happens and our videos will always be free! Kurzgesagt has become something that gives us purpose and a mission.

Patreon is about frequency and quality. The more you support us the more we are able to do.

All we can promise you is that we do the best we can and invest as much time and love into youtube as possible without being irresponsible. Thank you for your ongoing support, it really is a huge deal for us and we very much appreciate it.

Philipp, Patrizia, Philip, Miri, Dani, Lizzy, Marc, Bella, Jonas, Michelle, Lara, Martin, Greta, Lukas, Roland, Vera, Felina, Petra, Sammi, Steve, Thomas, Fabi, Mochi

What we will do with your money:

- Currently we have two jobs: Kurzgesagt and our "real" jobs. By supporting us on Patreon you give us the opportunity to take less commercial jobs and focus more on youtube. Although youtube pays a little, it is not even close to sustaining ourselves. So put simply, you make our lives much easier and take stress away so we can do better and more work, for free, for you.

- We can invest more time in the videos: Youtube doesn’t like long videos. But we do – and most of you do too.

- We can take some time off to work on other educational projects. For example, we are working on an app that explains the immune system.

- It also will make all the bad feelings you got for using adblock on our stuff, go away. Add block absolution.

Thank you so much for all your support! We appreciate it more than you can imagine and it really helps us out!



[About the bigger rewards – Please note that you don't have to pay for them monthly to get them. (but of course you can if you want to.)]

Recent posts by Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

Tiers
Pledge $2 or more per month

The Cake is not a lie, Thank you email & Patreon Stream

With Kurzgesagt, the cake is not a lie!
You'll get a design of a beautiful cake! Also, you'll get access to our Patreon Stream where we'll post more regular updates about our process and future videos! And finally we hereby give you absolution for using Adblock on our videos!
Pledge $5 or more per month

Your Name in the Video Description!

We'll put a list of everyone who funds us in the description of the "main" video at least one time!

+ all of the above
Pledge $10 or more per month

Certificate that You are Part of the Universe

You'll get a certificate from Duck per email that proves that you are indeed a human and a living and thinking part of an endless universe.
Pledge $15 or more per month

Kurzgesagt Wallpapers & Graphics

Get wallpapers for your smartphone, tablet or different monitor sizes. We'll make two wallpapers per video and some bonus ones from time to time if there are graphics requested.

+ Certificate

Kurzgesagt Music
$20 or more per month

All of the lovely Kurzgesagt Music

You'll get Epic Mountain's amazing Music that they compose for most of the videos as soon as it is ready! Of course, this includes all music we already have at this point (this might be before the actual video comes out!)
+ Certificate & Wallpapers
Unique Postcards
$25 or more per month
Monthly unique Kurzgesagt Art Cards!


We will send TWO art cards EVERY month to your home (as long as you decide to pledge). 

- exclusively and without charging postage -

One of them signed by us, the other for you to use for the most special occasions and people in your life.

You cannot buy them anywhere and they are a one-off, fresh design every month!


+ Certificate & Wallpapers & Music 

Personal Kurzgesagt Bird
$40 or more per month

Fancy & Unique Bird Icon/Avatar + Appear in a Kurzgesagt Video + Be on our website forever


You get a fancy unique Bird Icon that you can use as an Avatar for youtube or patron (or whatever). We'll know you are a cool human being if we see you on the interwebz. Also, your bird will appear in future videos (when and how will be kind of random, but we'll notify you!) So you'll be part of the Kurzgesagt Bird Army that has its permanent home on our website.

+ Certificate & Wallpapers & Music
We record your Voicemail
$75 or more per month
Steve will record a message for your voicemail in the distinct Kurzgesagt tone! (no corporate stuff)



Please note that you don't have to pay for this monthly, you can do it one time and get your voicemail recorded!


+ Certificate & Wallpapers & Music & Bird

Wall of Fame
$100 or more per month
Your face on our Wall of Fame!


This is your chance to be part of the Kurzgesagt team! 

Not only will you get a bird and a unique avatar of your face in the kurzgesagt style – we will pin it on our Wall of Fame at the kurzgesagt office (for as long as you decide to pledge).

Yours can be the first face we see entering our office and with it comes the permission to brag about it to your friends!


+ Certificate & Wallpapers & Music & Bird

Get a bird and have it killed
$150 or more per month (sold out!)
Get your personal Bird & have it die a horrible death.

Did you ever want a more personal place in a Kurzgesagt video but just appearing is not enough for you? Now there is a way: We will make you a bird and then kill it prominently in a video. There are many ways this could happen: Crushed by a heavy object, vaporized by an alien or GRB, eaten alive, dropped on a neutron star... A scene of the death it will get prominently featured on our website with your name.


+ Certificate & Wallpapers & Music