Extra Credit Studios is creating The Most Popular Girls in School & More Stop-Motion Adventures
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 WHO ARE WE? 
Hi, we’re Extra Credit Studios, and you probably know us best as the team behind THE MOST POPULAR GIRLS IN SCHOOL! We’re an animation studio based in Los Angeles that’s been making original stop-motion productions since 2011. From our humble beginnings animating on a borrowed kitchen table in our spare time, we've been able to grow into a fully functioning animation studio that produces one of the biggest scripted Youtube series of all time as well as being capable of producing commercials, television shows, and stop-motion films! Through it all, we've set ourselves apart thanks to our DIY mentality and an intentional focus on the story behind every piece of content that we produce. Want to know more about the studio? CLICK HERE

 WHY DO YOU NEED MY HELP? 
In short, we want to make THE MOST POPULAR GIRLS IN SCHOOL a year-round channel that posts new content every week.

For the last few years, we’ve been funding MPGIS through a variety of methods including traditional crowdfunding, outside investment, and Youtube ad revenue. The issue with all of these methods is that in order for them to be effective, we have to take large breaks from producing the show and go dark while we build up funds and plot new seasons. Before the most recent season of MPGIS, the channel went dark for more than two years while we went out pitching investors, building capital, and figuring out how to make it all work. We don’t like this model, and we know you, our fans, don’t either. So with that in mind, we’re turning directly to you with a model that’s going to allow us to produce content more quickly and get new MPGIS videos to you far more frequently.

 WHERE IS MY MONEY GOING TO? 
By investing in our Patreon, you'll be contributing directly to the development & production of:
  • SEASON 6 OF THE MOST POPULAR GIRLS IN SCHOOL
  • Weekly Animated Most Popular Girls in School Videos
  • Our New MPGIS Podcast: OVERLAND PARK STUDENT RADIO
  • New Episodes of The Trisha Show featuring Interviews with Your Favorite Youtubers
  • A New Series: KEEPING UP WITH THE VAN BURENS
  • Another New Series: MODELS starring Trisha 2 & Cameron Van Buren
  • The new EXTRA CREDIT STUDIOS CHANNEL which will feature all kinds of new content centered around the world of stop-motion including BEHIND THE SCENES OF MPGIS, HOW-TO's on animation, voiceover, and production, INTERVIEWS, DOCUMENTARIES, and even brand-new ANIMATED SERIES!

 WHAT ARE THE PERKS? 
When you invest in this Patreon, you're not only allowing us to create new content. You're also gaining access to all kinds of exclusive videos, merchandise, and experiences!  To see everything that you get when you sign up for membership with us, make sure you check out the sidebar to the right. But just to give you a sampling, members of the Extra Credit Patreon will receive things like:
  • Early Access to All New Videos
  • Animated Videos that are Available Only to Patrons
  • Access to Patron-Only Livestreams w/ the Cast & Creators of MPGIS
  • The Ability to Vote for New MPGIS Content
  • Phone Calls from Your Favorite MPGIS Characters
  • Your Name or Photo on the Set of MPGIS
  • Patron-Exclusive Merch like Autographed photos, t-shirts, posters & mugs!
  • AND SO MUCH MORE!

 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 
What is Patreon? 
How Do I Become a Patron? 
How Do I Edit My Pledge?
How Do Rewards Work?
How Do I Message The Creators?
When Will I Be Charged?
Can I Pause My Pledge?
Tiers
Tier 1
$2 or more per month
  • Access to The Patron Feed where we'll be posting Behind the Scenes Photos & Videos that contain too many spoilers to be shared on social media.
  • Access to Patron-Only Merch Store
Tier 2
$5 or more per month
  • Early Access to Every Video we upload
  • Access to Exclusive Videos only available to patrons.


PLUS:

  • All Rewards in Tier 1
Tier 3
$10 or more per month
  • Exclusive Video Recordings of Every Podcast!
  • Access to Exclusive Livestreams with Mark, Carlo & The Cast of MPGIS
  • Monthly Download Pack Featuring a New Theme Every Month (August's Theme= Social Media Profile Pics!)
  • Entry into our Monthly Focus Groups where we'll discuss our new ideas for MPGIS and take your input and suggestions.


PLUS:

  • All Rewards in Tiers 1-2
Tier 4
$25 or more per month
  • Annual MPGIS Holiday Gift
  • Access to Livestreams of the MPGIS Writer's Room
  • Access to Behind the Scenes Videos of the MPGIS & Keeping Up with the Van Burens Recording Sessions
  • Access to Shooting Scripts of MPGIS & Keeping Up with the Van Burens!


PLUS:

  • All Rewards in Tiers 1-3
Tier 5
$50 or more per month
  • Every 2 months, you'll receive a new piece of MPGIS merch and/or memorabilia. These will include items like exclusive shirts, posters, mugs, signed photos, signed scripts, and more. All of these designs will only be available to Patrons at this level! They will never be released to the public.


 PLUS:

  • All Rewards in Tiers 1-4


*Please note: Patrons will begin receiving items after 2 months of patronage.

*Due to shipping costs, patrons outside the US will receive items every 3 months.

Tier 6
$100 or more per month
  • Your choice of either Your Name or Photo on the Set of MPGIS.
  • Personal Phone Call from an MPGIS Character


 PLUS

  • All Rewards in Tiers 1-5


*Please note: due to shipping costs, patrons outside the US will receive items every 3 months.

Tier 7
$500 or more per month
  • You will be credited as a Producer on one of our MPGIS Spin-off Series. (The Trisha Show, Overland Park Student Radio, Keeping Up with The Van Burens, Models, etc)


PLUS

  • All Rewards in Tiers 1-6


*Please note: due to shipping costs, patrons outside the US will receive items every 3 months.

Tier 8
$1,000 or more per month
  • You will be credited as a Producer on SEASON 6 of MPGIS
  • Personalized Video from an MPGIS Character


PLUS

  • All Rewards in Tiers 1-6


*Please note: due to shipping costs, patrons outside the US will receive items every 3 months.

Tier 9
$5,000 or more per month
  • A Tour of Extra Credit Studios in Los Angeles where you can take pictures with all of the dolls from MPGIS and see how we make the show in person
  • Dinner w/ Mark, Carlo & an MPGIS Cast Member
  • A Special Merchandise Package



PLUS

  • All Rewards in Tiers 1-6


*Please note: travel and lodging are not included with this tier.

Goals
1 – reached! patrons
We will start posting new content on the MPGIS channel at least once a month. The more patrons that we get, the more frequently we'll be able to post!
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 WHO ARE WE? 
Hi, we’re Extra Credit Studios, and you probably know us best as the team behind THE MOST POPULAR GIRLS IN SCHOOL! We’re an animation studio based in Los Angeles that’s been making original stop-motion productions since 2011. From our humble beginnings animating on a borrowed kitchen table in our spare time, we've been able to grow into a fully functioning animation studio that produces one of the biggest scripted Youtube series of all time as well as being capable of producing commercials, television shows, and stop-motion films! Through it all, we've set ourselves apart thanks to our DIY mentality and an intentional focus on the story behind every piece of content that we produce. Want to know more about the studio? CLICK HERE

 WHY DO YOU NEED MY HELP? 
In short, we want to make THE MOST POPULAR GIRLS IN SCHOOL a year-round channel that posts new content every week.

For the last few years, we’ve been funding MPGIS through a variety of methods including traditional crowdfunding, outside investment, and Youtube ad revenue. The issue with all of these methods is that in order for them to be effective, we have to take large breaks from producing the show and go dark while we build up funds and plot new seasons. Before the most recent season of MPGIS, the channel went dark for more than two years while we went out pitching investors, building capital, and figuring out how to make it all work. We don’t like this model, and we know you, our fans, don’t either. So with that in mind, we’re turning directly to you with a model that’s going to allow us to produce content more quickly and get new MPGIS videos to you far more frequently.

 WHERE IS MY MONEY GOING TO? 
By investing in our Patreon, you'll be contributing directly to the development & production of:
  • SEASON 6 OF THE MOST POPULAR GIRLS IN SCHOOL
  • Weekly Animated Most Popular Girls in School Videos
  • Our New MPGIS Podcast: OVERLAND PARK STUDENT RADIO
  • New Episodes of The Trisha Show featuring Interviews with Your Favorite Youtubers
  • A New Series: KEEPING UP WITH THE VAN BURENS
  • Another New Series: MODELS starring Trisha 2 & Cameron Van Buren
  • The new EXTRA CREDIT STUDIOS CHANNEL which will feature all kinds of new content centered around the world of stop-motion including BEHIND THE SCENES OF MPGIS, HOW-TO's on animation, voiceover, and production, INTERVIEWS, DOCUMENTARIES, and even brand-new ANIMATED SERIES!

 WHAT ARE THE PERKS? 
When you invest in this Patreon, you're not only allowing us to create new content. You're also gaining access to all kinds of exclusive videos, merchandise, and experiences!  To see everything that you get when you sign up for membership with us, make sure you check out the sidebar to the right. But just to give you a sampling, members of the Extra Credit Patreon will receive things like:
  • Early Access to All New Videos
  • Animated Videos that are Available Only to Patrons
  • Access to Patron-Only Livestreams w/ the Cast & Creators of MPGIS
  • The Ability to Vote for New MPGIS Content
  • Phone Calls from Your Favorite MPGIS Characters
  • Your Name or Photo on the Set of MPGIS
  • Patron-Exclusive Merch like Autographed photos, t-shirts, posters & mugs!
  • AND SO MUCH MORE!

 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 
What is Patreon? 
How Do I Become a Patron? 
How Do I Edit My Pledge?
How Do Rewards Work?
How Do I Message The Creators?
When Will I Be Charged?
Can I Pause My Pledge?

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Tiers
Tier 1
$2 or more per month
  • Access to The Patron Feed where we'll be posting Behind the Scenes Photos & Videos that contain too many spoilers to be shared on social media.
  • Access to Patron-Only Merch Store
Tier 2
$5 or more per month
  • Early Access to Every Video we upload
  • Access to Exclusive Videos only available to patrons.


PLUS:

  • All Rewards in Tier 1
Tier 3
$10 or more per month
  • Exclusive Video Recordings of Every Podcast!
  • Access to Exclusive Livestreams with Mark, Carlo & The Cast of MPGIS
  • Monthly Download Pack Featuring a New Theme Every Month (August's Theme= Social Media Profile Pics!)
  • Entry into our Monthly Focus Groups where we'll discuss our new ideas for MPGIS and take your input and suggestions.


PLUS:

  • All Rewards in Tiers 1-2
Tier 4
$25 or more per month
  • Annual MPGIS Holiday Gift
  • Access to Livestreams of the MPGIS Writer's Room
  • Access to Behind the Scenes Videos of the MPGIS & Keeping Up with the Van Burens Recording Sessions
  • Access to Shooting Scripts of MPGIS & Keeping Up with the Van Burens!


PLUS:

  • All Rewards in Tiers 1-3
Tier 5
$50 or more per month
  • Every 2 months, you'll receive a new piece of MPGIS merch and/or memorabilia. These will include items like exclusive shirts, posters, mugs, signed photos, signed scripts, and more. All of these designs will only be available to Patrons at this level! They will never be released to the public.


 PLUS:

  • All Rewards in Tiers 1-4


*Please note: Patrons will begin receiving items after 2 months of patronage.

*Due to shipping costs, patrons outside the US will receive items every 3 months.

Tier 6
$100 or more per month
  • Your choice of either Your Name or Photo on the Set of MPGIS.
  • Personal Phone Call from an MPGIS Character


 PLUS

  • All Rewards in Tiers 1-5


*Please note: due to shipping costs, patrons outside the US will receive items every 3 months.

Tier 7
$500 or more per month
  • You will be credited as a Producer on one of our MPGIS Spin-off Series. (The Trisha Show, Overland Park Student Radio, Keeping Up with The Van Burens, Models, etc)


PLUS

  • All Rewards in Tiers 1-6


*Please note: due to shipping costs, patrons outside the US will receive items every 3 months.

Tier 8
$1,000 or more per month
  • You will be credited as a Producer on SEASON 6 of MPGIS
  • Personalized Video from an MPGIS Character


PLUS

  • All Rewards in Tiers 1-6


*Please note: due to shipping costs, patrons outside the US will receive items every 3 months.

Tier 9
$5,000 or more per month
  • A Tour of Extra Credit Studios in Los Angeles where you can take pictures with all of the dolls from MPGIS and see how we make the show in person
  • Dinner w/ Mark, Carlo & an MPGIS Cast Member
  • A Special Merchandise Package



PLUS

  • All Rewards in Tiers 1-6


*Please note: travel and lodging are not included with this tier.