Bowen Kerins is creating Pinball
216

patrons

$1,238
per month
(You can also support the Replay Foundation directly, which is heavily responsible for making this project possible, here.)

In 2010, with some brand-new cameras at PAPA Headquarters, we filmed Family Guy, the first tutorial video.

Between 2010 and February 2016, 49 tutorials were filmed. These tutorial videos were viewed by thousands of people, millions of times.

Many people didn't know this, but the opportunity for me to film tutorials came not just from PAPA, but from a long-term contract in my work with schools. Living near Boston, I traveled to work with the Pittsburgh Public Schools for six years, filming tutorials after work for free.

That contract ended in February 2016. In May 2016 I began asking for the support of pinball fans. The hope was to be able to travel to film more tutorials, with the money provided through Patreon paying for travel, for the time taken away from work, and for the Replay Foundation's time and effort in game setup and video editing.

With the support of the community, the first two new tutorials (X-Men and KISS) were filmed, then released in September 2016. This would not happen without support!

Money pledged through Patreon, along with direct backer support for Replay Foundation, pays for the setup, filming, editing, and publication of new tutorials, and for additional goals discussed and established by backers. Backers pick the games, have their sponsorship visible within the videos, and even get their initials on the games at PAPA HQ. New tutorials are free for all to see, while backers get early access. Backers also get custom voiceovers and other goodies.

With your help we can continue to film these videos and to move toward other interesting projects involving pinball. It's been an honor to share my passion for pinball with you, and thanks for all the kind words about the tutorials. If you've enjoyed them, please consider helping me make more.
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
108 patrons
Access to exclusive text, audio, and video content. Early access to tutorial videos. Thanks for your support!
Pledge $5 or more per month
72 patrons
Previous reward, plus voting privileges for tutorials, voice-overs, and strategy guides. Thank you!!
Pledge $10 or more per month
53 patrons
Includes all previous rewards. You'll get to nominate games for tutorials. Your name will be listed on the sponsorship card for all tutorials, and you'll have a random chance of being selected for a shout-out during a tutorial. Thanks a lot!!
Pledge $20 or more per month
8 patrons
Includes all previous rewards. Your name will be a lot larger on the sponsorship card. You'll have a random chance of having your initials used in score entry during a tutorial. Thanks a ton!!
Pledge $50 or more per month
6 of 10 patrons
Includes all previous rewards and a huge thanks. Your name will be on a second sponsorship card with all backers at this tier and above. You'll get at least one shout-out during a tutorial. Your initials will be used for a non-Grand Champion high score during a tutorial (in the order backers join this reward).
Pledge $100 or more per month
1 patrons (sold out!)
GRAND CHAMPION. As Grand Champion your initials will be used for every Grand Champion high score during all tutorials, with a shout-out during every tutorial video (not every video gets GC scores!). Includes all previous rewards, and enormous gratitude for helping this video series to continue.
Goals
$1,238 of $1,325 per month
TRAVELING TUTORIALS. At this level, one-third of all tutorials will be filmed "on location" at North American locations nominated by backers, both public and private. If possible, nearby backers should stop by and help/heckle/hang. Nominated locations will be verified for feasibility (i.e., not every location in the world is viable for this). Additional costs include increased travel costs, round-trip shipping of PAPA's recording equipment, and acquisition of a passport.
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(You can also support the Replay Foundation directly, which is heavily responsible for making this project possible, here.)

In 2010, with some brand-new cameras at PAPA Headquarters, we filmed Family Guy, the first tutorial video.

Between 2010 and February 2016, 49 tutorials were filmed. These tutorial videos were viewed by thousands of people, millions of times.

Many people didn't know this, but the opportunity for me to film tutorials came not just from PAPA, but from a long-term contract in my work with schools. Living near Boston, I traveled to work with the Pittsburgh Public Schools for six years, filming tutorials after work for free.

That contract ended in February 2016. In May 2016 I began asking for the support of pinball fans. The hope was to be able to travel to film more tutorials, with the money provided through Patreon paying for travel, for the time taken away from work, and for the Replay Foundation's time and effort in game setup and video editing.

With the support of the community, the first two new tutorials (X-Men and KISS) were filmed, then released in September 2016. This would not happen without support!

Money pledged through Patreon, along with direct backer support for Replay Foundation, pays for the setup, filming, editing, and publication of new tutorials, and for additional goals discussed and established by backers. Backers pick the games, have their sponsorship visible within the videos, and even get their initials on the games at PAPA HQ. New tutorials are free for all to see, while backers get early access. Backers also get custom voiceovers and other goodies.

With your help we can continue to film these videos and to move toward other interesting projects involving pinball. It's been an honor to share my passion for pinball with you, and thanks for all the kind words about the tutorials. If you've enjoyed them, please consider helping me make more.

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
108 patrons
Access to exclusive text, audio, and video content. Early access to tutorial videos. Thanks for your support!
Pledge $5 or more per month
72 patrons
Previous reward, plus voting privileges for tutorials, voice-overs, and strategy guides. Thank you!!
Pledge $10 or more per month
53 patrons
Includes all previous rewards. You'll get to nominate games for tutorials. Your name will be listed on the sponsorship card for all tutorials, and you'll have a random chance of being selected for a shout-out during a tutorial. Thanks a lot!!
Pledge $20 or more per month
8 patrons
Includes all previous rewards. Your name will be a lot larger on the sponsorship card. You'll have a random chance of having your initials used in score entry during a tutorial. Thanks a ton!!
Pledge $50 or more per month
6 of 10 patrons
Includes all previous rewards and a huge thanks. Your name will be on a second sponsorship card with all backers at this tier and above. You'll get at least one shout-out during a tutorial. Your initials will be used for a non-Grand Champion high score during a tutorial (in the order backers join this reward).
Pledge $100 or more per month
1 patrons (sold out!)
GRAND CHAMPION. As Grand Champion your initials will be used for every Grand Champion high score during all tutorials, with a shout-out during every tutorial video (not every video gets GC scores!). Includes all previous rewards, and enormous gratitude for helping this video series to continue.