This video has to be my favorite KickStarter project of all time (the Pebble watch aside).
VGHS (Video Game High School) is a new webseries project based out of
Los Angeles, CA, and headed up by visual effects ninja, Freddie Wong. In case you don’t know who Freddie Wong is, him and his partner, Brandon Laatsch, have managed to produce the 7th most subscribed YouTube channel of all time (as of today, that’s 3,204,495 active subscribers). Their channel consists of over 100 of the most amazing high action, low budget films you’ve ever seen in which they star, edit, and produce. With their skills in the mix, it’s no wonder this new webseries is so awesome. But you might be asking yourself, “How do they pay for these movies?” That’s where KickStarter comes in.
Back in October 2011, Wang and the gang started a KickStarter project (VGHS) with the goal of raising a mere $75,000, in order to make their webseries into a reality. With the help of 5,661 backers, they were able to raise almost $275,000… Way more then enough to make their webseries a reality.
The webseries, Video Game High School, takes place in a future where video gaming has become the biggest sport on earth. Around the world, millions of players duke it out in fighters, RTS’s, First Person Shooters and more. To the victors reap the spoils of glory, fame, and million dollar endorsements.The best young gamers of this future world are recruited by elite boarding schools to sharpen their skills. The best of the best go to VGHS: Video Game High School.
So far the crew has produced two 10-minute episodes, but are in the works for 7 more… We will be waiting. But, until then CDS has grabbed the first two episodes for you (below). Enjoy!
P.S. Would you guys want to see more stuff like this in major television broadcasts?
VGHS – EPISODE 1
VGHS – EPISODE 2