33. Deadman’s Reach Kickstarter is ON

visit Animating DeadMan’s Reach now! And enjoy awesome rewards and stories about the film!

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33. KickStarter is READY – Trailer

Ahoy!

“Animating Deadman’s Reach” KickStarter is ready to go live!

I will be launching it THIS THURSDAY, valentine’s day.

And it will include Awesome Rewards!

Rewards

Don’t miss it, Thuersday, for 30 days only! I will be trying to raise 7000£.

The preparation was bloody intense, but at least you”ll be able to enjoy making fun of me in the KickStarter video!


23. Kick-Starter

I’m seriously considering putting DeadMan’s Reach on KickStarter.

The main reason being that I’m starting week 23 of a production that was suppose to be 24 weeks. And I can’t see how I can finish 7 mins of animation in 1 week… So I need to extend the production quite dramatically…

So what’s this Kick-Starter thing?? Well kick-starter is a founding platform for creative projects.

Basically you pre-sell stuffs before  making a project, and you use the money you got from the sell to actually create the project. i.e. For an album, you pre-sell your album, then make the album, then send the album to the people how pre-bought it.

It’s a one month process where you need as much word of mouth as possible to reach the amount you need to do (finish) the project. It’s a all or nothing. If the amount is not reached you pay nothing and the project get nothing!

It’s kind of what I started doing with the sell of the DeadMan’s Reach sketch book, but on a completely different scale. (I would have done a Kick-Starter straight from the start but It wasn’t available in the UK at the time).

For all of you who bought the book already there will be special, cheaper stuff!

Here are the products (Rewards) I would be selling:

The book, obviously:

T-Shirts:

Original Animation Drawings, like this one:

Original BackGrounds, like that one:

And some more surprises!

As always let me know what you think.


22. Back to Black

I finished the pencil animation for the Bedroom sequence,

Those of you who bought the book had a preview of what the film animation will look like, thanks for your feedbacks!

I switched  back to shading for a few days before starting a new sequence witch involves a different drawing technique…

Here is what 3 hours of shading looks like:


17. 56 Backgrounds

I have now drawn 56 Backgrounds.

I have a few left and my goal is to finish most of them this week and start animation next week.

I will need to make a new planning obviously…

There is a few POV in the film and I haven’t decided if they will be fully animated backgrounds and characters or if it will only be a big background with pans.

Anyway, here’s what it looks like when I try to review most of the BGs:

 

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15. Win a Book!

I just finished this background, and it’s quite weird, so I thought it would be fun to give a book away to someone that manage to guess what it is.

Like the facebook page (Deadman on facebook) and then Send me your answer HERE (quentin.vien@gmail.com), and I’ll randomly selected the winner on sunday night,

and announce it on this page on next monday.

You have until Sunday midnight!

The winner will get the book number 99, signed with it’s donkey post card and access to the deadman’s mailing list that gives access to special secret shit.

Spread the word, on facebook, twitter, google + (do people use that?), smoke signals, etc…

And if you can’t wait until monday, because you really really need to have the book, you can buy it here: Help Finance the film.

Or simply read about it. (you should buy it though)

For those of you who already have the book, It would make a good present for your grandmas, so I’ll be happy to send it to whoever you ask me to.

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11. Ranch

Last week went well, not having any distractions really helped.

I have now 14 Backgrounds completed, and I’m feeling a bit more confident.

This week I’m gonna keep on drawing as many backgrounds as possible, but I’ll leave the Shading for later.

I’m also planing to finish the film first shot. The background is ready and it has 3 characters to be animated.

Good challenge!

In the mean time here is a finished BG, a RANCH:

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