The rhythm here has got quite intense, so I didn’t have time to post last week. I’ve been animating a lot and preparing a few thing (for Mcbess x the dudes factory “Dead Ahead” and printing my own stuff)
In pure white trash tradition, I’ll be stocking beers under the stall, so if you’re in East London, this Sunday, come and say hello, have a beer with us and maybe buy some shit!
More about the film, I animated the first shots fully on computer (I’ll talk more about why I did it on computer on next week post: brushes part 02) and I’m really happy with the result. It was extremely fast and quite exciting, but I’m glad I’m animating on paper.
Well the Kickstarter had an amazing start! We reached the initial goal in only 24 hours!
The initial goal was to cover the cost of finishing the film animation and the off costs, like festival inscription.
The new goal now includes the compositing of the film (putting all the animation layers together) and the sound recording!
I hope we can make it! So keep sharing the love!
Also I feel like the T-shirts don’t get as much attention as they deserve, It’s probably because I didn’t talk about them in the video, so here we go:
I’m planing to print the T-shirt with the AMAZING Dude Factory, this means that the printing quality will be beautiful.
They print on American apparel cuts, Male and Female! You can also choose a variety of colors. Check it out, HERE, And it’s only £25!
visit Animating DeadMan’s Reach now! And enjoy awesome rewards and stories about the film!
“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!
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!
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:
Original Animation Drawings, like this one:
Original BackGrounds, like that one:
And some more surprises!
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:
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: