Last saturday at dawn (10.30am) completely hangover, I walked more then an hour in the sun to pick up the screen prints.
And man was it worth it! They are brilliant. It’s my first screen print and I love it, I love it so much I might screen print some backgrounds from the film.
I will start sending them on monday to a few lucky backers.
I printed with Atom Printing, I highly recommend them, great work, fast and affordable.
Here’s the print:
If you wanna get one, they’re £20, just chuck me an email.
And here’s how screen prints are made, it’s pretty rad!
And a video that shows the screen printing process, nothing to do whit atom printing or the film, it’s just a youtube video :)
I’ve got around 150 packets to prepare for the Kistarter, so I’m starting early. (And this as nothing to do with the fact that I don’t feel like shooting more live action today, NOTHING)
The lucky 15 first fellas that pledged for the book and that sent me their address will receive their book very soon.
I’m sure the post man is gonna LOOOVE me.
And to celebrate this I made a GIF, obviously. (Might take a while to load)
I finished shooting 3 sequences last week and I now have 12 new shots that I can animate.
Some of them are quite scary…
This one for instance, each drawing is a proper a4 drawing… shaded and all.
I made it into a kind of zoetrope gif, for fun. So that’s 9 frames out of the 26 the shot needs…
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 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:
Last week was a bit slow, mainly due to the fact that I spend 5 hours colouring A THIRD of an A3 in red. Using a O.4 mm pen…
Bloody Diner sits. It felt like Math lessons all over again!
Anyway, I’m one background behind, I will catch up somehow this week.
Mooe sent me the first draft of here Harry Nilsson’s “One” cover, and it’s brilliant,
I can’t wait for you to hear it!
Mean while listen to here other songs, HERE. They’re perfect for a monday morning. Or any other time!
This week plan is a bit serious… Apart from the thursday afternoon Old Fashioned Stroll.
I need to sort out a proper PLANING for the backgrounds. I’ve finished 6 of them, out of 60 and I only have a few weeks to finish all of them.
I started by the hardest ones, yet I need a realistic schedule. Today starts the 9th week. It needs to get a bit more intense.
Any one care to Produce me?
The great news is that I am 20 Books away from adding 1 more month to the production! Making it a proper 6 month production.
Here is one of the new BackGrounds, a Motel Room:
Feel free to leave comments HERE
I’ve finished 3 backgrounds: a London Tube Station, a Diner and a Saloon so far.
And I need to start working faster now, I should draw at least another 4 Backgrounds this week.
I’ll need to take a day to set up the animation tools (Line test and animation table) and scan the final drawings.
The sales of the book have dramatically slowed down,
so I’m just dropping a few lines to remind you that you can help finance the film
by buying a Deadman’s Reach book HERE or by making your friends buy it!
And Here is the Diner:
You can let me know what you think of it, here.