Minifigs and more
Here's a quick update on the progress of "Robots!" Last week I passed the half-way mark (animation on part 4 just reached 50% and there are 7 parts altogether). Now that I'm back in the animating groove (with the wonderful new equipment your generous donations allowed me to purchase) the second half should be finished much faster than the first half.
I recently designed the minifigs of the $100 backers (see picture below). I can't wait to start animating them into scenes and discovering their on-screen personas. They will start to make appearances in part 5, which I will hopefully start filming later this month.
Here is an updated timeline based on my current estimates
Part 4 - "Robots, Robots Robots!"
In production - (over 70 man-hours of animating time logged so far)
Here's an exclusive SNEAK PEEK of the first half
Expected Completion - Mid September
Part 5 - "The End of Sports"
Expected Completion - October
Part 6 - "Police Show Commercial"
Expected Completion - November
Part 7 - "The Orange-Green War Continues"
Expected Completion - December
DVDs finalized and shipped out - January 2012 - Happy New Year!
Thanks for your continued patience through this process. Stop-motion animation is quick to watch, but slow to make.
With endless gratitude for your support,
David M Pickett
pledged of $3,000 goal
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Feb 11, 2011 - Apr 11, 2011
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11 backers Limited (89 of 100 left)
A small Pinchbot like the ones seen in "Robots!" - Consists of 11 LEGO pieces
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A copy of the DVD of "Robots!" when it is completed this summer. You will also receive a Pinchbot.
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15 backers Limited (185 of 200 left)
A DVD copy of NNN Chapter 1: New Beginnings, a DVD copy of Chapter 2: Robots!, and a Pinchbot.
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7 backers Limited (43 of 50 left)
An exclusive broadsheet poster for "Robots!" printed by Silver Bullet Press using LEGO pieces. You will also get a Pinchbot and a copy of the "Robots!" and "New Beginnings" DVDs.
Pledge $100 or more
You send me a picture of yourself. I make a LEGO minifig that looks like you. Your minifig gets a cameo in "Robots!" and once I'm done you get to keep the minifig. You will also receive all the lower amount rewards.
Pledge $500 or more
You can come spend an afternoon in my animation studio in Chicago Illinois and we'll make an animation together. (Travel costs not included) I'll even bake you cookies. You will also receive all the lower amount rewards.