Just a quick note to let everyone know where I'm at with the film.
Those who have a subscription to The Secret Production Blog have been following my progress and it's been great sharing that experience. For those who do not, here's the scoop:
I've been working tirelessly since early February, seldom taking even weekends off, but the hard work is paying off. I have now completed over two and a half minutes of full color animation. Combined with the thirty seconds that I did previous to launching the campaign (which I've also reworked), I now have over three minutes of completed color animation! I've been getting a lot of great comments on the blog and I'm motivated to produce the most beautiful and entertaining piece of animation that I possibly can.
There won't be a problem meeting the October deadline for the delivery of the completed 4-minute short (5+ minutes if you include the credits), however, I probably won't release the film until that time as I want to keep refining every aspect of it as much as I can before unleashing it to the world.
We've had some requests from people wanting to order more books and prints. We've now re-opened our web store and are offering most of the items that were on the Kickstarter as well as other goodies. We had a glitch with our cart buttons for a short while, but it's all fixed, now. For more details, visit our main website at http://www.gagneint.com/.
In a few weeks, I will probably start working on a commission for an abstract animated film. The reason is two-fold. Firstly, I really enjoy doing abstract animation and any excuse is a good one. Secondly, I haven't had any income since Kickstarter, last October, and some extra money would really help. In any case, whether this project happens or not, I will respect my schedule of delivering the first four minutes of animation of The Saga of Rex by October, as promised.