I plan to produce an animation about the 1919 scuttling of the German Fleet at Orkney in June 1919, working with the same partners that helped me produce the successful 2016 Battle of Jutland animation. To date, over 2 million people have seen it and it has great feedback (It was even used at the US Naval War College before the Jutland war-game in 2016).
A well-known 3-D animator, Stefan Draminski, whose work you can see on Youtube link, has joined the project to add new levels of creativity and experience.
As part of the Centenary preparations, I have written two books (one will be a collection of photos from the scuttle) and will launch a website by November. I participated in a National Geographic documentary and have organised a Naval history conference in Orkney November 23-24 2018) and a line of merchandise (launched on Shopify. You can find examples on shop.scapaflow1919.com).
The German Naval Museum, the Lyness Visitor Center and the SeaWar Museum in Denmark have all expressed interest in using the animation.
Production will take place in April-May 2019.
If you come on board, you can chose from a wide range of premiums: books, beenies, Polos and even a Scapa Flow Bierstein from Bavaria (in production at the moment so this is not the final photo just an indicator).
Risks and challenges
The Battle of Jutland animation has provided much of the learning needed to make a great follow-up. Museums funded that animation.
This time, I'm hoping you can support me. One generous backer has already provided initial funds to start the project. Your funding will allow me to include better graphics and really first-class animation.
I have kept my 2019 calendar 100% clear to complete this project.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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