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Creating an epic short based on the infamous Kowloon Walled City for my degree final! The animation will be exhibited around London.
Creating an epic short based on the infamous Kowloon Walled City for my degree final! The animation will be exhibited around London.
Creating an epic short based on the infamous Kowloon Walled City for my degree final! The animation will be exhibited around London.
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Firstly, thanks for all of your help so far! I am creating an epic short based on the infamous Kowloon Walled City for my degree final If you have not heard about it check out this interesting article and you will quickly see why I have chosen to animate this! http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2139914/A-rare-insight-Kowloon-Walled-City.html

Your generosity will help fund this book.. this very, very expensive and out of print book that will make my animation 100% visually better. :http://www.amazon.co.uk/City-Darkness-Life-Kowloon-Walled/dp/1873200137/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=ENXX6VH9H42O&coliid=I1YY1L4D8QCKOB

To say this book would help me with this project is an understatement. I know there are tons of photos from this book that have not been published online and will make my background art etc., more accurate.

An outline of the animation story:

A girl no older then ten, already a resident of the city, decides to venture out of her cramped family room. On her travels to get clean water from a local pump, she walks through the maze of dark and dingy alleyways with poor sanitation. She witnesses 'back street' butchers and gets into a troubled situation when she is meters away from a serious fight involving triad gang leaders- the mafia of the slum. Worried she has been spotted by the leaders the girl seeks the sanctuary of the roof tops - the only area in the slum where you are guaranteed natural sunlight.

I am a 'one member team' working on an animation short for the third year of my degree. The animation will be a mixture of 2-D (digitally drawn characters) and 3-D environments (The Walled City).

I am currently in the pre-production phase (researching about the Walled City, life drawing and producing anatomy studies etc).  

Research
Research
Main character inspiration!
Main character inspiration!
Example of the 3-D effects I will use for the establishing shot and other exterior shots.
Example of the 3-D effects I will use for the establishing shot and other exterior shots.
The interior backgrounds will have a similar feel to my Goldilocks animation – mostly dark and eerie with lots of textures.
The interior backgrounds will have a similar feel to my Goldilocks animation – mostly dark and eerie with lots of textures.

I am a budding animator with hopes of getting into the industry after I graduate next year. Please help support my efforts with my very first Kick starter campaign. Take a moment to look at the rewards I have on offer.

Any questions? Feel free to message me on here or alternatively: larsterkk@gmail.com. I check my emails daily :]

Thank you for your time!

Risks and challenges

As this project has been set from my University - there are no real costs that I have to cover. However, this doesn't mean that this project is 100% free. Hopefully, I won't encounter any problems with this. I will be able to buy the book and my work will be a million times better because of your help.
I will, however, encounter problems with my workload. I have already written about this in length in my sketchbook. I have a big task to fulfil and every element of this project is time consuming from the concept art to the production of 3-D scenes and 2-D texture. Anyone else interested/already in the industry will know how time consuming animating is! Anyway, you see where I am going with this. But this is not your problem it is mine and I endeavour to complete my project on time like I have done with my previous animations.

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    As a sincere thank you for backing my animation project I will make a special blog post on my personal website (see my website list) and add your details. My blog will promote you: be it your own website and blog, or your own Facebook page etc., with screenshots.

    I will upload my animation for all to see when it is completed next year.

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    This animation will be exhibited at a number of events including local Film Festivals and the prestigious New Designers event in London.
    I will add your name + a contact detail to my rolling credits!

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    I will send you one bracelet featuring a fimo baked horse charm sealed with Fimo Gloss.

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    Check out my second update to look at style of work. I will send you two works of art (coffee wash illustrations) based on the Kowloon Walled City. *You will also receive the £1 AND £3 rewards.* Please note the £3 reward will happen next July.

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    I am filling up the mini coloured sketchbook full of illustrations and concept art relating to this project.
    Unfortunately, I will need most of this to be displayed along side my animation when exhibiting. However, I will give you ten illustrations from this book (signed if you wish). The heading picture shows two of my pen illustrations from this book to give you an idea of my drawing style.

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    The big one! You will receive:
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    You will receive THREE handmade Disney Princess jewellery items. see picture link. http://s23.postimg.org/spy3m7pfv/Princess_LARA.jpg
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