Yup, we certainly can
DAGON is going to be created in full colour, frame by frame, hand drawn animation, in the distinctive illustrative style which can be seen in the projects sample artwork. As many of you will know, animation is one of the most labour intensive forms of film-making, so this will be a substantial undertaking.
Luckily, we have animation team who are more than willing to put in the crazy hours-per-day necessary to do so, a crack bunch indeed! So the majority of the money will go to them so they can work on the project with the dedication required, and still be able to eat and pay the rent. As we come from a commercial background, the deadline to us is sacred, but we want to make DAGON look as good as it possibly can be, therefore we want the best working on the project, to realise our vision without compromise.
Of course, vision is only one part of the filmmaking process, so the next place your money will be going is on sound design and music. This money will not only pay the wages of our sound designer and composer, but also enable our musician, for example to record live performance, as well as work with samples and other generated sounds. It will enable our sound designer to create soundscapes from found samples, foley (playing with physical things to make good sounds, lots of fun), and all the other techniques which will bring life to our film.
Of course its not all drawing pictures and making music, the budget will also cover the more practical essentials of filmmaking and pre-production, paper and pens for our storyboards, rent to a studio so we have somewhere to make it, and all the other expenses of a serious animation production. (we wont lie, coffee will be a pre requisite for our team...when you are drawing day and night, you neeeed your coffee!)
Lastly, and very importantly, we intend that the quality of the deliverables be of the highest standard. For example, in order that you, our audience, are able to see the film looking and sounding as good as it can be, we will be mastering the Blu-Ray to the best possible quality, and packaging it in a way where we hope you will have not only a film to watch, but an object to cherish, and the same philosophy will be applied to every aspect of supporters rewards. As we have said, this is by fans for fans, so we take this part especially seriously!