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By Shannon Shea
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About this project

Phantom Harbor centers on the exploits of haunted sea-Captain, Jonas McAllister and his fantastical crew including a hulking Goblin, the shrunken-head of a tyrannical Naval officer, a dancing corpse and more!

In the spirit of Pee-Wee's Playhouse and Mystery Science Theater 3000, Phantom Harbor is a variety show that presents a through-story punctuated with features including spooky animated readings, fan stories and art, and animated music videos.

Drawn by hand, animated with a computer:

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WHERE PRACTICAL EFFECTS PLAY NICELY ALONG WITH DIGITAL!

Much of the effects of Phantom Harbor are built, practically, however they are composited with the use of computers.  Although some of the art for the animated segments are hand-drawn, they are completely animated on the computer.  We draw no lines, or exclude any discipline.

"Don't use a hammer to drive in a screw!" Use the right tool to tell the story visually!

Building the iconic lighthouse model.
Building the iconic lighthouse model.
Sculpting the Goblin puppet.
Sculpting the Goblin puppet.
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We started as a simple concept and produced small episodes that primarily just featured the Captain and the Goblin, but as the scope of the show grew, we invited more of our friends to participate creating larger and more ambitious scenarios.  However, due to a misjudgment, we tore down the set thinking we might want to sell our house and move.

That didn't happen.

Meanwhile, Phantom Harbor kept attracting people on the Internet and I kept running into people at conventions and on social media that wanted to participate and be part of the web series.  

I thought that if I sold the project to Hollywood, I'd be able to build a studio, and help build a community of creative folks: animators, creature builders, character actors, musicians , writers, and effects people and furnish them with a fun project in an artistically nurturing environment. Unfortunately, the selling of Phantom Harbor came with too many strings and what would have been produced would not have come from a genuine place.

Lately, I've been working in between projects as a teacher of prosthetics, and Special Makeup Effects and I've met so many talented young people that would benefit from continuing their work and training while working on Phantom Harbor.  

Frankenstein's Monster (Jake Garber) visited the set with the help of makeup artists Kevin Wasner and Kerrin Jackson!
Frankenstein's Monster (Jake Garber) visited the set with the help of makeup artists Kevin Wasner and Kerrin Jackson!

I'm looking to do more than produce a few webisodes.  I'm committed to building a community of artists who will thrive during and beyond their contributions to Phantom Harbor.

One of my Special Effects classes!
One of my Special Effects classes!

 I've been a working artist, primarily in practical creature effects for over 31 years in Hollywood.  However, for the past three years I've begun spending more time teaching both at Cinema Makeup School in Koreatown, California and on the Internet at the Stan Winston School of Character Arts.

I love encouraging new talent and have discovered that my student's enthusiasm drives me to want to not just remain creative and productive, but also challenge myself with new creative endeavors!

Live Webinar for the SWSCA
Live Webinar for the SWSCA
Teaching at Cinema Makeup School
Teaching at Cinema Makeup School

 One of the opportunities I hope to offer, not just my students, but fans and friends as well, is a place for them to showcase their work, and gain some practical, professional experience in an "artist-friendly" atmosphere.

 So, we have some cool rewards to share with you and we hope that you'll find the right one to entice you to contribute!

POSTCARDS:

Signed by "The Captain" !
Signed by "The Captain" !

 Captain McAllister Portrait

Also signed!
Also signed!

 ART PRINTS! All prints signed by Shannon!

Turok - Concept Art 001
Turok - Concept Art 001
Turok - Concept Art 002
Turok - Concept Art 002
"Shrumpkin Heads"
"Shrumpkin Heads"
"Grumpy's Raid"
"Grumpy's Raid"
"Witches!"
"Witches!"
"Rescue from Geckoniki Island"
"Rescue from Geckoniki Island"

T-Shirts - Available in S, M, L, X-L, XX-L (some sizes limited - inquire at time of pledge and we'll make sure to reserve one for you!

It's 3-D with the added Chromadepth (TM) glasses!
It's 3-D with the added Chromadepth (TM) glasses!

 Shannon's Book - "I'm Rubber, You're Glue"  - The new paperback version of the first volume of Shannon's career beginning with his "Monster Kid" days in Louisiana, and ending with his experiences supervising Predator.  Signed by Shannon - personalized by request!

 "The Business of Making Monsters" by Shannon Shea.  3 DVD's from The Stan Winston School of Character Arts!  Three DVD's that cover everything form photographing your art to the basics of putting your own business together!

You get ALL THREE!
You get ALL THREE!

 LIMITED EDITION!  SHANNON'S FIRST "MINI-MONSTER MASK": Frankenstein's Monster! This first mini-mask will be cast in latex and hand-painted!  It is the first in a series and will NOT be offered anywhere else but this Kickstarter campaign!  Casting molds will be destroyed after the limited run!

Sculpture Work-in-Progress - Will be finished and molded soon!
Sculpture Work-in-Progress - Will be finished and molded soon!

 Personal Skype Call: Business of Making Monsters - Shannon will Skype you for one hour to discuss your resume, your portfolio, your work, your web site and strategies to achieve your goals. (Note: This is not job placement, rather than the chance to have your work seen and evaluated by a professional one-on-one.

PERFORM ON PHANTOM HARBOR! Have an itch to puppeteer or suit-perform as a creature on the show?  Come join us in Los Angeles and be part of a two-day shoot!  (Note: Transportation, housing and living expenses will not be provided by Shannon Shea or the Phantom Harbor production.  Pledge participant must either live in Southern California or be able to transport/house/feed themselves in Los Angeles.)

NEW REWARD! Added 11-11-15!  Original "Rescue from Geckoniki Island Painting!

This painting can be YOURS!
This painting can be YOURS!

 NEW REWARD ADDED: Geckoniki Hand Puppet

What a handsome devil!
What a handsome devil!
The one, the only can be YOURS!
The one, the only can be YOURS!

 The money will be used as follows:

1.) Finding and renting a suitable space to build and shoot

2.) Materials and labor to build the set, set dressing, props, etc.

3.) Materials and labor to build creatures, puppets and costumes

4.) Operating costs, utilities, and production costs

5.) Post production costs including editing, sound and music composition

6.) Kickstarter/Bank fees

 Facebook fan page: 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/41372280137/

Shannon's Facebook Fan page:

https://www.facebook.com/theworldofShannonShea/

Shannon's Twitter page:

https://twitter.com/ShannonShea

Instagram: Search "PAHVOG" Shannon John Shea

Risks and challenges

Taking a project out of the garage and putting into a studio situation is a very challenging prospect. The careful allocation of funds and talent is going to be tantamount if PHANTOM HARBOR is going to survive on the web. However, I have faith that, if funded, we will be able to attract great people who are in for a fun, creative challenge that will work together harmoniously and create something that everyone will be proud of!

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    PHANTOM HARBOR FAN CLUB MEMBERSHIP CARD! This Wallet Sized card, signed by the Captain himself will impress anyone possessed of dignity and taste!

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    Phantom Harbor signed POST CARD and FAN CLUB MEMBERSHIP CARD! A mere 20 bucks gets you a color 4 x 6 post card and a wallet sized Membership Card distinguishing YOU as a fan and supporter of the show! Flash it and impress your friends!

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    PORTRAIT OF CAPTAIN McALLISTER of Phantom Harbor. This Basil Gogo-esque portrait of the Captain was painted by Shannon and is offered as an 8" x 10" print. Signed by Shannon or The Captain (or if you're being really nutty - both! Individualized by request).

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    Turok, Son of Stone art print drawn by Shannon Shea. This is a printed reproduction of pencil art that depicts Turok standing beneath a T-Rex type dinosaur. Ships in a tube and will be signed (individualized by request).

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    Turok, Son of Stone art print drawn by Shannon Shea. This is a printed reproduction of pencil art that depicts a Native American warrior in battle with a Raptor-ish type of dinosaur as a huge Stegosaurus stands in the background. Ships in a tube and will be signed (individualized by request).

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    Witches Art Print. This is a print of a full-color acrylic painting of two very traditional Halloween-type witches to scare the heck out of you! They are about 12" x 12" - They ship in a tube and are signed (individualized by request)

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    "Shrumpkin Heads" Art Print. This is a print of a grouping of Jack-O-Lanterns hung on a wooden wall, their carved features withered and sewn up like shrunken heads! Ghastly! 12" x 18" - They ship in a tube and are signed (individualized by request)

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    PHANTOM HARBOR "Rescue from Geckoniki Island" poster. This is a print of a full-color acrylic painting of a scene of the Captain being attacked by vicious lizard-men Geckonikis! They are roughly 12" x 18" and are signed and shipped in a tube (individualized by request).

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    Sleestak art print. This is a printed reproduction of a full-color acrylic painting done by Shannon Shea showing Sleestaks from the TV show LAND OF THE LOST in battle with Grumpy the T-Rex in the Lost City. Prints are shipped in a tube and signed (individualized by request)

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    A PHANTOM HARBOR 3-D T-Shirt!!! Yes, this shirt looks good with or without the included Chromadepth glasses! Comes in sizes S - XXL

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    A Set of 6 SIGNED ART PRINTS! Pledge and I'll send you a complete set of 6 art prints (they range in size, but the biggest is 12" x 18") all signed and if you want individualized should you want to give them as gifts!

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    An AUTOGRAPHED COPY of Shannon's book "I'm Rubber, You're Glue, Vol. 1." This PAPER version of the first book of Shannon's frank, moving, funny, frustrating and relateable story is a must for any fan of 1980's genre films. He recounts anecdotes from films such as "Aliens", "Evil Dead 2", "Star Trek 4", "Monster Squad", "Predator" and MORE! Signed by the author (individualized by request).

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    ON SCREEN THANKS - Pledge $75 or more and we'll put your name up on the screen with your fellow Phantom Harbor supporters!

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    Signed Book and Print Set Combo! Great for gift-giving! Signed copies of "I'm Rubber, You're Glue" in addition to a set of signed prints! Individualized upon request or signature only!

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    A SET OF MY BUSINESS OF MAKING MONSTERS DVDs. Through the Stan Winston School of Character Arts, I've divulged information and suggestions to help transform you from an amateur to professional artist. And as an extra bonus, I'll sign 'em all for you!

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    A BUSINESS OF MAKING MONSTERS Skype call from Shannon Shea. Chose this option and schedule a call with me to review your resume, your portfolio and/or your web site. Calls are limited to ONE HOUR and opinions are brutally honest! This is not a fan-chat! This is for folks serious about stream-lining their monster-making careers!

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    BUSINESS OF MAKING MONSTERS Skype call with FOLLOW UP! Do you listen and respond to professional advice? Then you can have your one-hour Skype call augmented with an additional one hour follow up Skype call to review changes made to your resume/portfolio/web site. Again, not for the casual fan! Opinions will be frank and honest!

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    LAST WEEK SUPER-PACK SPECIAL- You get the membership card, the post card, the portrait, the six art prints, a Phantom Harbor T-Shirt, and a signed copy of "I'm Rubber, You're Glue" - Now, THAT'S value!

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    CUSTOM MESSAGE. The Captain and his pals will wish you or a loved one a "Happy Birthday" or Anniversary, or Bar Mitzvah or whatever! This will be produced, shot, then uploaded on a video platform with a private address provided to you to forward or for us to share directly based on your wishes!

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    LIMITED EDITION, NOT SOLD ANYWHERE Debut MINI-MONSTER-MASK: Frankenstein's Monster! This pint-sized rubber mask won't fit you, but won't take up much room on your shelf either! This is a limited run and won't be offered for general sale to the public! Comes on a stand for easy display!

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    ORIGINAL "RESCUE FROM GECKONIKI ISLAND" POSTER PAINTING! This 21 1/2" x 30" acrylic gouache painting is a ONE OF A KIND! Painted by Shannon, signed by the artist! PLUS you get a set of signed prints AND a signed copy of Shannon's book "I'm Rubber, You're Glue" ! WOW!

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    Geckoniki Latex Hand Puppet. This one-of-a-kind on-screen puppet was used for close up shots of the Geckoniki - the lizard-men head-hunters featured in "Rescue from Geckoniki Island." Has moving jaw, tongue, and inflatable throat sack. See photos in project description. AND, if you pledge for this item, you'll also receive a SET of SIGNED PRINTS and a SIGNED COPY of Shannon's book, "I'm Rubber, You're Glue"!

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    Puppeteering or Acting as a CREATURE on a Phantom Harbor Webisode! Whether you are interested in working as a team member bringing a puppet character to life or wearing a prosthetic and costume, here's your chance to step aboard the Sofia Maria and perform with the Captain and his pals! LIMITED TO INDIVIDUALS AVAILABLE IN THE LOS ANGELES AREA - NO transportation or housing funds are available. However, if you pledge at this level, you will receive a set of SIGNED PRINTS and a SIGNED copy of Shannon's book, "I'm Rubber, You're Glue" but that's not all - You'll also receive a limited edition MINI- MONSTER MASK as well as the postcards, the portrait, everything! The whole shebang!

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