Wednesday, January 16th
Thank you for supporting my thesis film, Day By Day. Your contributions and dialogue have been much appreciated. I’m sorry to say, but this project is a little more complicated than I thought it would be. Moving large puppets around and animating them in unpredictable weather is proving to be too tough, and I’m in danger of not completing the requirements of my thesis on time. This project is at a point in time where I need to come up with a more practical way of accomplishing it.
Originally, the main idea of the film was to animate life-sized puppets in real-world settings, which would bring animation closer to the “real world” for the audience, and compliment the film’s theme of fabrication versus nature. Many of you have invested money in this film expecting to see just that… I was planning on bringing the giant puppets out to the shoot locations. In the interest of getting this project completed in time, I have decided to animate the puppets on green screen and composite them into time-lapsed environments, instead. Daylight is a fleeting medium.
Rest assured, your investments have been used only in the creation of Day By Day. I’ve been saving the receipts! If you feel disappointed by this change in production, please let me know, and we can talk about it. I’m still planning on distributing the rewards as they were described on the Kickstarter page.
Thank you for understanding, and for your continued support.
Student, RIT SoFA