This story truly inspired me, and I want to share my vision of it with as many people as possible. I am using a variety of different techniques to create a short CG film that has the feeling of a graphic novel come-to-life ... more 2½D than typical 3D animation. Using richly designed and highly detailed 3D character models and environments, images will be beautifully rendered and 'filmed' with a virtual 3D camera. Atmospheric effects like lens flares, steam, dust and sunbeams, etc., along with other special effects will help add depth and texture to each scene; camera movements and focal lengths will also provide a distinctive cinematic look.
The film is wonderfully narrated by author Neil Gaiman (a real treat in and of itself), who has been highly supportive of this project right from my first email (over 4 years ago). My hope is to finish by spring/summer of 2011 and to enter "The Price" in several film festivals.
The money raised through Kickstarter will be used to create all of the designs, high-end 3D models, original music, special effects & titles, as well as for the process of combining all of these elements: rendering, compositing, sound design and editing. There are also hardware and software needs in order for me to create everything at high resolution (2K) so that the finished film will be able to screen theatrically.
Please visit www.theprice-movie.com for more details and to get a behind-the-scenes look at the making of "The Price" by following my production journal. It will feature regular video-blog posts as well as production artwork and other updates.
What more can I say? I am thrilled beyond words at this opportunity and can't wait to get started -- but I can't do it without your help!!!