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Update #19

Hey Everyone!

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So we have some good news, and we have some bad news. 

The good news is that the Bob in WerleyBob Pictures has been offered, and gratefully accepted a job animating on a feature film down in L.A. The bad news is that for the first time in nearly four years we will be parting ways, as Bob has to boogie out of town in a few days, and Werley is staying in Portland for his job at Laika. While this will mark the end of an era for us both, we're grateful to live in a time where being hundreds of miles apart won't effect our ability to finish this film. We will work remotely on "T.P." and Bob will take the campaign down to L.A., where hopefully we can scrounge up some new support. It will also give Bob a chance to meet face to face with our composer Cooper Rich, and It will be passed time for that. 

As always, thank you all so much for your continued support and interest in this project!!

Much Love,

Bradly and Bob


Update #18

Moving Forward!

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Hey Everyone! Greetings, and happy new year to all of our wonderful friends and backers!

We're sending a quick update to let you know where we are at right now. Having made it as far into the post production process as possible without raising additional funds, we have launched a second, and we assure you our final Kickstarter campaign to take us down the home stretch. At the end of our proposal video there are some animation clips you haven't seen yet, and can check out here...

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1277584875/tp-rollin-into-post-production

We've also started an official WerleyBob Pictures Facebook page, and you can Like us here...

https://www.facebook.com/werleybob

A note about Rewards...

We've sent out rewards to everyone who we are currently able, and have received a few  nice messages from folks who apparently put their storyboards up on the wall, which gives us a warm and fuzzy feeling. :) For everyone else who has a DVD, or other artwork coming their way, we must ask that you be just a bit more patient than you already have been. Kickstarter only allows us to survey our backers once, and we want to wait until the film is done and DVDs are made so we have everyones current address. If we're fortunate enough to be successful in our campaign a second time, we will be sending all rewards simultaneously, but backers from the first campaign who have puppets and props coming their way will have first choice. 

As always we greatly appreciate your patience and continued support! Thank you all so much, and everyone have a great 2014!

Cheers,

WerleyBob Pictures


Update #17

We've Finished Animating!

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Hey Everyone! 

So in January we sat down and tried to calculate when we would finish animating, and we didn't think it would be possible to finish anytime before November 1st, and we're happy to announce that last night we hit our most ambitious deadline, capturing the 11,712th individual frame of the film, which was of course the very last one! It felt pretty awesome, and we thought we'd share the moment with our lovely backers in a short video. 

https://vimeo.com/78445823

We're now officially in the post production phase, which is still a considerable amount of work involving plenty of tedious frame by frame digital corrections, but the hard part is definitely over and we're excited to have the final version of T.P. ready for you all in early 2014.

More exciting news, congratulations are in order for Mr. Bradly Werley on his new job at Laika!  A few weeks ago the studio behind Coraline and ParaNorman offered him a position in their art department, and he starts in exactly one month! The timing is pretty perfect, giving him enough time to wrap up with his final artistic contributions to T.P. before turning his full attentions to his awesome new job!

All in all this was a great October. We even squeezed in an official zombie run! Bob  ran like hell and just barely survived. Werley kept stopping to take pictures and was killed almost immediately, but we both had a good time. Here's a picture! 

Thanks as always for your continued support, and much love,

Bob Blevins and Bradly Werley, a.k.a WerleyBob Pictures


Update #16

T.P. Official Trailer!

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Hey Everyone! 

Our official trailer for T.P. is ready, uploaded, and desperate for affection. So follow the link, watch it, love it, and share it with anyone and everyone!

https://vimeo.com/72878887

So we know it's been a while since we posted an update, but we've been trying to keep our heads down and churn out a lot of work so that's exactly what we've done. We're happy to say that we've completed far more footage since resuming production in Portland than during our entire residence in San Francisco. Our story reel, which was originally nothing but a series of scanned storyboards timed to the voice acting and imagined pacing of the film, has slowly but surely become consumed by completed animation. It's very surreal to see all these shots we imagined years ago come to life, but also uniquely rewarding. We've been gradually piecing this film together one frame at a time, and based on our output since the beginning of the year we have set a wrap date for all shooting on December 20th, 2013. We're confident we can meet that deadline barring any unforeseen disasters, and it will be one hell of a Christmas present to hear the shutter click open and closed when we capture that last frame. When we get to post production we will once again be navigating through uncharted waters in a lot of ways, but the hard part will definitely be over. So hopefully there won't be a massive earthquake, none of our expensive equipment will break, and the next update we post will be in December to announce the end of production.

Until then enjoy the trailer, and remember that WerleyBob Pictures loves you very much.

Cheers!

Bob and Bradly


Update #15

"T.P." Video Update

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Hey everyone!

We've put together a video update to give you a little more insight into our process and progress, and share with you a recent piece of animation still in it's rough format.

Enjoy!

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    For this level of donation you will be credited as a producer at the end of the film. We will include the completed script of our next project, as well as scripts for other short films and works in progress. You will also receive a personalized special edition DVD package that includes a video homage to you personally. We would be happy to grovel before you, oh loaded one.

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