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Pop Songs + Animation: Katie Armstrong Ventures to Germany's video poster

Katie is an artist creating experimental hand drawn animations paired with her own haunting covers of pop songs. Britney Spears herself would weep! Read more

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This project was successfully funded on August 10, 2010.

Katie is an artist creating experimental hand drawn animations paired with her own haunting covers of pop songs. Britney Spears herself would weep!

About this project

Hello Internet land! My name is Katie, and I'm a fledgling animator.

I've gathered you here today because I need your help. I've been given the amazing opportunity to spend five months living in Germany through the Leipzig International Art Programme, a residency that provides young artists with living spaces and studios. I will be staying in the country form September until January, when I will participate in one of Germany's biggest Open Studios and exhibit a brand new animation. That's where you come in!

As I gear up to make the longest and most labor intensive animation I've ever done, my excitement mounts, but my bank account coughs and sputters. With your help, I will be able to afford the materials I need to complete the project and participate in my first ever international exhibition.

Your pledged dollars will help me purchase a new computer (my current electronic baby is almost 5 years old and can't keep up with the programs I need to be able to animate!), the newest versions of Adobe After Effects and Final Cut Pro, so much paper (all of my work is drawn by hand, frame by frame), paint, and maybe a jar of peanut butter or two so that I don't starve while I'm in the process of working on the dang thing.

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    Hooray! You either think I'm neat, or you feel a little sorry for my bad hair and nervous chuckle. Either way, I love you, and will express that adoration with a little Xeroxed book titled, 'Sheep in Wolves Clothing'. Each book has been folded by yours truly, and contains a short essay paired with a series of drawings. They also fold out into a small but mighty poster!

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    I hope you've got your jean jacket ready, my bad-ass friend, because soaring to you in the mail (in addition to the above mentioned book) are two 1" buttons from my 'I like you more than...' series, including "I like you more than Christmas," "I like you more than freckles," "I like you more than kittens," or "I like you more than pie."

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    It's t-shirt time, baby! Not only do you get all of the previously mentioned items (book, buttons, everlasting love), but in addition, you've got one more excuse to show off your guns! Each t-shirt features a Katie A. design and has been silk-screened, kissed, and folded by me. I'll even sing to yours, if that sweetens the deal.
    (Note: You will be prompted for a size through Kickstarter by August 10th, don't fret!)

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    I could kiss you! But instead, I'm going to send you everything previously listed (book, pins, t-shirt) as well as a limited edition DVD containing animations made from 2009-2010. The DVD comes snuggled inside a vintage fabric sleeve sewn lovingly by me.

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    On top of receiving all of the above mentioned items, I will learn, sing and record my own shaky cover of any song that you choose! And I'll try really hard to make it sound nice! The song will be emailed to you as a file and will also be sent on CD in the care package you'll be receiving. Did I mention that I love you a whole lot?

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    Jackpot! You're the new Executive Producer of my animation, and will be listed as such on the final product. Furthermore, you will be receiving everything listed above, as well as a batch of chocolate chip cookies baked from scratch. You'll also be sent a special copy of the animation before anyone else!

Funding period

- (36 days)