Brilliant Bundles is a combination of the two things I love
most in this world: Animation and early childhood education. My intention is to
take this handmade interactive educational DVD project as far as it can
possibly go. Ultimately, after my funding goal is met, Brilliant Bundles
Presents Shapes! will be marketed as a package including: DVD, Soundtrack CD,
Flash cards, and individual felt boards that have felt characters from the
movie that your child can interact with. When you support Handmade, you are
supporting love, hard work, and creativity which is something you can truly be
proud to own. My goal is to create something completely special that parents
can use to bond with their children in a positive educational way. When you
teach your child something new, you are really saying to them "I love you
and love watching you learn and grow, and you are important to me." As
little as even 3 months old your child will understand this!
Creating stop motion animation and motion graphics from
handmade felt and paper shapes and characters is something you can look forward
to seeing in this film. It will explore triangles, circles, squares,
rectangles, hearts, stars and more! The written word will also be included for
early letters and sounds recognition. Video will also be included, staring
"Bunny" a hand knitted puppet with a very cute and giggly
personality. The variety of textures, shapes, colors, and movements will
provide your child with a sense that they can touch whatever is on the
screen....and with the interactive aids, they can!
Special DVD Features will include language tracks in English and Spanish. DVD insert will contain information/ideas on what you could say or how to interact with your child while watching the film or playing with the interactive aids.
My plan after funding is to start to work right away
creating all the materials I will need for animation. After the hours upon
hours of animating that will take place, its all on the editing table from
there! My intention is to have a finished product in less than one year. Its a
HUGE undertaking, but Im more than up to the challenge!
This kick start will fund the following:
Equipment: Digital camera, video camera that doesnt still
work off of Hi8 tapes, a decent color printer, lighting equipment that will far
surpass the 60 WATT desk lamp I currently use, more RAM and HD space for my
computer. Added up, I have researched that at the best prices for what Im
looking for, the new equipment will total approximately $6500.00
The remainder of the funding I am asking will pay for:
product supplies: DVD and CD cases, felt board supplies
(felt and child safe frames), printed and lamination of flash cards (gotta
makes those drool proof) packaging supplies.
Legal: Copyrights, trademarking, legal advise, copyright
lawyer if needed
Rewards: *All rewards (except thank you's) to be given out upon completion of project.
For pledge amounts mentioning graphite portraits of your child or person or pet of your choice, here are some examples of the drawings I have done.
For the pledge amount mentioning felt food, these are the foods you will receive!
for the top pledge who gets Bunny
When marketed and sold, the proceeds from this DVD will go
towards my daughter's education, and the ability for us to really start our
lives on our own.
Thanks again for all your support, it means the world to my little family and I.
Laura and Lucy