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Birds!

In the primordial forests of Zealandia, there is thrilling drama unfolding. It goes beyond life and death; this is survival...and love!

Birds!

In the primordial forests of Zealandia, there is thrilling drama unfolding. It goes beyond life and death; this is survival...and love!

$7,073
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96
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, November 3 2014 4:00 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated November 3, 2014
 

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    Fantail:

    Our profound thanks for your support of BIRDS! with a Facebook Shout out and a password locked viewing after film has been released.

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    Bell bird:

    At this level we'll plug your support on our website and send you a digital download once we've released the film; even better though we'll give you full access to the Production Blog and the Production Diary. Each diary episode features one aspect of the animation process; how animation armatures work, sculpting, 3D, blue screen, motion control and so on so is full of great info as well as personal stories from the team. PLUS a George the Bird plastic figurine.

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    Chatham Island Bell Bird : (No shipping option) At this level we'll plug your support on our website and send you a digital download once we've released the film; even better though we'll give you full access to the Production Blog and the Production Diary. Each diary episode features one aspect of the animation process; how animation armatures work, sculpting, 3D, blue screen, motion control and so on so is full of great info as well as personal stories from the team. PLUS a Limited Edition postcard with a message from the Birds Team.

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    Tui:

    This is a pretty sweet level, you'll get everything on offer at the Bell bird level plus;

    A) A unique one of a kind colour print of one frame of the completed film with:
    1) George
    2) Birdarotti
    3) Lady birds
    4) Forest Life
    (Note: this print is not framed)

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    B) A Digital download of the film’s music.

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    Chatham Island Tui: (no shipping option)
    This is a pretty sweet level, you'll get everything on offer at the Chatham Bell bird level plus;

    A) A limited edition digital colour print of one frame of the completed film with:
    1) George
    2) Birdarotti
    3) Lady birds
    4) Forest Life
    (Note: this print is not framed)

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    B) A Digital download of the film’s music.

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    Pukeko:

    Because we think the Tui level is so great we want you to have both option A and option B; chose one image from A and you get the digital download of the film’s music plus we'll make you a short personalised video of thanks from all of us -the film makers of BIRDS! Plus
    a full digital download of the sound track and access to the real time Webcam feed so you can check in with us as we work!

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    Kakariki:

    For those big fans; this level includes the Tui level One page from the original hand drawn story board, and access to a webcam feed so you can watch us work and a signed script by one of the following:
    a) Syvester McCoy
    b) Kimbra
    c) John Psathas
    d) Alex Funke

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    Kiwi:

    How do you feel about your name in the credits? Well add on a studio Portrait of George, One page from the original hand drawn story board, and access to the real time Webcam feed so you can watch us work, and your name will appear in the Special Thanks section of the film’s end credits plus the Pukeko level for all the goodies.

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    Spotted Kiwi:

    This is a one of a kind level, yup there is only one of these available:
    One signed script; signed by everyone on the team, customised of course. You'll also get the Pukeko level and your name in the Special Thanks section of the film’s end credits.

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    Whio:

    This is rather a unique opportunity!
    A skype Q & A date with the crew; we'll do one a month and it'll be set up with a couple of feeds so you can always bring a friend should you be the sharing type :)
    Oh and a PDF of the ‘Making Of’ book...
    and we'll chuck in the Tui level so you have a sweet print too!

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    Kakapo:

    Original works alert!
    We'll select a background puppet or prop from the film and mount it all nice and pretty for you so you can have it on display. Plus the Tui level :)
    Note: Props/Puppets will be able to be chosen once filming is complete.

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    Takahe:

    You will get... the Tui level PLUS
    A signed Bluray copy of the completed film; a hard copy of the ‘Making Of’ book;
    PLUS (this totally needs a drum roll folks!)...spend a day* either:
    a) On set: where you will see Oscar winning cinematographer Alex Funke at work in his element and witness the intricate work of stop animation.
    b) In the workshop: where you will see how the armatures are built and the design behind making them move. Situation dependent, you may be able to help out and learn a thing or two about armatures and stop animation.
    c) In the Audio suites (Park Road Post) with composer’s John Psathas and David Downes. Watch them design and orchestrate the sound scape, or witness actor Sylvester McCoy doing his ADR. Kimbra will be working closely with John on the soundscape and possibly more-
    *circumstance dependent, length may/can be extended to more than 1 day.
    ** travel and accommodation not included.
    *** this will need to happen during production so the delivery date below does not apply.

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    Huia:

    I feel like we're heating up here - there are only four at this level! Huia includes one of the female bird puppets mounted! A signed Bluray copy of the completed film and a hard copy of the ‘Making Of’ book; and the Tui level -where we can match the print to your mounted puppet if you like!

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    Bush Moa:

    This level matches its name; Big by name, big in reward!
    We'll mount one of George's rival bird puppets*, in a beautiful display case.
    A signed Bluray copy of the completed film. A hard copy of the ‘Making Of’ book, plus you will be credited as an Executive Producer!
    -plus the Kiwi level
    Note: *Stuffed puppets no armature/ All puppets without armature

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    Haast's Eagle:

    Do you like music? Food? Cool People? How does lunch sound? Lunch with one of our producers and one our more famous collaborators. Thats right, You could have a casual lunch Kimbra, Sylvester McCoy or Alex Funke ASC. We will do our very best to arrange the lunch with the collaborator of your choice, but the realities of schedules and locations means your first choice may not be available. And of course a signed Blue ray copy of the completed film and a hard copy of the ‘Making Of’ book; plus everything at the Kiwi level!
    This reward level is based on the availability and scheduling of the people involved. The backer is responsible for all travel and accommodation but will be assisted in coordinating dates by production team.

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    Giant Moa:

    Kiwi level plus;
    George’s armature with fully articulating armature complete with articulating eyes and beak, wing structions and poseable feet; you'll be credited as an Executive Producer. And we'll include the Kiwi level, a signed Bluray copy of the completed film, a hard copy of the ‘Making Of’ book.
    This is the top prize: George in full armature

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