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Last updated September 3, 2014

PERIPLANET - Animated Sci-Fi Short Film

A man awakens from a frozen sleep to discover he's the lone human left on Earth now inhabited by new rulers — Giant Insects!

PERIPLANET - Animated Sci-Fi Short Film

A man awakens from a frozen sleep to discover he's the lone human left on Earth now inhabited by new rulers — Giant Insects!

$2,630
pledged of $12,500pledged of $12,500 goal
28
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, August 31 2014 1:00 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated September 3, 2014

About

The short blurb above the picture says it all. Pretty cool, huh?

(We don't want to reveal too much plot, but you get the gist, right? Big bugs... people... living together!!)

The short animated Sci-Fi film Periplanet has been in the works for many months now and we’re at a critical stage in the production. We’ve gathered an amazing staff of talented people thus far, and hired some incredible up-and-coming animators to start the heavy animation work that the film entails.

We have multiple talented artists and musicians working not only in the U.S.A., but in other countries as well; pooling their fantastic talents to make the vision of this film come to life! 

Please contribute too!

Most of the money earned with this fund will be spent on the animators, who’ll be spending many many long hours honing the design, look and mechanics of the character animation in a traditional 2D technique. 

Almost all of our background and foreground designs have been completed, but they’ll need further tweaking and beautification.

Insect village
Insect village

We also plan on bringing in an animation intern so they can not only learn about the film and animation process, but also contribute to the film and get paid in the process.

The rest of the funds will be allocated to people who’ve already done work, based on their faith and love in the project, and who should be paid, and for the upcoming recordings, soundtrack, music and ambiance production as well as editing.

Of course we plan on sending DVD and Blu-Ray disks as well as printed background art to those who've contributed to the corresponding pledge amount.

The cost of this film, as well as its promotion, will exceed well past $12,500, but A.J. Schmitz is using many of his own funds to produce the film's cost as well as personally contributing to many aspects of the art, design and animation.

Right now, the production is going off without a hitch! If we continue to work hard and do what we know what we can do, we’ll have the animation done in about 4 months, and then post-production completed soon after that. 

We’re projecting early 2015 as a finish and release date. 

We’ve got everyone in place, with communication systems up and running. The beauty of the internet is that we’re all connected through a network that keeps us running in top form. Plus, while some of us are snoozing in the night, there are others up in a different part of the world working away. Meaning this film is in constant working motion! 

So if you think our concept is cool and would like to help breath life into Periplanet and most importantly, be apart of our team, then make it become a reality — please send us a pledge.

And who knows, maybe this film will be the start of an ongoing series!

Thank You!!

— The Periplanet Team

Here are some working files of the movie. Animation tests, Backgrounds, concept drawings and more!

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 Animation Tests #1

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 Animation Test #2

Future Scene
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Future Concept drawings
Future Concept drawings
Interior Bar scene - pan shot in animation program
Interior Bar scene - pan shot in animation program

Check out some of the recent Press about our Kickstarter as well as our film project...

SpotOn Magazine

LIB Magazine

League of Geekz Podcast - Episode 26

Risks and challenges

For our team of animators and artists, this film is our only focus. We are dedicated to getting this film to it’s highest level and making it not only a remarkably beautiful movie to watch, but to bring the most drama and intense film watching experience we can make for you.

We all have a lot of experience in all facets of design, film and animation, so know that this is being helmed by a capable staff.

We spent a lot of time making sure this was a smooth operation. Pre-production was meticulously mapped out, and now we’re in the art trenches making it happen.

The only obstacle we can see at this time is running out of money and that's why we're here asking for help.

Any project obviously has its risks. If we don't meet our financial goal, the movie will simply take longer to make. But it will be made because our hearts are into it and we’re ready to make this vision come alive!

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