This Kickstarter will be for not one, but two League of Legends fan animations, Stick Figure Spotlight 4 and Summoner Showdown 2. Both representing Hyun's Dojo and League of Legends, these series of animations have been widely popular throughout the LoL community and even featured in some of the biggest League tournament events!
Stick Figure Spotlight
These stick figure versions of champions clashed their way into the LoL scene back in 2012 and has been widely popular ever since. They have made appearances in many League events such as Season 2 World Finals and Season 3 All Stars and with a total of 18.5 million views, this series has won the appreciation from the league community. The 4th installment will include yet another 10 champions fighting it out in the most heated battle yet!
Summoner Showdown first made its debut in Season 3 All Stars, taking China by storm. This series brings in-game LoL characters to life with traditional 2D animation. With your help, the next installment of this animation will now include 4 characters in a tense 2v2 fight at bot lane!
Meet the Animators! - Just 3 Online friends who like to animate.
Eric "Hyun" Kwon (23 - Brea, California) - Animator of Stick Figure Spotlight and founder of Hyun's Dojo. 6 Years of flash animating experience. Ever since he was a kid, he would always animate stick figures in textbooks and show them off to his friends. This small passion has now lead him to be known as one of the most well known stick figure animators on the internet!
Phillip "Terkoiz" Lacanlale (20 - Seattle, Washington) - Animator of Summoner Showdown. 10 years of flash animating experience. There are only few who share Phil's passion to animate. He has inspired many with his stick figure animations (including Hyun) and continues to raise the bar with every new project.
Michael "Miccool" Sung (21 - Vancouver, Canada) - Special effects animator for both Stick Figure Spotlight & Summoner Showdown. 10 Years of flash animating experience. Michael has always been obsessed with animating awesome effects, drawing most of his inspiration from watching and studying countless animes.
Why Kickstarter? Does Riot pay us?
We don't own a professional studio or have a team of dedicated animators. We're basically just 3 online friends who like to make animations for fun. With proper funding, we'll have the option to hire more people to the team. It will pay for higher quality custom music
scoring, awesome background art, better visual and sound effects, voice actors, and just
about every aspect of the animation process. We've been pretty lucky because Riot has generously helped us out on funding our previous project, but we decided to try something new and get the community involved with these upcoming animations. We want to share our process with you, the fans and in turn for supporting us, we will deliver on making really awesome animations to the community.
Stretch Goals & Hyun's Dojo
If we end up raising more than our target amount, we will have more options to make higher quality and longer animations in a shorter amount of time. It will also help support the funding of the future "Inhouse" animators for Hyun's Dojo. The Dojo will be the flagship animation company/community that will have a crew of inhouse
animators (including the 3 of us), creating stunning animations for not only League of Legends but for
all sorts of awesome animations. This
will be the place to go to learn, watch, and create animations alongside an
active and engaged community of artists and animators.
There will be plenty of backer rewards including keychains, shirts, posters, digital & blu-ray copies of the animations, original FLA downloads, skype calls, cookies, and much much more. Make sure to check out all of the rewards in the side bar to the right!
The Hyun's Dojo Gaming PC (The Chosen One) specs
Thanks to our partners at ProBuiltSystems we will be able to give one backer deemed as "THE CHOSEN ONE" our brand new upcoming Hyun's Dojo gaming PC. Just our gesture of thanks to the highest tier backer.
Motherboard - MSI Z87-G45
CPU - Intel i7 4770k Haswell Processor
RAM - 16gb Corsair memory
Graphics - EVGA Geforce GTX 770 2gb
PSU - 750w
MEM - 1tb hard drive
Custom Hyun's Dojo light-up case (Corsair Obsidian 650D)
We've already started production!
We're excited to show off some WIPs for the upcoming animations! Some of your favorite champions will be brought to life in both full body and stick figure forms. With your help we'll be able to bring your favorite champions to life for your enjoyment.
Thank you for the support!
Of course contributing is optional and if we don't reach our goal, we'll still keep animating on our spare time, funding or no funding. Kickstarter will do exactly what it was made to do; to kick-start our producation and raise our animation quality to awesome heights. For those of you who do enjoy what we do and support us in any way, we thank you and look forward to bringing you more animations in the future!
Risks and challenges
As with any large project, there are always chances of delays with the animations. Note that animating is extremely time consuming and takes a lot of time and effort to complete and polish so if there are any delays, we will be sure to let you know and keep you updated with any set-backs with the projects. Another obstacle we face is that our team is split up around the world instead of being together in a studio, making communication slightly limited, but that has never stopped us before! With the help of Dropbox we have been able to complete our previous projects with great success. Hopefully with the success of these animations, we'll be able to all move to one place and work together under one roof inside a studio. We will try our very best to deal with any set-backs and work through the obstacles we face. With 4 animations already successfully made, you can trust us to pull through with these as well!
Just putting things into perspective, As mentioned in the video we're just three individual animators who met online. We're not actually a studio like Trigger, Madhouse, or Toei. We're essentially the internet's byproduct of something hoping to be a studio.
This kickstarter isn't for us to spend on luxury hot tubs or fancy cars. It's not going to go to JUST us three. We're going to use this funding to hire more people to help with the production of the two current animations and future upcoming works.
Another point, we're going to continue production of the two animation regardless so funding is OPTIONAL. But again, we're just 3 animators trying to make these animations up to par with Studio-level quality. The closer we get the goal, the closer we actually make these animations as best as they can be!
Also, these animations take around 3-5 months, 30-40 hrs/week to complete, drawing ~3000+ frames and reiterating 5-6 times. etc etc. I could go on. Anyways, we're really trying not to jip you of anything. This is optional, not a mandated thing.
If we don't reach our goal, we will still push to finish these animations on our own time because we enjoy what we do and want to keep entertaining our supporters. The only problem would be that we would have limited funding to pay our team as much as we would like and part time work on these projects would result in the animations taking longer to complete.
Receive A Hyun's Dojo keychain + Both animations delivered to you in 1080p digital download + a Hyun's Dojo desktop background + a virtual cookie of thanks personally drawn by Hyun + Your name in the credits as a Helpful Supporter.
Receive an exclusive Stick Spotlight/Summoner Showdown kickstarter poster + A Hyun's Dojo keychain + Both animations delivered to you in 1080p digital download + A Hyun's Dojo desktop background + A virtual cookie of thanks personally drawn by Hyun + Your name in the credits as an Awesome Supporter.
Receive a Hyun's Dojo quality T-Shirt + An exclusive Stick Spotlight/Summoner Showdown kickstarter poster SIGNED by the animators + A Skype call of thanks from Hyun & friends + A Hyun's Dojo keychain + Both animations delivered to you in 1080p digital download + A Hyun's Dojo desktop background + A virtual cookie of thanks personally drawn by Hyun + Your name in the credits as The Special Supporter.
Receive an exclusive SIGNED DVD or bluray copy of the entire Stick Figure Spotlight and Summoner Showdown series + A Hyun's Dojo quality T-Shirt + A Stick Spotlight/Summoner Showdown kickster poster FRAMED and SIGNED by the animators + Play a few games of LoL with Hyun & friends on live stream + A Skype call of thanks from Hyun & friends + A Hyun's Dojo keychain + Both animations delivered to you in 1080p digital download + A Hyun's Dojo desktop background + A virtual cookie of thanks personally drawn by Hyun + Your name in the credits as The Super Special Supporter
We will animate anything you tell us to animate to the best of our ability! (limit 15 seconds) and let you keep it for yourself + all of the awards from the $300 tier + Your name in the credits as The Super Duper Special Supporter
Receive a digital download of the ORIGINAL FLA. project files for both Stick Figure Spotlight 4 & Summoner Showdown 2 for you to freely take apart and study! + all of the awards from the $300 tier + Your name in the credits as The Super Duper Special Supporter
You have been chosen to receive a ProBuiltSystems Hyun's Dojo Gaming PC (The Chosen One) personally signed by Hyun! (See the PC specs in the "Rewards" section) + all of the awards from 700/$500/$300 tier + Your name in the credits as The Chosen One