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Jessica ShortBy Jessica Short
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About

ALL ABOUT ‘FAUN’

Hello!  This is a project created by Jessica Short, a Digital Arts student and senior at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. When it came time to create her student thesis film, the story of Faun was an easy choice for her. Faun has been a project Jessica has been incredibly passionate about for over four years during her school career. This short film will showcase everything she has learned while attending her school, as well as her passion and devotion for storytelling and characters. Faun, a young and mythical satyr-like creature, has always led a greedy and selfish life, but when a little Jaguar steals from his hoard of fruits, he soon realizes the Jaguar has more in store for him than he thinks. 

LET’S MEET OUR CHARACTERS!

FAUN

 Faun is a rude and selfish satyr-like creature. He is inspired by the mythical faun and satyr, as well as dogs, foxes, and baby fawns, and it was always important for him to be a bipedal creature in comparison to Jaguar. He is one of the two main characters, but the story will revolve around his character growth upon meeting Jaguar.

JAGUAR

 Jaguar is an energetic and lively young cub who gives Faun a run for his money – er – well, fruit. Jaguar is still relatively young, so she is still quite naive and innocent to her world. Jaguar will be the catalyst for Faun’s growth and evolution as a character throughout the short film.

PRE-VISUALIZATION

Early on, Jessica wanted to craft the look and tone of Faun to establish a unified vision for the entirety of the film. So, she spent several long and solid months to draft up many of the concept designs that led to the final designs of the short film.

 From script to storyboards, Faun has undergone tremendous development and change over the course of several years to push it to reach its full potential as a short 3D animated film. A goal from the beginning was to make Faun take place in a highly saturated fantastical world, so crafting the right set and scene designs was not easy to accomplish.

SETTING

The story of Faun takes place in just two locations through the short film. The first is Faun’s Clearing and the second is Jaguar’s Cave. It’s important for the environments to really capture the fantastical mood Jessica is setting down for the film, but she also wants the environments to be key to the character that belongs there. Faun’s Clearing was based off Faun’s color scheme, while Jaguar’s Cave was based off Jaguar’s color scheme. So, for example, if one character belonged there, the other may not; it’s important to Jessica to keep the characters’ color schemes in opposition until the two see eye to eye by the end of the story.

FAUN'S CLEARING

 JAGUAR'S CAVE

 WHAT DOES YOUR DONATION GO TOWARDS?

A great benefit to this 3D animated short film is that transportation, lodging, and casting will not be necessary for its production. This film is created solely through the use of digital software that the creator already possesses. What your donation will go towards is Faun’s submission to several film festivals such as the New York Film Festival, the New York International Short Film Festival, and the Glovebox Short Film & Animation Festival, just to name a few. Your donation will also go toward the costs of production. If you have any questions, feel free to get in contact with us! We’ll be happy to answer your questions.

THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO SUPPORT

We realize not everyone who loves the film may have the ability to contribute financially and we surely do not want to exclude you from the fun! It’s a tremendous help if you spread the word about Faun to your friends and family.  

Forward our Kickstarter link, Tweet, post on Facebook, text, or even talk face-to-face with people about Faun!

Risks and challenges

Through production, the creator experienced a few unexpected bumps in the road that pushed her progress back more and more, but that didn’t stop her from continuing. Despite these rough bumps, the creator has been adamant on seeing her vision and story proudly completed. Her motivation and devotion to the project has been better than ever!

Due to these few bumps, production has been pushed back a few weeks and a part of pre-production, story, need to be revisited and revised. Despite this, the creator is dedicating many additional hours per week to return on track by the end of October.

The last risk is money. If we do not raise to our goal, a huge portion of our budge will fly out of the window. We need everyone’s help, including yours, to prevent this from happening. Even just a small donation will help in sharing Faun with as many different people as possible!

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    THANK YOU – As a supporter of Faun, you will receive a thank you email from the creature and a shoutout on Faun’s Facebook page.

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    AUTOMATIC ACCESS – You will gain automatic access to Faun’s private diary to see updates, features, and more!

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    SIGNED THANK YOU CARD – With our gratitude, we will send you a signed thank you card from the creator of Faun! With this pledge, you will also get a digital download of the short film once it is released.

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    SPECIAL PDF DOCUMENTATION BOOK – Here we are! You will be one of the lucky pledges to receive a PDF booklet that documents Faun’s creation from beginning to end! It also including storyboard selections, concept art, and selected matte painting from the final film.

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    LIMITED EDITION FAUN POSTER – With our thanks, we will happily send you a limited edition poster, Kickstarter exclusive, of both Faun and Jaguar signed by the creator.

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    THANK YOU FROM OUR HEARTS – With your donation, we will give you a well-deserved special thanks in the film’s credit roll.

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    THREE MAKES A CROWD – Incredible! With our thanks to your donation, you will not just receive all the below perks but all THREE limited edition, Kickstarter exclusive, posters for Faun. You will also be given a special thanks in the film’s credit roll!

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