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Animake It lets you create an animated collage in mere minutes - right in your browser! Read more

Oakland, CA Web
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Animake It lets you create an animated collage in mere minutes - right in your browser!

Oakland, CA Web
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Over 90 of you thought that this project was cool enough to pledge something...  

THANK YOU GUYS SO MUCH!!!

You can keep up to date with Animake It here, and check out our Tumblog here :). 

If you are unfamiliar with Animake It, the video below showcases how easy it is to make animations with the editor.

Animake It is an in-browser tool that makes it trivially easy to create short animations. In under one minute, as shown above, you can create an animated story.

You can use any content from the web as source material. This includes your favorite GIFs, memes, images of your family & friends from Facebook & Instagram, YouTube videos, and more.

Below are two example creations made in under 10 minutes. (A couple things to note -- 1 - The images below are links. 2 - Animake It currently only works on Chrome & Safari. 3 - This is a very early build of Animake It, so it could take a while to load.)

Red Riding Hood
Red Riding Hood
Psychedelic Simpsons
Psychedelic Simpsons

Risks and challenges

Every project comes with a major inherent risk: what if the team is unable to develop what they say they will? Well, Animake It! is being put together by a team of experts who have extensive experience in related fields. The project lead - Sami Majadla - has been programming for almost 12 years. In that time, he has built all kinds of projects - including videogames & interactive 3D simulations. More recently, he has built 3 different web platforms from scratch, and has also created his own animation framework that included both the ability to create 3D models & animate them (also coded from scratch). Additionally, both Sami & LeRenzo Tolbert-Malcom (the other programmer on the team) have created many traditional animations, and are very familiar with the world of animated media.

As if the experience wasn't enough, the Animake It! team has already finished building all of the core technology and infrastructure that the project needs in order to run. (We cover the specifics above if you are curious.) This means that the most difficult parts of the software project that would be most likely to fail have already been completed.

Beyond this, the single biggest risk to our project is that our project could go viral. If this happens and we have a huge amount of sustained (over a long period of time) unexpected traffic, we might not be able to afford the server costs associated with it. However, we are deliberately limiting the number of users that have access to our platform for this very reason. For the first many months of our project, our userbase will be limited to backers from this Kickstarter campaign.

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    6 backers

    THANKS! --- In addition to our undying gratitude, we will send you a heartfelt thank you email. You will also be listed as a contributor on our website (unless you prefer anonymity).

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    5 backers

    THANKS ART! --- In addition to the THANKS! tier, you will receive a set of digital backgrounds made by our Art Director.

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    $10 reward

    24 backers

    BETA ACCESS! --- In addition to the THANKS ART! tier, you will gain access to Animake It! after we build out our main campaign goals.

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    $25 reward

    11 backers

    ALPHA ACCESS! --- In addition to the THANKS ART! tier, you will gain access to Animake It! within 24 hours of our campaign ending. You will also receive a direct channel of communication with the development team for suggestions & feature requests.

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    $30 reward

    3 backers

    SPECIAL ART SETS! --- In addition to everything in the ALPHA ACCESS! tier, you will have 6 special sets of assets available for you to use (one released each month).

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    9 backers Limited (119 left of 128)

    SUCH WOW! --- In addition to everything in the SPECIAL ART SETS! tier, you will receive an exclusive Doge set that will never be available to anybody else. This will include custom backgrounds, gifs, & scanned doge images made in a variety of mediums. Much excite! Very pledge!

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    $50 reward

    9 backers

    WHOA AN E-BOOK! --- In addition to everything in the SPECIAL ART SETS! tier, you will receive an exclusive e-book (available only to Kickstarter backers) that contains the story of how Animake It! came to be, interesting tidbits about the team, and a whoooole bunch of concept art. You will also receive an additional alpha invite to give to somebody after the Kickstarter campaign ends. Last but not least, you will also be listed as a Bronze contributor on our website (unless you prefer anonymity).

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    $75 reward

    4 backers

    DIRECTOR! --- In addition to everything in the WHOA AN E-BOOK! tier, you will have a say in the direction of Animake It! On occasion, we will have several interface and asset designs to choose from, as well as features that we need to decide to implement. Whenever we have one of these decisions to make (and they are not absolutely core to our project), we will put out a vote to everybody who pledged $75 or more. We reserve the right to determine what "absolutely core to our project" means.

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    $100 reward

    8 backers

    WHOA A BOOK-BOOK! --- In addition to everything in the DIRECTOR! tier, you will receive a physical copy of the exclusive Animake It! history & art book (from the WHOA AN E-BOOK! tier). You will also receive two (2) additional alpha invites to give out after the Kickstarter campaign ends. Additionally, you will receive a personal thank you video from us, and will be listed as a Silver contributor on our website (unless you prefer anonymity).

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    $250 reward

    1 backer Limited (5 left of 6)

    WHOA EXCLUSIVE ARTWORK! --- In addition to everything in the WHOA A BOOK-BOOK! tier, you will receive one of the art sets from the SPECIAL ART SETS! tier in the mail. What's that you ask? Why yes, it is indeed the framed original artwork! You will also receive five (5) additional alpha invites to give out after the Kickstarter campaign ends.

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    $500 reward

    0 backers Limited (20 left of 20)

    WHOA CUSTOM CHARACTER! --- In addition to everything in the WHOA A BOOK-BOOK! tier, we will model a character after you. This character will be available to all Animake It! users (unless you'd rather it remain private), so this is your shot at internet fame! You will also receive the framed original artwork in the mail, and as well as five (5) extra alpha invites to give out after the Kickstarter campaign ends. Additionally, you will be listed as a Gold contributor on our website (unless you prefer anonymity).

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    $1,000 reward

    0 backers Limited (20 left of 20)

    WHOA CUSTOM ANIMATION! --- In addition to everything in the WHOA A BOOK-BOOK! tier, we will create an animated collage for - designed by your imagination - you using Animake It! We will create the background and necessary objects & characters in whatever style you want, and send you the framed original artwork. You will also receive ten (10) additional alpha invites to give out after the Kickstarter campaign ends. Additionally, you will be listed as a Gold contributor on our website (unless you prefer anonymity). --- note: material must be PG.

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    $2,500 reward

    0 backers Limited (10 left of 10)

    SPONSOR SPONSOR!! --- In addition to everything in the WHOA A BOOK-BOOK! tier, we will feature your company, brand, or project logo on our website (as long as it is PG), and you will receive twenty (20) additional alpha invites to give out after the Kickstarter campaign ends. You will also be listed as a Platinum contributor on our website (unless you prefer anonymity).

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    $4,000 reward

    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    WELCOME TO BC! --- In addition to everything in the WHOA A BOOK-BOOK! tier, you are invited to come to Vancouver, BC, which is where our team will be based out of for the latter half of 2014 and throughout 2015. We will tailor a 3 day tour centered around your interests (do you like nature? museums? music? boat trips? you name it, and we'll put it together!), and also make delicious home-cooked food for you (we are fantastic cooks). You'll also get to see all of our in-development features, and talk at length about Animake It! (and any other projects of your choosing). You will receive twenty (20) additional alpha invites to give out after the Kickstarter campaign ends. Additionally, you will be listed as a Platinum contributor on our website (unless you prefer anonymity).

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    $5,000 reward

    0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)

    BRAND CUSTOM ANIMATION! --- In addition to everything in the WHOA A BOOK-BOOK! tier, we will create an animated collage centered around your brand (or other project). We can either create assets for you in whatever style you want, or you can provide us with particular assets you want to use (everything must be PG). This creation will be featured on our website for an extended period of time. We can also start a dialog on how your brand, company, or project might be able to partner with Animake It! further. You will also receive thirty (30) additional alpha invites to give out after the Kickstarter campaign ends. Additionally, you will be listed as a Platinum contributor on our website.

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