"Sylvia" is a story about an imaginative little girl who creates a world inside her bedroom with a few deformed but lovable creatures that help her cope with her parents' disregard. My hope is that "Sylvia" will speak to the value of imagination as a resource for resiliency.
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After photographing my shower tiles, I drew what I saw alongside the tile image. Then a story began to unfold..
Here are a few preliminary storyboards of scenes from "Sylvia"
And a character being sculpted...
Check out Sylvia and friends below! Everything you see here was made by hand using polymer clay, magnets, synthetic hair/ fur, and re-purposed thrift store clothing.
To create "Sylvia, we will need to build 1/6 scale miniature sets and props, sculpt and fabricate 3-dimensional puppets with movable, replaceable parts, animate and shoot the puppets, then composite it all together with any needed editing, computerized visual effects, sound effects, narration, and music. The film itself will be approximately 5-6 minutes long, shot at about 12 frames per second "on 2's".
Let's make this happen! Partner with me to create Sylvia's world!
If you haven't had a chance to check it out, below is the trailer for my first film, STAN. You can now also watch the full film on youtube here
Kickstarter video shot and edited by Patrick Allocca
Risks and challenges
I do my absolute best to follow through with whatever I set out to accomplish. My first Kickstarter film, STAN, is a perfect example of that. I took on an enormous amount of work with STAN, with very little help, and it serves as my personal reminder that I can do it again. With that said, I do envision several challenges, the biggest of which is the variable of time:
1. I work full time, making it hard to prioritize and devote all my time to completing the film, which is a full time job in itself.
2. I realize that the amount of money I will be raising, in "film" terms, is a humble fraction of what is actually needed. With this budget, it will be difficult to entice a lot of other professionals to take part in the film. Needless to say, the more money we raise, the more work I can allocate, the faster, and better, it can be done.
3. Because of the nature of this craft, things can break or falter along the way, requiring a little extra time and love to repair.
Good things come to those who wait! Your reward will be a pleasant surprise on your doorstep, like finding $20 you forgot about in the pocket of your jeans months later, only way better.
Thank you for reading! Much love, MeiravLearn about accountability on Kickstarter
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