The human story behind the making of an Animated Short Film created by a team of volunteers from around the world.
We’re developing a short computer generated film called ‘Devils, Angels and Dating’ purely for the love of animated filmmaking. This film is being made with the internet in mind, fully aware of modern interests and trends. It's nearly complete and due for release on the 4th of January 2012.
We also have another campaign that we're running with more varied perks available. If you'd like access to exclusive behind the scenes videos, signed artwork or credit as a Producer on the film please take a look at this campaign: http://www.indiegogo.com/devils
Synopsis: While Devil, Death and Cupid set about their daily tasks of masterminding our love lives here on Earth, they find themselves in the midst of an afterlife love triangle involving high tech visions of the tools we might be using to date on the internet many years from now. This is a love triangle with cosmic repercussions!
We’re a large team of online animation professionals creating this film in our free time. At the time of writing there are over 100 names in the credits. You can see everything we’re doing as we do it from the over 2700 online videos and images to our direct discussions. We have video critiques, tutorials, artwork, work in progress animation, tech videos and all kinds of goodies to look at. What’s more is we’ve been building this archive of knowledge for anyone to view… for free (or at our own expense, at any rate). This is fine to a point, as we love what we do, and no-one expects to get rich doing this. But if there were some funds available it would make many things possible beyond the current scope of the project and it would ensure a solid film that would reward everyone that’s poured their heart and souls into over the last few years, not to mention the wider world who gets to see it all for free. Please consider lending your support to this amazing project.
About the eBook
The eBook will have artwork from various stages of the film production, from pre-production concept art to final renders from the film. The book will include stories from the team and in-depth overviews from the creator, Michael Cawood. This book will touch on various questions on the development of the story, setting up pipeline, communicating with worldwide teammates, and various other development topics from multiple people that have worked on the film. The goal is to touch on the human side of the story behind making a zero budget collaborative animated short film.
- The 5 types of Animators
- Building an Animation pipeline
- Layout - The sandwich of the production
- Married to the film - The Wife's perspective
- Casting the Animators
- Guiding vs micromanaging
- The failures that make a film
- Recruiting Volunteers - Which departments are worth making the effort?
- Top 5 tools worth developing
- How to motivate your team
- How to make a website that saves you time
- What I wish I'd done better
- How to solve Team conflicts
- Having a Team - How much can they bring to the table?
- Making Short Films - Is it worth it?
- Getting story feedback - Choosing the right time
- Fighting Phantoms - Overcoming unexplained technical problems
- Team / Creator - How much of the film will you have to make?
Other Ways You Can Help
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