This CG animated short film is directed by Lyonel Charmette and produced by Vanilla Seed. If you want to know more about the story, let's have a look to the teaser …
Why do we talk about a shepherd in cable cars ?
This movie is certainly talking about a shepherd, looking after one of his goat through the rough and chaotic mountain, but not only. As a great symbol of nature, wild and overwhelming, he will be opposed for the first time in his life, to the soft and appealing comfort of a house : the cabins. This comfort is kind of coming from nowhere and really intrusive, but still, what can we do to it, when it's that attractive ? Neither good nor bad, it's just here, and for free.
As you can see, this movie will be quite contrasted. Limited but safe properties with the warm and curved manufactured cabins, versus the no frontier and free mountains, but rugged and cold.
So now, take a seat in the livingroom's cabin and enjoy the landscape !
Why you can trust our team ?
From the beginning to now, 31 serious people have given a hand up on this animated short movie (animators, renderer, sound composer …). Most of them did it voluntarily.
What we have done and what is missing ?
Today, we can say that about 50% of the movie is done (characters, modeling and a part of animation). But to finish this film, there are still post-production steps missing. The funds raised will help us to complete these steps by hiring qualified professionnals who will maximize the quality of the movie. Also, it will help the team to get a second wind to finish it. If we raise enough funds, it will allow us to :
- Finalize animation > 4000 £ : The animation is nearly finished, with the first goal, we could finalize it.
- Lighting and rendering > 6000 £ more : It has a huge importance in our movie. The effects with the frozen mountains will bring a cold and attractive mood in Mr. Balmes’ world.
- Sound design and music > 3000 £ more : Mute doesn’t mean silent. The descrepency between the deafening mechanic noise of the cable cars and the extreme silence of the mountains will require accurate sound effects. About the music, it brings a different and retro atmosphere, an enigmatic touch.
- 3D stereoscopic > 3000 £ more : Don’t be wowed … Yes, it’s a 3D short movie. You will live in Mr. Balmes’ life and watch through his eyes the wonderful view he is enjoying.
They Believe in us
The adventure has begun about 2 years ago …. We started the project with regional financial helps and the CNC (organism for the cinema in France) which helped us for the 3D stereoscopic effects.
Recently, we made a sponsorship with Chaos Group which gave us Vray licences for the rendering. Renderstreet generously offered us the machines. We really thank all of them for their support and their trust.
We need you all
Today, we have decided to try the kickstarter adventure to create a community around the movie before its releasing. We think this is for us the best way to touch a huge part of the futur potential public. Your support allows us to make a better quality.
And this is also an occasion to live an amazing human adventure and to share it with you. That motivates us a lot. If you are part of this adventure, you will be in our precious ring of backers : Our Community Circle. You will get more than our eternal gratitude : we will share our work in progress, our knowledge and our enthusiasm with you all. Thanks to a passcode, you will have access to our blender film’s files to see the progress. Blender is a free open source software which allows anybody to see how animated movies are made. With this open source CG software, you can modelize, rig, animate, render, edit and compose. And you will be able to create your own scenes !
Thus, it is thanks to you that our work will see the daylight and this is a pleasure to share it.
Our team is mainly formed of volunteers who worked hard on this project. We need your precious support to finish the movie before december, in the best conditions.
You have a limited time to donate but it’s just a pledge ! If we do not raise enough funds (the goal amount) you won’t be deducted for the sum you promised to donate. If we reach our goal, you will be a generous hero for us and you will receive a contribution (see the rewards below).
1 – A digital card to thank you > 1£
2 – Welcome to our Community Circle : You will have access to all our 3D source files, dedicated tools, exclusive events (interviews; work in progress ...) and a password to see the movie on vimeo in avant premiere > 5£
3 – Community circle + special thanks in the movie facebook page >10£
4 – Community circle + A HQ download poster. You have the choice between all of them > 15£
5 – Community circle + the movie Blu-Ray 3D and the 3D source files > 30£
6 – Community circle + a t-shirt of the movie only produced for kickstarter > 40£
7 – Community circle + DVD + your name in the film credit > 50£
8 – Pack station (download poster + Community circle + DVD + t-shirt + your name in the film credit) > 100£
9 – Community circle + A 3D printed of Mr. Balmes kickstarter edition > 250£
10 – Pack mountain (all above, that means : download poster + Community circle + DVD + your name in the film credit + t-shirt + 3D printed ) > 400£
11 – Summit pack : Pack mountain + your name appearing in a scene of the film in a shot > 1000£ (limited to 4)
Risks and challenges
We are working in various cities for logistic advantages and it is possible thanks to the actual technology which allows our film to be made.
We use an open source software called Blender. Anybody can download this software freely to be able to see how this film is made in the smallest details.
We share our work in progress with the Blender community because it has a real importance for the future of the independant filmmaking.
Some directors proved that it’s possible to create great animated short movies thanks to this free software in a studio setting. And we are sure that "9, Chemin des Gauchoirs" will be part of those projects.
I'm sure that our creative team can cope to any challenge and make an amazing film the way we want it to be made.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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