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The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, April 9 2014 1:06 PM UTC +00:00
$4,068
pledged of $40,000pledged of $40,000 goal
53
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, April 9 2014 1:06 PM UTC +00:00

About

CLICK TO WATCH OUR PILOT EPISODE HERE http://youtu.be/wHe9Fy173bM

Dawg Dayz is an animated web series that explores the life, mind and adventures of Jamal as he struggles to make it big as a comedian in Hollywood while slinging hotdogs from a food truck to pay the bills. The show unfolds in front of the backdrop of Los Angeles and provides a gritty, relevant and comedic exploration into the challenges of moving to the City of Angels to find success. The series pays homage to animation greats like Ralph Bakshi while incorporating nuances of 21st century society and life in Los Angeles.

STORY ENGINES FOR THE SHOW: there are three main engines that run the story…

ENGINE 1 -- JAMAL, wants to become a big time comedian, he just needs that one break that will get him discovered. Jamal will use any means necessary to get discovered, even if it means testing his friendships, neglecting his family and abusing his “benefits” of his job. Jamal parks the truck in front of studios, film shoots and local, Hollywood “hot spots”, house parties, movie premieres, etc. telling jokes and hoping to get discovered.

ENGINE 2 -- JAMAL is struggling with living broke in LA where getting ahead is all about image. Jamal doesn’t book a lot of shows and his income is solely from what he can hustle through the hot dog truck which means he’s constantly balancing being seen as a hot dog vendor with being recognized as a legit comedian all with the backdrop of LA’s Hollywood (and Venice) neighborhoods.

ENGINE 3 -- Underlying both engines 1 & 2 is the fact that Jamal gets himself into outlandish predicaments, only to be saved by some miracle (most of the time). These predicaments will be centered around Jamal pretending he has a “I don’t give a **** ” mentality and gradually realizing, he really doesn't have to give a **** to be happy!

Our minimum goal is to produce the 1st episode, "Is everything Kosher". The more funds we raise, the more cartoons we make. The series will be overseen by the director, Saxton Moore. Production will begin immediately, the 1st episode will be released the Summer of 2015. 

- PRODUCTION OF A TV QUALITY ANIMATION

- WRITING

- VOICE ACTORS

- SOUND RECORDING & SND FX

- ANIMATORS

- MUSIC SCORING

- FINAL COMPOSITING & EDITING

- MORE FUNDS MORE EPISODES

=====================THE PROCESS=======================

Dawg Dayz will be "traditionally animated,"  in Flash & After Effects which means that each element is drawn by hand. It is time - and labor - intensive.

Pre-production stage: will consist of writing, storyboarding, casting and recording (in a top-of-the-line audio production facility), creating an animatic (shooting the storyboard with the final recorded dialogue), designing (backgrounds, characters, props, effects), coloring (of those models, effects, backgrounds, props, etc), and timing (which requires the director to go frame by frame creating exposure sheets). 

Animation stage: where our artists will draw every element for every frame, layout, key pose, animate, in-between, ink and paint, and, finally, composite. 

Post-production stage: the animation is edited; sound effects, including foley, are recorded and added; and the composer creates the score. The sounds effects, music, and dialog are finally blended together with the animation in the last step of production, the final mix.

                           THE TEAM

KLIPKULTURE ENTERTAINMENT:
 KLIPKULTURE Entertainment is an entertainment start-up focusing on the development and creation of quality short-form urban content for consumption on web and mobile platforms. KKE principals have experience working in both new and traditional media in various capacities having worked for companies such as Google, YouTube, AT&T, Warner Bros, Cartoon Network and Fox.

PIXEL PIRATE STUDIO:
Pixel Pirate Studio is an EMMY nominated creative studio that develops entertainment and apps that help tell stories across multiple platforms. Pixel Pirate Studio has earned numerous Broadcast Design and Promax awards for on-air promotions for clients such as TBS, Spike, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon & MTV.

 Pixel Pirate Studio is an independent production company, which means we self fund our entertainment and reach out to others for outside funding. 

Pitching and seeking financial support takes years (it's like jumping through circus hoops) 

Reaching out to backers here on Kickstarter is the quickest way to get our show to the fans while preserving the artistic vision we've developed. 

Kickstarter also allows us to connect and interact with our fans directly and by Working with you we can crush the Naysayers and show the world that we can make dreams come true. 

If we exceed our goal, we'll produce more episodes while continuing to reward you for your support. These are goals that are beyond the main goal of the project, but if reached will add some really cool things!

            ==== REWARD DETAILS====

Official Dawg Dayz Keychain ($20 Mustard Only)

 3.5x1.5 inch Laser cut Vinyl Dawg Dayz Keychain. Never fumble around for those keys again. Jamal will hold you down. How can you forget a mug like that.

Official Dawg Dayz Coaster ($20 Ketchup & Mustard)

4 inch each Laser etched quark.  What ring on the counter? We're not only serving up laughs, but protecting your tabletops as well. When you back us up, we got your back too. 

Dawg Dayz Poster (Pledge $30 or more/ Chili Dog)

12x18 gloss cover Poster (signed version for pledges $50 & up) 

Official Dawg Dayz T-Shirt (Pledge $60 or more/ Chicago style Dog)

 American Apparel Tri-Blend Jersey T-Shirts are made with 50% Polyester, 25% Cotton and 25% Rayon. Enjoy everything you love about the fit, feel and durability of a vintage T-shirt.

Official Dawg Dayz Hoodie (Pledge $500 or more/ Detroit or Red Hot Dog)

American Apparel California Fleece Pullover Hoody made with a 100% California Fleece cotton. Complete with kangaroo pocket this stretchy, comfortable fit, unisex cut includes double-stitched cuffs and hem. 

Dawg Dayz Commemorative Mason Jar (Pledge $200 or more/ Kansas City Dog)

 6 inch Laser etched glass Mason Jar. Great for storing things like pencils, erasers, etc. or just having a drink of your best private stock.

Official Dawg Dayz SkateDeck (Pledge $750 or more/ Philly Dog)

 Laser etched wooden skate deck. (Will also be available in multiple colors)

Official Dawg Dayz Surfboard (Pledge $5,000 or more/ Dodger Dog)

Along with Associate producer's credit and a speaking role in an episode, you get to hit the waves with this Dawg Dayz custom Surfboard.  Here are the deets below.

 - 6'8" tall, 21.75 wide, 2.85 thick

 - 3 Future fin set up - Epoxy 

- Graphic: "Dawg Dayz" logo and Jamal art work (cartoon dog)

Official Dawg Dayz Throw pillow (Pledge $300 or more/ Coney Dog)

 Throw Pillow Cover made from 100% spun polyester poplin fabric, a stylish statement that will liven up any room. Individually cut and sewn by hand, the pillow cover measures 18" x 18", features a double-sided print and is finished with a concealed zipper for ease of care. Does not include pillow insert.

Risks and challenges

As a 2x Emmy nominated director with over 10+ years of directing & producing animation, I have no doubt that we can produce this series.
Our team consists of professional designers and artists in the field. With any animation production, there are hurdles with deadlines and such, but we are thoroughly prepared to handle each challenge as we have before to complete our project. We love what we do and to work on our own indy show is a dream come true.

I've purposefully left the rewards very simple, and easy to produce. We've partnered with a couple of local businesses to help produce each item and have ordered samples of each to showcase throughout the campaign, so I'm confident that the prizes can be produced in a timely manner.

I will plan to keep all backers up-to-date with all aspects of production, so there won't be any surprises.

I feel so blessed to be a part of this Kickstarter community and to have such reliable friends in this business willing to lend a hand with resources I may need in the future to complete this animation.

We've gotten this far through late night work sessions and a lot of personal sacrifice, and we don't plan to stop. Heart and soul have been branded into this project and I hope it shines through. Stay up with us. Will and determination will prevail in the end. We are all the dreamers who make this world unique.

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    Digital Download of the pilot Episode + Dawg Dayz Poster + PDF of Storyboards + Coaster + Postcard + Animatic Teasers + Soundtrack + Early Access + Backer Blog

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    Printed booklet of the “Art of Dawg Dayz ”, A behind the scenes look at designs, background dev, storyboards and testimonials from the Dawg Dayz team on how we produced our pilot.
    +Dawg Dayz T-Shirt + DVD of all episodes created with bonus footage + Digital Downloadable Episodes + Signed Poster + PDF Storyboards.
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    An original Dawg Dayz character sketch by our Director. Signed Art of Dawg Dayz booklet.
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    Limited edition commemorative Dawg Dayz Laser etched character Jar.
    Original Sketch + Signed Art of Dawg Dayz booklet + Dawg Dayz T-Shirt + DVD of all episodes created with bonus footage + Digital Downloadable Episodes + Signed Poster + PDF Storyboards.
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    CONEY DOG

    Custom designed Dawg Dayz Throw pillow case.
    2 Character Jars + Original Sketch + Signed Art of Dawg Dayz booklet + Dawg Dayz T-Shirt + DVD of all episodes created with bonus footage + Digital Downloadable Episodes + Signed Poster + PDF Storyboards.
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    DETROIT DOG

    8” Custom Jamal Vinyl figure & Dawg Dayz hoody.
    +2 Character Jars + Original Sketch + Signed Art of Dawg Dayz booklet + Dawg Dayz T-Shirt + DVD of all episodes created with bonus footage + Digital Downloadable Episodes + Signed Poster + PDF Storyboards.
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    RED HOT DOG

    We'll design you as a Dawg Dayz character (framed) & Dawg Dayz hoody.
    +2 Character Jars + Original Sketch + Signed Art of Dawg Dayz booklet + Dawg Dayz T-Shirt + DVD of all episodes created with bonus footage + Digital Downloadable Episodes + Signed Poster + PDF Storyboards.
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    PHILLY HOT DOG

    Custom laser etched Dawg Dayz skate deck!
    You as a Dawg Dayz character (framed) + Dawg Dayz hoody +2 Character Jars + Original Sketch + Signed Art of Dawg Dayz booklet + Dawg Dayz T-Shirt + DVD of all episodes created with bonus footage + Digital Downloadable Episodes + Signed Poster + PDF Storyboards.
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    PINKS DOG

    Associate Producers credit on each episode produced and we’ll make you a character in an episode.
    Skate deck + You as a Dawg Dayz character (framed) + Dawg Dayz hoody +2 Character Jars + Original Sketch + Signed Art of Dawg Dayz booklet + Dawg Dayz T-Shirt + DVD of all episodes created with bonus footage + Digital Downloadable Episodes + Signed Poster + PDF Storyboards.
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    DODGER DOG

    Dawg Dayz custom surfboard, Associate Producers credit on the show and a speaking role as a character in an episode.
    You as a Dawg Dayz character (framed) + Dawg Dayz hoody +2 Character Jars + Original Sketch + Signed Art of Dawg Dayz booklet + Dawg Dayz T-Shirt + DVD of all episodes created with bonus footage + Digital Downloadable Episodes + Signed Poster + PDF Storyboards.
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    TOP DOG

    We’ll fly you out to Los Angeles (continental US residence only, 1 night hotel stay included) to hang out for a day with the creator and director of Dawg Dayz, pitch us an episode and join in a recording session where you will be featured as a character in one of our episodes. Includes DODGER DOG

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Funding period

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