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AU$ 2,021 pledged of AU$ 5,500 goal
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By Phil
AU$ 2,021 pledged of AU$ 5,500 goal
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About this project

How can we reduce the number shark attacks- both on humans and by humans? Well, both sharks and humans will both come up with some crazy ideas to solve this age-old question in a funny short episode of Shaaark! 

Shaaark began out of my interest (and occasional fear) of sharks that I developed while surfing. I decided to make fun of sharks from the safety of my drawing board, and many years later I have come to love and respect the so-called monsters of the deep.

Phil draws a Shaaark
Phil draws a Shaaark

 

A few years back I created 7 short animated episodes for youtube, and after a few million views and plenty of requests to make more episodes I have decided to ask you for your help. Animations take a lot of time to create, and I have been planning to make them for a while, but I thought I would bring this project to Kickstarter to help me dedicate some time to bring this episode to life.

This short video (around 3 minutes) will be funny, slightly irreverent (but still rated PG) and feature the same characters you can see in my original series, plus a few more.

I have set the goal quite low at AUD$5,500 just to make sure the project happens, with the view that if the goal is exceeded I can bring in additional talent and animators to make it even better/longer/funnier. An animated episode would usually cost a lot more than this, but this is the kind of thing I love doing anyway... so bring it on!

- Phil Watson

Shaaark! cartoonist and animator

http://www.shaaark.com

Risks and challenges

Animating requires a lot of work, often just one second of final video takes an hour to complete. Working with computers also has its own risks- crashes, rendering time, data protection.

My team has been animating over 10 years and so we are prepared for the work and the risks. Daily backups, multiple backup locations, and the occasional surf to make sure our headspace is clear- these are just some of the techniques we employ to make sure this Shaaark! episode comes to life.

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    The Bamboo shark

    Your name in the credits, and the ability to tell your grandkids "I helped bring a Shaaark to life"

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    The Tiger shark

    You become a cartoon character in this video. Supply your photo and we will turn you into a caricature who will appear in the background. Plus you get everything in Reward #2.

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    The Big Blue

    Major sponsor - full screen advertisement at end of video. Existing Shaaark! episodes on YouTube regularly get around 50,000 views per month organically. Contact shaaark@gmail.com for all details.

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