Dear Insane Children,
I hope wherever you are and whatever you're celebrating, you're having a wonderful time.
Here in China we don't really celebrate Christmas, so it's a normal work week for us - though I will be donning a Santa outfit and making BBQ for everyone at the studio tomorrow. Ho ho ho. :)
Progress on the Otherlands animations continues - with Walter Sickert & the Army of Broken Toys working with Troy and Ed on scoring. Next up, our in-house sound designer Kian will work with the guys on sound effects and audio mixing. Once audio is finished we'll be close to final renders and post processing. Hopefully that will all get done after the holidays (since Walter, Troy, and Ed do celebrate the holidays like the rest of the world).
Work has also started on layout and design for the Art Book and DVD covers. Once those designs are finished, actual factory production time can be anywhere from 30~60 days, depending on what sort of obstacles we encounter during manufacturing. We'll then be able to start mailing physical items!
Before that happens we'll have to discuss digital distribution of the animations. I'll put together a survey to collect feedback on how that might be done. Privately share? Publicly share? Release full res videos to the wild? These things will eventually be out in the wild anyway, so the question is simply one of timing and initial platforms. Feel free to share ideas in the comments below.
A few other minor updates:
Progress on the feature film side of things has slowed to a crawl. Some pretty unbelievable things have happened on that front, but it's still not an appropriate time to share, though I am dying to get the story out there. Soon...
Majority of questions about the campaign still fall into two categories:
1) How can I change my address? Answer: Please use Backerkit.com
2) Will I be able to buy stuff if I missed the original campaign or can I add stuff to my order? Answer: Not at this time, largely depends on how feature film project negotiations develop as larger rights are attached to those negotiations.
Any other questions or comments you need to get in front of me, please send a message directly via Kickstarter. I personally read and respond to all messages sent to me that way.
From Shanghai with Cheer,