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Set in a fantastical Chess world, an honorable White Knight must protect his King from his long lost lover, the Red Queen.
Set in a fantastical Chess world, an honorable White Knight must protect his King from his long lost lover, the Red Queen.
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Hello, and thank you for visiting our page! We are a group of two Computer Animation seniors at Ringling College of Art and Design, and we are in the process of completing our thesis film.

Character Line Up
Character Line Up
Queen Digital Painting
Queen Digital Painting
Environment Painting
Environment Painting

For the past year, we’ve worked on all the aspects of production that would otherwise take place in an animation studio. We pitched a story idea, reworked it again and again (and again), designed characters, environments, and props, and completed a three minute animatic which will serve as the backbone for our final film. We have also created 3D models of the characters based on our original designs, and are in the process of animating them. By the summer of 2016, each shot of our film will be lit, textured and rendered.

Knight Work In Progress Render
Knight Work In Progress Render
Knight Work in Progress Render
Knight Work in Progress Render

Although we know we can make the final film great, it would still feel incomplete without a quality musical score and sound. With your help, we can hire an amazing composer, a sound design team, and authentic voice talent to create a soundtrack that will enhance every moment of our film. We are currently collaborating with Corey Wallace, who has worked on a number of live-action and animated short films, as well as many award-winning Ringling shorts. We are asking for $1,500 to help us cover the cost of the composer, any additional musicians he may hire for creating the score, and the cost for the sound design team.

Any extra contributions will be used towards the cost of the score, voice actors and entry fees for film festivals.

Thank you so much everyone, this means the world to us; and thank you for helping us make the film the best it can be!

Sana Srinivasan & Kyle Lopez

Risks and challenges

Overall, this is a very low risk project since 'Illegal Move' will be supervised by dedicated Ringling faculty from across the animation industry. It will be made to completion whether this kickstarter gets funded or not; we live and breathe this film!

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    One step closer - thank you so, so much! You will receive the following goodies:

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    Thank you so much for donating to our campaign! It means so much to us! You will receive:
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    -A signed print from both Sana and Kyle
    -An original sketch from one of us
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    This is amazing. You're amazing. Thank you so much for being a part of our film! We can't make it without you!
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    - A signed print from both Sana and Kyle
    - An original sketch from one of us
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    You are supporting a 4-year long goal, and that's huge. This means so much to us - Thank you so much! You will receive lots of love, and:
    - Personalized thank you card featuring art based on the film
    - Small pin
    - Stickers
    - Downloadable PDF Concept Art of based on the film
    - A signed print from both Sana and Kyle
    - An original sketch from one of us
    - DVD copy with Original Animatic and Director Commentary
    - Special Thanks in the credits
    - A custom, original painting from Sana

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