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Help us create 36 illustrations about Milo and i4's misadventures home alone with a collection of delicious jellies and bump’n jams.
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This Kickstarter Campaign is to fund Phase 1 of the 3D animated short Peanut Butter Jelly Jam. During this phase  we will create 36 animation concept illustrations that will server as a foundation for developing the rest of the animation. These illustration will be used to create a moving storyboard called an animatic. The generated animatic will act as a foundation to develop the rest of the animation, and allow us to clearly communicate the goal to potential crew members. We will share the completed animatic online and submit it to Nickelodeon's Animated Shorts Program. While our application is being considered we will continue to develop the PBJJ animation for submission to future festivals. We are hoping to submit the final animation to Siggraph Asia 2014, Siggraph 2015, The Tornto Urban Film Festival, and SODAK Animation Festival, as well as many more. 

Characters  

This project was originally conceived as a commercial pitch for Jiffy Peanut Butter Bars. When Jiffy went another direction, I continued to develop the "Milo Project". Milo is the only character from the original concept and his design has changed quite a bit. Below you can see early development art for Milo and i4. 

The character designs are still evolving. Below you can see up to date designs for Milo, i4, and Mom.

Milo Jones - Milo is a fairly quiet and unassuming kid in the presence of others, but when he is home alone he is an aspiring pop musician with an overactive imagination and appetite.

i4 - i4 is the prototype data droid, created by Dr. Jones, Milo’s father. i4 helps Milo get through his day by providing him with useful information and helpful suggestions on how to behave.

Mom (Zena Jones) - Mom is a secret agent and it is not really a secret. Struggling to keep Milo’s life as normal as possible is impossible because of her obsession with finding out what happened to her husband. She has many admirers but is blind to their flirtatious attempts.

FROM VACANCY TO VITALITY! MATCHING ARTISTS WITH VACANT SPACES TO ACTIVATE TACOMA
FROM VACANCY TO VITALITY! MATCHING ARTISTS WITH VACANT SPACES TO ACTIVATE TACOMA
     

 The city of Tacoma Spaceworks program is providing us with office space for six months. This space will give Turtledust Media a venue for producing the animation, facilitating workshops/training, and allow us to open our doors to people who are curious about how animation gets made.

  

Our main objective is to establish a working animation studio in Tacoma with the ability to develop in house properties and contract work from Seattle and Portland. For this first phase we are hoping to raise enough money to cover operating costs, purchase a projector for events, and print promotional materials. 

Phase 1 Budget

We are asking for $2040, but have a stretch goal of $5000. The additional funds will help cover additional operating costs and pay employees.

Phase 1 Incentives

All contributors will be put into the "Thank you" sections of the website and final film credits. They will also get advance access to daily production videos, filmed animation talks, and production tutorials. You will receive an invitation to March screening where local contributors can pick up copies of their 11 x 17 print and copy of the production art book.

We're giving you an MP3 of the Peanut Butter Jelly Jam, and of course your name will be put into the "Thank you" section of the website and added to the final film credits.
We're giving you an MP3 of the Peanut Butter Jelly Jam, and of course your name will be put into the "Thank you" section of the website and added to the final film credits.
We will send you an 11" x 17" glossy color print and access to download a copy of the Peanut Butter Jelly Jam MP3.
We will send you an 11" x 17" glossy color print and access to download a copy of the Peanut Butter Jelly Jam MP3.
You will receive a copy of the 6" x 9" full color production art book, the 11" x 17" glossy print, and the PBJ Jam MP3.
You will receive a copy of the 6" x 9" full color production art book, the 11" x 17" glossy print, and the PBJ Jam MP3.
You will receive a SIGNED copy of the 6" x 9" full color production art book, the 11" x 17" glossy print, and a link to download the PBJ Jam MP3.
You will receive a SIGNED copy of the 6" x 9" full color production art book, the 11" x 17" glossy print, and a link to download the PBJ Jam MP3.
You will receive digital copy of 18” x 24” black and white custom caricature portrait ( limit 1 character ), and the link to download the PBJ Jam MP3. Signed copies of the 11" x 17" glossy color print and production art book.
You will receive digital copy of 18” x 24” black and white custom caricature portrait ( limit 1 character ), and the link to download the PBJ Jam MP3. Signed copies of the 11" x 17" glossy color print and production art book.
You will receive digital copy of 18” x 24” black and white custom caricature portrait ( limit 2 characters ). You will get the link to download the PBJ Jam MP3. Signed copies of the 11" x 17" glossy color print and production art book.
You will receive digital copy of 18” x 24” black and white custom caricature portrait ( limit 2 characters ). You will get the link to download the PBJ Jam MP3. Signed copies of the 11" x 17" glossy color print and production art book.
We will ship signed copies of 18” x 24” color custom caricature family portrait ( limit 5 characters ), the 11" x 17" glossy color print and production art book. You will also receive the link to download the PBJ Jam MP3.
We will ship signed copies of 18” x 24” color custom caricature family portrait ( limit 5 characters ), the 11" x 17" glossy color print and production art book. You will also receive the link to download the PBJ Jam MP3.
We will ship signed copies of 18” x 24” color custom caricature family portrait ( limit 10 characters ), the 11" x 17" glossy color print and production art book. You will also receive the link to download the PBJ Jam MP3.
We will ship signed copies of 18” x 24” color custom caricature family portrait ( limit 10 characters ), the 11" x 17" glossy color print and production art book. You will also receive the link to download the PBJ Jam MP3.

We will be at Emerald City Comic Con so come by and say hello! 

We are located at Booth L-11
We are located at Booth L-11

Thanks for your support you can see more of our videos at turtledustmedia.com click on the yourtube link.

Risks and challenges

Time and Money

Working on films for 72 hour film festivals have prepared me and my process for working with non-existent budgets and little time. I am currently working 40 hours a week on this project to assure quality and completion. I am planning to incorporate artist here at the studio as well as online.

Lost or Damage of Assets

We are insured for our equipment and none of our files are stored on a single hard drive. As the Digital Media Developer at PLU I was awarded for my innovative use of distributed storage which allowed my team to overcome many hardware issues, by replacing defective machines and synchronizing files via dropbox.

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