Saturday, 28 September 2013

Successful Kickstarter Campaign!!!


WE DID IT!!! Yes we are one of the 40% successful projects funded via Kickstarter! 





Lets start off by saying a MASSIVE thank you to all who backed the project. It has been an amazing month! We actually reached over 61% of our target. Meaning we can give everyone a fantastic behind the scenes featurette for you all to see how the process is made from start to finish.
So what now. Well, we have just received our funding and the first purchase will be for the featurette, we are buying a good quality SLR camera with HD capabilities for shooting the doc. This will then be our upgrade camera when we work on hopefully the next Dan project.
We have been busy skyping important people working on the project, like Nathan Britton our composer. He is currently working on the first 2 minutes of the film. You can hear Nathan's work here
https://soundcloud.com/nathanbritton88
Our graphics guy David Chaudoir is busy working on the end credits which is going to look fantastic. Not giving anything more away. But take a look at his video below, you'll see what kind of people we are working with. Its amazing!!!





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Our 2nd Zombie is being created at the moment by Darren, we are so lucky that with your money we can give him a fully working ball and socket armature for the zombie. We are using the best in the business by Animation Tool Kit, its the famous Ray Harryhausen Armacreature kit. They are fantastic. Dan is already using one, but we are now able to put the zombies in them too.











Andy has been busy working on a unique poster for the film. I think he has come up with a cracker!!! What do you guys think?








I have been busy animating away. We have 2 minutes shot. Another 3 to go so i'm well into it. But we may have an animator on board to help the work flow, watch this space!!!




That's all for now, please keep tweeting and ace booking




Pete








Thursday, 15 August 2013

Kickstarter Launch




http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/danofthedead/dan-of-the-dead-stop-motion-zombie-film
Hey everyone
I know its been a very long time, but i've been solo busy working on Dan of the Dead. Where do I start???
Well.... we have a trailer launched



But more importantly, we have a Kickstarter campaign which is LIVE right now!!!

We have worked incredibly hard to get to this point and we hope the backers come in so we can produce the highest quality stop motion short possible. This is where we need your help!!!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/danofthedead/dan-of-the-dead-stop-motion-zombie-film

please share the link, blog about it or even pledge if you have time. Kickstarter is a fantastic format for individuals to achieve small goals. This small goal will help Dan of the Dead become a reality and hopefully be watched by many people around the world at festivals.

Any help you can give would be a bonus.

Sorry for the big plug, normal blogs will resume

Cheers for your continued support

Pete

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/danofthedead/dan-of-the-dead-stop-motion-zombie-film

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Filming has started

Hi guys

Well this has been a long time. I apologise but there is no point blogging if I have nothing to report.

Well I am happy to tell you all that Dan of the Dead is being filmed!!! The first 3 shots have been produced and I am in full swing.
I have recently moved house and brought the studio with me. Luckily I have a spare room which is where the magic is happening.

I have dressed the set, recorded Dans voice and started shooting. It's been an amazing feeling to finally see my work in action.



Here is a shot of Dan and the Zombie on the dressed set. We have burgers and chips, crisps and bloody stained walls.

I would love to show you the opening shots of the film but as I am shooting in order for continuity reasons (blood etc) I will leave you all in suspense. Don't worry some shots will be posted soon.



Here is the rig used for the opening shit of the film. It took 3 attempts to get it how I wanted but I am happy I've done it justice.


Dan has a lot of walking in the short and unfortunately animation supplies armatures are not good enough for magnetic tie down. Not enough metal to magnetise. Here is animation toolkits rig for making him walk. It's perfect and I recommend everyone gets one. www.animationtoolkit.com eventually Dan will be re-fit with animation toolkits ray harryhausen armature kit. Also available from the website.

That's all for now. I will keep you posted more often now I'm animating. Please let your friends know about Dan of the Dead

Cheers

Pete

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