A city where lost souls lurk in every shadow, and darkness shrouds sinister designs. Where imagination holds the key to salvation, or the gateway to destruction. A fallen hero, a twisted demon, one gorgeous succubus, and an army of chart-topping guitar heroes: the pieces are in place. The Descent begins!
Check out www.eternaldescent.com for more information!
What we're up to:
Based on the cult creator owned comic series from IDW Publishing, featuring appearances from our favorite Rock and Metal guitar heroes, we're developing an Animated Eternal Descent TV Pilot and we need your help!
We're hoping to create a 22minute pilot of Eternal Descent as a fully animated cartoon show, with a view to getting a complete series comissioned by a network. We'll also release the pilot online, to be enjoyed for free as an episodic webseries with 5 action packed installments!
The pilot we'd like to make will cost us $300,000! *Gulp* That's the high price of broadcast quality animation, and thats the price we'll have to pay if we want to own our content and create a show without corporate interference. It's a lot of money, and so we're hoping that the project could be partially funded by friends and fans worldwide. Lets create an awesome show that we can all enjoy for years to come!
The 2 minute teaser video at the top of this page is just a taste of what we'd like to do with Eternal Descent. The budget we've put together would allow us to create an animation similar in quality to any of your favorite cartoon shows, such as Batman, The Simpsons, Spawn, Venture Bros, Young Justice, My Little Pony and so on!
Our first financial goal is to reach $50,000, at which point we can create character sheets and designs for the entire cast, develop a complete storybord, paint a series of incredible backgrounds, sculpt models for any 3D objects and enviroments, finalize the script, and begin work on the animatic. Meanwhile we'd be recording the first rough soundtrack and character dialogue. This would cover all of the pre-production before the actual 'animation' starts, and thats the expensive bit ;) Beyond the $50,000 mark, we'll be able to really get stuck in and start animating the show scene by scene, releasing clips and samples as we go!
There are a few budget milestones throughout the production, from initial storyboards, character designs, backgrounds, and animatics, through to frame by frame animation, 3D effects, clean up, editing and so on. Animation is an incredible artform, but it's also very time consuming and particularly expensive to produce. As the necessary funds are raised for each stage of production, we'll be able to move forward with the project and post updates here!