Luke's Escape - Animated Short

Luke, an ordinary kid, is having an extraordinary nightmare. He finds himself trapped in a strange factory, with armed guards at every exit. Can he escape?
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Waqas Majeed
Film
Dubai
United Arab Emirates
13 Team Members

Sometimes dreams are stronger than fate…

Luke, an ordinary kid, is having an extraordinary nightmare. He finds himself trapped in a strange factory, with armed guards at every exit. Eventually, he manages to find a way out – but are there worse things lurking outdoors in the dark, dead forest? Would Luke be guided by his fears or would he shoot an arrow in the dark?

 

// Lyrical Theme

How hard is it to escape your dream,

When nothing is as real as it seems?

You want to open your eyes,

Leave behind the horror and cries.

But sadly you've got to wait,

Sometimes dreams are stronger than fate.

 

// So what is it all about?

Its an Animted Short we have been working on, for more than a year, taken care of by an International team. It is being created using an Open Source 3D Application called Blender 3D

We are working from different parts of the world and after successfully launching the Teaser we are looking forward to complete this film and that's why we are here. WE NEED YOUR HELP to complete this film and have produced a Teaser for you to see what are we aiming for and judge it yourself. No doubt we will be working hard on maintaining high quality and a creating film with a great story.

 

// Characters:

Characters in the Dream

3D Characters

 

// Forest Concept:

Forest Concept

 

// What do we need the funding for?

Since its a big project and Animated Films in general have a lot to be done before its actually out therefore we would need your help and will be using your funds to:

Pay Artists: We will be hiring more Artists as per the needs of the project. These will include Animators, Modelers and Developers etc.

Render-farm: The more machines we get access to, the more quickly we will be able to render out our film and a render farm would also be ideal for extended technical support, if needed.

We have worked out the basic funding goal by keeping obstacles in our mind that we had in making the Teaser. Reaching our goal will help us bring this project to life in a much smoother transition.

// Alright, I'd like to support you guys but what do I get?

We have great rewards for you guys with funding beginning with just $5 - every penny counts and we appreciate it. Also we will be publishing some side tutorials apart from our Exclusive Tutorial Series by Blendtuts.com which will be simple and will help you get started with Blender 3D (Open Source Application). Hopefully this will be very helpful if you are thinking of getting started to learn to create 3D Art of any sort. Our basic tutorials will be related to our Film so that we don't beat around the bush and stay focused on the topic. This will also be a great resource for Artists looking to produce & manage their own film. With thousands of miles dividing us and our creativity bringing us together as a team, this advice is as practical as it gets!

 

// Help us by Spreading the word about our Campaign

There are plenty of ways to help us reach our goal, apart from contribution. We totally appreciate your word in our favor. Spread the word by:

Sharing on Facebook

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Thanks in advance for helping us to reach more people and in making this campaign successful.

 

// Stills from Teaser:

Screen 1

Screen2

Screen 3 

Screen 4

 

// Risks and Challenges

We really want to tell a mesmerizing tale and on the other hand we don't want to compromise the quality of the film. Making this film will be a great task for us and is not possible without having the right team members on-board.

Fortunately, we are pretty much blessed with a great team, at this point, on-board working from different countries around the world. Some of us are working, going to school, hobbyist animators and professional ones too. We speak different languages, this means sometimes some of us have to use translator to understand or learn each others language (which is FUN!). Well Team Luke have no boundaries. It really is about letting the similarities shine!

The folks we have on our team already, have an immense passion for 3D and together we love to create something great that we will be passing on to those after us and hopefully we will be insipiring them by our efforts. To maintain transparency for our supporters we will be updating our progression blog in real-time and will not leave you in the dark, at any point.

 

In the end Team-Luke would like to thank you once again for your early support and we are looking forward to hitting the goal  so we can begin this creative journey together.

LETS HELP LUKE ESCAPE!...

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$966USD
raised by 37 people in 1 month
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$17,000 USD goal
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This campaign ended on September 6, 2013
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  • $1USD
    Dropping by

    Every dollar counts! Even if you are dropping by to appreciate the Project.

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  • $5USD
    Shout on Social Media

    You'll get a 'Thank You' Email from the Team and a shout out on Twitter and Facebook account of Luke's Escape.

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  • $15USD
    Film Download / Credits

    Once the film is finished you will receive a private link to Digital Download a week before it goes online + Your name on Luke's Escape Official Site. PLUS the above Perk!

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  • $25USD
    Poster & Film Credits

    You will receive A2 Luke's Escape Official Poster signed by the Director + Your name will appear in the Film Credits. Plus all the above Perks!

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  • $50USD
    Exclusive Tutorials

    While we are making the short film + Oliver Villar (blendtuts.com) will be creating series of Exclusive Tutorials. In those tutorials he will take you through the process of creating some of interesting effects, methods and techniques that were used to create the film + Also you'll get the 'Special Thanks Video' from the Director. PLUS all the above Perks!

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  • $150USD
    Art book / Progression Blog

    Luke's Escape Film DVD + Exclusive Tutorials DVD by Oliver + Art book (Link to Digital Download) + Private Access to Progression Blog (Where you can tag along with the team and get an insight of how the project is coming along) + Signed movie still by Director PLUS all the above Perks!.

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    Web Premier / QnA

    You will be invited to the online Premier so that we celebrate it together + QnA Session (Ask away if you have anything in your mind or simply have a word) + A nice Luke's Escape T-Shirt!

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    Gold support

    Your Name or Logo in Official Site under Gold support + Guide to your first Successful Animation (ebook) + You'll have One-on-One video session with the Director. PLUS all the above Perks!

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    Your Name or Logo under Platinum Support both on Site and in Film, entitling you of supporting Luke's Escape on the higher grounds. PLUS all above Perks!

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