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.
// 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:
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Thanks in advance for helping us to reach more people and in making this campaign successful.
// Stills from Teaser:
// 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.