In the first of what will hopefully be a monthly event, this post is dedicated to answering questions submitted on our Facebook page. And now, after that unnecessary segue…
When will we be seeing a collective storyboard for your screen play Jupiter IX?
Unfortunately, if you were to see the whole storyboard, the entire short would be spoiled for you, so that’s not going to happen, mostly because I love you too much. However, I will be sharing a handful of the boards with you in March to demonstrate how I plan my shots and to give you little glimpses into the unfolding story.
What’s your timeline looking like? When can we expect to see the production start on this film?
Pre-production will be completed by April 15th (fingers and toes crossed). This includes character and set design, storyboarding, creation of a budget and schedule, and a temp-tracked animatic. At this point, I will begin puppet construction. As for production, that will rest entirely on the success of our coming Kickstarter campaign. If successful, we can begin shooting in late June/July. If unsuccessful, things will take longer, because we’ll only be able to produce what we can as money slowly becomes available. So, start saving your nickles to finance our film in the summer 🙂
It seems like the developmental design is taking a while are you currently working on other projects at the same time?
Why yes, yes I am.
Wait… you want details? Okay!
Since updates on this site have begun, I’ve continued to expand the website, I’ve written the first draft of what will be 17 Presidents Productions’ second short film, and have been working on the outline for a feature script.
This is a independant stop-motion animation project you are making, so how would one be able to recieve a copy of this feature post production?
Good question. The easiest way to receive a copy of the finished film will be to become a backer of our eventual Kickstarter campaign. The DVD will contain much of the behind-the-scenes material from our updates, as well as much more (including the collective storyboard requested in the first question).
Will Luke fire everyone if this isn’t the best project ever?
Maybe not the best project ever. But if “Jupiter IX” isn’t artistically successful, I can guarantee that Luke (17 Presidents’ resident producer) will fire everyone except me.
That wraps up the Q&A. Thanks for the great questions, and if you didn’t like the questions, make sure to ask your own within the next month.
For those of you still hanging with us, I’d like to show you my gratitude by sharing my failures. Below are some of the character design choices that were just wrong:
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