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“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” — Tony Robbins
You, ANIMARTINI reader and follower, already know what the project is all about, who we are, how we intend to make the project work and its global reach. It looks great, motivating even, but one of the most fundamental questions still waits to be answered: when the first ANIMARTINI animation will see the light of day?
The idea is to start with a short film, 3-5 minutes long, to be released on July 2015.
This short film has three objectives:
- to show that we can deliver a high quality product;
- to show that we can deliver this product on time;
- to present the first look of what will be our first full-length motion picture.
During the next months, we will have a few milestones necessary to deliver our short film.
Our first milestone will be February 2nd, 2014 when Emílio Baraçal delivers the 1.0 version of the script and bible of ANIMARTINI´s first project.
With this script in hands, on February 3rd, 2014, we will start what we call the PHASE 0, which will consist on acquiring financial resources so we can start working on the conceptual arts – characters, backgrounds and all production design based on the script and bible. PHASE 0 will last until March 31st, 2014.
If we reach the PHASE 0 financial milestone on March 31st, 2014, development of the concept arts will kick off on April 1st, 2014. It will last for a maximum of three months, and the artists will be announced soon. During this period, they will make a lot of research, build references and create a lot of material that will help us visualize the story we are trying to tell, and which path we will take with that.
All this material will be used for our first crowdfunding campaign for the short, that will begin on June 30th, 2014. This will also take three months, ending on September 30th. If the crowdfunding campaign is a success, production on the short will start on October 1st, 2014, so we can deliver the final product on July 2015.
Even with all this schedule, we are not naive. Estimating a project is not, so to spek, an exact science. Each step on the way presents a lot of oportunities and, with that, increases the possibility of something not going exactly as we´ve planned. ANIMARTINI will keep everyone up to date not only with the achievments, but with the bumps along the road and possible delays. Our goal is to deliver a high quality work, but the process to accomplish this quality, alongside unexpected circumstances, may cause some milestones to be moved. Of course, all changes will be notified, with all transparency.
We also count with your help, dear follower, to keep us with our eye on the prize, focused on our deadlines and in delivering a product that will make you love it and share to all your friends. So please feel free to send us your suggestions or criticism on the comments area below or on our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/animartinipro