Topic: Escape - Episode II - LEGO Star Wars animation need your support
this is my 1st post here. I am glad I found and joined this forum. So many talented brickfilmers here! I hope some day I will achieve that level of animation!
I will start with super short version because in this times probably less and less people like to read long texts
I am making LEGO Star Was fanfilm stop motion animation. I wan't to quit my job to focus only on making this film! I know this is crazy but I am willing to do it
I started crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. You can find there much more info (text, images, video), very simple test teaser/trailer and you can support it there. Link:
Dominik aka Kalais
P.S. And for those who would like to read even more there is some kind of press-release text here:
Escape – Episode II is a big Star Wars fan production. It is LEGO stop motion animation with a totally new story from the galaxy far, far away.... Empire forces led by Darth Vader are on the hunt for a Jedi Knight who survived the Jedi Purge. It is an animation full of great adventures with rebels, Empire and bounty hunters. Filled with great locations and spaceships. You will meet both already well known characters and a new heroes.
Story is told with epic shots in beautiful custom brick-built sceneries and with dynamic action scenes.
Animation will be available for free to watch on YouTube.
The pre-production of animation is almost complete and now it is going into production stage and looking for funding via crowdfunding at Indiegogo.
Dominik Skarbek-Kruszewski aka Kalais is a professional graphic designer, photographer and film maker. He is also a big fan of Star Wars and LEGO! He creates custom models, dioramas and animations. He made several LEGO stop motion videos including commissioned videos for the LEGO Group. You can view his works at YouTube, LEGO Blog, LEGO Life App, The LEGO Batman Movie DVD/BLU-Ray and they are even displayed at Ninjago City buildings at The LEGO Ninjago Movie.
He started this project 2 years ago. Stop motion animation is very time consuming. Besides pre-production (scenario, storyboard, animatic, designing everything, building scenery etc.) you need to take a lot of photos. Usually few seconds of the animation can take you the whole day of work. Running time of Escape – Episode 2 will be around 10 minutes and making it after work would take him another 2 or 3 years to finish...
This is why he would like to quit his job for 1-2 months and spend all his working time on the making (and finishing) this animation.
Also the crowd-funding money would get him better camera/lens, professional software for stop-motion animation, some additional lights and some more LEGO bricks for the scenery.