I am looking for an animator (or really a small team of animators?) who can help us make a TV-style pilot for a science fiction show called "Starship Moonhawk", based on my extensive works. Now, for the bad news: we would need work to start in February, and be done in say, 5 months. Maybe not full-Post, but enough to debut a "rough cut" at San Diego Comic Con in late July.
Here's the skinny:
20-30 minutes of footage (including opening credit sequence) done in the Japanese style (Anime). I have no actual preference that the art department follow the stylings of a specific Master. We simply want the aesthetic of the late 70's up to say... 1998 when Martian Successor Nadesico came to the US. But, I am open to other ideas since I also like the aesthetic of Gundam Seed/Destiny if that's your thing. It may not be hard to convince me of a direction to head. The series is largely influenced by Space Battleship Yamato, Super Dimension Fortress Macross, etc. Which makes sense since I'm almost 40. Those are my jams.
It needs to be TV quality (which is why a team may need to be assembled), and we are working on a "microbudget", which means our total production costs, with marketing and "optional extras" needs to be under $20,000. However, all of the voiceover work is done. So, whatever we raise can go straight into production costs. We already have a sound and editing team.
So, to recap, here's the particulars for those who don't like all my rambling:
Position: Key Animator
Length: 20-30 mins
Aesthetic: 70's to Early 2000's Anime
Tools: Flash, Anime Studio Pro (Moho?), Traditional (whatever is faster)
Quality: TV SD up to Standard HD (12-16 FPS is usually good?)
Time: 4-5 months, max
Anyway, looking for quotes on this to see if we can get it done. We will be launching a Kickstarter for production by January 15, so the sooner folks can get back to me, the better. This is a lead-in for a much LONGER series which will have 12-episode annual seasons, so all applicants please make sure you have the capacity in your studio or network of talent to handle such a hypothetical scenario.
Hopefully, I covered al the bases. I look forward to hearing back.