Funding Pandora

 Pandora is definitely a personal project, at this point, that I want to take from part time to full time. I have attempted to tackle the crowdfunding possibility in the past with very low results. This is unfortunate but a reality for myself and many other creators out there. Figuring out the marketing to get more potential supporters takes a good deal of time to handle. This is time I would much rather be creating the project I want supported. It's become tricky to find the balance between marketing and creating, to say the least.

 This time around I am going with multiple avenues to help support Pandora. I got this idea after researching programs outside of online crowdfunding. One big factor I noticed was products, causes and events didn't just have one source where people can fund... they had multiple avenues for people to give money for their products and projects. So, I am offering two major ways for someone to support Pandora. I find these to be the best crowdfunding sites for my needs.

First, for those who are interested in giving a one time donation of ten dollars or more I have my Gofundme page available. There you can also get rewards for donations. This is very similar to Kickstarter but Gofundme does not require all or nothing goals.

 Check out my Gofundme page here:

   https://www.gofundme.com/outlawhue

 

The alternative is becoming my Patron on Patreon. Here the donations are more of a "tip" for appreciation and support of my work on Pandora. As a patron you can donate a dollar or more towards Pandora project. Also, by default an amount can be set for recurring monthly donations.  A big thank you and ability to message me are the main rewards for donating on Patreon.

 You can become my Patron on Patreon here:

 

https://www.patreon.com/outlawhue

  

My hope is to gain enough funding to improve this project. Ultimately, bringing Pandora into a full time project investment.

 

Pandora Chapter 1 WIP

pandora webseries

 Initially Pandora web series was going to be a fully animated series. I began the process and started a crowdfunding campaign with Patreon. Definitely a harsh learning moment for me. I did not have much of a following on social media. Like most artist I want the majority of my time spent creating art. So I didn't do much marketing on the major social platforms. My campaign failed and I was left to handle all aspects of creating an animation myself AND deliver the completed project in a reasonable timeframe. It was harder than I could imagine but I finished it. Lot's of things I wanted to handle differently but time was not on my side. So the prologue to the animated series was completed and you can see the final videos here:

Part 1

  This would have been a good time to "abandon ship" but Pandora is a personal project I have been working on for years now. So, I quickly realized I need to handle telling this story with more efficiency for the sake of time and my own sanity. So I created the introduction to Chapter 1 of the Pandora web series in the form of a animatic (motion comic). I created a crowdfunding campaign again. This time I used GoFundme as the main source for funding. I used Patreon as an alternative method for those who want to give more of a "tip" if they liked the work. This time I did better but not as well as I wanted.  Once again without having enough funding to hire a team I needed to handle all aspects of the Introduction. It worked out but the end product was rushed. You can see the introduction here:

Intro

  Once again this would be a great time to abandon ship, but the drive to get this story told is stronger than any ideas of ending it. Now I really took my time and tested different methods to create the a full animated episode. Animation takes a great deal of time and dedication. This won't change. However, I found a happy alternative that will still lead to animated episodes, later on.  I have decided to create a digital comic book for chapter 1, which will be available on Comixology. The creation of the comic will follow the same pipeline as creating an animation. I am creating 3D models and assets and this will give he comic book a cinematic feel. In fact, many large animation companies will create rough comics for shots in what we call "story and mood boards". I will be launching Go Fund Me campaign to get chapter 2 and 3 fully animated. However, if I fall short of my financial goal, I will create the next chapters as cinematic comic. Either way the story will be put out for all to view. Not to mention, the needed items for animating episodes will be produced as I go. So, I'm excited about this change and plan to get Pandora story out there.  Right now I'm very busy following this new plan. For updates on this campaign and to help get Pandora created, check back daily for more information or follow me twitter or instagram