View Full Version : Hey! Need a SPONSOR for a short :)!

10-22-2009, 07:40 PM

These are my own concepts and modeling with help of some great LW artists Mauro Cor ( skin textures ) and Balogo ( Background Elements ).


This is part of a short film I started some years ago, but I stopped 'cause there was too much problems to solve ( complex cloth dynamics, too complex hair, muscles, rendering times, skin shade, no money to invest ).


sketches and 1st rough animations here:

This year I decided to get the project back and did changes to fit what lightwave can do for me.

So I'm really changing the concepts to match the software capabilities now. No more hyper complex hair with 90 nodes each fiber colliding with the body and wings, no more complex cloth simulation, no muscles and so on...

I changed character design a little and the film design, so Lightwave will do it for me without headache.


My CORE 2 DUO computer is still slow to work with this heavy geometry, but I hope I will buy a CORE QUAD on the end of the year. Then I will back to work on the short!


My problems to finish the short are now:

TIME - I need doing a lot of work for surviving. Life is so difficult here.

MACHINE - Ok, I will buy a quadcore latter this year!

RENDERING - Althought characters render is quick, background are extremelly big ( up to 6 hours per frame in HD ). Need someone to borrow me a renderfarm.

MOCAP - Oh, I'd love to borrow this 6K cheap system http://www.naturalpoint.com/optitrack/. If not, I will have to hand key everything.

Any chance to have a SPONSOR? :) Any School with big renderfarm? Any Studio? Newtek???

10-22-2009, 08:25 PM
We all could use a sponsor!

10-22-2009, 08:36 PM
:) and I also need one :)

10-23-2009, 02:12 PM
Ooo, ooo! Me, meee!

10-24-2009, 12:12 AM
Well, you can always work during day times and do the film on nights...

All your concept work looks pretty nice, I recommend you finish the job with a Finnish term called "sisu" (turn on the ubermench-mode).

Anyways, first you need to convince people that you are worth of their money (and time). The only way to accomplish this is to complete the first film without any sponsors, like everybody else - and make sure it is really, really good :)

Who knows, maybe it's easier to find sponsors to the second film. Or not.

Good luck, I'm sure that you can pull it off!

10-24-2009, 02:39 AM
Why not try to get your movie subsidized by government or corporate funding? Most countries have all sort of funds for creative work.

Just a simple google search already gives me something like this : http://inter.bndes.gov.br/english/news/not048_09.asp

Brazil also has the National Program for Development of Brazilian Animation which is a fund from your government for creating animations.

10-27-2009, 04:39 PM

You think Correct! BNDES finances, but only BIG companies. BNDES is a big bank from our government. Althought they say everybody have equal opportunities, they always ask 1st the amount of money you have in your account and an international distribuitor for the film, so they will hear you after, or not. So I can't try it alone.

And I've already gotten association with big brazilian producers to try BNDES but they judged my project is " realistic " and " classic" and everybody does " cartoon" and only Disney and Pixar does Classic, so I'm walking against "everybody". Too sad to hear that.

and of course, I really would wish my job would have half of half of half percent of Pixar one. They judge wrong.

There's another kind of finance for Culture in Brazil, free money, but for CONTEST and the people that judge projects always think the same.
I submited my project 4 times. They want cartoon onlly don't like computer animation, WELL DONE WORK is what they label " CLASSIC" and generally they only like animated drawing ( what I also do good, but " classic" arg!!! ). They're afroid animation goes "realistic ", althought my work is not realistic.

That's why I know I'm in the right way. I don't want to do what everydody is doing here, I want to do what I think will be good.


You're right, but it's a hard way. Actually I have not free nights and weekends or vacations. No market for this kind of job here, so I have to work crazy to survive.
I would need 6 months free and better hardwares to complete this short, if I use only spare time maybe it will take 5 years long. That's why I'd like to have an sponsor for exclusive dedication. Actually no chance to stop working for 4 months without die.

I've thiking in borrow money to a bank so I'd have sufficient confort to complete the short and buy additional machines, but the problem is that the short will not return money and tax here starts from 30% a year what would be suicide.

I'm not sure but in Europe and USA tax would be from 1 to 5%.


Your work is really good! Saw your vimeo videos! Yeah, you also need an sponsor, but once you're not doing a short you must be working on a good effects house!


Me me me me toooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo......

10-27-2009, 09:18 PM
What you could do is sell some 3d objects online through Renderosity or Turbosquid and use all the profits to fund your project. This is better and faster than begging and waiting for someone to drop money into your lap. This way you can reach your goal and you can still earn money while your products are still available for sale online. But for a good result, you should market the hell out of your products.

Revanto :p

10-28-2009, 04:19 AM
That's a shame Silvio. I know there's a lot of smaller funding opportunities here in the Netherlands i never heard of until we started searching for them.
But seeing you got rejected 4 times already i guess you've been trying for quite a while already.

Sorry to say i'm running out of ideas on this one, but i'll keep you in mind when i might stumble on something that might help.