After Said´s Journey, winner of over 40 international awards including a Goya for Best Animated Short Film in 2007, (you can watch it here), musician and animator Coke Riobóo decided it was time to take a turn off traditional clay animation and he started drawing with it instead of building puppets. That´s how he has spent the last three years, drawing with clay on underlit glass panels to tell this story with a unique style.
Noise of the World is made of nearly 8000 still images painstakingly drawn during three years, adding up to almost eleven minutes of animation. It tells the story of how Hector, a composer afflicted by an unusual illness that allows him to hear every noise in the world, tries to find a cure to his condition through music.
These last months, some of you have been able to watch the process and chat with Coke live on UStream during his long animation sessions in his Madrid studio. If you haven´t yet, click here to see some of the videos of past sessions or join us on the live broadcasts that we still have left until the film is finished -we enjoy working in good company.
Here's Coke with more information about the project.
Now, after all this work, we are almost done with the shooting of the last sequence of the film and about to start the postproduction process, and that´s where you come in.
Since the project started, we have been collaborating with amazingly talented artists and friends who have helped us free of charge. User t38, has been on board since the beginning, and it´s the company that will take care of image postproduction. The Lobby will create the sound design. Coke has also composed the soundtrack of the film, and we will record it with a small orchestra at studio Brazil. Alvaro Granados programmed our web page, the guys at Cirugia Gráfica have been kind enough to provide us with custom -and express!- graphics, and we´re deeply thankful for all the support and collaboration from the team at the International Market of Animation, Videogames and New Media 3D Wire.
We believe artists´ time is valuable. With your support, we´ll try to raise 6.000 euros to finish this film.
This will help us pay for:
The music recording studio.
The audio design.
The final audio mix.
And if we reach 8.000 euros? We´ll be able to put together a travelling exhibition with a series of light boxes showcasing the original drawings used in the film.
What if we reach 10.000 euros or more? Then we will also be able to make extra copies of the film and fully cover the national and international festival distribution cost, following the trail of Said´s Journey.
So, what do you get by supporting this project besides the huge satisfaction of being a sponsor of creative independent projects? Here are:
10.00 € / 10 DECIBELS KIT :
Adopt a frame! Choose the scene you like the most and we´ll send you a high resolution digital image used in the movie -you can use it anyway you want. Plus, you´ll have access to the online sneak preview and a special thank you on the screen credits.
15.00 € / 15 DECIBELS KIT :
Original digital frame + Access to the online sneak preview + Thank you credit + HD download of the film + Signed postcard (sent by post mail).
30 dB KIT (our BASIC KIT) : Original digital frame + Access to the online sneak preview + Thank you credit + HD download of the film + Postcard + Special Edition DVD for our backers. It includes the short, the making of and a CD with the soundtrack -numbered and signed. (Shipping included).
To get an idea, you can watch Said´s Journey´s making of here.
50.00 € / 50 DECIBELS KIT :
Basic Kit + 100% cotton T-Shirt, hand screened with one of the film´s images by our friends at Pyroprinters!. (Shipping included, we´ll contact you by email to get your size).
70.00 € / 70 DECIBELS KIT :
Basic Kit + T-Shirt + Limited Edition Film Poster designed by artist
Rafa Jaramillo, the very talented and unconditional collaborator of artists in the independent music scene. Numbered and signed! (Shipping included).
100.00 € / 100 DECIBELS KIT :
Basic Kit + T-Shirt + Videochat via Skype with the director on the film set -you can organize a group session with your friends or your classmates ; ) (Shipping included).
250.00 € / 250 DECIBELS KIT -YOUR PORTRAIT! :
Basic Kit + T-Shirt + Your portrait -or someone else´s- drawn on clay on glass from a photograph you send us as reference. Printed on high quality A3 format paper + The high resolution digital file. (Shipping included).
350.00 € / 350 DECIBELS KIT -AN ORIGINAL DRAWING FROM THE FILM!:
Basic Kit + T-Shirt + Original clay drawing used in the film, mounted on a light box and protected by polyurethane resin -numbered and signed. (Shipping included).
500.00 € / 500 DECIBELS KIT -YOUR IMAGE DRAWN ON CLAY! :
Basic Kit + T-Shirt + Original clay drawing (send us your photo or any image you want as reference) mounted on a light box and protected by polyurethane resin + The high resolution digital image. (Shipping included).
+ 600.00 / SPONSOR KIT!
Basic Kit + T-Shirt + A clay drawing mounted on a lightbox (from a reference you send us, includes shipping and a high resolution file) + Your name -or your company´s name- in an individual sponsor credit on-screen.
If you´d like to contribute a different amount, or if you want to contribute but don´t want a particular reward, please contact us at email@example.com and we´ll get back to you with a customized alternative.
If you happen to be in Madrid for the premiere, we will hand you the rewards in person, in a special screening with the production team and our supporters as special guests.
The premiere is planned for February 2013. We will send the rewards as they become available between December 2012 and March 2013.
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A big loud thanks for opening your ears to NOISE OF THE WORLD!!
Greetings from Madrid,
The production team and enthusiastic friends who have helped us get this far.