In order to make Ghostboy a reality, money would need to be raised in order to do it. That’s when the idea of using Kickstarter.com came up! This popular campaign funding website enabled anyone to ‘pledge’ towards a project they found interesting and exciting.
We put our best thinking hats on and made a detailed campaign page and an engaging pledge video to tell the masses about bringing Ghostboy to life. To do it, we needed to raise £5,500 within just 30 days! Thanks to 88 incredibly generous backers, we successfully raised the money and quickly began production on Ghostboy.
STORY AND DESIGN
Our first step was visualizing the script into ‘storyboards’, which would act as our foundation to then begin animating. The characters went through many changes before the final designs, it was important to find a unique character style that wasn’t typically done.
BRINGING GHOSTBOY TO LIFE
Our story was already laid out in front of us, but the hard part was yet to come! Each character, prop and set had to be built from scratch then assembled identically to the matching storyboard. In total, over 15,000 photos were shot and stitched together to create a moving image.
ADDING THE MAGIC
Ghostboy was far from being finished and it would take the creative efforts of the entire crew to make it happen. This was always going to be the most lengthy process of the project as it involved many different departments working together to make the pilot work.