As some of you may know, we have been working over the past year or so to record more Sketched episodes and at this point have a good amount of audio to work with. Now we have been able to come up with a small budget to produce a full length pilot episode of Sketched!
Sketched, from the moment it started, has always been about experimentation and exploration, so in keeping with that theme, we envision this series being an opportunity to showcase different independent animators with each skit animated in a unique style.
Each skit varies in length from around 4-8 minutes, and we are looking to have 3-4 of them animated (on top of some that we will be animating ourselves). Fully edited audio for each skit will be provided to each animator to produce in their preferred style.
As mentioned in the post title, we are offering to pay for this work. While our budget isn't exactly huge, we recognize more than most in this industry that animation is hard and sometimes arduous work, and we want to at least offer some compensation for your hard work.
Additionally, we want to allow animators to retain the right to showcase their work on any online platform of their choosing and allow them to retain any revenue that work may bring in for themselves. All we ask is that we be given time to shop around the pilot first, and in lieu of a deal, be allowed to release the full pilot online before individual skits are posted.
If any of this sounds interesting to anyone, feel free to drop a comment or send me a PM and we can talk. All styles and level of skill are welcome!