Dave Zaboski is creating a short animated film for Lucidity Festival!
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patrons

$49
per Completion of the short animation "Crossroads" for the Lucidity
My name is Dave Zaboski and I'm a professional artist, illustrator, children's book author and  former Disney Animator. I worked on films from the Second Golden Age of Animation like "Beauty and the Beast," "The Lion King," "Pocahontas," "Aladdin," "Hunchback of Notre Dame," Hercules," "Fantasia 2000" and others. I've painted for the Dalai Lama, been the expedition artist in search of a lost temple in the Andes and had a wonderfully creative career making art. I'm returning to my love of animation with this project in conjunction with the Lucidity Festival's Mythos Project. The Mythos Project is simply about telling stories resonant for our time. (http://2016.lucidityfestival.com/the-lucidity-myth... Last year I directed the short film "Luci" to describe our journey through the cosmos so far, and which you can see at this link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9HNBaQQvyM

That short film was intended to tell the story of the Lucidity Festival's first four chapters. Using poster art from the first four years of the festival we told the story of Luci's awakening (Awake In Your Dreams), her connection to her true voice and story (The Totem's Return), her hero's journey (Universe) and her realization of her collective oneness and what's next for humanity (Kindred Quest.)

This next chapter, Crossroads, is so timely it's scary. When our Kindred Quest comes to the Crossroads, we have to make a choice: Will we settle for the status quo and live in the shadow of what we already know is obsolete? Or will we trust our own truth and make a break for the light? This moment, right now, has our future riding on it. 

We thought long about how to represent this next chapter, and rather than creating a long narrative or morality play, or even finding a way to add a chapter to the last version, we chose to tell this story in allegory. We wanted the viewer to have a personal experience with choice. With our characters choice, but also with their own choices. 

The overall design will be stark. Our color scheme black, white and red. Our challenge was to tell a story with as much depth as possible in the most utterly simple way. For this to be an invitation to all people, understandable in all languages and accessible at whatever depth resonated with you. Complex stories are easy, it's the simple ones that are hard. 

We're asking you to contribute what you can to help us tell this story to the world. We have a world class team of professional artists, many former Disney guys and we can do this at the highest level. We need your support.

We have more powerful stories in the works so join us and come along for a ride deep into the Mythos of our time! 

PS. Here's a link to the animatic. An animatic is the storyboards shot and timed out. Each cut will be replaced by animation eventually. https://vimeo.com/150111117


Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per Completion of the short animation "Crossroads" for the Lucidity
0 patrons
For $1 you will have our undying thanks. OK, maybe our thanks will die when I die. But they’re very good thanks and a deep appreciaton for right now.
Pledge $3 or more per Completion of the short animation "Crossroads" for the Lucidity
0 patrons
Exclusive weekly updates. New sketches, collaborators and news in a weekly email of progress.
Pledge $5 or more per Completion of the short animation "Crossroads" for the Lucidity
0 patrons
You’ll be on the “Weekly ‘Dailies’” list. Each week, the producers will get an email of the animation that was done the week prior to track progress. You’ll get that email as well.
Pledge $10 or more per Completion of the short animation "Crossroads" for the Lucidity
1 patron
All of the above, plus a pdf of the “Behind the Scenes Production Packet.” Filled with pre-vis sketches, and character design explorations among other things.
Pledge $30 or more per Completion of the short animation "Crossroads" for the Lucidity
0 patrons
All of the below, plus an exclusive link to view the project before it goes live to the world.
Pledge $50 or more per Completion of the short animation "Crossroads" for the Lucidity
0 of 150 patrons
You'll receive a Lucidity Festival - Fire and Rose bandana and your name in the credits! So now you will be eternally thanked! We expect this to be an award winning short, your name will travel with us to festivals all over the world forever! (Limit 150)
Pledge $100 or more per Completion of the short animation "Crossroads" for the Lucidity
0 of 50 patrons
All of the above and we’ll send you a signed Lucidity Festival Poster. (Limit 50)
Pledge $300 or more per Completion of the short animation "Crossroads" for the Lucidity
0 of 20 patrons
All of the above plus you’ll get a special “Patron Packet” which will include a booklet on the making of both “Luci” and “Crossroads” from the Mythos Project. You’ll also be included on our “Special Thanks” card in the credits.(Limit 20) And for those who act fast, we will give the first two at this level a Lucidity Festival 3-day pass ticket for the April 2016 Festival!
(Limit TWO!) 
Pledge $1,000 or more per Completion of the short animation "Crossroads" for the Lucidity
0 of 5 patrons
All of the above plus you’ll not only be included in our credits on the “Very Special Thanks” card, but you’ll receive a beautiful custom leather-bound sketchbook like the one Dave Zaboski uses with one original Dave Zaboski drawing on the inside first page. This is a collector’s item folks! (Limit 5)
Goals
$49 of $12,000 per Completion of the short animation "Crossroads" for the Lucidity
With this capital infusion I will be able to pay world class artists and take it out into the world to other festivals and venues. We can get compatible software for top talent collaborators, pay film festival fees and be able to eat while we work on a project that we believe in. A project that tells a story for our time.
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My name is Dave Zaboski and I'm a professional artist, illustrator, children's book author and  former Disney Animator. I worked on films from the Second Golden Age of Animation like "Beauty and the Beast," "The Lion King," "Pocahontas," "Aladdin," "Hunchback of Notre Dame," Hercules," "Fantasia 2000" and others. I've painted for the Dalai Lama, been the expedition artist in search of a lost temple in the Andes and had a wonderfully creative career making art. I'm returning to my love of animation with this project in conjunction with the Lucidity Festival's Mythos Project. The Mythos Project is simply about telling stories resonant for our time. (http://2016.lucidityfestival.com/the-lucidity-myth... Last year I directed the short film "Luci" to describe our journey through the cosmos so far, and which you can see at this link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9HNBaQQvyM

That short film was intended to tell the story of the Lucidity Festival's first four chapters. Using poster art from the first four years of the festival we told the story of Luci's awakening (Awake In Your Dreams), her connection to her true voice and story (The Totem's Return), her hero's journey (Universe) and her realization of her collective oneness and what's next for humanity (Kindred Quest.)

This next chapter, Crossroads, is so timely it's scary. When our Kindred Quest comes to the Crossroads, we have to make a choice: Will we settle for the status quo and live in the shadow of what we already know is obsolete? Or will we trust our own truth and make a break for the light? This moment, right now, has our future riding on it. 

We thought long about how to represent this next chapter, and rather than creating a long narrative or morality play, or even finding a way to add a chapter to the last version, we chose to tell this story in allegory. We wanted the viewer to have a personal experience with choice. With our characters choice, but also with their own choices. 

The overall design will be stark. Our color scheme black, white and red. Our challenge was to tell a story with as much depth as possible in the most utterly simple way. For this to be an invitation to all people, understandable in all languages and accessible at whatever depth resonated with you. Complex stories are easy, it's the simple ones that are hard. 

We're asking you to contribute what you can to help us tell this story to the world. We have a world class team of professional artists, many former Disney guys and we can do this at the highest level. We need your support.

We have more powerful stories in the works so join us and come along for a ride deep into the Mythos of our time! 

PS. Here's a link to the animatic. An animatic is the storyboards shot and timed out. Each cut will be replaced by animation eventually. https://vimeo.com/150111117


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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per Completion of the short animation "Crossroads" for the Lucidity
0 patrons
For $1 you will have our undying thanks. OK, maybe our thanks will die when I die. But they’re very good thanks and a deep appreciaton for right now.
Pledge $3 or more per Completion of the short animation "Crossroads" for the Lucidity
0 patrons
Exclusive weekly updates. New sketches, collaborators and news in a weekly email of progress.
Pledge $5 or more per Completion of the short animation "Crossroads" for the Lucidity
0 patrons
You’ll be on the “Weekly ‘Dailies’” list. Each week, the producers will get an email of the animation that was done the week prior to track progress. You’ll get that email as well.
Pledge $10 or more per Completion of the short animation "Crossroads" for the Lucidity
1 patron
All of the above, plus a pdf of the “Behind the Scenes Production Packet.” Filled with pre-vis sketches, and character design explorations among other things.
Pledge $30 or more per Completion of the short animation "Crossroads" for the Lucidity
0 patrons
All of the below, plus an exclusive link to view the project before it goes live to the world.
Pledge $50 or more per Completion of the short animation "Crossroads" for the Lucidity
0 of 150 patrons
You'll receive a Lucidity Festival - Fire and Rose bandana and your name in the credits! So now you will be eternally thanked! We expect this to be an award winning short, your name will travel with us to festivals all over the world forever! (Limit 150)
Pledge $100 or more per Completion of the short animation "Crossroads" for the Lucidity
0 of 50 patrons
All of the above and we’ll send you a signed Lucidity Festival Poster. (Limit 50)
Pledge $300 or more per Completion of the short animation "Crossroads" for the Lucidity
0 of 20 patrons
All of the above plus you’ll get a special “Patron Packet” which will include a booklet on the making of both “Luci” and “Crossroads” from the Mythos Project. You’ll also be included on our “Special Thanks” card in the credits.(Limit 20) And for those who act fast, we will give the first two at this level a Lucidity Festival 3-day pass ticket for the April 2016 Festival!
(Limit TWO!) 
Pledge $1,000 or more per Completion of the short animation "Crossroads" for the Lucidity
0 of 5 patrons
All of the above plus you’ll not only be included in our credits on the “Very Special Thanks” card, but you’ll receive a beautiful custom leather-bound sketchbook like the one Dave Zaboski uses with one original Dave Zaboski drawing on the inside first page. This is a collector’s item folks! (Limit 5)