Welcome to my Patreon!
"My Dad the Giant" is a Disney-esc hand drawn animated film by Patrick Stannard, a 5 year animation veteran and Animation Supervisor from Powerhouse Animation Studios.
"It is an independent film is that shows the audience how sometimes we become too absorbed with our own concerns and overlook those in our family who may be reaching out for acknowledgment and support." - Doug StrattonIt's a father son story that follows my character Emilio, and his struggle for acknowledgement from his gigantic father. With a 6 minute running time it is an independent short film, and a work of love.
How are you animating this?
"My Dad the Giant" is entirely hand animated by myself in Adobe Flash. Every frame is drawn and relies on traditional principles of western animation to create graceful and interesting motion. Over half of the entire film is animated, with less than 30 shots left in production. My goal is to craft a high quality animated film, paying homage to such western classics as "Peter and the Wolf", "Pinocchio", and "Fantasia". Entirely pantomime the film relies on musical cues instead of dialogue and strong character acting to carry it through.
Animation is a lot of work! With the help of Patreon I hope to work nearly full time on the film. Patreon funds will also fund the hiring of additional artists. While I plan to animate the remaining shots myself, I can always use the help of an inbetweener, or a clean up artist. Many of the backgrounds still need to be painted, and with additional funds I can get an early start on layouts by hiring an illustrator.
What do I get if I become a Patron?
Patrons can choose from 4 reward tiers. All Patrons will be subscribed to my Patreon feed and will be notified of updates on the film. Patrons will also be invited to join me during my weekly Saturday Streams, where I broadcast my animation process and engage with my Patrons via Picarto. Additionally I take the time in each update to describe my thought process in hopes of passing on some of my animation knowledge to my readers. Those who pledge $5+ will be granted access to HD versions of the WIP shots in every update to view and study at their leisure.
At this point I would just like to thank you for taking the time to view my project and for supporting 2D, hand drawn, animation. It's a medium worth keeping alive and worth expanding!