Valentin Felder is creating a handcrafted stopmotion shortfilm in steampunk-style.
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I'm a filmmaker and mechanical artist from germany, working on an entirely handcrafted Steampunk-Stopmotion movie! The german title of the movie will be "Das Getriebe im Sand", which translates to something like "The gears in the sand". The whole movie will be translated to english when finished.

I'm documenting the whole journey online, publicly available for everyone! Check out my website and social-media pages to see the things I created so far:
www.DasGetriebeImSand.de
www.facebook.com/DasGetriebeImSand/
www.instagram.com/valentin_felder/

The movie tells a unique story of heartless humans and feeling robots, living together in an apocalyptic world. Everything you will see on screen is handcrafted. I'm developing the story and characters, building the puppets, props and sets, animating the scenes frame by frame and composing them into final movie shots. The length of the shortfilm will be about 28 minutes, currently I'm working on minute 16.
But the project is very work-intensive and I'm trying to deliver the best I can, so it takes a long time until the movie will be completely finished. Additionally, I need many tools, materials and space to keep this project running, and I mostly have to pay everything myself. As many people are following that project already, I decided to create this patreon page to offer anyone the opportunity to support me.

My long term goal will be to keep creating mechanical miniatures of any kind and maybe keep building other fascinating stopmotion worlds! I don't know how everything will turn out after finishing this first big piece, but as I really want to continue doing work like this for a living, I'm really dedicated to producing the best results and practicing the craftsmanship I use as much as I can. I will keep you informed on any progress! ;)
Tiers
A tiny light in the dark
$1 or more per month

Thank you eternally, every dollar helps!

Many of the materials I need don't cost that much, so this could easily be turned into a bunch of tiny screws or something. ;)
+ You will be granted early Access to any new Videos.

Some oil for the gears
$5 or more per month

Get one exclusive screenshot from the final movie per month. It could be used as Wallpaper or just as an exciting image to stare at...

+ You will be granted early Access to any new Videos.

Steam in a jar to power my engines
$10 or more per month

I will send you a physical postcard showing a character or scene from the movie every month.

+ All previous tiers

Helping little robot claw
$60 or more per month

Tiny things are fascinating! - So I will create a unique steampunk miniature similar to the props used in the movie and send it to you every month.
+ All previous tiers

Goals
$5 of $142 per month
Fund the materials and tools I use up or wear out every month and give me the freedom to try out some new techniques.
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I'm a filmmaker and mechanical artist from germany, working on an entirely handcrafted Steampunk-Stopmotion movie! The german title of the movie will be "Das Getriebe im Sand", which translates to something like "The gears in the sand". The whole movie will be translated to english when finished.

I'm documenting the whole journey online, publicly available for everyone! Check out my website and social-media pages to see the things I created so far:
www.DasGetriebeImSand.de
www.facebook.com/DasGetriebeImSand/
www.instagram.com/valentin_felder/

The movie tells a unique story of heartless humans and feeling robots, living together in an apocalyptic world. Everything you will see on screen is handcrafted. I'm developing the story and characters, building the puppets, props and sets, animating the scenes frame by frame and composing them into final movie shots. The length of the shortfilm will be about 28 minutes, currently I'm working on minute 16.
But the project is very work-intensive and I'm trying to deliver the best I can, so it takes a long time until the movie will be completely finished. Additionally, I need many tools, materials and space to keep this project running, and I mostly have to pay everything myself. As many people are following that project already, I decided to create this patreon page to offer anyone the opportunity to support me.

My long term goal will be to keep creating mechanical miniatures of any kind and maybe keep building other fascinating stopmotion worlds! I don't know how everything will turn out after finishing this first big piece, but as I really want to continue doing work like this for a living, I'm really dedicated to producing the best results and practicing the craftsmanship I use as much as I can. I will keep you informed on any progress! ;)

Recent posts by Valentin Felder

Tiers
A tiny light in the dark
$1 or more per month

Thank you eternally, every dollar helps!

Many of the materials I need don't cost that much, so this could easily be turned into a bunch of tiny screws or something. ;)
+ You will be granted early Access to any new Videos.

Some oil for the gears
$5 or more per month

Get one exclusive screenshot from the final movie per month. It could be used as Wallpaper or just as an exciting image to stare at...

+ You will be granted early Access to any new Videos.

Steam in a jar to power my engines
$10 or more per month

I will send you a physical postcard showing a character or scene from the movie every month.

+ All previous tiers

Helping little robot claw
$60 or more per month

Tiny things are fascinating! - So I will create a unique steampunk miniature similar to the props used in the movie and send it to you every month.
+ All previous tiers