Valentin Felder

is creating a handcrafted stopmotion shortfilm in steampunk-style.

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A tiny light in the dark

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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. ;)
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Some oil for the gears

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Get one exclusive image from the final movie per month. - Either an actual screenshot showing a scene from the movie, or an exclusive portrait of a character or set. It could be used as Wallpaper or just as an exciting image to stare at...
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A wind-up for my clockwork's spring

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Get an exclusive GIF animation showing one of my characters every month. It might be an actual scene from the movie or a small bonus clip which you can use as an extraordinary emoji to upgrade your messages...
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About Valentin Felder

I'm a filmmaker and mechanical artist from germany, working on an entirely handcrafted Steampunk-Stopmotion movie! The international title will be "An Unwound Clockwork", but many of the projects sites still use the original German title "Das Getriebe im Sand", which translates to something like "The gears in the sand".

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.anunwoundclockwork.de
www.DasGetriebeImSand.de (German Page)
www.youtube.com/user/ArtisticDocs/
www.instagram.com/valentin_felder/
www.facebook.com/DasGetriebeImSand/

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 29 minutes, currently I'm working on minute 18.
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! ;)
Goals
27% complete
Full time creative: Pays the basic needs of a simple living and allows me to concentrate on the project as my main job.
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