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Animation Rig for Autistry Studios

$1,600 of $3,600 goal

Raised by 9 people in 3 months
Janet Lawson  SAN RAFAEL, CA
Dear Autistry community and greater autism community,

Please help us purchase the items needed to create a professional and portable stop-motion animation rig for our incredibly talented autistic students.      

 At Autistry Studios, we use projects to build relationships, executive functioning, and pre-vocational skills by leveraging interests to build upon talents and overcome challenges.  Along with trains, maps, and Japanese anime we have seen a common interest arise among many of our students: stop-motion animation.

We can see this in a pull towards movies such as Wallace and Grommet, Caroline, Nightmare before Christmas, Gumby, and some of the Rankin/Bass Productions films.  This interest has lead us to a number of 2D stop motion projects, produced mainly with an iPad and multi-plane camera that we built in-house.

Here is an example of a project, Alphabet Mission to Mars, created with these techniques:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oc6k0cboGOs

We have a number of students ready to "up their game" to 3D stop motion projects.  As with all Autistry projects, we want these films to have a polished and professional look, holding our students to the high standards that they are very capable of achieving.  These projects will make use of tools and materials we already have at the studio to make detailed and elaborate sets – laser cutters, ShopBot CNC routers, tables saw, band saw, and all other variation of woodworking tools.  We have researched the various rigs on the market and are basing our set-up on the one used by Aardman Studio (of Chicken Run, Wallace and Grommet, etc.).

We already have excellent cameras. The Rig will be a dedicated cart with two 4K monitors, computer, and professional animation software. We are asking for $3,600 to fund this project. All donations are tax deductible. Thank you for supporting the Autistry students as they bring to life their fabulous stories.
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Update 4
Posted by Janet Lawson
3 months ago
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A few days left in 2016 to make a tax-deductible donation. All funds go directly to Autistry for an animation rig!
Cast is ready to animate!
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Update 3
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3 months ago
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The Animation Station is getting closer to reality! We are 1/3 of the way to our goal of $3,600. The Autistry students have several projects ready to come to life. Please consider a donation - every little bit helps!
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3 months ago
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Almost a third of the way to reaching our goal and creating an awesome animation rig for Autistry students. Every little bit helps!
Early animation - Ian's Screaming Eggs
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Update 1
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3 months ago
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Please help us purchase the items needed to create a professional and portable stop-motion animation rig for our incredibly talented autistic students.
Animation rig
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$1,600 of $3,600 goal

Raised by 9 people in 3 months
Created December 9, 2016
DB
$100
Dean Baker
3 months ago
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RM
$150
Ruth and Norm Mages
3 months ago
1
1

Allie loves helping the students make animations! This rig will make the process so much easier and more professional.

KS
$150
Karen Snell
3 months ago
1
1
BW
$100
Barbara Waite
3 months ago
1
1

Let the creativity continue!

MH
$500
Mary Liz Houseman
3 months ago
1
1
JM
$250
John-Michael Maas
3 months ago
1
1

Can't wait to see the work!

DG
$150
Dena Gardi
3 months ago
1
1
RD
$100
Richard Dinkelspiel
3 months ago
1
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The Animation Rig sounds like it will be a wonderful edition to the Studio!

MO
$100
Maly and Ben Ouneklap
3 months ago
1
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Vee-Liam loves Autistry Studios. Good luck!

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