Furry movie cost of production?

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  1. Originseternal

    Originseternal New Member

    I'm trying to fund a few short preview scenes for my furry movie idea to catch the eye of some investors.
    The preview will feature a scene where the raccoon accuses the wolf of being racist while he assures her that he only called her a thief because she stole from the dragon. The dragon assures them that if he cared for material possessions then he'd have spoken when she stole it. Then the snake priestess expresses how she thought dragons were obsessed with gold and everybody expresses how incredibly racist she is for that.
    It will also feature a few short clips of combat like where the wolf discovers how to transform his magic sword into its mountain crusher blade form and the moment where the dragon learns how to cast his first lightning strike in sheer desperation.
    Finally, if there's enough money left over, I want to feature a slight outline of the plot with a few clips. First would be the wolf saying "I will not let my bloodline be snuffed out. I will live a peaceful quiet life" and the raccoon saying "The spider queen took my entire kingdom to feed her army of offspring. If nothing is done soon, I will be in the same boat as you." After that maybe a scene of the snake priestess telling the group about how her clan is going to join the rest of the snake clans as soon as the spider queen deems them no longer useful.
     
  2. Yakamaru

    Yakamaru Animu Wolf

    Go check out crowdfunding. A lot of individual and independent movie makers do that.
     
  3. Originseternal

    Originseternal New Member

    Yeah but I need to make some kind of appealing preview and find out how much it costs by asking a bunch of good artists
     
  4. Ashwolves5

    Ashwolves5 Miss Fluffy Bottom

    Will this be animated or live action?
     
  5. Originseternal

    Originseternal New Member

    Animated obviously... not 3d either... shaded 2d and all that.
     
  6. Pipistrele

    Pipistrele Smart batto!

    Quite costly - even crappy GoAnimate clips and generic whiteboard explainers cost around $300-700 for 1.5-2 minutes on UpWork, expect to pay much more for something eye-catching. Voice actors will probably cost you another 200-300 bucks.
    More than that, appealing preview on its own is not enough. You need to write a good prototype draft of the script in advance, for starters - if you don't have one, both investors and crowfunders will pass you by as "another guy with pie-in-the-sky idea". Having a good portfolio is preferable too - people aren't usually willing to invest money into animated movie from a person who can't draw to save his life.
     
  7. Zipline

    Zipline Noodle Fish

    I liked it until the part about there being a dragon. And a spider queen... and thieving. and magic.. and snakes... other than that its ok.
     
  8. Originseternal

    Originseternal New Member

    It's not a porno... it's supposed to be an in depth view on the creativity of the furry fandom
     
  9. Activoid

    Activoid Ace Artist

    Crowdfunding seems to be the way to go right now. First you'll need a pitch, though, and lots of concept art and things to sell the crowd on so that they'll throw money at you. You gotta spend money to make money.

    For what you're looking for, I'd estimate a fair-quality short pitch of about 15 seconds going for about $1000, but assuming you're not looking for A-list producers and crew, and not TOO talented of an art team, I wanted to give the high-ball estimate for just the pitch. BUT. The more details you give, the better estimate I can get you. Shoot me a message if you're 100% serious, I work in the animation industry and have a solid idea of what things cost in the 2D production realm.
     
  10. Activoid

    Activoid Ace Artist

    Also, I would highly, highly, HIGHLY recommend making sure you have someone to help budget and keep production flowing, because there's a HUGE red flag that you don't know what you're doing in your original post. It's this one phrase:

    "if there's enough money left over"

    You won't have enough money left over. You will end up using it all on production costs, paying cast and crew, and contingencies. There is no leftover money. You budget to use all of it, every penny, even preparing for events in case things go wrong. And things will always go wrong. No exceptions. Come up with a set number in mind (for your specific project, assuming it's less than 5 minutes long, I think you can get it done with really nice quality for under $10,000, and with crummy quality for roughly $1000 if you find the right people). So my advice to you is research exactly how much equipment and labor costs, and come up with a business plan that includes a budget. In the budget, breakdown every single one of your costs, no matter how small. From paperclips, to computers, to an emergency fund in case something breaks and needs to be replaced, prepare for all contingencies.

    If you can do that, hand it off to some marketing or business adviser for their review, suggestions, and editing? And then hand it off to someone who has money, ie. a bank or some other arts fund? You're golden.

    Just remember this one thing when looking for investors: they are looking to make a profit in some way, so you have to ensure them that not only is their money SAFE with you, but that you will return them additional profits.

    You can do it, just do some serious research first.
     
  11. MissKittyMouse

    MissKittyMouse Let me be good to you

    If you want to make a quality full length animated movie it will cost millions of dollars. I cannot stress enough how much hard work animation is. It takes an army of animators years to produce a movie. Even a movie with cheaper limited animation is a huge project.
     
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  12. VGmaster9

    VGmaster9 Member

    Hopefully the art style will be at least appealing.
     

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