Zack James / ZackJames#0420
Wassies Animated Series/Pilot
Animated series featuring a Japanese university student learning to live with the Wassies that infested his home.
An anime style series by Webby Awards nominated producer, Zack James. Directed by Tristan Zammit with animation work including XXXTENTACION, Juice WRLD and Marshmello. Additional animation talent from Adult Swim, Netflix and HBO Max.
The series would include Japanese voice actors, and music/sound design by Oscar nominated Max Repka.
The grant is for 7 mins of frame-by-frame animation. Revolving around a Japanese university student as he deals with the pressure of school, dating and his apartment being infested by pesky Wassies.
How does your project add value to the ByWassies community?
Animation provides a vehicle for greater brand awareness. Allowing promotion of the core brand, merchandise, products and games. This series would appeal to both the core community and the general audience. Bringing greater brand awareness to Wassies.
$82,000 USD - includes writers, voice actors, full animation staff, and sound design with music.
Financials and Task Breakdown:
Script Writers (2) $3,250
WRITES THE ENTIRE STORY INCLUDING ACTION SCENES, CHARACTER TRIATS AND DIALOGUE
Character Designers (2) $3,500
CREATING “ANIMATION PREPARED” DESIGNS FOR EACH CHARACTER
Storyboard Artist (1-2) $7,000
ROUGH OUTLINE/ DIRECTION OF THE ENTIRE EPISODE
Key Animators (3-4): $7,500
MAIN “ACTION” POSES IN THE EPISODE
Cleanup Artists (4-6): $5,000
CLEAN LINEWORK FOR THE ANIMATION
Inbetween Animators (5-8): $10,500
ANIMATION IN BETWEEN THE MAIN ACTION POSES
COLORING & SHADING ALL OF THE ANIMATED “CELS”
FX Animator (2-3): $4,000
ANIMATORS THAT SPECIALIZE IN FX ANIMATION (AS OPPOSED TO “CHARACTER ANIMATION”)
3D Animator (1): $6,000
3D IS USED TO CREATE MORE DYNAMIC ENVIRONMENTS & FX IN THE EPISODE
Background Artists (2): $11,000
BACKGROUNDS/ SUPPLEMENTARY ART AND VISUAL ASSETS
Audio Editing/ SFX / MUSIC (1): $7,000
ALL AUDIO WORK; SOUND FX, MUSIC, SCORING, ETC.
Voice Actors (3-4): $5,000
VOICES FOR THE EPISODE
Compositing/ Editor (1): $4,250
EDITING ALL OF THE PREVIOUS STAGES AND LAYERS TOGETHER ONCE FINISHED + POLISH
Pipeline Producer (1): $5,000
MANAGES THE ENTIRE PIPELINE. WORKS WITH EVERYONE TO ENSURE QUALITY CONTROL AND ASSET TRANSFER.
4 months total. 1 month for writing and voice overs. 3 months for animation and music/sound design.
-Script received 2 weeks after commencement
-Character model sheets received 3-4 weeks after commencement
-Voiceover cut received 4 weeks after commencement
-Storyboard received (rough cut of video) received 8 weeks after commencement
-Work in progress check in 9-10 weeks after commencement
-Additional work in progress check in 12-13 weeks after commencement
-Final cut with sound design and music 16 weeks after commencement
The animation series can live anywhere on the web. We would distribute the series under the Animeme banner to our core fanbase across all platforms. Revenue can be generated through our current partnership agreements with YouTube and Facebook. Animation can be clipped for Wassies’ marketing purposes. The animation series can also drive additional sales to other projects, merch and games made by the Wassies community. The aim is to bring greater brand awareness to the overall project.
7 mins of complete animation with full sound design and music. Content distribution amongst our core fanbase. Paid marketing support on YouTube to push the animation out to new viewers.
Current Project Status:
Draft concept of Wassie character model sheets. Concept animation style frame. We're already an established professional animation studio. So, the animation pipeline is ready to go.
The budget represents 7 mins of animation by a professional animation studio; Animeme. Budget can scale up or down based on finalized animation length (~$11.750/minute). Animation series can be done in individual shorts (example: 60 seconds). Though longer form content performs better due to watch time algorithms on platforms like YouTube.
Concept character designs (just for look & feel, characters can change)
Concept animation frame