I'm going to be upfront first, this is a passion project and I do not make any money off of this. Maybe down the line in the future if it spreads around enough, but for now, there's none. I can not offer any payment for any help that's given. I will not write about "oh, well you'll get exposure!", I hate that line. As a freelance writer, designer myself, I extremely hate, hate that line. I am looking for anyone who may be interested in helping out with this project in their free time. People that would like to see this project grow with its potential.
With that out of the way, I'll introduce myself. My name is Adam, I''m a published author, animator and graphic/web designer. I have been published both traditionally and independently. I have an original sci-fi mecha drama series, "Shattered Heaven" that is published with the first book "Sins of the Soul" available for purchase and the second, "Shadows of Existence" about to be published. Last year I started a reboot of an animated version of the first book. I did everything on my own, minus the voices and produced 2 episodes, 1 short extra episode and a prologue episode. I handle the writing, which is mainly just me converting the book's text to script format, animation and audio work. It's fine doing it on my own, but if I want this series to grow then I need to look for help to lighten my load. Preferably from people who are just, well, better than me at being an artist.
Series Synopsis: After years of exploration and terraforming, Mars has become stable enough to sustain life. New resources have been uncovered and a race for their exploitation has begun. The year is A.R. 100, a century after humanity's run in with the threat of extinction. War rages on the Martian surface between the two allied governing nations of the world, the Trinity Alliance and the Euro-Asian Pact, while war machine developers such as Genesis reap the benefits with their contribution to the world in the form of mechanized frames; giant robotic power suits piloted by brave men and women. Adam Novus, a teenage intern at Genesis finds himself aspiring for more out of life. Wanting to join his brother Stephen in the Trinity Alliance military as a frame pilot he trains with no restraints. Finally when he is given the opportunity to prove his skill tragedy strikes and he is quickly thrown into the dark, unrelenting chaos that is war.
The first book can be purchased on Amazon - "Sins of the Soul"
Background Artists: I hate backgrounds, mainly because I'm just not good at them. I'm still working out how to construct interiors and how to showcase them, but it is clearly my weak point. I'm looking for anyone who has experience designing backgrounds at multiple angles. Someone who can add backgrounds to the FLA files I provide and then send the files back to me. So Flash, preferably CS6 is a must. I can explain the environments and interiors, I just need someone who can actually bring them to life better than I can.
Extra Animators: This isn't a big deal or something I'm really looking for, but adding extra animators would be a nice compliment. Mainly for background work, like when there's a crowd of people in a scene, just someone who can animate the background/NPC type characters to give them movement so there's nothing static in what should be a busy scene.
Voice Director: I'm putting this here as well because I'm just not that good at directing voice actors. Mainly due to my limited free time. I work 40 hours a week and when not working, I'm either writing/editing my next book or animating, or both. So I would like someone that could help lighten my load and direct the voice actors to help up the vocal and acting quality of the series. The actors I have cast are all incredibly talented people, most are professionals, some are fully active in the anime dubbing world, some are just starting out in it and others are working towards that sort of goal. So the talent is there, I just haven't been able to do them proper justice with helping them bring out the characters better.
Again, I am looking for anyone who meets a certain standard of quality that would be willing to help out in their free time. I would love to pay people but since everything is on my own I just don't have a budget for it and I don't want to do some sales pitch about "exposure" like I mentioned earlier. This is a start up project, it's not web/internet famous, I have small fb fan base, but basically this is on the ground level. I think there's potential for this to grow in the coming episodes, mainly with the content coming out. But making a completely original animation on the internet, especially one that isn't based in comedy or short is extremely difficult. This is a passion project for me that I would love to see grow into something bigger.
If anyone is interested in helping out with this project you can send me a note on DA or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.