Help Konstantin Dmitriev travel to Suzdal Fest

...to make a public talk about OpenToonz animation software.

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Q: What if campaign will not reach its goal?

A: This is “all-or-nothing” campaign. If it will not reach its goal, then everyone get their money back.

Q: Why are you going to promote OpenToonz, but not Synfig?

A: Most audience of Suzdal Fest are interested in 2D frame-by-frame animation. Unfortunately, this is what Synfig is not capable for at this moment.

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Today our crowdfunding campaign received a generous donation of $300 from Yalyn Vinkindo. That made campaign to pass the $1000 threshold, which means we have enough funds to pay Nikolai Mamashev for the first month of work! That’s right – Nikolai starts working on Morevna Episode 4! I would like to express my deep gratitude

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After analyzing reactions to my previous post on social networks (thanks to everyone who took their time to leave feedback!) it gets pretty much clear: the availability of PayPal payment method heavily influences people’s choice to contribute. That’s logical – there are plenty of people who just prefer do not use their bank cards online.

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Video Course: Learn animation in Synfig / Extended Edition (English): $5.00

With this course you can learn Synfig in a shortest time, starting from the very basic concepts to advanced techniques. This is an extended version of the course, comparing to the one that currently available on Gumorad. It will have 3 additional lessons and you will get all further updates for free.

What's included: 12 video lessons + working files + lifetime access for all subsequent updates.

Delivery date: March 2018.

Video Course: Learn animation in Synfig / Extended Edition (Russian) : $5.00

With this course you can learn Synfig in a shortest time, starting from the very basic concepts to advanced techniques. This is an extended version of the course, comparing to the one that currently available on Gumorad. It will have 3 additional lessons and you will get all further updates for free.

What's included: 12 video lessons + working files + lifetime access for all subsequent updates.

Delivery date: March 2018.

Video course: Cut-out animation in Blender (English): $5.00

This course will show you how to create a cutout-style animation in Blender. This is exactly the same technique which was used for creating Pepper & Carrot Motion Comic. In the lessons we will show you the whole process using character from your favorite web-comic by David Revoy.

What's included: 5 video lessons + working files + lifetime access for all subsequent updates.

Delivery date: March 2018.

Video course: Cut-out animation in Blender (Russian): $5.00

This course will show you how to create a cutout-style animation in Blender. This is exactly the same technique which was used for creating Pepper & Carrot Motion Comic. In the lessons we will show you the whole process using character from your favorite web-comic by David Revoy.

What's included: 5 video lessons + working files + lifetime access for all subsequent updates.

Delivery date: March 2018.

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You will get two video courses - "Cut-out animation in Blender" and "Learn animation in Synfig / Extended Edition". Please see descriptions for both courses above.
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Hi, my name is Konstantin Dmitriev. I am here to ask for sponsorship to fund my travel to Suzdal Fest.

I am a free software activist with a special focus for animation. My contributions to the world of free software started in 2007. Since 2013 I am heading development of Synfig animation software and since 2017 maintaining a special version of OpenToonz animation software - OpenToonz Morevna Edition.

Suzdal Fest is a major annual animation event in Russia, which is attended by representatives from all major animation studios of Russia, as well as independent artists.

My idea is to give a public talk about features of open-source animation software at IX Animation Congress, which will take place as part of Suzdal Fest event on 13-18 March 2018.

My talk will be structured as follows:

  • What is free/open-source software and its benefits for animation industry.
  • Quick summary of the work done by my team on improving open-source animation software for the last 10 years.
  • Presentation of OpenToonz as solution for 2D animation.

I have already talked with organizing committee of Suzdal Fest and they agree to give me a free slot for my public talk.

Unfortunately, they cannot provide  a compensation for travel expenses. To attend the event I have to travel ~2500 miles from Gorno-Altaisk (this is where I live and work) to Suzdal. And, unfortunately, I cannot pay this from my own pocket. So, this is why I am running this campaign.

If the campaign will be successfully funded before January 24th, then I will be able to travel and do the talk. If not - everyone get their money back and my talk will not happen.

I am not offering many "rewards" on this campaign, since I believe my talk at Suzdal Fest can trigger constructive dialogue and help to establish new connections with animation studios and individuals, which can lead to a growing interest to OpenToonz and open-source animation software in general for benefit of everyone.

This is especially actual moment now, because in 2017 Russian government raised a problem of creating independent (in terms of software tools) animation production (!) and ready to make investments into this sphere. This is our a chance to attract attention and give a signal that solution of the problem can be covered by open-source software. I hope you will support my initiative.

Thank you!

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