I've just been looking over a proposal on a job board for a short 3d film, 5 minutes
Pretty much no detail on the proposal it's a sci fi and charater design is underway in 2d and I can make my own bid how much I want to get paid. So I think to myself hmmmph I hate it when there's no detail how am I supposed to do a quote when I don't know what I'm getting myself into.
Then I start thinking it could be a cool project.....and the last 8 or so projects I've seen I passed on because there wasn't enough detail, maybe I just need to open a dialogue. So I start writting a bid with a request for lots more detail: lipsynch or not lipsych characters, how may characters, how may artists do they want blah blah blah.
Then I notice the deadline is the 31st Jan 2012.........
In the proposal it was also suggested that maybe I could do the sound too?!
This just seems nuts to me a 5 minute short would take me months to animate. Is there someone out there who can animate render and do the sound? maybe if it was a jumping turd that made fart noises for the duration it would be possible.
The thing is this is not a one off, most of what I'm seeing is this (to my eyes) unrealistic, short films and music videos with at most a month to complete 3 ish minutes or more. Ok I'm not a studio I'm just one bloke but if I had a team
I would still want more time than that......am I unreasonable am I bonkers or is it them? (please say it's them)