1. "Lunatics!" is a free-culture, open source, animated science-fiction series about the first permanent settlers on the Moon, set (beginning) in the year 2040.

    patreon.com/lunatics
    lunatics.tv

    Lunatics! Pilot - "Patreon Trailer" Credits:

    Story and Series Concept by Rosalyn Hunter and Terry Hancock.
    Screenplay by Rosalyn Hunter and Terry Hancock.
    Produced and Directed by Terry Hancock.
    Character Design by Daniel Fu.

    VOICES (Appearing in Preview):
    Narrator - Melodee M. Spevack.
    Hiromi Lerner - Karrie Shirou.

    MODELS:
    Mechanical Models by Chris Kuhn.
    Principal Character Models and Base Meshes by Bela Szabo.
    Additional character models, wardrobe models, and character rigging by Keneisha Perry.
    Sculpture and Fixtures Models by Sathish Kumar.
    Set and Location Models, Greens Modeling, Landscapes and Earth/Moon models by Terry Hancock.
    Additional Models by Mat Behr, Michael Stransky, Brandon Farley, WTInteractive@BlendSwap, Goten22@BlendSwap, Yorick's Blender Greenhouse.
    Original Soyuz Interior Set created by Cosmin Planchon, Guillaum Cote, Gorka Mendieta, Sathish Kumar, Vyacheslav Yastrebcev, and Timothee Giet.
    Backdrops by Timothee Giet and Paul Bourke.
    Spacesuits and Soyuz teddy bear by Andrew Pray.
    Materials, textures, and lighting by Terry Hancock.

    MUSIC:
    "Once Upon a Time" by A.K. 1974, from the album "Orchestral Works", Jamendo #55503. CC By-SA 3.0.

    SOUND EFFECTS:
    Fabian Klenk (@ Sound Transit), ljudo.com, Wikimedia Commons.

    (See lunatics.tv/z/tp15a for details and corrections).

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  2. Updated fundraising trailer for "Lunatics!" Pilot Project (support us on Patreon: patreon.com/lunatics, more project info at lunatics.tv ). Also our 2015 submission to the Blender Conference Suzanne Awards competition in the "Shorts" category.

    The trailer summarizes the story from the pilot episode, "No Children in Space" in which the youngest space colonist, seven-year old Georgiana Lerner travels with her mother to join the newly-established first permanent colony on the Moon. The story of this episode is told from Georgiana's point-of-view, as a "hard-SF fairytale", reflecting her youth, but as through children's ears, we overhear the adult story required to get her there. We chose to start with a child's point of view, because we must start from the element of wonder before we engage with the complexity of reality.

    Trailer primarily for project fundraising for "Lunatics!" Open Movie Project by Anansi Spaceworks, featuring finished or nearly-finished animation.

    Our toolchain is entirely free software, with Blender being the most essential element (and used for all 3D work). Final compositing, editing, and titling was done in Kdenlive. Our 2D art tools include Inkscape, Gimp, Krita, and MyPaint. Some animated textures for displays were created with Synfig.

    Credits for this Trailer:

    Screenplay by Rosalyn Hunter and Terry Hancock.
    Produced and Directed by Terry Hancock.
    Character Design by Daniel Fu.

    VOICES (Appearing in Preview):
    Narrator - Melodee M. Spevack.
    Hiromi Lerner - Karrie Shirou.

    MODELS:
    Mechanical Models by Chris Kuhn.
    Principal Character Models and Base Meshes by Bela Szabo.
    Additional character models, wardrobe models, and character rigging by Keneisha Perry.
    Sculpture and Fixtures Models by Sathish Kumar.
    Set and Location Models, Greens Modeling, Landscapes and Earth/Moon models by Terry Hancock.
    Additional Models by Mat Behr, Michael Stransky, Brandon Farley, WTInteractive@BlendSwap, Goten22@BlendSwap, Yorik's Blender Greenhouse (Yorik van Havre).
    Original Soyuz Interior Set created by Cosmin Planchon, Guillaum Côté, Gorka Mendieta, Sathish Kumar, Vyacheslav Yastrebcev, and Timothée Giet.
    Backdrops by Timothée Giet (painted Earth limb) and Paul Bourke (real star backgroungs generated from catalog data).
    Spacesuits and Soyuz teddy bear by Andrew Pray.
    Materials, textures, and lighting by Terry Hancock.
    Data from Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and Kaguya's Laser Altimeter were used in creating our Lunar model.
    NASA data were used for the Earth and Moon models.

    MUSIC:
    "Once Upon a Time" by A.K. 1974, from the album "Orchestral Works", Jamendo #55503. CC By-SA 3.0.

    SOUND EFFECTS:
    Fabian Klenk (@ Sound Transit), www . ljudo . com, Wikimedia Commons.

    All Project Source Assets (including 3D models, textures, sound effects, and music) are or will be released under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license. See wp.lunatics.tv/?page_id=12 for production resources.

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  3. We are running a Kickstarter to complete production of our pilot episode, "No Children in Space" for the "Lunatics!" series:

    kickstarter.com/projects/2144275086/finish-lunatics-pilot-episode

    Lunatics is a near-future science-fiction story about the very first permanent settlement on the Moon, being made using free-software multimedia tools, released under a free-culture license (CC By-SA 3.0). We are an entirely fan-funded project.

    See our site for details: lunatics.tv

    Credits for this trailer:

    Writer - Rosalyn Hunter
    Director - Terry Hancock

    Character Design - Daniel Fu

    Mechanical Design - Terry Hancock

    Voices:
    Hiromi Lerner - Karrie Shirou
    Georgiana Lerner - Ariel Hancock
    Maj. Sergei Titov (Cosmonaut Pilot) - Sergei Oleinik
    Launch Controller - Veronika Kurshinskaya

    Blender 3D Models:
    Bela Szabo (Georgiana Character)
    Andrew Pray (Spacesuits and the Teddy Bear)
    Cosmin Planchon (Soyuz-SF Console)
    Guillaume Cote (Soyuz Descent Module Set Base / Hatchway)
    Gorka Mendieta (Kazbek Acceleration Couches)
    Sathish Kumar (Childseat Variant Acceleration Couch)
    Terry Hancock (Moon, console touchpad animations)
    Timothee Giet (Primary console screen animations, Earth background)

    Sound Effects / Music Cues (FreeSound.org):
    ERH
    Rutger Muller
    Romancito
    freqman

    Foley Sound:
    Terry Hancock

    This video is free to share under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike licesnse, version 3.0, unported ( creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0 ).

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  4. Revised preview trailer with title sequence for presentation at ArlingCon 2017.

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