#195 Smartcash Mascot, Animated Puppet & Video Promotion Series

By flauwy

Summary

This is a proposal for creating a professional illustrated Smartcash mascot and make that into an animated quality puppet using Adobe Character Animator with face-tracking and lip-syncing technology. With that puppet I will create five videos about SmartCash in general, SmartHive, SmartRewards, SmartNodes and SmartVoting. The videos will be in English language. The final videos will be promoted on Steemit/Dtube to push them to the trending page.

Description

Dear Smarties,

my name is **Florian Dellé** aka @flauwy on Smartcash and [Steemit](https://steemit.com/@flauwy). I am very actively promoting Smartcash on Steemit since I discovered it at the Anarchapulco event in Mexico a month ago and was even reward the MVP of the week a few days ago. Among many other things I create semi-animated tutorial videos about Steem and Steem-based-apps with my animated Steem-puppet Steemy. It helped my to become a Steem dolphin with nearly 7000 followers. You can find most of my videos on Youtube on the channel Cryptoons: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNqTpF3gwJmb1P56Y0digMA
Please keep in mind that the puppet as well as the video production will be of higher quality than the videos I have usually done for Steemit. But you will get an idea about what I have in mind.

This is a proposal for creating a professional illustrated Smartcash mascot and make that animated quality puppet using Adobe Character Animator with face-tracking and lip-syncing technology. With that puppet I will create five videos about SmartCash in general, SmartHive, SmartRewards, SmartNodes and SmartVoting. The videos will be in English language.

 

**Introduction**

With the latest software from Adobe it is possible to create amazing animated cartoon mascots that can be moved via face-tracking and lip-syncing. It was never easier to create great videos with animated puppets before.

This technology is just one year old and very few people are able to use it yet. using a quality puppet for that creates stunning effect and will stand out of the masses very easily.

Example puppet from me (made by @kayrex):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ucCq0gKXks

**Proposal Goals**
_The proposal includes the following goals:_

**Smartcash Mascot**

The mascot and un-rigged puppet will be created by the illustrator Joseph Sanchez aka [@kayrex](https://steemit.com/@kayrex) from Steemit who has created several puppets for me. He is very skilled and creates amazing cartoon designs as you can see on his Steemit profile. The character will be devloped in a scalable vector format.

Here is another example design @kayrex has created for me recently which I made into a puppet:
![Asset%202|484x500](upload://faJAPHr5LhADfW5cjCgGdNsFzeh.png)


I will ask for five sketches which will be shared on the Smartforum for discussion and to pick our favorite for further development. The final mascot design will be publicly available as soon as it is done.

For the mascot I propose **a cool bee** as that works well with the hive identity of SmartCash and we already have a design with a bee circling on Steemit. I am open to alternatives before bringing this to the official proposal.

**Animated Puppet**
After receiving the vector file with all relavant layers for different mouth and eye shapes, as well as different expressions and various animations like buzzing wings for example I will begin the rigging process and create a working puppet file within Adobe Character Animator (ACA).

As soon as this puppet is done it can be loaded by anybody into ACA and used immediately for video recordings and even life-streams without any further setup. The puppet will be available to all Hive members for quick import.

**Promotion Videos**
The five videos will be each about two minutes long. Each videos will be semi-animated with the puppet as narrator and photos/screenshots/screencasts in the background. The videos content of the videos will be:

1. SmartCash - General video about Smartcash
2. SmartHive - Introduction to the SmartHive
3. SmartRewards - Introduction to SmartRewards
4. SmartNodes - Introduction to SmartNodes
5. SmartVoting - Introduction to Smartcash proposals and SmartVoting

The videos will be made available to download for all SmartHive members to use, reupload and share. All Hive members can and should share the final videos on their channels.

**Steemit Promotion**
All videos will be uploaded to DTube, the Steem-based video platform, and with upvote-bots catapulted to the trending page. Unlike on other social media websites it is easy to make the entire network see our posts by boosting it enough. They will remain on the top of the trending page for about 2-3 days - visible to the ENTIRE NETWORK - before they are replaced by other posts. As Steemit is a very crypto-based community we will easily find many new Smartcash users as my previous Smartcash posts have already proven when looked at the comment section.

**Amount**

Breakdown

* $750 for the design of the mascot with ten different expressions and layers for five extra animations in vectorized .AI format. This is a very complex and time intensive task.
* $250 for the rigging process of the puppet.
* $500 for each video production ($2,500 for all five)
* $400 per video promotion on Steemit/DTube ($2000)

Total: $5,500

_After completion of this task I would like to continue working with the puppet and create more content and maybe even life-streams but that is for a future proposal._

Lots of love from Costa Rica,
**Florian Dellé**
_Steemit Smartcash MVP_

Categories

Creativity

Milestones

Date Amount (US$) Amount (Σ) Description Status
April 10, 2018 750.00 44,600.13 * Design of the mascot -
April 14, 2018 250.00 14,866.71 * Rigging of the puppet -
April 18, 2018 500.00 29,733.42 * Video Production 1 -
April 19, 2018 400.00 23,786.74 * Video Promotion 1 -
April 22, 2018 500.00 29,733.42 * Video Production 2 -
April 23, 2018 400.00 23,786.74 * Video Promotion 2 -
April 26, 2018 500.00 29,733.42 * Video Production 3 -
April 27, 2018 400.00 23,786.74 * Video Promotion 3 -
April 30, 2018 500.00 29,733.42 * Video Production 4 -
May 01, 2018 400.00 23,786.74 * Video Promotion 4 -
May 04, 2018 500.00 29,733.42 * Video Production 5 -
May 05, 2018 400.00 23,786.74 * Video Promotion 5 -
* Estimated

Requested Amount

  • Total USD: 5,500.00
  • Estimated SMART: 327,067.65
  • Estimated BTC: 1.67458638

Schedule

  • Created Date: Sunday, March 18, 2018
  • Voting Deadline: Sunday, April 1, 2018 15:49:00 UTC
  • Payment Date: Payments will be made in accordance with the delivered milestones

Status

  • Completed

Votes

85.12%
Yes (473,394.03)
14.69%
No (81,710.06)
0.18%
Abstain (1,025.47)

Voting Audit

Address Voting Power Vote Is Valid

Proposal Audit

Date Description Yes No
2018-08-15 06:01:18 Status changed by administrator: Completed. (slpin1) -

Comments

  • Younglegend 03/23/2018 18:19

    I like this proposal. Just a recommendation to use Bees for smart cash mascot.

    flauwy 03/23/2018 18:41

    Yes, we will use a bee.