I can run contests, but it seems a bit less efficient than some mechanism where it is obvious if someone else is already working on a sequence… I mean I’d rather not waste more than 1 artists time as this is not (yet) a rush.
So I did a doc called Thorium Remix 2011. It is about THORIUM as an energy source, as consumed in a Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor (LFTR). THORIUM was recently covered on TED.com, and a year ago in WIRED Magazine.
TR2011 was very low budget, and did not contain a single animation (except stuff pulled from old public domain movies off Internet Archive).
As a perfect example of a sequence I’d like illustrated in TR2012…
“Earth’s molten core generates magnetic field protects us from solar wind which would strip off our atmosphere as happened to Mars.”
Can someone recommend the best approach to doing this? Should I run a contest? Contact an outsourcing service? What’s the best way to avoid wasting artist time and my limited budget?
When I do video work for folks, I generally provide access (via YouTube unlisted uploads) as I chug along, and eventually the improvements I make (for a fixed hourly rate) become smaller and smaller as the project is iterated on. Until the client says “good enough!” and that’s it.