I am producing/directing a Public Service Announcement for the Save the Manatee cause in the state of Florida. Very psyched!!
It am producing a television and radio commercial that will air throughout the state.
Basically, I am funding the project which will be a charitable donation to the cause, and will also help give my soon to be started company some good publicity. I have a complete crew of camera people, lighting, props, post, etc. that are all pitching in their efforts.
I have several meetings with Fish and Wildlife Officials in the next few weeks to try to determine exactly how the spots will be done. I want to propose a few different ideas to them, besides the ones they’ve given me.
Basically, I wanted to know if there is anyone who would like to make a manatee character for review and possible use in the television spot. A costumed character has been proposed by the Fish and Wildlife folks, but I think in this case an animated character might hit home a little better, and they are open to any ideas.
I’d prefer it to be a little more toony, maybe it could be something like Mary the Manatee kinda like Smoky the Bear. A photo realistic render wouldn’t do justice to the footage I have of the real manatees and their injuries caused by careless boaters.
Anyways, this is a not for profit project, but if involved you would be able to list it as a charitable donation of your work, which can be used as a tax deduction. It would also be a great way to expose your work to an audience of 20 million people.
If interested please e-mail me at [email protected]. Once again I don’t have final say on any characters and cannot promise yours would be used. I can give anyone who wants a lot more info and details if you e-mail me.
Thanks a ton.