Short 3D animation with funny/cute phones - "Pixar lamp style"

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Project Budget (USD)
$250 - $750

Project Description:
Dear Freelancers,

I am looking for a highly skilled person/team that can create a professionally looking 3D animation with some cute, but naughty smartphones as the main characters. The animation is going to promote my website (and logo) on Youtube.

Type of animation:
30 seconds long, HD (720p), just a white background with charismatic 3D characters - “Pixar lamp” style. It must be funny and original, people should not have any problems sharing it on social medias. Important – the animation needs to be very professional and smooth looking with natural movements. "Home-made, amateur animations" will not be accepted.

Characters:
1 genderless person and 10 cute / funny (smart)phones with legs and arms, each holding a sign with a single word on it. All phones will probably have the same shape /design, but we can decide this later.

Storyboard:
Already done by me. It will be sent to the final candidates for consultation / comments so that they can decide on a final bid. Before we start the rendering I will need 12-15 sketches of the story (and visual propositions of the characters) so that there won’t be any changes later.
The story is about a person that gets surrounded by 10 annoying phones, each one representing the biggest mobile producers. They are all trying to get his attention waving signs and pushing themselves around, when suddenly the character from my logo appears and all but three phones disappear. Then four simple banners are rolled out in the background and finally the logo is faded in.

Sound / voiceover:
No music, but you will have to add some sound fx (eg. the sound that 10 noisy phones make). The voiceover will be made by me and sent later. Please note – there will NOT be any lip syncing or such

Important - before you bid:
- I will need full rights to the final version and its characters, however you can of course use it in your portfolio or such
- Sorry, but all “I can do this, contact me. Bye” answers will be ignored
- I need to see some previous, RELEVANT work, otherwise I cannot consider you as a candidate. The more similar to what I need, the better. Some sort of sketch how the phones could look like would be great.

Final words:
I am aware that professional animations take a lot of work and time to create, but I am a one person company so please do not bid too high as the money will go from my personal savings... Otherwise I will have to cancel this animation and be forced to do something more simple :/
I am demanding, but really fun to work with. I want to create an animation that both you and I will be very proud of and that will make a great addition in your portfolio :)

Yes, there will be more work available when the animation is done! :)
Eg. creating images using the animation characters or maybe follow up animations

For inspiration, the classical Pixar animation (this type of rendering/ natural movements would be ideal)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGKmexNTHNE

or this cartoon, however this is NOT how I want it to look :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OD8OcPGScRU

Skills required:
3D Animation, 3D Rendering, Animation, Motion Graphics
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