Two-time Grammy-nominated artist and NFT creator Steve Aoki has joined forces with Seth Inexperienced’s Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, the studio behind the Emmy Award-winning Robotic Hen (nominated again this year) and the upcoming stop-motion sequence Extremely Metropolis Smiths, to current Dominion X, billed as the primary episodic sequence to launch on the blockchain.
The venture launches August 2 by way of Nifty Gateway, the unique NFT market owned by Gemini founders Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, and on www.DominionXshow.com.
Dominion X is a twenty first century animated brief episodic directed by two-time Emmy Award winner Eric Towner (Marvel’s M.O.D.O.Ok.). The idea relies on Character X, a personality who first appeared in Aoki’s debut NFT drop Dream Catcher (with Antonti Tudisco). Stoopid Buddy Stoodios handcrafted the bodily characters and units, whereas meticulously filming the animation body by body, which was then set to authentic music scored by Aoki.
By blockchain and NFT know-how, followers are being provided a novel likelihood to personal a chunk of the present, each bodily and digital, earlier than it premieres on conventional tv or streaming.
“I first met Seth and the staff at Stoopid Buddy Stoodios after I was invited to do a cameo on Robotic Hen again in 2015,” Aoki recalled. “Ever since then we’ve been looking for one other likelihood to work collectively. The concept of launching the primary ever ‘TV’ sequence on the blockchain actually excited me. We realized that by way of NFTs we will mix the standard stop-motion animation that Stoopid Buddy Stoodios is thought for with modern fan pushed ideas that I’m keen about: collectibles, neighborhood constructing and gaming. And I like the truth that we’ve been in a position to carry Character X, a creature that actually personifies me, to life in a totally new world with new characters and new adventures.”
Minted from a customized sensible contract with distinctive interactive traits constructed straight into the NFT by way of Ether Playing cards, Dominion X is Aoki’s third main NFT venture in 2021 alone, following his profitable Dream Catcher and Neon Future drops.
Dominion X‘s debut brief “Degree 1” introduces us to the world of Character X, a personality personified with Aoki’s signature fang face emblem, and his obliviously contentious relationship with the diminutive Chonk and Swole. Followers can watch their worlds collide on this “1 of 1” animated NFT debut brief in addition to get an opportunity to personal any one of many 15 particular person scenes that make up the brief and win one of many bodily puppets used within the precise making of the brief.
“Collaborating with an artist like Steve Aoki ensures you’ll make one thing distinctive, accessible, and out of this world,” mentioned Inexperienced. “We love pushing the boundaries of leisure by way of know-how and are past excited to carry this expertise to an viewers.”
Dominion X and the restricted version vignettes might be minted on the blockchain one time solely and accessible to buy by way of Nifty Gateway, permitting followers to take part within the creation of latest IP in a revolutionary means. In partnership with Ether Playing cards, every particular person NFT may have a built-in layer of performance that can reveal itself within the weeks and months after the sale. This added layer of utility will permit collectors to be rewarded with each NFTs and bodily items used within the making of the present.
By minting these shorts on the blockchain first, Aoki and Stoopid Buddy are permitting the general public to personal a chunk of the present, each digitally and bodily, earlier than it airs anyplace else. Furthermore, the episode and ultimately the total sequence will stay on the blockchain perpetually, guaranteeing the general public’s capacity to view it no matter distribution and exclusivity rights seen in conventional TV and streaming codecs.
“2021 has been an unimaginable 12 months of progress and creativity within the crypto house and it conjures up me to see artists and groups pushing the boundaries of what’s doable,” famous Tyler Winklevoss, Principal of Winklevoss Capital Administration, which acquired Nifty Gateway in 2019. “Launching the primary episodic sequence on the blockchain that followers can now personal is the sort of novel use-case that solely the NFT medium can present. I’m thrilled that that is launching on Nifty Gateway.”