I did a few weeks of price comparison shopping.and can say we got a really great price. A "Preferred Business" price, I believe they called it:) It was $5500 including tax. It also includes: "ProSupport Plus: Keep Your Hard Drive, 3 Years, Next Business Day Onsite 3 Years, 7x24 Technical Support 3 years".
Needless to say we can't really afford this machine as we're making our first film with literally no budget so far - so we will have to go the route of crowdfunding. The only expenses to date have been gmail storage, external hard drives - and for years we had the domain/website.
The reason for this latest major, major for us anyway, purchase is that we have now naturally gotten to a point where we really need to do a lot of test rendering, not to mention final rendering. I figure if we do 20 seconds a day we'll have the whole film rendered in some form within 1 year:)
Dave Sim OFF-WHITE HOUSE BULLETIN
Kevin Eastman, co-creator of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, announces exclusive deal with IDW Publishing and says: "following the inspiration of the underground publishers, and guys like Dave Sim, who was a huge inspiration to me."