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Ohai, long time no see.
(for anyone who cares lol)
I'm just finishing up my first year of university, so I've kinda been hangin low all year because of it. I did manage to get a few games up for sale over on FGL in my spare time, which did quite well, but they won't be coming to NG unfortunately.
The first one can be played here on Addicting Games
The second one hasn't been released yet, but it should be out in a week or so (we're just in the process in finalizing details with the sponsor)
ANYWAYS, FINALS ARE OVER IN A WEEK AND THEN I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO. I might do that TOFA thing, I haven't decided yet (I didn't realize it goes on for like...3 months lol).
There's this animation thing going on over at Teletoon@Night too, which I'm gunna tackle pretty soon, as soon as my Cintiq comes in.
IM ALSO BUYING A CINTIQ. Finally. HOORAAAY.
Anyways, I drew this picture yesterday in a few hours. I've never really done any serious digital painting in Photoshop, so be gentle rating it :D
So a couple months back (like 6ish lol) I was approached by Jesse Dale, asking if I would be up for animating a series he wrote. I said yes.
It's a series based on Ninjas, corrupt governments, and other cool things! Although I don't wanna spoil too much.
Unfortunately production had came to a hault a few months ago, and because of reasons we did not foresee it was put in a state of indefinite standstill.
I was still very pleased with the quality of animation I had done, as it was the some of the best I've ever done, so I thought it would be cool to put it into a nice little trailer, and voila.
It's from last year, but I'm still quite proud of it, and after all it's halloween!
So grab some candy, dim the lights, and watch this spooky animation!
Run 'n gun, Demon killing fun!
PLAY IT HERE! http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/
-------------------- Demon Hunter --------------------
Finally, after working on this all summer long, my first flash game is released!
What an great experience this was.
The game has 11 levels, 3 sub-bosses, and the final boss. It takes me roughly 25 minutes to complete the game from start to finish.
After you complete every level it auto-saves your progress so come back whenever you want and from the main menu choose the 'load game' option!
-------------------- THE PROCESS --------------------
I pretty much started this with a limited knowledge of AS3, I was just beginning to pick up OOP, and then a few little test projects turned into something bigger and then (two months later) this was the end result.
Special thanks to the very talented Zach Striefel for all my music and SFX needs, along with helping me out with just about every other aspect of the game! I would recommend him to anyone looking music related stuff. (http://www.symphonyofspecters.com)
-------------------- QUESTIONS, COMMENTS, LICENSING!? ;) --------------------
Give me a shout at (eclipseanimations at hotmail.com) If you have any questions, comments, or even want to buy a site-locked version for your website ;)
The Devil of New Haven is out!
Watch it now!
The Devil of New Haven runs for just over 5 minutes (including the easter egg), which is the longest animation I've ever done. Storyboarding and character design took about a week, then it took 2 more weeks to animate it.
I consider The Devil of New Haven to be my first "story driven" animation, and by that I mean the first story I've done that has a lot of dialogue. It forced me to finally (and seriously) learn how to lipsync, and I think I've somewhat got the hang of it. Now I just have to learn how to make characters "feel" a little more, and maybe match their facial expressions to the mood of the scene. No more smiling while your running away from a demonic scarecrow, although your friends just being massacred IS funny, I still don't think you shouldn't be grinning that much!
On a side note something weird happened to me while animating The Devil of New Haven. I never got to the point where the excitement of a new animation wares off, and the dread of not being close to finishing sets in, making you want to just abandon the project all together. It never happened. o.O I guess I'm lucky though, otherwise I might not have finished.
On another side note: I'm hoping to get 3 more projects finished before the year ends!
1) Christmas is coming soon, and me and Zach are teaming up once again! I'm not going to reveal too much, but as of right now the story is looking pretty cool. (Yes we have started! :P) It's going to be based around a kid, and his fear of santa. Now don't ask why he is scared of someone so jolly, lets just say an old man might tell him a story... (ANYONE SEE CONNECTIONS? LOL)
2) I want to finish an animation I started almost two years ago titled "With The Flip of A Coin" It was the first story I ever completely storyboarded, but sadly I gave up after a few days of work because scene 3 calls for a walkcycle, and two years ago, that was WAAYY out of my league.
3) A GAME! My programming skills are nowhere near awesome, but I can program decently, and I want to make a game for two reasons: 1) To get better at programming! 2) Because the game is to "flippin" (HINT HINT) to pass up. The only thing I'm gunna say about this game is this. You are a fish.
Anyways! That's it for me!
If you haven't watched yet do so now!
Wow. Thanks everyone who viewed and voted! Along with the freaking amazingly talented Mr. Striefel.
Mr. Fulp for the frontpage awesomeness! My girlfriend for keeping me sane, and talking to me when on one else would because i keep humming this pirate tune. (Seriously, no offence Z, but after like 1000 times you begin to get a lil annoyed! lmao)
And Special thanks to Bubbowrap. He kept me sane, as well as motivated when I was animating, and when I thought I wasn't gunna finish.
I managed to finish my pirate day piece yesterday! I think I spent like 20 hours on it.
This animation was the first time I've seriously tried to do good lypsyncing, I don't think it's very good...but critiques and comments are great!
I had alot of fun making this, thanks to ZStriefel for the freaking amazing and high quality audio. You're freakishly talented man xD
Dedicated to my Dad. :)
Here it is: http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/
So today I woke up and decided I was gunna finish the last two scenes in BTML. I finished It. Sent it off to my girlfriend to watch (:D), and then sent it to Bubbowrap, (who never got to see it before cos his computer is dumb lmao), then It went on newgrounds. :D
BTML was my biggest project sitting at a pathetic 1100 frames, about 50 seconds. YET I had soo much fun making it. And thats what counts right?
I learned alot about character animation, (my weakness :c) but I think im on the road to getting better at it, :D So hopefully with the next finished animation I should be well on my way.
AND HOW COULD I FORGET. I GOT MY VERY FIRST AWARD TODAY. WHICH IM STILL SO PUMPED ABOUT
DAILY 5th PLACE :D :D
So for all of you who said BTML was short. Im in the process of writing a longer story. Has no working title but its planned to be at least 3 minutes long. I hope :)
Anyways. Im off to bed now. :)