Good golly it's been over a year since I last made a news post :O
Time to fix this, a lot has happened since then and I've been meaning to post an update for about 6 months now... Shouldn't really matter though, I doubt many people will really be reading this anyway
But on to Flash movie news:
As time goes on all by cartooning seems to have refined itself to 3 main projects:
- Sketchy Stories
- Crude Metal
Sketchy Stories is a really bizarre one. I've always wanted a series that could be made on a fairly quick and consistent basis that didn't really eat too heavily into the production time of other projects. This was originally supposed to be Crude Metal, however as that project continued to grow it became impossible to make full episodes of that and have them be any good.
Sketchy proved to be able to fill this void very nicely. Fun to make and really quick and simple, what's more the one episode that's been released so far ended up being more of a hit than I expected it to, resulting in a week on the front page.
So I'm hoping to make a regular habit out of Sketchy Stories instalments, especially seeing as it's theoretically possible to churn out an entire episode in a single sitting.
They're most likely to appear on YouTube rather than Newgrounds however. Seeing as I don't plan on spamming this place with so much thrown together rubbish... But I suppose I may consider uploading the best episodes, or perhaps compile a bunch into one swf and uploading that. We'll see...
Crude Metal has changed A LOT since the 2 part pilot released earlier in the year. The story has gone through a pretty major overhaul, the animation has improved out of sight rather than relying solely on tween based transitions. And low and behold it should actually be funny now! :O
Hopefully will be able to release the official first episode within the next couple of months or so (things are pretty busy in RL right now) and the new episodes are set to run for about 4 minutes a piece. Rather than the pilots combined time on 13 >_>
Spyware is my biggest piece. Slowly evolving over the past several years. Set to be a series of 5 movies running for about an hour each with a combination of 2D and 3D cell shaded animation.
A project of this proportion has proven to might to just work on in moments of spare time. However everything is still ready to go; The plot is layed out, the script is written, the 3D models are built, the characters are rigged. It would be a mighty shame to let it all go to waste.
So I plan to create a trailer, possibly several trailers to pitch and advertise what Spyware could be. That way something has been made and who knows, if I can get any kind of sponsorship behind it I'd love to be able to set everything aside and work full time on Spyware alone.
Time will tell, it always does.