So I've released two small things in the past few weeks which is more than my usual activity....
For Madness Day this year, I released the first teaser trailer for my new project "Madland". It may not seem like it, but I spent a SHITLOAD of time on it. Since the movie is still in early production, I only had time to create a series of "money shots" and string them together to give people a sense of what the movie will be like.
I was a little disappointed by the turnout considering barely anyone saw it. But I can't really complain considering it's only a trailer. As time goes by, I'll have more to show and hopefully be able to build a little more hype. This is a very important project for me.
For the longest time, I've wanted to participate in one of those "jams" here on Newgrounds. The idea of a 48 hour animation challenge seemed really fun to me...and it was. So for Movie Jam 2, MrRedstone, Shock-Dingo, and myself threw "Yoshi Hates Castles" together. I can honestly say it feels like it was a success. It got daily 3rd and front-paged. Both of which we were very appreciative of.
For those of you who are even remotely familiar with my work here, you'll quickly notice this one is the complete opposite of that. I've always been interested in doing little comedic shorts, but wouldn't want people to get the wrong impression and think that's my thing. I'd much rather be known for the movies I spend 6-10 months on than the ones I spend a few days on.
However, I do feel that in order to keep from going utterly insane, it is nice to have a project that I can actually have fun doing, devote a nice quiet night or two to, and still end up with something I'm proud of.
A while back, the ever-so famous RicePirate joined forces with a team of extremely talented animators (including RedHarvest, Pegosho, and Ockeroid) to create the first 24-hour collab, or as we know it, Red Ronin. The concept is pretty self explanatory. Group of artists all have one day to animate a specific concept or idea. Those all get thrown together and BAM! "24HRC" happens.
I've always wanted to get down on one of these, but it would seem the creators (like most of us) lack the time to plan another one. I won't lie, now that I know I'm relatively capable, I wouldn't mind taking up this mantle. I REALLY want to do a 24HRC and collab with a bunch of animators I'm familiar with, and maybe a few I'm not. It just seems like the networking there would be a total blast.
Now obviously, this whole 24HRC concept belongs to Mick and the rest of the originals, and I haven't discussed this with them yet (mainly because I JUST thought of this). For now, it's just an idea I'm throwing out there. I shall investigate this possibility further and contact the board to see what they think.
Well, there's another novel's worth of news. Comment, check out my shit, subscribe to my YouTube channel, blah blah blah.