I thought I'd take a moment to map out what I'm going to be working on throughout this year. This way, people will know why my news posts are so infrequent now (as if anyone's really looking anyway).
Very busy year ahead...
Admittedly, I should be working alot harder on this thing. Although great progress has been made. I actually have a "co-animator" this time. A buddy of mine is helping with templates and backgrounds. Hopefully this will speed up the process.
The musical score by MrRedstone has actually made more progress than anything. I really wish I could show you guys some samples, but he won't allow it. Right now, we've just about finished the pre-production "template design" stage. I like to get all my character/objects drawn from all angles BEFORE getting into the actual animation stage. It helps make the process go alot faster and allows for more freedom in my opinion.
I also have StopSignal working on the first official poster. It's almost complete and from what I've seen so far, it's badass. Still need a colorist though.
Expect a new trailer around April/May.
Right now, we are in the pre-production stage of a "vignette" type scene that belongs to a feature length script which we intend to film upon the acquisition of finances. The goal here is to film the scene as if it were part of the full production. When the scene is finished, we will put it online (close to the release of Madland) and initiate a Kickstarter fund. Hopefully people will see the scene and want to see more, thus donating to the cause. I've already invested almost $3000 into this project because when the time comes, I want people to know my team is serious about making this movie.
To help make these projects more organized, we will be tearing apart my garage and remodeling it into the official MOC Productions office. This way, my brother, co-artist, and myself will all have optimal work-stations tailored to our needs. Sure it's still working from home and making almost no profit, but I think it's a step in the right direction of professionalism.
These are just a few of the many things on my plate right now. I also have work and school to deal with in between all these things. The way I look at it, balancing all this work is something I have to get used to if I want to get anywhere in the film business.