newgrounds! been a minute.
i have been working on a very cool new CHRISTMAS animation! it won't be out till december (obvs), but i'm very excited about it. i started working on it last december, but quickly realized it was too ambitious to attempt then (with 10 days to go. yup). so i shelved it, intermittenly working on the script all this year until i finalized it at the end of september. since then, it's been character designs, the soundtrack, the animatic (a nightmare), and most recently, model sheets. why is this taking so long huh?
BECAUSE IT IS 20 MINUTES LONG.
yup. not a good idea when your main audience is the internet. but 20 minutes allows me to tell the story i want to tell, and i've already cut a lot from it. animation should start monday. 20 minutes in a month in a half? i'm not the best animator, but it'll be okay.
i'm pretty excited about it, but mostly because i've learned so much during this process. in every aspect of creating a film. thanks to this, i can see the flaws within this one (since this is on a holiday deadline, i've had to supress every perfectionist bone in my body to just leave it be and make the damn thing). but this is a good thing. i feel like it's a huge leap in quality from what i was doing, and better yet, i feel like it pales in comparison to what i have planned for 2015!
also, this will be the last time i use my tyler and dillon characters (which are essentially me and my friend dillon). next year's stuff and beyond will be more fictionalized (and serialized! get ready).
i'm already to the point where i loved the short, hated it, and now i have no feelings whatsoever about it. i'm still excited, but do i know if it's any good anymore? nah. i hope so, and i hope viewers of newgrounds do, if they manage to make it through it. just think of it like an episode of your favorite TV show... because this is how i'm going to be structuring things soon anyway.
here's a section from the script. see you soon!
EDIT: also, i made a facebook, if you're into liking pages! https://www.facebook.com/tylerghardin