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The episode is coming along pretty nice, the scenes are all storyboarded. Some new characters in this one, I hesitate to keep introducing them but they are all kind of important to the story. There are about 5 characters, even after this episode, that haven't been shown yet. If all goes planned the next few episodes will be out relatively quickly since I'll just be improving the existing assests rather than do them all over again (what I used to do).
Oh and everyone check this out, I just did it:
It's comedy, hopefully.
This is my attempt at a "news-worthy" post. I'm guessing it should contain some sort of flash material, not just me talking about random stuff.
Well here is a comparison of Render, the character from Reboot, from around the same time last year. This is a comparison between Render in Reboot 6 and Render in Reboot 10(The one I'm working on now). I'm overhauling how most of the characters look because a common problem (and a common complaint) is that the faces aren't animated enough.
My flash skills sure have come a long way since the first episode :P I go to film school and sometimes it's really hard to jump between regular filmmaking and doing animation. It's weird having so many possibilities, where in film you are usually strapped for cash... in flash, or animation, you can do whatever you want.. and the better you get, the more you can do... at least it's been that way for me. Check out my stuff before NES dreams, I think you will agree that my quality threshold has increased.
I'm actually trying really hard to release Reboot 10 by x-mas. o_o may santa bring my x-mas wish true.
I said I would give myself a break...but somehow that just isn't possible. Here's a screen from the menu...
The script is done and the first minute or so is done, I have to type up the script and send it to my voice actors. I'm really hoping they will all stick around to play their roles again!
There ya go, hope the wait wasn't too much, just imagine when the next one'll be done :P
I know I said a while back that it was the last post before the release... but now its... FOR REALZ!
It's almost done and it's about 20 min long and the .fla file almost cripples my computer when I open it. It's over 700mb at this point. The frame rate is 30fps. It should come in at around 13 mb. The song list is huge, there's more than 20 songs in it.
Reboot 9 will be out either this weekend or the next, so look for it... or else *threatening glare*
I have been spending a lot of time writing this, if anyone is wondering why Reboot 9 isn't done...
It's already looking pretty good and unlike anything out there I promise :D
There are going to be 6 chapter... so 6 episodes.
Ok so I got a ton of voice actors and it's looking good. Now I just have to do the animation for their faces... then you guys will finally see this thing. A few people have said it's unlike any flash film they've seen...so... hopefully that makes the wait more bearable.
I'm sorry! I hate reading updates that say stuff isn't done... and I bet I'm not a lone. It's all for good stuff though, as I basically added a new 4 min segment to it. It's really starting to look like a real cartoon... o_o it's freaking me out. It actually has a structure of an introduction, rising action, and then conclusion...all while retaining everything that's been in the series before.
Wanna know a huge problem though?
I NEED VOICE ACTORS!
I think we all know that, although there are some parts where I'd rather just have text for the voices...
If anyone would like to lend their voices, please send me a PM! I'll be checking them daily, so don't not send one just cause you think no one checks PMs!
I'm looking for both male and female! Interested and have a decent mic? Let me know, if I get good enough voice talent, I'll put your names over the opening intro (OMG FAMEZ).
I've managed to get as much work as I usually get done in a month... in a week, so things are going a lot faster than before. I'm mostly just polishing up the different scenes now. This has already reached way past 16000 frames, I have no idea how many anymore since I had to put each scene in a movie clip, so I wouldn't have to cut Reboot short. I have to say though...it's turned into something better than I ever Imagined I could do.
This episode will be the sum of all I have learned so far... It has pretty much consumed my free time the last 5 months. Although, I did take a few big breaks in between... it was summer after all.
I just moved back to nyc and I've been working on Reboot 9 for a while...it's getting longer and longer.. :-/
It's good but... it's bad for the filesize because of the bitrate of the music.. I have it at 80kbps... a lot of people will say that is too much but if you compare 80 to 64...there is a big drop-off in quality. It seems like entire sections of the music disappear at 64 kbps. Anyway...here's the menu screen... it's all animated too.