The folks at NoLife (A French VideoGame Channel) featured the short at the end of their latest show..... pretty cool! You can see the episode by clicking on the link, and Gouken comes in at 9.40 (beforehand is Nelson Boles' latest short, which if you haven't seen yet, you should check it out!)
Thanks guys! :')
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Bet you thought it would never be finished, didn't you? ;)
Well first off, a MASSIVE "Thank You" to Mr Matt Timms who's work ethic and approach to the project was fantastic, and who's FX animation not only came out amazing but was also extremely appreciated. It was a pleasure working with you and I look forward to when we may work together again :) (He hasn't seen the final product yet so I hope he likes how it turned out! Surprise! :D)
And I'd also like to point out that I was lucky to get Matt involved when I did, as he's just landed a new gig as an FX animator for Cartoon Network! So Congratulations to him!
The actual project kind of went through a few stylistic changes.... I was originally thinking of having something based around 'paper and texture', but it was also kind of a shortcut from having to do colour and backgrounds, and I felt it was really coming across as such - it seemed lack luster. So I regrouped, bit the bullet and finally forced myself to work on colour and digital painting.....
I made the noob mistake of making my colours too dark and de-saturated :S .... (PLEASE UP THE BRIGHTNESS ON YOUR MONITORS!).... and I won't be doing anymore backgrounds again anytime soon!!
But hey - this was the point of the project! For me, it was all about the learning experience - trying stuff out in animation, getting more used to Flash, painting backgrounds for the first time, being able to look at After Effects and say, "You don't scare me!"...
all things which should hopefully put me in good stead for the next year...
And the sound effects(!) Man that was A LOT of work! :D But super fun and satisfying at the same time to add all these tiny sounds like clothes rustles, landings & impacts etc.... It just gave it a lil' extra umpfff....
Anyways! I hope you enjoy each and every of the 13 seconds - Don't blink please :P
This will be my last post before I start at Gobelins.... and probably the last for a while..... sooo I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of you who stop by this blog and leave your two cents worth... It's been a pleasure sharing my work with you and I will OF COURSE continue to check up on you all ;)
And so as always...
'Till the Next,
p.s Two posts in one day! How lucky are you! :D
So I think tomorrow I can have a well deserved day off.... good thing too.... considering it's my birthday ;)