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Since I got that Police Virus and I lost all of my fla files, I thought it would be a waste to just let the swf files go to waste. So here's a link to the dumps off all the work I still have from my old Kriesis series for episode 2 (which is never going to get finished since I lost all the work)
Kriesis Old scenes (unfinished, may have faults):
Elevator (one of my favorite scenes n_n)
So yeah after the little virus setback, I decided to work on a new project during summer. I'm really excited about this project because I've gotten so much better at frame by frame animation and story telling since Kriesis so this project will be even better. I already have 2 characters drawn out and working on more, the story has many possibilities and now I'm just looking for characters to fit into it. If anyone has any suggestions or wants to see one of their characters appear in it let me know. It's going to be non-profit..... as far as I know. The name for it is.... going to be "chaos..... something" or "something chaos" or "chaotic...." i dunno but it's going to be chaos related because i like that word XD Here are the 2 characters that I've started with in case anyone wanted to see them :)
Sooo.... Yeah. I'll try my best to keep Newgrounds Updated.
PS. If there are any voice actors out there that would like to help me with this Independant project just send me a link to your demo or send me a pm and we can work something out. Plus hearing voices helps me create new characters. So send them in.... well I doubt anyone reads this post anyway XD
I got the police virus "Ukash" thingy like a week ago. I got rid of the virus the same day but all my files are corrupted including my Flash file which had at least a months worth of animation work on it. I can't access it because it's "corrupted" and I can't even access my Flash 8 even though I've uninstalled it and re-installed it several times. Any advice and help would be cool :).
And I don't want to pay for recovery software, but if I have to then.... I just don't have money to be spending on such things
PS If you search police virus in google images you'll see the virus. Don't fall for the scam
Although I have my pet peeves about the animation I think it went pretty well for a first episode. It has everything I need in it so that the story can progress with a wide range of possibilities. I've learned a lot from it
Episode 2 will be 100% better... ok maybe not 100% but it will be better. A couple of scenes are already done. If anyone can tell me, would you prefer it without the subtitles or with the subtitles
Anyway check out episode 1 here
It's about my Anime.
What should I do.
So here's what happend In short.
I started a project called "Kriesis" which was my first non-sprite animation and drawn with a mouse. Episode 1 was almost complete with voice actors. But there are a lot of bugs and the drawing of it is pretty mediocre. Before I could finish the episode, school started up again which took up most of my time. I now have a week holiday and I don't know if I should finish the episode. Plus I have my school timetable sorted out which means I now have time for animation after the holidays
Reasons To finish the episode:
1) I've spent over 2 months organising and getting voice actors and animating the project and episode 1 is almost complete... even though there are alot of bugs and stuff wrong with it
2) it's my first non-sprite animation so I should see it through to the end
3) A lot of people want to see the end product which I think is disappointing so far because of my nooby bad script writing and nooby style directing.
4) People have spent their time to send voices in and want to see something from it. I could just send them the animation as it is and start on what I really want to do.
5) The episode is not that bad, It will probably get a 3/5 on newgrounds.
Reasons To scrap the project and start doing independent learning on animation... and maybe post up some anime shorts while I learn on newgrounds.
1) I have a drawing tablet now which I practice with and my recent drawings are far better than my old drawings done with the mouse.
2) I have a drawing tablet which makes frame by frame animation easier... yeah I counted the drawing tablet twice.
3) Every time I look back at the unfinished project I see so many things I could have done better if I had the drawing tablet at the time, plus the project wasn't planned out, The script is lacking. And there are so many things wrong with it. It looks nooby but the voice actors were FANTASTIC. I couldn't have asked for better VA's ^^.
4) I want to practice animation and maybe move on from flash to photoshop and AVI video animation with great amounts of detail
5) Honestly I just want to learn non-sprite anime style animation and if I stick with the project I'm on right now I'm not going to be able to do that. I need to improve on everything...maybe start start reading more books and study more anime and real life.
6) I have so many great unused instrumentals that I don't want to waste on my current animation, And I want to animate something that will give these instrumentals justice. And for that I need to practice.
There are more reasons for both but those are the basics. So what do you think I should do?
Should I Continue the animation which I've lost enthusiasm for and try to regain that enthusiasm again...
or scrap it, send it too those involved with it and take my first step on my journey to become a true animator... ok let me phrase that a different way lol.
or scrap it and start learning more about animation while putting up anime shorts on newgrounds.
Oh and Thank you Generations1st for believing in me... kind of lol and drawing this awesome poster. Much appriciated.
I'll be surprised if I actually get a response from this
I'm back on newgrounds Everybody!!!!
I have finally gotten use to University life and I can now find time to animate.
The more I look back at my animation the more mistakes I see.... I think I'm just scared to upload my first non-sprite animation that I've worked hard on because people might say it sucks... then i will think all that hard work was for nothing.... oh well life goes on.
I never noticed how good my artwork was either, I can't believe I use to think it sucked lol, Once I finish editing and voicing the rest of episode 1 I will upload it to newgrounds.... not expecting a great score due to my poor script writing for episode 1 but I want to kick start the series. I'm more excited about uploading episode 2.
Other Updates: New music, Anime Shorts, Better Art. It's my Birthday tomorrow (19th of October), and other stuff coming soon ^^. I have reason to believe that I'm getting a bamboo drawing tablet for a birthday present :). Which means quicker, better and more dynamic looking animations. Can't wait.
So...Yea, stay tuned for episode 1 which will be up ASAP hopefully before Generations1st Uploads King of schools.
And here's a picture from an extra scene I added to episode 1 in episode 2 drawing style
Just a couple of Speed Animations from my latest animation called The Kriesis Project
If you ever wondered how people draw and animate decent/good non-sprite animations on flash then you've come to the right place :), here are 2 videos showing my animating process on Flash 8 (yea That's right Flash 8 is better than any CS!!!!!) Flash 8 forever!!!! lol
Initial Idea for speed animating was inspired by SweetyLuli
First video: (Speed drawing/ part animation)
Music for First video link:
Second video: (Speed drawing)
Tell me what you think :)
Here's a quick speed animating/ drawing clip from the Kriesis series
Got the idea of a speed video from SweetyLuli, I might do more of these :)
Just to show everyone I'm working on both episodes, here's a Image of a scene from the second episode. I want to finish both episodes before the End of August so I'm working on Episode 2 aswell as Episode 1. Look forward to it
I was also holding Voice Acting Auditions on LifePoint1.com and got some great voice actors for most of the characters so far. Episode 2 will be better than episode 1 in my opinion but the series is still progressing. I Just finished writing 70% of the script for Episode 2 and 50% of the new script for Episode 1 so yes I am working quite a bit on it... and having fun with it :)
I've always wanted to see my creations come to life and now I have the chance to make this a reality.. Even though I'm not part of a high quality Animation studio business or what ever I'm still having fun being my own Boss :). So look out for the animation soon
Be sure to check out my brother's instrumental made for the series, It's an old version of it but it's still worth a listen, Tell me what you think.. it's in the latest audio section on my page
Oh yea.... and Be A FAN :)
The scenery for this picture was inspired by an Anime called Zetman, GO watch it it's great :)
Kriesis Chapter 1.... Episode 1... First part what ever you wanna call it is almost complete... a bit of episode 2 is complete aswell so expect a sequel.
I just have to draw out the last few backgrounds, get the voices, make the credits and link some scenes together with actionscript and it should be on Newgrounds within 7 days.... hopefully, maybe I might upload it on the 1st of August but I have a feeling A lot of other animations are going to be uploaded that day... O well I'll just have to wait and see, I hope you enjoy it
Here's another picture of the animation in progress
And Be A FAN :)
Im so happy that I have so much time to spend on my animations this Holiday, This picture is misleading but yea look forward to my first effort filled Non-sprite animation release on newgrounds... It's been fun seeing my creativity at it fullest, sprites limited my creativity alot.... hmmm I wonder how the first episode is going to get recieved on Newgrounds