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Well, the summer holidays have just kicked in. I wonder if anything major or new will happen to newgrounds next year, but we will just have to wait and see.
For my last 2009 post I would like to discuss a few topics.
Firstly I am new to the whole newgrounds community. I can remember in the past few years I always jumped on newgrounds when I was bored unaware that everything on here was user-made and built by people of all ages, mabey younger than me. I was always fooled into thinking this was just a flash gaming/movie site, like Miniclip, Or addicting games. I believe that me being fooled into thinking this was a good things because it goes to show that everything that has been posted on the front page is excellent material, and nothing shit get put on there
I managed my years at school doing photography. My photos were published in the school magazine, which was a great accomplishment, but I wanted to experiment with animation. I was already into digital video production, but that invites you to get or your arse and video things, but not that flash is any easier, which I later discovered.
We done flash animation in our I.T class. I had already some basic knowledge after previously watching youtube tutorials, which I also later found out were very misleading. I came top in class, and produced a very shit animation, which turned out to be okay. Followed by my animation success in class, I purchased a flash tutorial hand book from a university, and in no time I created my first ever animation, Travelling Mind. Travelling Mind is now a stand alone animation uploaded to newgrounds. Mind you I was tickled pink when it passed judgement.
Its had its up and downs, but it took me a few weeks to finish. I realize now I could have done alot more with it, but at least I can sit back with the novelty of having an animation uploaded to newgrounds.
Okay, Travelling Mind was experimantal, and I kinda done that on purpose to avoid actually animation someone talking and syncing audio with their lip movement, and I also avoided the effort of writing a story, with the usual beginning, middle and end.
After up loading my Travelling Mind animation, qa thought struck me like a brick, on impact to the skull. What am I going to come up with next and how long will it take, and will it get finished. And many other thoughts\
I spent along time doing Travelling Mind and the prospect of doing another animation seems daunting.
Im afraid of my work not getting noticed, and regarding how long it takes to make it, I mean look, heres a youtube video link below of a kid playing a ukelele. Already after a few weeks being uploaded, thousands of people have already seen it. But its so goddam simple. Just a cute little dude playing an instrument. Yet I have to come up with scripts and storyboards in order to make something semi-decent. Heres the link
I think I might just make a flash animation based on that kid on the Ukelele.
Okay there is my rant.
Newgrounds has been so far excellent, and I don't think I have much to complain about, because Im not the fussy kinda guy, especially when I know I can't do better.
Does anyone have any ideoa for a future animation for me that I can do over the boring holidays. Take a look at Travelling Mind and tell me, what kinda animation would suit me the mont.
All the best for the new years