Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Dr. Robotnik, Salami, and Moving To Salem

I was debating whether or not to post this animation on my blog.

It's very unlike me to make an animation using characters that are not my own. I don't want to be known as a person that is famous online for making animations that parody famous franchises, there are already plenty of people that do that. I want to be known as someone who creates entirely original content.

However, in this case I couldn't resist. The script here was almost entirely written by Dock Howard, and I just took his words and brought them to life in this animation, "A Scheming Session With Dr. Robotnik", based on my favorite video game series, Sonic the Hedgehog.

This animation has quickly become my most viewed video on YouTube, and was featured on a Sonic website so hopefully this will bring in traffic to my other videos as well. However, you can expect some new original animations coming soon; I don't intend to do anymore animations like this one.

Starting with this animation, all of my shorts from here on out will include clickable links at the end, for viewers to check out previous videos. You may also notice this is the first time I've used Adobe After Effects to combine recorded video and flash animation, so it's good to know I got something out of this project other than LOL fan animation.

I am already at work on two new projects, the first one, called "It's Raining Salami", proves that I have spent way too much of my life working in a deli, and the second "What Inanimate Objects Are Thinking", personifies some everyday objects, but not in the same monologue-inducing way as my previous short ,"Raindrop Thoughts". I think these will be enjoyable, random little projects that are fun to watch.
The rate at which I finish these projects will depend on how quickly I get my life in order after I move to Salem. A lot of things are uncertain at the moment, including a job and reliable internet access. I hope I have plenty of time to work on animations after the move.

This may be my last post for quite some time. Enjoy!