Hey guys. This thanksgiving break gave me a chance to develop templates on Anipedia - the internet's first animation, flash and art encyclopedia - for people to write tutorials. The votes were in and just about half of over 170 voters said that they wanted to develop tutorials for everyone. So I went right ahead and started you guys off.
I wrote the first complete tutorial last night on motion tweening. This is the template for how all tutorials should look. But what do you guys think of the article? Does it cover everything? Is it easy to follow? Would you use it if you needed a resource?
The best thing about Anipedia is that everyone can edit it. If you think that someone missed something or want to work on multiple tutorials, you can. If you aren't already a member (over 300 people are), go to the Anipedia front page, sign up, read the 3 steps at the beginning and get writing! There are templates and example pages for you to follow, and if you have any questions me and two other sysops are ready to answer questions at any time.
I don't think there are a lot of extensive and quality sets of flash and animation tutorials in one place. I want Anipedia to be the ultimate resource for artists and animators alike. And I can't do it alone, so whatever you can contribute would be great.
Anyway, I never talk about my flash and stuff so i figured i'd update you guys. Project Freetown 2 is under progress. I have written a 14-page detailed screenplay. The reason why is that the biggest complaint about the first episode is the lack of depth and story. I didn't want it to have a deep story or character development (it was just a fun race), but I was planning to compensate for that in episode 2 anyway. This next episode will focus on the beginnings of the story of Erelli, a self-employed detective who lives a life on the run from a ridiculous crime of his past. How he will tie into Violet and Ravi doesn't come until much later, but he will experience a radical change in his life in episode 2. This screenplay will probably branch off into 2 separate episodes as the animation and length of it may be quite long. I don't want it to take another year to release a new Freetown as well.
That being said, school is seriously putting a damper on any real progress on the art and animation. Not only that, but there are numerous other original series and satirical pieces I want to work on. It's very frustrating, and sometimes I wish school would just go away, but I know that's not gonna happen. I'll be doing as much as I can during the breaks this winter and next spring to make big jumps in progress. All I've gotta say is that a 21 credit semester is just about impossible to handle. You're always catching up on work and there's never a moment of rest. It's been really draining for me and I hate having to work on projects in little spurts.
Speaking of little spurts, I have a small cartoon called "TWEEN: A Flash Odyssey" that i'm going to release on the last Daily Day for the Star Syndicate this November 30th. Some of you have probably already seen it, it's just a short parody cartoon turning making a tween into an monumental effort. I made it one friday when by chance i had a sort of day off, kind of like yesterday.
i've probably written too much by now, so i'll leave you with a painfully small version of a painting i did last week. you can see the full version here.
look forward to hearing from you