I move back to NYC the weekend of the 4th and have my first class on the 8th of September. I've only got a few classes for the Fall semester, so 2 days during the week of classes and the rest of the time off...of which will be spent doing thesis work. I've just finished going through a re-write of the script, re-did the storyboard and am recording some new dialogue with my actors, Corey Holland and Chris Zito (as well as myself) for the animatic. My next deadline to turn material in is September 10th and I've got plenty to get done within that time frame...
Good news and bad news about NiN10Doh! to the 64th Power. Certain segments and new job opportunities for many of the artists on board the project are making the animation process a bit longer than I had hoped. We're in the middle of doing compiling regardless though, since Richie Zirbes and the crew at the Newgrounds office have come up with a brilliant scheme to have the entire collab be one submission for the site instead of having to slice it up into two parts. The overwhelmingly good response from the people who were at the preview screening let me hope that you guys will hang on for a bit longer.
I'm really hoping to put a cap on the new collab soon because it looks like I'm gonna have one the busiest years of my life as far as work goes. I've cleared my plate with side projects for a good while, but there's a good chance my thesis won't be my only workload. I'm happy to say I've gotten more job offerings in a row in this last month than I ever have, so I may be doing some freelance stuff in conjunction with what I'm already doing. It'll be a doozy, but if it's any help to pay for next semester's tuition, I'll take what I can get. There may be some other BIG opportunities waiting for me next year if I can stay on top, so here's hopin' for that too.
I also wanna start using my blog for discussion on different aspects of making cartoons. I just had an interesting discussion with a few friends regarding the use of backstories in animation and I wanted to try making a post about it, but wanted to gather more info. Stuff like that. Maybe if I can come up with some neat topics I'll try and do some of that in the future.