Hey I jumped out a window, so technically I'm dead! ISN'T THAT FUNNY.
I'm hearing a lot of people apparently just liked my introduction (and the easter egg for those brave enough to stay through the entire thing) and predictably weren't too happy with the actual content. I don't remember if I mentioned this in any other posts a while back, but I guess it's worth mentioning that the intro sequence was basically my one "demand" for the third and final installment being made in the first place. Kira was nice enough to ask for my "permission" to make the thing in the first place when, when it gets down to it, she didn't technically have to. When the idea of it being a collab was brought up, my only request was to do the intro and have it be whatever I want, everything after that of which made up the "meat" (?) of the movie was all her and the other artists brought on board. The opening was fun to animate and didn't take up too much time truthfully, so I'm cool with how it turned out.
BUT ENUFF'A DAT CRAPOLA. So I was happily surprised to see There Was This One Time actually got front page for a couple days. Tom and the crew were gracious enough to shed some attention on my first original toon and I've gotten a lot of really nice feedback from people all over the map. I appreciate all of your thoughts on the cartoon very much and I've never been prouder of a piece of my own work, so thanks a lot! I've got an idea for a sequel, but I'm not gonna say for sure if it'll happen or not. TWTOT is different from my other works in where its creation isn't necessarily related to this community.
Above all else it was for school and allowed me to really focus and polish one specific movie at a steadier pace; I went into it assuming it wouldn't get front page let alone much attention on NG in general, hence why I simply asked for some critique from my fellow artists. With that in mind though, I and the other creative minds involved with TWTOT won't be doing a second installment unless there's absolute reason to do so and not just "for the sake" of making another one. But hey, jokes are always being made and written down and my opportunities in class continue to pop up again and again so who knows!
With that said actually, in the midst of class being over we've had our films being screened in front of a whole bunch of people at our school! First we showcased all of our films during the last class and then had an undergrad screening where all of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd year films were shown to other animation students and teachers from around the school. TWTOT gotta ton of laughs and positive response and I felt honored to witness that come about. In the process, Rob Kohr, a great animator I've had the pleasure to work with the past couple months, was nice enough to make a quicktime file of it for me that was used in my class' reel during the screening. I managed to snag it from my teacher and then eventually put it on YouTube!
The audio synch's a little off, but I put a link to the HQ version right here on Newgrounds and figured it couldn't hurt to get some exposure on the youtub, right? Just in time too, as I've discovered there are more than a couple people around Youtube that have been pretending to be me, but Kirbopher15 is my one and only YouTube account where I may be uploading some other stuff in the near future. Also while we're on the YouTube imposters bit, for the record I don't have a little brother named Arin. I have an OLDER brother named Victor who's a really accomplished artist, but no. If you see any other YouTube users posting comments and videos under something along the lines of my name, they're fake. I -did- have an account previously, "NetkingZetto" but it was later closed down and Kirbopher15 is my official one as it stands.
Couple quick things before I end it:
-To those've you who really enjoy my work I may as well put this out there. I know there's been some incriminating stuff put out there poking fun at me, some stuff that's been done in critique of me, a few things done in ill will, some stuff doing jokingly and some stuff done with simply blunt honesty. While I appreciate that there are people out there defending me and speaking against material done to make me look bad, you're probably better off not getting involved. Typically that's what those people are looking for; they just mock the "fish" that take their bait. That and not all of the stuff done like that is even intended to be so malicious either, some people who have given me critique on the stuff I've put on my NEO-C account haven't had the most positive things to say, but there's nothing wrong with that at all. I leave all of that stuff up for people to give their honest thoughts and feedback to, so don't get on their case for giving me what I ask for. Hopefully that all makes sense.
-I've finally gotten my page for the NG Sketchbook Tour for this year! I'm excited and really wanna do something cool looking' this time around, since my page for the previous one wasn't all that impressive compared to the other stuff. Luis if you read this, are we able to do the same as last time and simply hand you our page at SDCC again? Dunno what Newgrounds plans are for this year if there are any in the works, but if any of you guys remember anything that I've been unaware of, lemme know!
-With my 2nd year at SVA all finished, I've got lots of time to focus on my work again, just gotta get back into the groove again. My driver's been kinda dead over the past few weeks, but I have so much crap to DO that I've gotta just put my gigantic nose to the grindstone already. Renaldo Rangers IS coming along, just haven't been working on it very much lately, blargh. Also I've gotta big idea to make due on after that project's finished AND I'm gonna have my part-time job to contend with again soon. Yowza, wish me luck!
-EDIT: Oh! Also I went to the "Dusty's" event recently which is basically the screening of all my school's thesis students' films. Not all of them were fantastic, but the vast majority were incredibly well-done. There's one in particular that was a favorite of mine, called "Metal Boot". The creator, Paul Villeco put it up on Youtube as well. PLEASE check it out, it's hilarious. I'll put up some other links if I find any others.