Been a while! I've been so damn distracted that I've not much time or reason to make another post, but there's some new stuff finally! Wootah.
Just finished "Supah Crazy-Ass Renaldo Rangers!" after taking MUCH longer with it than I should have, but I'm happy with the result. Psy, who commissioned me to animate it in the first place, loved and enjoyed it, I got payed a nice sum in addition to the pay I've been building up at my day job, everybody's happy! Not sure if Renaldo Rangers'll get front page, but TWTOT did for a few days to my surprise, so maybe! To rest of you guys, Parody Rangers followers and otherwise, hopefully you'll excuse the huge lack of animation quality in the spin-off; I had to cut a lot of corners to get it done faster, so there's plenty of cookie-cutter head positions and mouth "loops". Overall though it's intended to simply entertain and it sounds like it's doin' that job pretty well. Apparently the part that gets the most laughs is our "conversation" during the end credits. That wasn't a real chat or anything I promise, we just improved it XD;
But! Regardless of the quality on Renaldo Rangers, with that done I can focus more on my other stuff currently in the pipeline. A lotta new things have popped up over the last month alone. I ended up having to put what was once a "big" idea on the back-burner for something even bigger that I'll be working with a couple familiar animators from $00pah NiN10Doh! on. You guys actually may not even -see- this project unless things go a certain way, but I'm gettin' excited for it simply from the possibilities. Truthfully, Parody Rangers: THE MOVIE is taking a backseat to my other work right now as well, however I'll be cutting together the audio for PART 3 soon and if all goes well I can still get it done at some point over the Summer. No promises though, but hopefully you guys'll stick with me.
ALSO something I'm incredibly excited about, without a doubt, is the Power of Three event goin' on. Those've you who've read up on the site know I've teamed up with Richie Zirbes, "Captain of the Poke-porn" doing the programming and of course Psy scoring the music for our marvelous game concept. Richie and I've been goin' back and forth a lot and're continuing to come up with cooler and cooler stuff. I was very glad that the two of them were quick to respond to my call to arms as soon as I saw Tom's announcement, because I think this may end up being one of the coolest projects I've ever been involved with. $00pah NiN10Doh! was hard to top because of how proud I am with everyone else's cards brought to the table, but this original game project is a chance to show what -I- can do, and hopefully not fail to impress. I think we have an edge due to a few things I won't spoil, but I went in thinking of certain team-ups that would be taking place and sure enough they are, plenty of which will be tough to match. Regardless, I'm gonna go 100% on this and hope it'll do Newgrounds good. I wanna help the site out as much as possible, do some more original work as I've intended to make good on, and most of all I've wanted to do a video game of some kind since I was in Elementary School. Wanting to make games was actually how I got into doing flash, which then spiraled into animation becoming my new passion in the first place, so this is a dream come true for me and I'm glad to be working with Richie and Psy on this.
Few other quick hits:
-Got lotsa fun plans for the summer, gonna go see "UP" with a bunch'a friends next week. I'm really interested in this one since I think Pixar will prove they can really make an amazing movie even out of the most fantastic of concepts.
-There're also a few conventions I'll be hitting up. AnimeNEXT in Jersey during the second week of June; haven't been to this one in a few years but it was a lotta fun so I'm lookin' forward to it. That and of course, San Diego Comic-con later July.
-I'm continuing to work, but any extra cash would be greatly appreciated so don't forget that I still take commissions! Much appreciated :]