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Hey all, with 2017 around the corner, I'm going to go over everything I've done this past year in order to validate myself and the meager accomplishments I've had! But in all seriousness, this was an alright year for me. I've been moving along in college, and I'm graduating in the Spring! To think that my life took such a turn from going to school for Biochemistry and then switching over to Digital Filmmaking... But I'm glad I made that choice, I'm now doing something I'm actually passionate about.
Speaking of film, this year marked the release of my first actual short film! It's a silent film called Slapstick. You can watch that here:
Other than that I continued with my Amazin' Comics series, which thanks to @DeathClue had two cartoon adaptations:
The rest of the comics you can find here on newgrounds. There's been a bit of a hiatus on them because of the hefty semester this fall, but I'll get back into that in the new year.
This year I also got to participate in a Halloween collab with some talented guys! You can watch the full collab here:
Also in 2016 I began my Amazin' Reviews series of anime reviews. I plan to continue those, my anime viewing hit a bit of a snag which explains the length between them, but you can view the ones I already did here:
As for the content I've made that pretty much summarizes 2016! I didn't have that much internet presence but I like what I ended up putting out. I plan to do more in 2017, so I'm going to write these things down as a kind of New Year's Resolution, so hold me to these if they don't get done:
2017 Amazin' Productions:
- More Amazin' Comics
- More Amazin' Reviews on Anime
- Amazin' Film Reviews
- Possible Film Discussion Videos with my friends
- More Voice Acting
- Another Short Film
- Writing for and getting an animated web series off the ground with friends
- More writing in general, work on screenplays (you probably won't see these)
- Try and finish an old project, "The Return"
- More Rotoscope Videos
- Possible Skit Type Videos with friends
Overall a lot to look forward to. Keep in mind, I am graduating in the Spring, so I'm gonna have to get a real job after that. But I will try to uphold this resolution and get these things made.
Also I'll be going to MAGfest so anyone who's gonna go, I will see you there!
Hello Newgrounds, I've been busy with college stuff, but now you can see the fruits of my labor! My first actual short film SLAPSTICK is on Youtube, you can watch it here:
Sorry for my low output in terms of Amazin' Comics, school has been keeping me very busy. I recently did a part for a collab with the cool guys from New Wave, check that out here:
I'll be still doing Amazin' Comics whenever I feel inspired, but I was thinking of doing another comic alongside it. I've been throwing a few ideas around in my head and I haven't decided what to do it on yet, so I made a strawpoll that you can vote on to decide the genre the comic would be:
No matter what it will be a comedy that follows actual characters along a loose plotline. I'll be actually trying artwise (to my limited abilities) so it'll look a bit better than the Amazin' Comics.
I also did this little collage of all my videos (which you can find here and/or on https://www.youtube.com/AmazinLarry) in msPaint so here:
That's about it for now!
Hey, I'm doing a cartoon with a friend and I need a voice for a villain. The details are in this forum post:
So if you think you're up for it, send me a pm!
My entry for NATA (Newgrounds Annual Tournament of Animation)
Check this out!!
I hate the state of the animation community. There is no ambition to create anything worthwhile because it takes a lot of effort and thought, and simply isn't profitable. Very few are able to juggle being able to make a career out of it while still making content that is artistically satisfying. I'd say about 98% of every independent (not made by a studio) cartoon ever made because irrelevant and worthless within a month of being released. Some are irrelevant before they come out. People praise these shitty parody cartoons that have no relevance or value beyond perhaps a cheap laugh because you understood a reference that was made within the video. I'm tired of seeing things like that. I'm just tired of it. It will always be popular and always get a lot of views, and if that's your aim as an artist by all means go ahead. As long as you are transparent with your intention to amass popularity and views rather than create anything that will be worth anything a year from now, then you can continue mass-producing uncreative, unoriginal shit.
Now a lot of animators are discouraged because of the state of animation. Why work hard and long on one video that won't get noticed at all? A lot of them turn to parody and topical comedy because its not only easier, but it has almost a guarantee of garnering an audience. I only see this as noble when they use this as a stepping stone, by first gaining a large fanbase with shitty videos then to focus on more serious projects so you now have an audience to present them to. Honestly very few animators have done this because they get a taste of the easy e-fame that corrupts them into a life of sloth and greed.
That's not to say that there are no worthwhile animators or animations, just due to the nature of the system it is harder for me and others to discover them because they get very little attention and thus do not spread far. I will link some animations below that I like. If you want you can click them and look.
TIE Fighter - short film
Tigtone - "The Begun of Tigtone"
The Demon's Gem
Cornflakes Of Agony
Kagemono: The Shadow Folk
Ça Ça Mirlaquerr
Fit To be Squared
If you have any cartoons which you think are good post them below.....