A 2D digitally animated world hopping adventure of a very lost young lady and her robotic sidekick on a heroic quest to get back home.
That's right I offically began working on epsiode 1, titled "It begins with a groan." Take a while gande at what the first line of the script was.
So yes, Shannon has recorded her lines and so we're off to the races.
That said, I decided now would be a perfect time to get some practice in. I can tell I'm getting better at animating but frankly, I'm not there yet. This effort on my part gave birth to these short animation practices found in this youtube playlist. I'm hoping to do some more, mostly in the hopes of beefing up my showreel, which I feel is still a tad weak.
I've also slightly changed Griffin's colour scheme. Basically all I did was make her colours more defined, as you can see:
D'aww, look at her grow. :D
Anyway if you compare this colour scheme to the one used in the RECAP episode (check the post before this one) this colour scheme "pops" far more. My hope is that this will make her appeal more. I like it more anyway.
Anyway I'll make another post soonish hopefully with another bit of pratice work. I'm planning to do some heavy lifting animation and a lip-sync animation.
So it may look as if I spent a year not making any progress on this project. You'd be wrong. You have been decieved! FOR I DID ANIMATE SOMETHING! AND ENTIRE EPISODE! Called RECAP! Here are some screenshots!
So you're asking "But Charlie, you mysterious giver of creativity whimsy, where can I witness this episode of 100 Worlds Away?" Well that's the thing. You can't. See I made the RECAP epsiode to use during potential pitches to various studios and production houses. As such it goes into considerable detail of Griffin's backstory and cover various points I'd rather explore and reveal slowly in the series proper.
Anyway next update probs incoming.
05/10/2016 : Wow I don't update this a lot
Okay, should probably keep this short. 100 Worlds Away episode 0 is out now.
It was a LOOOOOOONNNNGGG process but there, it's done. A good learning experience to be sure and I would do things very differently now, but that's the nature of these things. This is the last production I intend to make in Adobe Flash. From now on I'm switching over to ToonBoom Harmony which I've been slowly coming to grips with. It's really good.
Like real good.
Wow I used the same version of Adobe flash for a decade.
Okay so I'm like EVEN more busy than the last time I was busy. That was baby busy and this is like baby busy... if the baby had been dealifting it's parents for 5 years...
And it's only a year old.
SO, I RESTARTED 100 WORLDS AWAY PRODUCTION!
That's right from the very start. The reason? Well I was suffering badly from depression and having breakdowns and the sheer workload needed for the orginal pilot was/is insane. So I decided, after re-watching the Adventure Time pilot episode, to rethink my approach. See orginally I had planned to explain everything about Griffin, FLIT, her dad's, Mora freaking everything. But I really didn't need to. It's narratively more interesting in this case to not know from the get go. And thus, new script (much more manageable length), new voice actors (Shannon and Georgia) new everythang.
And it's progressing really damn quickly. I mean I've written the script, got the voice work done, created the master audio file to animate from, done a animatic of the whole episode and created the backgrounds for every shot learning a new programme in the process (Manga Studio, big ups to OneyNG for his tutorials). ENJOY SOME PREVIEW SHOTS!
So yeah I also submitted this pilot to a BBC competition called ANIM8 (terrible name I know). I should find out if I've made it to the 2nd stage on the 5th. Should I win I think the BBC will aid me in the creation of this show, which is bananas. *Edit: I didn't win. D: