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#1 Oct 11 2009 at 9:21 PM Rating: Good
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I've had a lot of time off work lately, and I've been itching to animate.

I've done a lot of random animations in the past using MX Flash, but nothing worthy of presentation. What I lack the most is ideas. I can create all kinds of random animated people and objects, but I know not what to do with them.

I also need voice actors...

I kind of think it might be fun for everyone to work together and have their own roles in creating a cartoon, just for fun. Through experience, our skills would improve and over time the overall quality would get better.

What do you think of this idea? Would anyone be interested in such a project?
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#2 Oct 11 2009 at 9:29 PM Rating: Good
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#3 Oct 11 2009 at 9:29 PM Rating: Excellent
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Are you hitting on me, Kuwoobie?

Edited, Oct 11th 2009 11:29pm by Bijou
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#4 Oct 11 2009 at 9:47 PM Rating: Good
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Friar Bijou wrote:
Are you hitting on me, Kuwoobie?

Edited, Oct 11th 2009 11:29pm by Bijou


Ahaha... You know as I was finished writing the OP I thought of you.
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#5 Oct 11 2009 at 10:06 PM Rating: Good
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Well, I'd (obviously) like to be involved with such a project, so keep me up to date on what you need (specifics help).Smiley: thumbsup
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Last week, I saw a guy with an eyepatch and a gold monocle and pointed him out to Flea as one of the most awesome things I've seen, ever. If I had an eyepatch and a gold monocle, I'd always dress up as Mr. Peanut but with a hook hand and a parrot.
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Friar Bijou wrote:
Well, I'd (obviously) like to be involved with such a project, so keep me up to date on what you need (specifics help).Smiley: thumbsup


Well let's see here. As far as certain roles are concerned, we have:

Animators: Kuwoobie
Story board artists: ?
Voice Actors: Kuwoobie
Story Writers: ?

I guess anyone who is interested could say what they want to do specifically if not all of the above.
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#7 Oct 11 2009 at 10:22 PM Rating: Excellent
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This would be a good time to inquire if all the Dingarts I made belong to ZAM.com or to me or are considered public domain.


Because, y'know, we could do some truly memorable (and horrible) things animating them.


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Animators: Kuwoobie
Story board artists: Bijou
Voice Actors: Kuwoobie
Story Writers: ?Kirby? ?Ari? Depends on what kind of stories you want to do I guess.

Edited, Oct 12th 2009 12:28am by Bijou
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#8 Oct 11 2009 at 10:26 PM Rating: Good
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If Bijou is head artist I can see this taking on more of a Yellow Submarine sorta feel.
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#9 Oct 11 2009 at 10:32 PM Rating: Good
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Sweetums wrote:
If Bijou is head artist I can see this taking on more of a Yellow Submarine sorta feel.



There is an Olde Person joke in here. I just can't seem to find it at the moment.


As an aside; the last new (to me, anyway) comic I read was Johnny the Homicidal Maniac and I ******* love it.
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Last week, I saw a guy with an eyepatch and a gold monocle and pointed him out to Flea as one of the most awesome things I've seen, ever. If I had an eyepatch and a gold monocle, I'd always dress up as Mr. Peanut but with a hook hand and a parrot.
#10 Oct 11 2009 at 10:32 PM Rating: Decent
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Depending on the type of story you want, I might be up for doing story.

Also:
We all live in a yellow submarine
We hate the stupid thing
We wanna paint it green

Edited, Oct 11th 2009 11:33pm by MDenham
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#11 Oct 11 2009 at 10:39 PM Rating: Good
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In the tooooooooooooown
Where I was booooooooooorn....

There were no submarines, because it was an US Air Force Base.Smiley: bah
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Last week, I saw a guy with an eyepatch and a gold monocle and pointed him out to Flea as one of the most awesome things I've seen, ever. If I had an eyepatch and a gold monocle, I'd always dress up as Mr. Peanut but with a hook hand and a parrot.
#12 Oct 11 2009 at 10:41 PM Rating: Decent
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In the tooooooooooooown
Where I was booooooooooorn....

There were no submarines, because it was an US Air Force Base.Smiley: bah
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#13 Oct 11 2009 at 10:46 PM Rating: Decent
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MDenham wrote:
Friar Bijou wrote:
In the tooooooooooooown
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There were no submarines, because it was an US Air Force Base.Smiley: bah
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#14 Oct 11 2009 at 11:11 PM Rating: Decent
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MDenham wrote:
Friar Bijou wrote:
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There were no submarines, because it was an US Air Force Base.Smiley: bah
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#15 Oct 11 2009 at 11:38 PM Rating: Good
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I'm intrigued, because I've always been interested in animation and shorts. I lack drawing skills, but I may be able to contribute to writing, voice acting, and possible sound effects.

If you're looking for help with story boards I know Sweetums is rather proficient, so you might hit her up. Catt is also working on his artistic prowess.
#16 Oct 11 2009 at 11:49 PM Rating: Good
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I would totally do a Bijou-esque pop art nightmare.

You'd have to work around the fact that I'm very lazy.

eta: I can't find my tablet stylus :(

Edited, Oct 12th 2009 2:52am by Sweetums
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#17 Oct 12 2009 at 12:48 AM Rating: Decent
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Looks good so far.

What we need to start with is what we want to animate exactly.

Maybe someone can come up with an idea then another person can sketch out a storyboard to give me an idea of what I should be bringing to life with the wonders of animation.

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#18 Oct 12 2009 at 4:48 AM Rating: Good
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Looks good so far.

What we need to start with is what we want to animate exactly.

Maybe someone can come up with an idea then another person can sketch out a storyboard to give me an idea of what I should be bringing to life with the wonders of animation.



Final form animation, go go go!
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#19 Oct 12 2009 at 5:20 AM Rating: Default
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I'm intrested in helping.
I've been an anime fan for years and even help at Cons in the area.
I can help with story or Voice acting if your ok with it.
Sadly, I cant draw stick people.
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#20 Oct 12 2009 at 11:37 AM Rating: Decent
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Honestly, I am normally good with ideas, but poor on the artistic skills side.

I'd love to help, but at the same time I'm reluctant to volunteer my help and wind up either flaking out or missing a deadline.

I suppose I could toss out some suggestions here and you can use them as you see fit. Give me some time to think on it. The only one I can think of right now (sans caffeine and while within the prison I call work) involves FFXI and would be 3-D and all that kinda stuff.

Edit:

Relevant link is relevant.

Edited, Oct 12th 2009 1:41pm by Pawkeshup
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#21 Oct 12 2009 at 1:13 PM Rating: Good
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Story Writers: ?Kirby? ?Ari? Depends on what kind of stories you want to do I guess.
I would much rather watch a cartoon with Ari or Belki's story writing Smiley: lolSmiley: laugh
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#22 Oct 12 2009 at 1:18 PM Rating: Good
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This has many potential lulz. Perhaps count me in?
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#23 Oct 12 2009 at 1:24 PM Rating: Good
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How about this for a story:

There's this guy, right, and he's looking for this thing. Still with me? OK, so he meets these two guys at some place and they head somewhere to see if the thing is there. There are lots of things at someplace, but none of them are the thing the guy is looking for. However, the thing that another guy in the group ids looking for is there, but some other guys steal it, so the guys run after the guys to get it back. They are unsuccessful, but just as they are despairing they find the thing they were looking for in the first place. That thing is a cobalt salted nuclear warhead, and they use it to destroy humanity.

The end.
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How about this for a story:

There's this guy, right, and he's looking for this thing. Still with me? OK, so he meets these two guys at some place and they head somewhere to see if the thing is there. There are lots of things at someplace, but none of them are the thing the guy is looking for. However, the thing that another guy in the group ids looking for is there, but some other guys steal it, so the guys run after the guys to get it back. They are unsuccessful, but just as they are despairing they find the thing they were looking for in the first place. That thing is a cobalt salted nuclear warhead, and they use it to destroy humanity. shower and it turns out the guy is NixNot

The end.
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#25 Oct 12 2009 at 1:45 PM Rating: Excellent
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Wait, wait:

Animators: Kuwoobie
Character design: Bijou
Story board artists: ?
Voice Actors: Kuwoobie
Story Writers: ?Kirby? ?Ari? Depends on what kind of stories you want to do I guess.

Better?


Wait, wait, wait...


Post-production/editing: Tailmon
Critic: BT


Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait............

Rating: Ari
Dialouge cunsultant: Pensive
Liberal Agenda Detector: Virus/gbaji
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Last week, I saw a guy with an eyepatch and a gold monocle and pointed him out to Flea as one of the most awesome things I've seen, ever. If I had an eyepatch and a gold monocle, I'd always dress up as Mr. Peanut but with a hook hand and a parrot.
#26 Oct 12 2009 at 6:07 PM Rating: Good
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I just want to step in here and say you're embarking on a painful, masochistic journey into a world of hurt the likes of which you've not yet experienced.

Good luck!
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