Christmas is coming. So is some stuff I'm making. Hopefully.
So I've talked about a series I was started, and I have, a couple months ago. Last early October, to be exact. It's only like half-done now though, it's going to be around 6-7 minutes long. Lately though, I've been on-and-off with motivation. I feel like I really want to start some other video projects, because this one is taking forever and even if I work on it all day, progress is still immensely slow. And looking back at previous scenes I made a couple months ago, they look bad and outdated to me, so I'll have to go back and fix things.
I think the plot, writing and dialogue is fine, and RicePirate, SirUndead, and TDK1987 all did great jobs on the voices, but I'm not finding any joy whatsoever animating it right now. I'm still trying very hard to keep going, because shoving it in the back-burner would be a bad idea, as it would prolong its release even more. My biggest goal as of now is to animate up to at least some more good parts so I'll have some footage to put in the trailer for YouTube.
So what I'm saying is, I'm not sure if I really want to make this a series, I'm just liking the idea less-and-less each day. Some part of me wants to just scrap the whole episode, but I've worked too hard and spent way too much time to go back now, like I feel like I'm at the point of no return, so I certainly will finish it, that's for sure.
And after I DO finish this (this February if I'm lucky), I don't think I'll really ever try to make a series again, I found a lot more happiness making those one-time deals like StarNova and The Freelance Police, because, and I think pretty much every animator out there is going to agree with me on this, once you finish a project, you're VERY glad that you finally got it over with and never have to touch it again, and you can move on to something new.
I have a bunch more ideas for new little movies to make after this one, and I guess that's really my main motivation at this point to get this done and uploaded. I'm not one of those guys who can just blast out a new video every two weeks and make a couple thousand dollars for each one and buy myself Cintiqs.
So yeah, Merry Christmas. Trying to get this done, as well as some games I have planned. Also tomorrow I'll hopefully be getting a new microphone, the Blue Yeti. I've had the Blue Snowball for about a year now, and it's still an awesome mic, but it's been making this strange little buzzing noise that I just noticed recently, so I guess it may be a good time for an upgrade.
So UNTIL NEXT time
Edit: Here's a Christmas update video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdRwZCOekZ0