Hey guys! Hope you're all doing well. Like the title says, I have a special announcement to make. It pertains to something I hinted at a long while ago (if any of you remember... it was
quite a while ago
). My original plan was to finish the trailer for it first, then reveal the announcement along with the upload, but with my final year of college in progress and me spending most of my time working on my student film above all else, it doesn't seem like I'll be able to stick to that. I've only ever told one person here about it, so I'm rather excited to announce it. I've decided to animate OCTournamentOfRings
in it's entirety as a non-profit series on Youtube! It started as a lil somethin-somethin I was doing to commemorate it's 4th anniversary, then I decided, why not the whole thing? It'll be fun to do and really refine my animation skills in the process! Each episode would follow each canon entry of the tourny (e.g. each winning entry of the tournament), starting from Sktchman
's Audition entry
(because it's a fantastic introductory point and very well written) and branch out from there. Of course though, the tourny took place 4 years ago and we've all grown as artists, moving on to bigger and better things. Some of them may want to distance themselves from ToR. That being said, I will NOT move on with the project unless I get the ok from EVERY ARTIST WHO COMPETED IN THE TOURNAMENT. That's at least 32 artists, and while I hope that they will all give their ok, I'm not about to move on animating a series which they no longer want to associate with.
That's pretty much all I wanted to say. In other news, I managed to fully flesh out the production schedule for my student film... and honestly it has left me super apprehensive about when-- or if-- I'll be able to finish in time. It doesn't help that my school puts such immense emphasis on completing the project with flying colors, but then puts further emphasis on passing other classes that act as if you don't have a life-affecting project to work on and give you lots of additional work to do. I'd be a lot less stressed if I didn't have these other classes to worry about... but I'll keep you guys posted on my progress. So far everything is turning out fine and I'm hoping it'll stay that way.
I'll upload some layouts later on.
Take care guys!