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I've been interested in animation for longer than I can remember. I'm mostly self taught, and seem to be improving with everything I release. I hope to one day further my skills. I love making cartoons.

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FMTS 6 + Update

2016-04-15 15:16:32 by artistunknown

All right, so first thing's first, after way too long, episode 6 of FrogMan the Series was released last Saturday!  So hey, if you missed it and are interested, give it a watch.  It's 8 minutes long, and I think it's pretty funny.  It is part 2 of a 3 part story though, so you might wanna watch episode 5 first to avoid any confusion (though you might still get confused because I am shit).

Also on April 1st I released an extended play of joke songs that are kinda decent I think, so if you're  interested in listening to that, I put the songs in a playlist.  It's like 4 minutes in total so it's not like it's a huge time sink ;3

And now an update video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNGlPRSQqKQ

 

If you don't feel like watching/listening and rather just read the update, it essentially just says what I said at the start of this post, plus the fact that I will be trying to release 1 cartoon a month again despite also looking for a part time job.  Shouldn't be too difficult, but ya never know.

 

Also, if you're interested, @MistyEntertainment and I are reviving the Flash Library series of collabs!  We're curently doing one for 4/20 and there's a forum post here with details on submitting and whatever.  It's pretty fun to just see what kind of short you can throw together in a single day, doesn't even have to be that good.

All right, that's about it I guess.  I'm gonna try to be more active this year, after not having stable internet for a lot of last year.  God that was terrible.

 

And now for a wall of text I was gonna paste in the FMTS 6 description but couldn't 'cause I guess it went over the non-visible character limit.


Episode 6 should've come out in 2013, well, not this specifically, but an earlier version of this that I decided to scrap and then re-start in 2014 for many reasons, mainly because after not working on it for over a year, the quality wasn't up to par with what I was making in 2014, and I really felt like a full re-write was needed.  And so I re-wrote it, along with the rest of the season, and I am SO happy I did because it is so much better.

The result of scrapping that original version though, is that now there is a huge gap in the difference in look between episodes 5 and 6; the original version of episode 6 was a pretty natural transition when you take the short "Frogs of the Round Table" into consideration as another transitional piece.  Episode 5 is how the series looked in 2011 and 2012, a transition from the shitty tweeny garbage style of the first 2.5 episodes, and me wanting to make the show look and feel like an actual cartoon, the same transition that began halfway through episode 3 and continued in episode 4, and near the end of episode 5, that transition was nearly complete.  The transition finished by the end of Frogs of the Round Table, and finally the series would look how I wanted it with episode 6, but it was scrapped, so that 2013 look is lost.  Hell, not even the FMTS short that came out in 2013 looked like the original version of episode 6 did.  It looked better.

Anyways, this version of episode 6 is actually the 3rd version, and the one I've been referring to was the 2nd version.  The first version was very short lived, was a single frame, and looked closer o episode 5 stylistically, and was pretty shit, so was quickly scrapped.  This final version of episode 6 began production in 2014, with the re-write and voice recording, and then animation began in mid-2014.  Given how long this ultimately took to make, between 6.5 and 8 months (not exact because I wasn't keeping track most of the time), this should have come out in late 2014 or early 2015, but after a couple months of working on it, I decided to take a year off to work on other things, and the result of that is two scenes that are rather out of place stylistically.  Aside from those two scenes though, this has been the most stylistically consistent episode since episode 2, and that's pretty goddamn sad, honestly.  But hey, only way to go from here is forward, so future episodes will definitely have a consistent look throughout, and I'm not just saying this, I know this because I've learned from my mistakes and have made model sheets and now practice drawing characters before animating them so I know I remember how to draw them.

So yeah, production on this started around this time in 2014, so it's been 2 years, and of course before that, production on episode 6 REALLY started in October of 2012, and boy has a lot of stuff happened since then.  This probably isn't the place to discuss that though, and I honestly don't feel like typing all that up in addition to the rest of this  bullshit that no one will read, so maybe I'll do a sorta retrospective video on that, someday.

Also, for those wondering why there are censors and that tv rating in the beginning and the "BSBS" thing in the bottom corner, one of the gimmicks of this show is that it's supposed to feel like a TV show, like the episode is actually playing on a fictional TV network, hence the network logo.  It's kinda been established in the series, but not really, so there's always some confusion about it, bottom line though, it's a bit of a plot device.  The censors do come into  play in some episodes as more than just a thing covering up profanity and naughty bits, but if I discussed that in detail that'd be spoilers.

Well, whatever, I'm sure there's more I want to say but my mind is drawing a blank right now.  I doubt anyone read all of this, but to those who did: thank you.  It's been a hell of a ride since I first started working on this and I honestly can't believe it's done.  I think I'm gonna cry.


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