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I logged in this morning really looking forward to seeing some cool new animations. The highest score I could give was a 3. What a load of crap. Now don't get me wrong, the movie I submitted this week was pretty crap too - but it was a concept.
Some people seem to submit plenty of movies that are just an excuse to use lots of poorly animated bad language and violence. Having seen today's submissions I promise that I will never submit a concept (unless I've polished it to be presentable) again.
I was going to do a completely new Random Bob animation after seeing if the concept one worked but based on the comments I've received (which were no surprise and I agree pretty much with all of them), I've decided that I'd rather redo the first one so that looks (and sounds) right.
If I ever make a series of Random Bob (and I probably will) I don't want the first one to always haunt me as being labelled, "the crap one".
Needless to say, this one will take me a bit longer as I need to record proper sound files and create lip-syncing for each phenome. I've already written the story and dialogue so this one will be longer than the concept too so hopefully some of you will be able to forgive me for the first one when you see the results. :)
A year ago I came up with a character based upon those people that always seem to interrupt my conversations with completely irrelevant insertions.
The other night I was in a funny mood (normally I'd have been playing World of Warcraft but I've been ill recently) and I felt like creating something in Flash so I thought I'd try a concept movie of Random Bob.
I knocked together the idea in a relatively short space of time to see if it would work. I was quite pleased with it to be honest. The voice was awful (I hadn't even edited the sound files so clicks and pops are still audible) and the animation sucks if truth be told. I honestly didn't spend alot of time on this.
I decided to post it to the portal anyway so that I could get other people's reactions to the concept.
Unfortunately for me people have paid more attention to the quality (which is odd considering how BAD some flash submissions are here) than to the concept so I'm grateful to everyone that scored it high enough to get past the initial judgement phase.
I promise that the next one will be of much higher quality. :)