'Bout time :)
I'm gonna keep this one short.
Matti has finished the music. All there is left is some little tweaking and whatnot; making sure the entire movie runs okay without any issues. There is still some stuff I have to sort out with the sponsor though. Lets hope that he replies to my emails quickly, shall we?
We're getting there, fellas :)
Well, I finally finished Bunnykill4.
That's right. It's finally done. I've spent the last few days trying to find things to improve/fix, but I can safely say that it is finished now.
However, Matti is still doing his magic and working on the soundtrack as I type this. (at least I hope he is *crack whip*)
So, there I was, staring at my computer screen, trying to find random stuff to add/fix on Bk4. After failing that, I decided to already start working on Bk5. That's right. Nothing major yet though, I re-drew all the characters, drew some new weaponry, new special effects and whatnot. backgrounds 'n stuff. Anything I can to prepare and make the animating easier and faster so I don't take another 2 years to release it ^^'.
I don't want to reveal too much of Bk5 as of yet yet, but I can say that it will go back to modern style. No need to worry however; even though there will be a lot of guns present, a big part of Bk5 will be melee based. For example, Snowball will have his katana with him through the entire movie.
Also, on a completely unrelated note, I realised that I have been an idiot, since only yesterday I found out that you can compress movies with Flash MX while exporting. *bangs head against a wall* 15 Megabytes shrank to 9. Nice. d^_^
Not much to say here. Matti is still working on the music (He's done an amazing job on the first few songs so far) and I'm currently fixing little misc things, like adding the ear movements(which is tedious as all hell) +other effects and whatnot.
The main reason I'm updating is because I made the false statement in one of the replies in my last news post, where i said that the movie may be finished this week. However, unfortunately, it won't.
Daniel, the contact to my sponsor: 'amorgames.com', won't be back in his office until the 12th, so it'll still be a while before I can get this movie uploaded. It's getting there though, so be patient =)
I emailed Tom about the filesize issue, and he gladly increased my upload limit. Thanks for that!
Oh, and if that wasn't enough good news, I can also confirm that the end boss took his last breath not longer than 30 minutes ago. I'm currently working on the ending, but that shouldn't take too long. I'll most likely be done with it today.
After that, there's still a lot to do, most importantly the music. As soon as I get a hold of Matti Pajunen, he can start working on the soundtrack.
Bad news. I just noticed how ridiculously large the movie is. The last battle scene alone is almost 5 megs now, so I'm just gonna go ahead and finish it as quickly as possible to avoid it getting any larger.
The other scenes add up to another 5 megs. Now remember, this is NOT counting in the music, which hasn't even been made yet.
With the 10 Meg limit, I'm in a bit of a pickle here. I suppose I have 2 solutions for this problem.
A) I email the final .swf to the NG staff and hope that they'll allow it.
B) I'll split the movie in 2 volumes and submit them separately at the same time. (If i go down this route, I will most likely have the final battle as a separate submission)
Either way, I'm really bummed about this. I'll try to see what I can do about it.
Just letting you guys know that I have now reached the 3rd and final part of the bossfight. I'm planning on making this the shortest(yet the most epic) part of the fight, so I hope it wont take too long now.
As of now, the entire bossfight is 4 and a half minutes long, (whoa way more than I expected xD) but that includes the introduction and the small 'cutscenes' between the 3 phases.
And here's a small treat for you guys, a screenshot from the very beginning of the movie.
I finally finished the first of three phases of the final bossfight.
Right now, however, I'm having a slight artist's block, and can't figure out how to start off the next phase. I have some ideas flying around but I need to plan it out properly before I can start.
Hopefully I'll come up with something soon, so I can get back to work.
I guess I'll let you guys know when that happens.
Artist's block officially over. We're back in business.
I recently finished off the first of the 2 bosses who are both at the end of the movie.
Then I spent the following 3 days drawing the last boss room. >__>
Oh well, at least it turned out real nice. ^^
Anyways, I have finally started working on the final boss fight. If things go as planned, the fight will consist of 3 major phases. I will most likely update my profile every time I pass one of these phases, so stay tuned.
Alright, a few days ago I reached the part of the movie where it's safe to say I can no longer increase the total killcount.
I have began working on the bossfights, and will be doing so from now on. In other words, you're looking at the total amount of kills the movie will have : 85. (Bosses excluded) It's only half of what I originally planned, but considering that the movie easily tops 4 minutes already(maybe even 5, haven't checked in a while), it's not a big deal.
Just letting everyone know, so no one thinks I'm slacking off just 'cause I haven't updated the killcount in a while ;)