At 3/8/07 12:39 AM, PenguinLink wrote:
Sorry about that. Let me re-write the sentence "Wonderful. Simply wonderful. Your ability to describe every single feeling Bob had was simply astonishing." There, better? :P Yes, I saw that you credited me but I didn't deserve such a nice act. Thanks, although I don't think I deserve it. I will keep the ideas coming for sure, though. So keep your eyes peeled for them. :)
Much better :). You did deserve the credit- without the idea I couldn't have written it.
Aha! So you used a thesaurus, didn't you? :D That is a writer's best friend when it comes to writing descriptive pieces like these. :)
Yeah, I doubt there are many writers that don't use one- it is an invaluable tool, especially for a descriptive piece like this one. I certainly couldn't live without it.
Thanks for giving me the opportunity to incorporate your story into flash form, but as I stated, my animation skills aren't so great. :( I will have to improve intensively if I would like to take part in such an act. I'll take your music selections into consideration though, if the time comes when I believe my skills are reedemable of such a detailed flash animation. It should be quite a challenge to animate though when the time comes because I would want it to look exactly as you made it. So just give me some time to polish my skills, and then we'll see in the near future. Or if I never improve, you can always refer to another Flash artist. I'm sure they'd be happy to make your story into an animation. Probably would make it even better than of what I would have had in mind.
Start practicing- if this is going to be turned into an animation I want it to be done by someone I know, not some random animator. You're right, it would be graphics intensive, and I would want it to be perfect, as indeed you would as well, but if you keep practicing I'm sure you could pull it off in the not too distant future :)
A few ideas for it to pique your interest:
1) Start it off in the shed, with cobwebs, chains, bones etc setting up a really dark and sinister scene. Music would be 'Night on a Bald Mountain' by Mussorgsky, and as you move through the shed, you would see a pair of red eyes near the back, staring at you. I like to use classical pieces as I find them much more descriptive and better at setting a scene. This would be a flash with no dialog, just an assault on the senses, and the right music is important.
2) As the music comes up to a crescendo, Bob bursts from the shed (could be done from his view?), and out into a bright light...
3) The second phase uses the Flight of the Bumblebee as mentioned above, and would be a series of very fast colours and short snaps of animation. I can picture Bob swooping and flying over the roof of a mansion very quickly, and with bright colours everywhere it would be very strong on the eye following the dingy start. Bob should still have a slightly sinister look- sharp teeth, claws etc., but look happy (a smile?), and a kind of loveable in an evil way.
4) Two options for the end- another change of music, a setting sun, and Bob in silhouette on top of the mansion. The music would be much slower, and kind of bring it to a close.
Bob lands in front of a wall, still using the Flight of a Bumblebee music, and it ends with looking at the viewer and slamming a swallow into the wall behind him with a smile on his face. Lots of blood needed, and is a reference to the initial dark scene after all the happiness and colour. He is meant to be used for evil after all :)
What do you think? Any other ideas? The more I think about it the more I like it. I think you could do something like this given your talents, and your last flash certainly had the colorful feel about it. This would be much quicker, and would be tough on the art front, but you're good enough to do it if you take time over it and keep practicing :). It would also be quite long, given all the music changes- it would be more like a music video than anything else, as the music would really dictate the pace and scenes.
Give it some thought :)
Good to hear I at least gave you positive feedback. :) I couldn't find any flaws so that explains why I didn't leave a lengthy review as yours. :(
I don't mind you not finding flaws, although I'm sure there are a few (did spot one typo, which is bothering me!). A positive review is still good to massage the old ego, so it's all good :)