ANIMATOR'S NOTE: This cartoon is a grand total of about 20 minutes long. This particular section of the cartoon will not be 20 minutes long. In fact, it will be only a few minutes long. It will also not have a complete plot or significant character development... on its own. This is meant to be watched as a whole, not in parts, so if you're going to make a comment, please do so at the end of the movie unless it pertains specifically to the section you're commenting in (not playing, this scene could have been drawn better, that part was hilarious, etc.).
About two months ago, I was assigned a group project. Myself and the group I was in, along with many other groups, were supposed to do some sort of video project parodying a movie, book, TV show, genre, or something along those lines. Now, there were three main camps that the groups fell into, which are as follows.
1. The people who just wanted to get it out of the way and maybe have a little fun doing it. These were, by and large, not worth the electricity it took to display them on a screen.
2. The people who wanted to do a good job on the project for the sake of doing a good job, in addition to having a great time working on it. These ran the gamut from mediocre to genuinely entertaining.
I have personally poured upwards of 200 hours into just the animation involved in this project. These 200+ hours were performed in the space of about 3 weeks, which is the length of time from when I finally had enough of the voicing done to even start (looking intently at certain people) to when the project was due. It was finished at approximately 4:30 in the morning on said due date. This doesn't count the many hours I (also) personally spent writing the script, doing concept art, recording voice-overs, composing music, and editing sound.
Needless to say, I am tired.
There are seven parts to this cartoon, each of which were small FLA files at 20 frames per second in which visuals took up about six layers and the sound and navigator took up an additional 2 layers, for those of you who care about that sort of thing. They vary in length. A few words about the navigator: it's in the lower-right hand corner, is semi-transparent, and not all of the buttons work. It was from a time when the whole cartoon (all 20+ minutes of it) was a single FLA file, which was too big and clunky to publish in this century, so it's now seven parts. The pause, play, and rewind to beginning of scene buttons work like a charm. The skip forward/backward buttons (the far left and right arrows) simply take you back to the beginning, like the rewind button, and the Navigation button (the little one with the ship's wheel symbol... navigation... I crack myself up sometimes) does nothing. I kept it all in there because it composes my logo, which you'll see at the end of the last part.
Constructive comments and criticism are always appreciated. I am here to be improved, and letting me know what I can fix or continue doing in your responsibility. Even if you loved it, I will be dissatisfied if you just leave me with a high mark and a "rely gud" (seriously people, learn your own language). Convince me you watched it. Tell me what you liked and what you didn't.