Brace yourselves good folk of Newgrounds, this is not the sort silly weird cartoon you're used to seeing from me, and it's not the sort of stuff I'm used to creating. It kind of freaked me out having to be serious for the past week.
A few months ago a close friend of mine Justin Stephens told me he was directing the play A Skull in Connemara and asked if I would create an animated introduction for it. I said yes.
This animation was created to be twin projected onto the back wall of theatre before the beginning of the first Act of the play A Skull in Connemara, with the audience looking through the set and a layer of mist to see it. The result was very atmospheric, and I should be able to upload a recording of it in action soon so you can get a better idea of the final result. I've embeded a video of it in the newspost on my userpage so you can get a better idea.
The style was dictated by both the play, the music, and a story outline for this introduction which Justin created and gave me, which is quite a dark black comedy set in rural Ireland, about a man who has the job of digging up the old bones in the local cemetery to make room for the newly dead.
It's about a 60 / 40 split between rotoscoping (drawing over footage of actor Paul Kennedy) and my imagined animation, all created on a wacom cintiq drawing in white then "scratching back" with the eraser to create a scraper board or wood cut sort of look.
I hope you like it, and please leave me a review letting me know what you thought of it.
In tribute to "the greatest Michael Bay movie ever made", this was a quick little thing I wrote, recorded and animated in a short time after seeing Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen with a bunch'a friends. Hope ya get a cheap laugh or two, go Newgrounds!
More standard pieces
More unlockable pieces
An upgraded paint system and more paint options
Tools to copy and paste selections of clips
The ability to save and load works in progress
The ability to "share" your icon graphics to a database that others can also share to and browse
All tools from the original refined and updated
An all-around better experience
Again, SHIFT key plus clicking allows you to select multiple clips, which you can now make into groups using the group buttons (see help icon in-game for more details).
Please note, to save your icon, of course, print-screen still works. However I have also provided the ability to open in HTML the JPEG image created once you "share" your icon to the database. Clicking your image on the icon-browser on the site you share to will load the image into HTML using a PHP script, and from there you can right-click and use "Save as..." to save the image. HOWEVER, your browser may default the file-extension to ".PHP". Simply changing this to ".JPG" when saving will get you a JPEG file 100% openable by image browsing or editing software.
If anyone remembers from the original, the dual-layer clips like the skeleton hand and donut are not automatically layered in depth as they were in the original version. Supporting that became too problematic for the revised setup and options. BUT, the same functionality still exists for those clips, as I have provided a separate STLYE for each frame (above and below).
The "BROWSE" button attempts to open the browser site in a new window.
If you ARE NOT LOGGED IN to your Newgrounds account, any sharing you do will be under the user handle "-guest-"... and since only 3 uploads are allowed per username, your shared icons will only remain on the site until 3 more people share one under the username "-guest-". So, if you want anything to be permanent... SIGN IN!