Cardboard City, a Collab 2008-03-07 18:51:11
Led By Morrowdays and Nicholas-Deary
The idea behind this collab is that various animators (you guys) animate city/urban life using only cardboard textures, mostly for fun, but also because that will give the final product a sort of coherency between parts.
By "urban", I dont mean that you should have gangsters shooting eachother or anything like that. This is meant to be a calm, peaceful collaboration. If you're at a loss for what to do, think of a nice neighborhood, with a park in it. Parts can just be scenic, they dont necessarily have to tell a story, or you could center it around a character on a walk, or a dog running around, or something like that, but remember, ONLY CARDBOARD!
This is geared slightly more towards the 'artsy' animators of newgrounds, but everyone is welcome to contribute, there's no hate here. <3
To break up this wall of text, have some SPECS!
24 Frames Per Second
700 width by 460 length
Only use Cardboard Textures
Nick and I have also decided to do the skies for all the parts afterwards, so unless you have some ridiculous part thats totally focused on the sky, leave it blank and one of us will do it afterwards, another consistency thing.
We'd love it if everyone would post previews of there work, but if you're the kind of animator who prefers not to until its done (me, sometimes) thats fine too, but be aware that you're more likely to do a better part, and be featured in the collab, if you do post previews, because other members will give feedback, which will improve areas of your piece.
Where you can find Cardboard Textures
Whats good is good, so Nick and I will choose parts that are either the most technically sophisticated, the ones we find most creative, and also the ones we just like best for none of the other reasons. One co-author spot is also separate from the rest, for more info, read below. :)
Co-Author for Embodiment
When we were thinking about what sort of vibe we were looking for, we decided to keep it relaxed and peaceful, sort of like if you were living in a condo on a high floor and you had a garden on your balcony. You'd look out and no one else would see you, and you'd tend to the plants in a calm manner and then go back in and have a glass of water.
Because I know thats sort of difficult to channel into an animation, the artist who embodies that feeling the best will get one of the Co-Author Spots.
Nick made a mini tutorial for people to use to help them learn to draw with cardboard in flash, and I think thats about it!
nick, thats your cue!
If you've got questions, ask them, and although its completely cheesy, HAVE FUN!
-Moro and Nick!