10/31/2017 10:13:08 PM
Cute work dude! Glad it thrilled you to the max.
Mirage eh? Shall look it up some time.
My critique is just the obvious:
1. Why does it look like Mike Cervello filmed it with his ideas of creative screen ratios? FILL THE DAMN FRAME PROPERLY!
2. Your man scizzors. No not in the sexual way. His legs open and close with the result that he drags his foot on the road when his legs comes back. His leg should not come back. He should put down his foot and then his body comes over his foot and then he drags his foot forward over the ground (not touching the ground like yours) past his body where he plants it again for the next step and his body comes over it again etc. You get what I'm saying? Yours looks like he moves it backwards then forwards then backwards. Make it so it only goes forward but his body seems to move over the foot.
3. Paint that background. It needs more color.
(The last two aren't critiques. They're cartoon sounds.)
Just understand that everything in this string of posts is about the tests I'm running. So far I've set up the ways I'll be getting the drawing into the computer, cleaned up, painted, into the animation program, and animated. Next I'm going to run a voice sync test
And the various little names you've bestowed on Mike at least indicate you spend a considerable amount of your precious time in contemplation on what zinger you're going to throw out next on his behalf.
Ya pull that one out of your ass crack while waiting to have another go at the all you can stomach buffet at The Sushi Hut?????? It doesn't even make any sense. Sad.
And here I thought you and I had a more meaningful relationship than that Marius.
11/2/2017 7:00:14 AM
Relationship? You want a relationship the vulnerability has to be two ways. So far it's only me who have exposed myself to you in videos and photos and movies. You know me outside in but I have no idea who you are because you refuse to make your ever so promised "society video".
Are you really, really disgusting or something? Cuz it's ok if you are and feel you can't show yourself. Just tell me what's the puke factor on a scale of 1 to 10. I'll berus with that and see you as kind of a phantom of the opera thing. Some people are best never seen. Is that you?
11/2/2017 8:15:47 AM
"Are you really, really disgusting or something? Cuz it's ok if you are and feel you can't show yourself. Just tell me what's the puke factor on a scale of 1 to 10. I'll berus with that and see you as kind of a phantom of the opera thing. Some people are best never seen. Is that you?"............hahahahahahahahaaaaaaaaa!!!
11/2/2017 8:36:38 PM
Wow, that color made for quite a difference. This running man thing is pretty cool. Can you make him look like Schwarzenegger? :>)
I'll say it, again. Both of you guys have copies of THE AWAKENING, I believe. Super Marius might have mentioned that he lost his copy. Anyway, Scott can be seen in the movie, as the van driver (bearded guy), and as the prop man, in the bts.
11/2/2017 9:03:07 PM
Yeah but what does he look like now? Not fifty years ago.
I'll check some time if I still have THE AWAKENING and if it can play. Maybe I still have Jamesy's movie too.
During the flood of 2012 most of my DVD's got covered in silt or carried away. I only tried playing some of them since but it seems once a DVD has soaked in water, it no longer registers in a DVD player so I just wrote off the lot without even testing all of them. I just started my collection over again.
But the damaged ones are still somewhere in boxes in storage. I'll check some time.
11/2/2017 9:20:33 PM
Honestly though Mike, and I've always said this, Tamra was the star and stunning. But the best part of The Awakening was when you, Tim and Clay went in and took on the black ops! Some of the best movie magic and on screen chemistry ever in any movie anywhere!
11/2/2017 9:25:46 PM
So that guy is Marius too?!?!?! WOW! You had a bunch of rough and tough folks cast in that movie. Jake Bass. The airsoft guys. Clay. Tim was outstanding! The next door neighbor with all the metal. The pool hall guys. The list goes on and on and on. Marius was the ultimate badass though!
11/2/2017 10:43:43 PM
LOL, you people have some rad ideas on what to discuss under the topic of Jamesy's "Animation Test".
Not that you're far off or anything. That pic of that blonde bimbo bitch in the slut outfit really animated something in my lower regions. It's becoming like cartoon motion down there. Viva animation!! Whooo!!!
How fat are you right now, Cornflake? I'm looking for someone to compete against in my before and after challenge after I got really fat especially after being run over by a car. Now I'm slimming down slowly.
The winner shall win a slab of chocolate. Just to sniff. Not to eat.
"LOL, you people have some rad ideas on what to discuss under the topic of Jamesy's "Animation Test".'
My apologies to James! He's going to have an eyeful, when he wakes up at 4:00 in the morning. Of course, this all started when Marius and James starting Hahahaha-ing over what Scott might look like. :>)
11/3/2017 7:16:45 AM
What the fuck! What time did the 3 of you get together and decide to have a party behind my back :) So much has been said. Pictures have been revealed. Boners have been sprunk!
Where to begin.....
So, that is Aldridge. Scott Aldridge? Wow! You do have a look to you. I bet you clean up nicely when you take the ladies out, right? When I first looked at the picture of you I thought "that is a picture of Gunner Hansen." You know who he is, don&apo;t you? He played LeatherFace in the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie..... Wow, I&apo;m really diggin&apo; this. Somehow seeing your picture makes me feel like I know you, know what I mean? The connection has been made. .. I have to tell ya, you do not look at all as I imagined. ... You look cool.
The other fellow mentioned, Tracy Crockett. I never knew him. I vaguely remember him from IndieClub long long ago.. With all that metal in his face, I&apo;m imagining that his head acted as a transponder that attracted aliens. He didn&apo;t die, he was taken aboard the mother ship.
That woman from The Awakening. I don&apo;t know.. She does nothing for me. I have been tried to upload her image into my spank bank but it keeps getting kicked out. I think it is the pantyhose. Never did like pantyhose. I feel women who wear them have something to hide, as if when they take them off their thighs return to their normal state of looking like chewed bubble gum. Put some naked pictures of her doing yoga and I will try again..
Mike, what are you doing with a can of N.O.Explode?.. Actually, I bet you use it to stay up all night when you have to work, right? I love that stuff. I even like the side effect; it makes my face feel like ants are crawling all over.... Ah, you get use to it..
Mike!! You&apo;re weigh 240 pounds!!?? Oh man, you know how unhealthy that is, don&apo;t you?? Especially at our age... I mean, if you will not think of yourself or Sheila, think of your kids. Do you not want to be around to see your grand kids? and what about your knees?
As far as the animation tests I am running. I think I love doing this! I am frustrated that it will be very difficult to put together more than 5 or 10 seconds of footage a week once I get going. I am working on a way to catalog animation files for easy access and easy modification so the drawings can be used over without people noticing.... In the meantime, I am enjoying this.. I have an idea for a series, kind of like Slobbies but better,,,, and not about a family, per se,,,, Oh hell, I will just say it; it is about the people of IndieClub. Not so much the actually people, although some of them will probably make an appearance, but rather, the reason people use to come here. There was a commonality to the members. I think we all wanted to make movies, of course, but what else? What else did we have in common? THAT is what I want the series to be about.
Guys, this board, Indieclub has morphed into our own little playing field. We meet here and goof around. I do not really see IndieClub as ever coming back so let us just enjoy it while Dale still sees fit to pay the bill. After that, we will be sad but, life goes on... and remember, everything has its purpose, even if we do not know what it is right away.,,,, So we should not worry about staying on topic. This thread started about my animation experiments. Now, it has turned into something so much better. Scott said on another thread "this one is a keeper"... maybe so but I vote for this one. This one is a keeper. I woke up this morning expecting it to be just another day and instead, I met Scott Aldridge :)
11/3/2017 4:29:28 PM
next test. Just wanted to see how much I could squeeze out of 6 drawings and 1 background. I have about 5 seconds. That's 120 frames.
So, what have I learned so far;
1. If you plan on zooming in on a drawing, make sure you have enough resolution to keep it from looking blocky.
2. Too many frames in this running cycle. It starts looking like there are 2 or 3 images on the screen at the same time since the movement overlaps. Try fewer drawings with 2 exposers per drawing instead of one.
Yeah, I was going to make the point about the look of the current resolution. Still cool, though.
"Mike, what are you doing with a can of N.O.Explode?"
A few years back, you posted about how much you liked it, so I bought it. I actually posted that pic years ago, in that thread. :>)
"Mike!! You weigh 240 pounds!!??"
I actually lost more than 15 pounds. I've also added muscle weight, as I'm working out almost regularly. A year ago, I was pushing 258. But, yes, I think I will take Marius up on his "losing weight" contest. You guys can be my inspiration. I would like to be around 200 lbs.
11/4/2017 1:05:29 AM
" drawings with 2 exposers per drawing instead of one"
You mean like Disney does and you kept telling me I'm a liar for telling you so?
"If you plan on zooming in on a drawing, make sure you have enough resolution to keep it from looking blocky."
Or you could draw a new medium shot at the same resolution.
"Just wanted to see how much I could squeeze out of 6 drawings and 1 background"
Stop being lazy and start drawing a story with a beginning, middle and end. Enough testing. Now get to work. You obviously can do it, now you need to just actually do it.
Time is ticking and you know you're a smoker so you'll probably discover you have some kind of cancer soon and end up on your deathbed with unfinished projects if you don't get your hiney in gear.
"I will take Marius up on his "losing weight" contest"
Losing fat. Not weight. Weight can be muscle or water or brain mass. It's the fat we want less of.
Ok then, see you in some time. Not sure how much time yet; will see as I'm doing it how long is needed to see a dramatic difference in the before and after.
But of course if you haven't already, you do need to immediately photograph or film yourself nude, looking vomit-inducingly fat and unsightly disgusting.
Then photograph or film yourself again in a week or so when there's noticable difference and again every week.
Carry on until you're proud of the image.
Personally I'm planning on creating like an animation of myself morphing into a slim creature. I wanted to put it in my movie series to show it as part of Kevin's recovery from depression. He like gets fit and up and running again.
But it won't be done in time by the looks of it.
But I'm still creating the animation with the various progress photos. Gonna look freaky baby! In a good way. If it can hold my interest for long enough to bring it to completion. Hopefully it will.
11/4/2017 5:37:21 AM
Keep it uip, Mike and Marius. Losing weigh is not that hard. Slight changes in habit can yield results. I myself have lost 6 pounds in the last few weeks just be not eating after 7pm and also having a protein shake and an apple for breakfast instead of the crap we usually eat; suger laced cereal, peanut butter and jelly, bacon....
Marius if it bothers you that I'm sharing my test footage, please don't watch it. I've got a few more things to iron out before I can decide if it's possible for one animator to churn out 10 minutes of footage a month. If I can't find a way to make it work, I probably won't bother. Sorry.... and Disney did animate 24 pictures per second, not 12.
11/8/2017 10:30:58 AM
Life is about choices.
Do you want to see the finished animation now or do you want to see it with a special Behind the Scenes featurette that will play right after the animation?
11/8/2017 1:49:59 PM
I'll just post the video...
So, there it is.. Not too great but it served its purpose. It was fun to do. I enjoyed it. I know I could do a lot better but I also know that there aren't enough hours in my day to make anything in sufficient quantity to be a series or long enough to be a feature movie. I mean, My animation is choppy and crude and basic BUT, it still took a long time. Better art work and more frames for smoother animation would put me in a situation of only being able to make somewhere in the area of 10 to 15 seconds of finished animation a month.. Not very realistic if you want to make something that you could sell or finish before your 100th birthday.. Marius, my hat is off to you. Slobbies is entertaining and no too terrible to look at. You either had people working on the series with you or you had 12 hours a day for an extended period of time to make each episode. I have about 3 hours a day and maybe a few more on the weekend. ... Still, I'm glad I did this. I hope you liked it. I know how much you love that song . I picked it just for you :)
11/9/2017 12:41:15 PM
It just screams "I'm James Rogers who doesn't believe in myself."
In no particular order, here's what your film screamed at me:
"1. I'm James Rogers; I don't believe I can do more than just a "test".
2. I'm James Rogers; I can't come up with a proper story with a beginning, middle and end so I just make some meaningless rubbish that goes nowhere.
3. I'm James Rogers; I don't have the self-confidence to use my own voice and write my own dialogue so I hide behind some tasteless negative garbage sang by some marxist puppet nigger.
4. I'm James Rogers; I can't come up with my own cool stuff so I steal the abovementioned snot of which I don't own the copyright so now my film is illegal and I don't own the copyright to my own film.
5. I'm James Rogers, I can't break out of the destructive brain prison that's the result of my marxist infused American lack of cultural upbringing, so I take something with a negative and destructive message and act like it's cool and appealing.
6. As part of the above, the highest aspiration I, James Rogers, can think of is to create an imitation "Beavis and Butthead", a program in which the heroes promote braindead dumbness and lack of refinement and admirable aspirations and being completely inconsiderate towards others as "cool"."
Bottom line, the way you spent money on a scanner and talked about setting up your "animation studio" with promises of behind the scenes features of interest, just made me expect you to give some kind of impressive performance.
Instead, all I saw is that you can make animation, which I thought had great potential and you could do it rather well, but at the same time you have nothing good as an artist to bring out of yourself through your animation, and instead just regurgitate the same ugly things your ugly, sloppy American culture programmed you to conform to or else you'll be "uncool" and none of the other uglies around you will approve of your work.
So let me put it very obvious for your slow mind: Songs about killing people is NOT cool, nor funny, nor appealing, nor can it lead to anything good. Stop making me associate you with siding with the enemy, with evil, or with negative vibes, or with a dumb sheepish mentality and the inability to be the source of positive culture and instead regurgitate ugly things that entered your mind from outside.
Also, if you want to do animation, do it and stop complaining about the time it takes. People are interested in your results, not in your complaints.
11/9/2017 2:55:06 PM
Wow. That was weird.... but expected. I was wondering how long it would be before the real Marius showed up. I'm really sorry I shared this simple little test. Sorry it bothers you that I bought a scanner to use.
You're hopeless, Marius. You have an ugly, and mean spirited heart... I think I tried to look the other way because when you aren't acting like an ass, you're sort of interesting in a pet monkey kind of way. It's sort of interesting to read the rantings of someone like you from time to time but, you're not that interesting. Not interesting enough to make me want to put up with any more of your abuse. I've asked Conway to remove you from this board but he would not. .... Not much left to say.
11/9/2017 9:29:03 PM
Baa haa, and baby jamesy leaves the room and slams the door and locks himself in. Thanks for the confirmation you know what I said is true and you've been taught to fight the truth.
I was encouraging you, you twat! Encouraging you to dig deep down and bring forth through your art and offer the world what James Rogers has to bring to the table. It was so obvious you were just making yourself another mouthpiece of the ugly garbage out there parading as art. Not on my watch!!!
I want to see and hear the creations of James Rogers. If I want to see ugly fake destructive things, I'll watch mainstream TV.
Now stop acting childish or expecting just a bunch of yes manning over what you post. And stop losing your silly temper or leave indieclub every time I say I expect more from you. It's not "abuse". Aside from the times I'm playing with you, I'm just being real with you. It's obvious if I don't push you to be better, nobody else will.
11/10/2017 11:31:50 PM
Pff, you're not a baby. You're a man. Give man steps. Stop being obsessed with doing things like a baby. Shake that baby fat!
I'm 288 lbs. But half of that is pure muscle but still, too much fat. But it did make a delightful before picture. LOOOOOOTS of room for working in the difference in the after picture. Gonna be great!
I just want to look like me again. I used to look something like the below. Now I want something like that back, just not with that teenagey punyess in the shoulders and arms:
The biggest problem so far has been computers. I sit at a computer to edit movies, I sit at another computer to run my businesses, I sit at a computer to talk nonsense on indieclub, then I take a breather by sitting in front of a TV just to shake things up. But these days I watch more YouTube than TV.
Fortunately I found it makes a world of difference to get up in the morning and immediately do an hour of physical activity consisting of sorting out and cleaning my various studios, all the departments and sets and stages.
Then, in the evening I do another hour of the same thing. Those two hours of physical activity gets my fat burning going. It's like magic. And I also forget about wanting to eat. I just don't feel like it, whereas before I'd have an urge to eat all the time.
I'm still perfecting a diet for myself. Not in place yet. Many attempts so far but not quite right yet. Shall work on that.
Well, get going Cornfly! That fat is not gonna leave all by itself!
11/11/2017 8:06:44 AM
"Two chicks could make love to you at the same time and never even see each other"
But don't encourage me. Many times my love life actually did get out of hand and I saw too many chicks at the same time.
I just loooooooooove the smell and the atmosphere and the feel and the happy laughter of a pretty chick, fertile and sweet. It's one of my weaknesses. Addictions even. I gotta bottleneck it out for myself in just small doses or it just wrecks everything. Like liquor or something.
But I'm not sure you know what 288 lbs looks like. 288 lbs is like 131 kilograms, right?
Looks pretty normal. Not fit and trim, but from the way you're going on, perhaps you read that as 288 tons.
Anyway when the fark do we see what you look like, mmmmmmmmm? Make that Scot Aldridge masterpiece you promised us. Why are you like this? Just going "fark you guys I ain't showing you shit". That ain't nice of you :(
Well, time to get ready for a party. PARTY TIME BABY!!! WHOOO!!! Saturday night party. An exciting way to end the Saturday.
Y'all got something planned for this here Saturday night?
11/11/2017 9:11:16 PM
288? You must have some height. What are you, 6'3"? I'm under 6', like James and Scott. I know, because I hugged James at an IndieMeet and thought, "He and I are a lot alike." He's smarter, though. I just brute force my way through life. And Scott, well he's an animal, though I have successfully calmed him with Winchell's donuts. :>)
Okay, my progress? I had some chocolate chip cookies, at someone's house party, this evening. I need to take Chewy for a walk! Man steps, of course.
11/11/2017 9:51:02 PM
Yeah yeah so I'm head and shoulders above you guys. Tell us something we don't know. If I ever come to your indiemeet, y'all best make some noise so I know you're there so I don't accidentally step on you down there.
Wow, you actually touched james? Voluntarily??? How long did you scrub to get that out?
"He and I are a lot alike." He's smarter, though.
Alike??? Got I hope not. One of him is enough bitchyness for me to handle for a lifetime. I don't think you're alike. You really don't come across that way.
And smarter? Smartass maybe.
"Okay, my progress? I had some chocolate chip cookies, at someone's house party, this evening"
You consumed sugar in the company of others??? Wow. Don't you like spaz out and go crazy?
I never eat sugar when I'm with other people. I'll get high and depressed and kill everybody in the room in a hyperactive, hyperdepressed state.
Sugar=Bad. Don't eat sugar. Especially if you don't want to be a fat disgusting slob.
Okay just to be sure, so I'm alone in this slimdown? You have chosen to be fat forever more and on a fast track to a heart attack, liver failure, high blood pressure induced stroke, not fitting into normal store bought clothes, limited mobility and getting stuck in door frames?
Just checking so I don't think you're in when you don't have what it takes to wow us with a remarkable improvement.
Don't disappoint us Conway. Don't. :( We just want you to be fit and healthy. Actually why would we care? Well it's something we chose to do. We don't have to but we made a choice. Now you must ask yourself: Do I want to donate my corpse one day to those people looking for spare parts to save others, or to the candle factory?
Oh, right. The whole slimdown contest thing. That's sooooooooo yesterday.
Today, my mind is on other things. You be as fat as you like, Conway! It's your choice. I accept you just the way you are. Especially fat, since fat people make me look slim by comparison.
And this weekend I ate and drank like crazy and I don't want to tell myself it was wrong. It was excessive but it was so great. Especially the party Saturday night. I ate a whole barbequed cattle and a lot of sheep. It was utmostly delicious.
And drinking Captain Morgan reminds me of Captain John Silver. Who can fault someone so legendary?
Who wants to be skinny and healthy when you can enjoy life? Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum I always say!