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Merry Christmas, and whatever else, everyone! :) This is a piece I've just finally competed for my father for Christmas. One of his and my favorite historical individuals, George Washington. I wanted to depict him in a truly epic way. I first had the idea of depicting him as he was as a colonel in the French/American Indian war, as that is where the most famous of instances with him being shot at and surviving happened. Well, then there was this time the British sharpshooter had him in his sights when he was a General in the American Revolution, but he just felt the need to drop his weapon... At any rate, as a colonel, he was ordered to deliver a message by horseback across the battlefield to his acting general. He did so, but not before surviving two horses shot out from under him and three bullet holes through his clothes -- two through his coat and one through his hat! Needless to say, that's quite the image of a man having his horse shot out from under him and his clothes riddled with bullets, yet still he doesn't waver, presses ever forward, and survives unscathed! I liked the uniform probably better from his colonel days, being an awesome red and blue. But, ultimately, I decided to meld that in with this showing him in his General regalia, leading his men in the Revolution, instead. So, it's a piece more depicting the seminal character and symbol of George Washington now than any one particular event.

My next thought was animating this to music, and I really got crazy ambitious with all of that. First, I've never animated a flash piece before and second, I've never composed a musical score before. I was very rusty on my reading of music, and have only ever played the trumpet over a decade ago in my Elementary through High School days (graduated in 97). However, I have mixed musical scores for films before, and I found that I could work midi through Garageband and also ProTools. I wish I would have started with ProTools, because having to switch back and forth due to Garageband not having adequate ways to share was painful. But, anyway, I was intending to use the Star Spangled Banner as inspiration. This is The George Washington March, as I've now labeled it. *One final master was mixed to give little more separation to the instruments by a friend that offered to do it really quickly, once he heard it. I eventually animated this piece, fighting it tooth and nail because of how large and slow it was, through After Effects, then had to search around crazily to try and get it properly converted to swf. After Effects, let's just say, while it can do it, I wouldn't recommend it for something this large. A 1GB to 5GB flash file also is completely useless. I wound up saving the portion I could get working to an MOV file, editing that in Final Cut Pro, and taking that MOV file and using a converter to make it into a workable swf file. The MOV, I think I will upload to YouTube later. *later is now :)

With all of that together, though, and after 2 1/2 months of composing, photoshoping, and animating (the animation itself didn't take but a night, or two), literally forgoing lots and lots of sleep, exercise, and working sometimes all night and all day (I felt like I was possessed), here I finally have my ode to Washington and a tribute to him for my dad -- the best dad I could ever ask for :)

I hope you enjoy it, too. PS: if you're not American, I hope the piece at least speaks to you also in some way :)


View the Painting by itself here:

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Watch on youtube: [link]
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your hand plz.

second for the long waiting Jenkins.

Plan B
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a comic written by :iconvictoranomalous:


Music being MF DOOM
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Click to eat.
Animation study for game. Photoshop and flash.
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Hey guys, I've been working on this gaming project called "Shards Online" for the past few months. Shards is a fully moddable online RPG that will allow players to create unique worlds to either explore or rule over as gods. Check out our Kickstarter below for a full-write up and help spread the word!

KICKSTARTER: www.kickstarter.com/projects/1…

THE COLOSSEUM SHARD: 

"Hail Demetrius! God of Gods and Glory of Glories! The shard of Colosseum is home to the Grecoro Republic and the delightsome people dedicated to worshiping the God of Earth. A world of splendor and unrivaled hedonistic pleasure, Colosseum is home to games, tournaments, and addictive pastimes that consume the interest of visitors from shards across the universe. Beyond the bloodlust and brutality of the Colosseum itself lies a rich tapestry of gambling and pleasure-seeking."
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Learning more stuff with Actionscript 3...

Though seems my preloader doesn't work on this one. Dunno why.

Flash CS3, Logic Express 7 (with the Automat synth.), Illustrator (Drawing the body)
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For a college assignment I was asked to do an interactive map which utilized Flash Action script 3.0 and Illustrator. We were free to pick a television show or movie of our choice and make an interface and map which depicted areas in which the main characters visited. I decided to do Twelve Kingdoms which is a Japanese anime. The world in which the characters live is an island in the shape of a diamond surrounded by four separate islands with a central land mass in the direct middle. These islands are all surrounded by a turbulent ocean which is said in the story to connect the real world Japan to this fantasy realm.

Each of the icons are programed as buttons and gives a quick description of the area and its significance.
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This is an audio story based on the 39th episode of the Marauder Shields Comic ("The Debt, Part 1"), available here: [link]

CAST & CREW

Story / Lead: Koobismo
Audio Producer: JeffDaniel
Editor: AdoreeLyssa
Admiral Hackett: Matt "Calavera" O'Connor
Lieutenant Attlee: Phil Hornshaw

AFTERWORD

Be sure to check out the afterword provided with the original comic, here: [link]

Hope is Alive!

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Mass Effect universe, its design and characters are owned by BioWare/EA Productions. This is a work of parody and fan-fiction, created under the terms of fair use. Music track licensed in accordance with copyright laws and being good guys.

P.S. Be sure to follow me on twitter, to get all the latest info: [link]

P.S.2. Help me spread this around! Retweet, post to gaming forums, send out links to your friends!

P.S.3. If you haven't checked out our awesome interview with Obsidian's Chris Avellone, do it now! An epic hour of epic epicness: [link]
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While I'm working on episode 43... This is an audio story based on the 27th episode of the Marauder Shields Comic, available here: [link]

VERSION A

This version is meant for a male Shepard.
FemShep version available here: [link]

CAST & CREW

Story / Lead: Koobismo
Audio Producer: JeffDaniel
Editor: AdoreeLyssa
Thane: Matt "Calavera" O'Connor
Female Shepard: BrizzyVoices
Male Shepard: Dylan Shipley

Music: Kaneda & Derek Palmer

AFTERWORD

This is the first episode of the "Narrow Path" arc of the Marauder Shields comics. This audiobook was originally published at koobismo.com - be sure to check out the site if you haven't done so already. :) Episode 43 is in the works, should be available within the next 3 days! Ooph, I think that's it? ;)

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Mass Effect universe, its design and characters are owned by BioWare/EA Productions. This is a work of parody and fan-fiction, created under the terms of fair use. Music track licensed in accordance with copyright laws and being good guys.
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Darth Vader vs Sora

o/
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