This is a animation I have worked on for a very long time, a bit over 2 years I think.
When I started it Blender 2.49 was new and hot.
It's not non-stop work for 2 years, I have had breaks and inspirational lows during the process.
Work, sleep and family stole some time too.
It's the second animation/short film i made, this one being just over 6 minutes long.
My previous animation was with a static camera, two scenes, one character and a handful of props.
I wanted a bit more with this.
I wanted a certain style that would make it stand out, more scenes and action and a good solid griping story. (story is hard)
On account of a crap computer I needed it to be easy on the CPU therefore the black and white theme.
About 6 months ago when I picked up this project again for the eleventh time it really started to take speed and I could visualize a final product.
I didn't want to release it before i feel't I had made it the best I could.
My original thought was to make everything myself, modeling, animation, cutting, music ,voiceover etc. I soon had to rethink my strategy.
After 2 days and 25 recording of me trying to sound like a mature man I gave up, i'm 26 so I didn't think that would be a problem.
I posted in a voiceover forum asking if there were any kind souls out there willing to help me out with my animation.
I soon got a response from a great guy who was willing to help me out with this. (Joe Pike www.thevoiceitguy.com)
It was the same with the music, 3 days of failed attempts at making epic music I started searching the internet for a talented guy who if I was lucky would help me with the music.
I found Zavaroe (Conor Cameron) on youtube and sent him a mail asking if he was interested. He was.
Now I could focus on the things that I like the most.
After allot of unorganized improvements here and there it started to shape up.
I think I had the actual movie done about 3 month ago, since that I have been playing the animation on repeat finding scenes I'm not happy with and fixing them up.
Now after all this time I am going to close this project and say "I'm done with this". I must admit it is kind of scary to post it but I will hope for the best.