Monday, November 20, 2006

Posting and stuff

I finally figured out how to add a direct link to the movie off to the side on this page, so now I feel like I can do a second post. The response to the first episode has been overwhelmingly positive, which leads me to one conclusion: everyone likes ninjas. Unfortunately, the majority of the episodes of CP will not contain any ninja material. Because of this, I naturally expect the positive response to go down for the next episode. I plan to be working on it all this week, but who knows when I'll finish it. Judging only from the script size, it's about twice as long as the first, and contains much more dialogue. So this means that on top of having no ninjas, I'll be taxing attention spans as well; which is rather taboo for the internet. Anyway, for those of you still jonesing for a ninja fix, I recommend this site

Friday, November 03, 2006


This will be the webpage devoted to the Civil Protection video series. I've just finished the first episode which you can download from the link above. As for the series, it's inspired by the oppressive policing force within the game Half-Life 2. It's a comedy created using the game engine itself to animate everything. Right now I am the writer, animator, director, producer, cinematographor, editor... pretty much everything you see in the episode is my fault. This episode does contain some language and violence, but it's not much worse than a PG rating.

It was a real pain to learn the SDK and animate all this, so I won't be starting on another episode immediately. Not that you have any frame of reference, but the next one should go much more quickly since a lot of the time was spent on learning everything. Whenever I start on it again, that is. I need a break, I'm practically dreaming about those spooky metal helmets that the CP units wear. Anyway, feel free to contact me or post comments about whatever.