Friday, August 15, 2008

update

Well I arrived at my new destination, but I may move again as I'm going to need a place where I can be sufficiently loud to do recordings. One of the animators helping us is going to be quite busy too, so I'm afraid that means we're going to postpone the 20+ minute long episode again (yeah, I know).

The good news is that I'm going a little batty from not working on anything more creative, so I've decided to start a shorter Civil Protection episode that will be easier to animate. With everyone helping on it, it should be out sometime mid to late September. After that, I'm going to do everything in my power to finish the original episode I meant to release for Halloween 2007 I ended up postponing; except now it will be in time (hopefully) for Halloween 2008. This one is already partially completed, but there's still a lot to do on it. It will be at least 15 minutes and I hope will be the scariest episode of CP yet.

For everyone waiting on Freeman's Mind, it's still going to be kind of sparse until I finish the Noesis tutorial, then you can expect a big increase in its frequency. Thanks again for everybody's patience, we're going to be producing some good stuff over the next couple months.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thats cool Ross. Take as long as you need. But when do you expect to release the 20 min episode? This month or next month?

CBI Elite said...

Glad to see things are slowly coming together! Your material has only been getting better with time...can't wait to see September's issue!

PS, the download link isn't working for FM4...any fix? Keep it up!

Xanatos said...

nice, thanks for the update, looking forward to the CP short

Ridan Krad said...

As always, I'm looking forward to seeing more episodes, both of Freeman's Mind and of course Civil Protection. Sorry to hear there's another delay, but it sounds like you're getting things streamlined, so hopefully the gaps between episodes won't be quite so long anymore. Also, definitely looking forward to another Halloween special, especially if its 15 minutes or more.

Zaerg said...

Sounds awesome, I can wait.

Anonymous said...

YOU KEEP SAYING THAT!!! IT'S ALWAYS "GETTING BETTER OVER A FEW MONTHS"!.

But I love you and your stuff nontheless ^_^

catuchumen said...

That sound sweet. A bummer that it'll take a little longer, but for CP and FM, it is totally worth it.

Anonymous said...

Cool deal man! Good luck with everything!

Ross Scott said...

anonymous dude 1: Probably neither, but there will 2 different CP episodes out instead.

cbi elite: Yeah Machinima.com is fixing their servers or something, they told me it should be back up before too long

xanatos: thanks man, I haven't had a chance to look at your videos yet, but I plan to catch up eventually

ridan krad: Yeah it should get better after I'm done with Noesis, and I'll be trying to make the Halloween one pretty scary.

anonymous dude 2: Yeah, christ, I know. It's all because of Noesis man. Between Galaxy Gulp and all the tutorial work, I'm sure I've lost over 1000 hours on it all and I'm STILL not finished. Not only does it consume a lot of my time, but it's turning into a real morale killer for me. We ran into a lot of bugs in Galaxy Gulp, people who were going to help me on it ended up pulling out and I had to fill in a bunch of roles. For the tutorials I have to plan the lesson, test it, record it, do a write-up, record the dialogue, edit the audio, edit the video, and add visuals, it just all adds up tremendously. Meanwhile everybody's pissed because I'm not releasing more videos. Don't get me wrong, they're good people at Noesis, but the whole experience basically makes me want to smash my head against a wall.

Weissberv said...

Cool, I recently watched ur Civil Protection movies, and I found them HILARIOUS. I. Am. Serious, they are awsome lol. I wasn't too keen on the Freeman's mind movies but I loved Galaxy Gulp. Good to see you are keeping up the work, 'cause its amazing dude. :D

kuangeleven said...

Either way, I am sure those episodes worth waiting.

When can we expect the website?

Miki said...

Take as long as you need because I know it will be a grat work!!! ^_^

Dv8 said...

Some great stuff Ross, really enjoyed the shows. "On a Rail" was great! Look forward to watching more.

mike&dave fan said...

good that things are rolling! keep it up and try to keep your head away from that wall... ;)

all the best!

Otto said...

Gee, I'd hate to do voice acting where I currently am. My brothers and I share this room and they would come in, as they frequently do, and ask what the heck I was doing and why I was raising my voice. :)

mike&dave fan said...

mirror for cp:

cp-friday: http://civil-protection.ziphoid.com/vid/files/CP01-Friday.WMV

cp-aliens: http://civil-protection.ziphoid.com/vid/files/CP02-Aliens.WMV

cp-shadow: http://civil-protection.ziphoid.com/vid/files/CP03-Shadow.WMV

cp-onarail: http://civil-protection.ziphoid.com/vid/files/CP04-OnARail.zip

cp-halloween: http://civil-protection.ziphoid.com/vid/files/civil_protection_halloween_safety.wmv

edward said...

Hey Ross, I've been a long time fan of yours, started watching CP then Freeman's Mind came along and I've missed the working downloadable link(its your fault not enough updates !).

And since I like to keep your videos I still havent been able to watch it. So could you fix the dl link please ?

Anonymous said...

yay!!!!

Ross Scott said...

Weissberv: Thanks man, if it makes any difference, I like CP more than FM too, but they take longer to produce. I still think the best episodes for the series are yet to come.

kuangeleven: I'm hoping late September, but I can't promise anything.

miki: thanks, I hope to get things out faster though

dv8: thanks man, I'm looking forward to using your map in the next episode

otto: I'm a better situation now, it should not be a problem

mike&dave fan: Thanks for the mirrors man, I plan to add mirrors and make the episodes much easier to access with the new site.

edward: Unfortunately my internet access is limited at the moment, so I probably won't be able to upload them right now. It's probably not what you want to hear, but once I get the new website up it should be much easier to get the higher quality copies of the videos.

InSaNe said...

Ross you are GOD.To me CP and Freeman's Mind are one of the best videos there are on YouTube/and machinima.com/I've whached them around a hundred times both.
I cant wait for FM episode 5.
Good luck.