Adver-tainment Production Journal – Update #4

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Hey everyone, it’s time for another update. Hard to believe it’s been a month already…

Scripts for the entire season are mostly finished. I’ve gone through three rounds of writing/revising, so most of the elements are in place. I still need to figure out a few things, but that usually happens during the production process.

I’ve begun collecting sprites and backgrounds. I forgot to mention it before, but season 2 is going to be 100% animated! I’m going to try something new (for me, anyway) and film myself in front of a green screen doing all the poses I need, and drawing over them to make them look like video game sprites. This is a process called rotoscoping, and was used most famously in the original Prince of Persia game, the film Heavy Metal, and the music video Money For Nothing by Dire Straits.

The release method of the show is going to be one episode every two weeks, as part of a larger series I’m calling “Sunday Night Serials”. Along with Adver-tainment, I have one other video series I’m going to be doing for Sunday Night Serials next year. In the event that I don’t have the next episode of Adver-tainment ready, I’ll probably release an episode of the other show. Between those two shows, that should keep Sunday Night Serials going for almost the entirety of 2014. After that, I intend to make original sprite-based videos in the same style as Adver-tainment.

And finally, each week I reveal a game that is not the game I’m using for the plot, but that I’m using portions of. This week’s game is Final Fight, as I’m using Metro City as the location.

See you next week!