Almost two months on and I am proud to announce that Level 50 has made the front page of Newgrounds.com! Thank you very much to whoever made that happen. The film also went on to be shown at The University Of Huddersfield graduate show where it won ‘The External Examiner Prize’ awarded by legendary animation man Paul Wells. In other news, I went on to graduate from University, being awarded a 1st! Also, I have officially started work my next film, this one will not contain any elevators.
Hitman Joe in: Level 50 is online!
Thank you to everyone who was involved in the process of making this, I really appreciate everyone’s feedback, ideas and motivational comments.
Special thanks of course to Joel for providing The Baron’s awesome voice.
I really appreciate everyone putting up with me when I was too busy working on this to socialize or be a normal person. It’s been a hell of a ride making the film and I can’t wait to do it all again on my next project.
Level 50 is Coming
While the version of ‘Hitman Joe In: Level 50’ I handed in to university was complete, I really wanna give it the icing on the cake and make sure it’s perfect before I upload it for the world to see. With all the craziness organizing the degree show and examinations right now, it could be a week or two, but hang in there, it’ll be worth it.
Here is a snap of my ever growing, ‘finishing touches’ checklist.
Ready for handing in.
Coming online soon.
The Final Week
Hitman Joe in: Level 50 is almost done! Well on track to be handed in this Friday. Post hand-in, I think I will shine the film up a little, especially in areas I produced close to the start of this process, effectively creating a ‘Director’s Cut’ which I will be showing at shows and eventually uploading online, just for you!
2 Weeks Remain
3 Weeks Remain
The Deadline is really drawing in now, not to worry though, Hitman Joe In: Level 50 is actually very much on track for completion. This project has taught me as much about time management as it has about animation.
4 Weeks Remain
5 Weeks Remain
Also, I put together a showreel recently.
6 Weeks Remain
7 Weeks Remain
8 Weeks Remain
8 weeks or 40 working days are left on this project. Let’s see what I can do with them. On the plus side, I got my dissertation handed in!
100 Days Remain
The planning stage is done, the animatic is finished, and below is a snap from my dope sheet/shot checklist. I’ve worked out there are about 100 working days between me and my deadline. This is it.
Fourth Time Lucky
The first shot of ‘Level 50’ wasn’t half a toughy. It is an angled shot, looking up at the towering building where the film takes place. After being pretty content with my first effort, it was pointed out to me that it actually looked rather mundane, cartoony and small. From here I was taken on a punishing journey attempting to perfect the shot.
Never be afraid to throw something away and try it again, it’ll probably end up better for it.
Even if it does take you four f***ing tries.