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I have a few shots animated now, up till now I have mostly been figuring out the blocking (no pun intended) of the characters. I'm trying to treat this the way I would shoot a play or live sitcom, with three basic camera angles. A master from the front, and a camera from each side shooting across to whatever action is relevant. Not strictly, of course, but just to give me a reasonable approach. With only two weeks left, there's still much to be done, so it's an enormous help that everyone is helping with promotion and in other ways. My thanks to joebert10, chris@gbp, and William Osborne, for doing these great promos, and of course Arginnon for so much help with music and sound. It's great to see people outside the project, and especially outside the community, getting excited for the show!

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Good luck with animating, Thistof! I updated my signature to do a little promo myself mini/wink

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I was just going to ask about signatures.  I am relatively new here (like 2 months), and I don't know how to post a picture in the signature...do I need a Flickr?  and what size does it need to be?

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It was a pleasure taking part in this wonderful project, and I can't wait to see how it all works out together.
@joebert10 to add a signature, you'll need either a Flickr or Imgur account, and copy/paste an IMG image link via either of those sites. You'll have to make sure that your image does not exceed 100 pixels high and 400 pixels wide. If you have any difficulties working out how to get your signature banner, just send me a pm mini/smile

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I was just going to ask about signatures.  I am relatively new here (like 2 months), and I don't know how to post a picture in the signature...do I need a Flickr?  and what size does it need to be?

There's a handy dandy FAQ for the forums here with information on how to do that. mini/wink
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Arginnon wrote:

Good luck with animating, Thistof! I updated my signature to do a little promo myself mini/wink

Very nice!

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I plan on doing a 30 second cutdown of John Buttocks and the Comanche Ninjas for a commercial. You also could feature the whole thing if you wish as it was made for this. mini/wink

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That is AWESOME! This trailer went above and beyond!

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That is beautiful work, Mosh.

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Thanks!

I'll get it and the 30 second cutdown into the dropbox by the end of the week.

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Thanks!

I'll get it and the 30 second cutdown into the dropbox by the end of the week.

Great, be sure to send me a list of credits, including music, voice acting, sounds, animation, etc. in a text file so I can copy/paste and not have to worry about misspelling anything.

It would be nice to have the words "click for full trailer" at the bottom or near the end of the commercial, so viewers can just click on the screen to see the full thing. I'll let you add that text so it matches the aesthetic of your trailer, and I'll put a link hitbox on it once it's on youtube.

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I figured out my signature!  I think it looks pretty good.
Thanks for the help!

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A quick update, the animation is well under way, and there's about a minute left to animate, which should hopefully be finished by Thursday. Arginnon has been helpful in doing the sound effects editing and mixing, as well as composing original music, and has done a fantastic job!

This thing is really coming to life, and I am so excited for and proud of this collaboration, and grateful to everyone involved!

I want to extend this opportunity by saying that

It is not too late to be a part of this thrilling moment in the BiM community!

The projected total running time, including all commercials plus the three commercials that I know to be in the works by various people, still comes out to under 27 minutes, which means there is still plenty of room for

COMMERCIALS!

As of right now I have received 10 commercials, plus the three that I mentioned should be coming in the next few days.
This is a really good turnout and there are some really great commercials! But there is still room for more, so if you have an idea that you've been on the fence about, NOW is the time to connect your four leg holes to your studded chair and get to work!

Remember, they don't have to be super long, they range from 10 seconds to under 50 seconds, and they will be accepted up until the last minute, which means as long as I haven't rendered on Sunday, but if I have, then too bad, so try to get them in on Saturday.

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I'm so excited!

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I have an idea. Time to be the flash and animate. mini/smile

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I should have a commercial in right at the deadline. I can't wait to see the final product.

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I have finished all animation on the framing story! Now I'm doing final editing and preparing the credits and such.
It's good to hear that more people are able to join in these last couple days! Be sure to also include a text file of your credits so I can copy/paste them into photoshop without worrying about misspelling anything. Once I get home from church on Sunday at around noon PST, I'm going to start getting everything ready for render and upload, so don't cut it too close! Try to submit as soon as possible, Saturday night would be ideal.

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Is WMV format good?

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Sure, I've had a little trouble with some .mov files, not all but some. Everything else seems good so far. I'll be monitoring the dropbox and will let anyone know if I have file issues as soon as I can.

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Dropbox gave me an error when I uploaded the file. Any chance I could email you my video?