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Spy & Pyro 2 (Working Title)

2015-01-09 02:40:00 by TmsT

Happy 2015, folks! What am I up to these days?

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I'm currently in the midst of quickly cranking out a spiritual successor to one of my more popular animations, "Spy & Pyro". Occasionally I post spoiler-free art previews on a Spy & Pyro blog.

There's a short trailer/teaser video for it on the Patreon campaign page for this upcoming video. Watch out for the full, finished product on Valentine's Day, all going to plan! Support the campaign and you'll get your name in the credits for all the world to see. (But that's not all that's there to sweeten the deal...)

After this is done, I'm off to join an animation studio instead of freelancing, so this could be the last TmsT animation for an even longer time than usual. Let's make it a good'un!

- TmsT (Preferred class: Pyro)



What song should TmsT's next music video use? One of yours!

It's about time I made another music video and I want to be inspired to make it really awesome! Preferably by music that you or a friend of yours has made. (That makes it easier to get permission to use it!) So please post/suggest your tunes, and if you have musician friends, let them know about this too. There's tons of great music talent here on Newgrounds - but I'm open to suggestions from anywhere.

Some of you already have contacted me about making music videos for your band, but I probably said something about being busy; well it turns out I'm never not busy, so now's as good a time as any to start actually planning something.

The last two music videos that I animated were for indie musicians and both videos won awards IRL; maybe the next one will make it three for three? ^_~

Suggest music in the comments below, or PM me, or send me an email: frencheroticfilm@gmail.com



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GARFIELD COLLAB #2 - Now open for submissions!

2012-08-07 01:04:31 by TmsT
Updated

Due to the "success" of The best GARFIELD FALSH ANIMASHUN COLLAB Ever!, there is some strong support for a second volume of Garfield falsh animashunz. In fact, we've had one sent in already! :)
So we just kicked off another collab with the exact same theme and everything. It's up to YOU to make it different from the previous one. Oh and the deadline is only TWO MONTHS FROM NOW - October 6, 2012 - so right now would be a great time to get started on it!

Please join the event on the new Facebook page (click here) - This is NOT compulsory, but recommended so you can get updates, discuss ideas, and have your questions answered.

Tech deets:
Size: 550x400
Framerate: 24fps
Format: Flash 8 or earlier
Send your finished FLA file(s) to frencheroticfilm@gmail.com
Also please send all the audio files you've used.

GARFIELD COLLAB #2 - Now open for submissions!



It's finished! Watch now. http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/600429

"The best GARFIELD FALSH ANIMASHUN COLLAB Ever!" is now live!



Falsh animatorz, this is our collaborative tribute to Jim Davis and his hilarious, lasagna-munching cat, Garfield!

The Plan: Everyone selects a different Garfield comic, then animates it in a different style and/or genre and with any other tweaks and twists that would qualify it as a parody and not outright copyright infringement.

An example of this would be "Lasagna Cat", with its live-action cosplay sitcom interpretations of Garfield strips. (Following them up with related Garfield music videos as Lasagna Cat does would not be necessary for this collab, but such extensions on a strip are 100% acceptable.)

All levels of artistic competence are eligible for this collab - as long as it's animated and some resemblance to the original comic is evident! The closing date for submissions is flexible, but Christmas is a good cut-off date if there are still outstanding submissions by then.

All the animations will then be compiled into one SWF and put on several sites on the interwebs (including Newgrounds) where the magic of viral social media will make it arrive on Jim Davis' computer and he will laugh, as he has made us laugh so heartily over the years.

TO JOIN, just head on over to the Facebook group to claim your strip to adapt into an animation. Or if you can't use Facebook for whatever reason, just email me at frencheroticfilm@gmail dot com!

The Facebook Group is here!
Invite other animators to join, by all means. The more, the me-ow-rrier!

The best GARFIELD FALSH ANIMASHUN COLLAB ever!


GOT MIC? A call for Voice Actors.

2011-01-03 01:48:19 by TmsT
Updated

This audition has closed, so the content of this news post has been removed. Thank you to everyone who auditioned! Stand by for more auditions later.

- Andrew Kepple
Too Much Spare Time animation
frencheroticfilm@ gmail.com

GOT MIC? A call for Voice Actors.


TOFA 2010

2010-05-28 03:17:21 by TmsT
Updated

The annual Adobe(TM) Tournament Of Flash Artists is ON!

If you like to animate competitively in Flash, get your ass over to our friends at AlbinoBlacksheep.com and sign up in the TOFA thread in the "Flash Developers" section of the forum before the end of May.
You can check out the prizes and schedule in closer detail on tofa.munchymedia.com, but here's a quick tl;dr of it:

Prizes: $670 + Flash CS4 Pro + Photoshop CS4

Each round gives you 18 days for animating and then 3 days of resting while judging happens before you find out if you're in the next round or not.

- Open Round: Everybody vs everybody. Only the top 18 animators will progress.
- Round 1: The 18 survivors are divided into 6 groups of 3. There can be only one champion in each group.
- Round 2: The 6 survivors battle in 2 groups of 3. Only 2 champions survive.
- Final Round: Animator vs Animator!
- After Party

This is quite a big committment, and although each year sees many TOFA competitors bailing out, it is still frowned upon, so don't go signing up if you don't have the spine for this kind of gruelling animational ordeal! But hey, I managed to do okay in TOFA 2008 while also working part time for an animation studio, getting stomach flu, moving house, and being literally (not figuratively) homeless for 3 days (during which time I finished Still Life Eternal - thanks for the Daily Feature for that yesterday, Newgrounds! <3).

But even if you're not entering, it's still a very friendly, fun event, what with spectators, bailers, and the defeated entrants cheering and laughing and making disturbing fanart on the sidelines every year. So go and check it out. This year it's going to be more epic than ever before. I almost wish I was competing again this time!

TOFA 2010


NG Medal Hax!!!!!

2010-04-17 19:47:42 by TmsT

Dear Game Developers,

Making games that save your progress through cookies or other cached info is a great idea and I'm all for it. However, when making games like this that also have "medals" on Newgrounds, be sure to make your game take note of which medals have already been achieved. For example, I just played a game where, upon finishing the game, a medal is awarded and the option to continue playing (presumably to rack up more points) is given. This would, in theory, allowed one to log in with a different Newgrounds account and continue from the other person's progress - which is the end of the game. All they have to do is perform the final action of reaching the goal and they will also get the completion medal on their account. Not only is this possible in theory, but also in practise.

- TmsT (Too Much Spare Time)'s good conscience

________________

Dear gamers who like medals,
Want more medals, but don't wanna play the games in order to earn them? Feel free to PM me your username and password so that I can log in with your account and get you that medal.

You can trust me. I'm honest. See how I pointed out the "hax" in this medal system? Only a trustworthy person would publicly announce this flaw. An untrustworthy person would exploit it secretly. So therefore, I must be trustworthy.

>:D Muah hah hah hah haaaaah...

- TmsT ('Trust Me' Sez Troll)'s bad conscience

NG Medal Hax!!!!!


Thanks guys / Lamarr in print

2009-06-29 20:04:21 by TmsT

First up, thanks to everyone who sent in the voice-acting auditions! While only one could be chosen for the role, the rest of you will be kept on file. :) Check your e-mail to find out if you were elected President for my next animation.

Secondly, my simple Flash game "Lamarr is Going Home" was unexpectedly but positively reviewed in the latest issue of "Retro Gamer" magazine! The image of the article (below) was sent to me by a guy in Scotland, but Wikipedia tells me that this UK-based magazine is published worldwide. I can only hope that LiGH somehow finds its way into the offices of Valve, so that I can give some amusement in return to the people who rekindled my love of gaming with Half-Life 2. Well, actually Portal was the "gateway game" that got me onto HL2. Previously, I didn't even give HL2 a second glance because I don't like first person shooters much. And I still don't (but I've tried!), but HL2 - along with its follow-up episodes - is the exception.

Thanks guys / Lamarr in print