I haven’t worked with that many people outside of my circle of friends and everyone at CH when it comes to cartoons - As you would expect, none of my friends, family or anyone at CH is cool at all.
I never actually met Will Sasso, but we worked with him twice over the phone and he was such a nice guy. We got to meet O.A.R. twice and they’re really cool, and we sat side stage at one of their concerts after recording audio. Directing Diedrich Bader and Will Friedle for Nickelodeon was pretty surreal, but I’d say my favorite was our first “celebrity” voice of Macho Man Randy Savage. Such a crazy phone call, directing him to record these stupid/hilarious lines, pretty much anything we wanted. And his voice is really that raspy.
So to answer your question, I get to work with the coolest person I know everyday. Me.
I taught myself how to use it when I was in college. Read any book I could find about the program and just constantly tried animating things. I’d suggest downloading a trial version and messing around with it. And the books were a huge help.
We haven’t play a game of Kush Lash in years. There’s a number of reasons why, but the lack of a quality hammock is usually the biggest culprit.
Well know that you took slave labor out of the equation…there really isn’t much. CU episodes are a massive undertaking, and I just don’t have extra time to produce one, or direct someone else to animate it. Plus I’d be super picky about the animation…not that CU animation was good by any means, I’d just want it to look a certain way.
So long answer short - Unfortunately, no.
Kickstarter is awesome, but I don’t see myself using it. Financial support isn’t the factor that is stopping production on stuff like CU or KFK. It’s lack of time.
No, unfortunately they passed on it. A bummer, but It did go farther than about 95% of other projects Nickelodeon brings in for production, which is something to hang my hat on…although honestly, I usually just throw my hat on the couch.
So now it’s being shopped around to other networks to see if anyone else is interested.
You can watch the finished product here
Kickstarter.com is a great way for people to raise funds for a project. Lately a lot of independent animators, writers and artists are using Kickstarter to help get their work made.
As someone who was in this position for many years, I think it’s really important to try and support others doing the same thing. Plus it makes me feel like a big man. A BIG MAN.
Anywho, the latest of my friends getting his idea off the ground is Sal Crivelli.
Check out his project “Garth Kirby” and donate some cash!
It could still be an option. It’d be funny to see it created in a 3 panel format. At the moment I don’t want to start any new projects until we have some things cleared off the schedule. We’re about to start working on something fairly large for the next few months so between that and CollegeHumor, I’ll need to limit everything else.
Remind me around October!
Someone asked about Andy a couple months ago…not much has changed, except the Wolverine claws.
Hey this is Troy Aikman here with Hulk Hogan to talk to you about Rent-A-Center’s speci-
The sentence got exponentially worse every 3-4 words.
“Troy Aikman” - Okay, maybe it has something to do with football. I’ll listen
“with Hulk Hogan” - Getting a little strange now…but I’m still here
“Rent-A-Center” - I’m done.
Who doesn’t love animation? I’m sure even Hitler giggled at seeing Mickey Mouse chop his head off in those lovely propaganda cartoons. Well do your part and help these 2 animated projects stay afloat and donate whatever you can to their causes:
Sounddogs.com has a ton of SFX and music clips you can test out and buy. Productiontrax.com is great for music, sometimes I’ll use Garageband to create some music, or SFX as well. I also have a giant Hanna Barbera collection. So all that, plus the random effects that I’ve gathered over the years gives me a pretty extensive collection to choose from.
I’ve got a handful of clients I do work for, not to mention producing my own stuff for network presentations, but CH is definitely my biggest client
Yeah the actual site collegeuniv.com has become obsolete. Originally it was designed to showcase all the shorts/extras/merch for the CU series. But since I don’t make that show anymore…nothing really gets updated on it.
I am slowly SLOWLY trying to plan out a new site that will showcase all the animation I do. Different sections for all the past shows, podcasts, shorts, etc. It’ll eventually be cuanimation.com - in fact if you type that in now, it goes to collegeuniv.com