Live! from E.V.I.L.
(Evil Villain Island Lair)
Episode 2: “Therapist from E.V.I.L.”
Heros. Villains. They all need mental health…
… and watch the premier episode “Evil Greetings” here:
Five Days from Voice to Cartoon: The Making of E.V.I.L. Episode 2
The premier episode took eight (8) days part-time to complete. This second episode only took five (5) days part-time. What’s the secret? Leveraging and learning curve.
By leveraging past assets, like the opening and closing credits and theme song, some of the development time was pared down. Additional time was saved due to a prior knowledge of the software. Every step up the learning curve not only helps to shorten the development time, but also allows for the use of newly discovered features.
In truth, it also took five days because I spent some extra time and thought on the script, camera cuts and effects. A good cartoon needs a good concept and script, or it’s just funny pictures on the screen.
If you are interested in finding out more about the creation of the premier episode, check out the origin story here:
Live! from E.V.I.L. (Premier!)
There’s only one person who really made a world of difference in this episode. She helped in countless ways, from plot to ideas to critique…:
- My Lovely Wife
… and a special tribute to the late Bob Fraser who taught me:
“If it is to be, it’s up to me!“
If you’re curious about any of the tools used to create this cartoon, here’s some additional information and links:
Muvizu: 3-d animation software, with free and paid versions – more info at their site:
Sony Acid: There are several versions of Acid available from Sony, ranging from the free “Acid Xpress” to the “Acid Pro”. Visit the following link to compare and download:
Sony Acid product comparison
Also, be sure to check out Acid 8-packs. Free loops posted weekly at:
GIMP: Gnu Image Manipulation Program
Great freeware photo and graphic editor. Here’s the main site:
Many free and low-cost options are available for recording and editing audio. Audacity and Garage Band are great choices. Below are links to the tools that I used on this project:
Sony Sound Forge product comparison
Sony Vegas: The software line starts at around $50 USD. To compare versions and features, see this link:
Sony Vegas product comparison
I hope you enjoyed the second episode of “Live! from E.V.I.L.”. Please be sure to pass it on to others. I’ll be creating more in the near future. If you have any comments or questions, be sure to post them below.
All content created by Joe J Thomas online at: JoeActor.com
The game is afoot !!!
Indeed! and maybe aleg and ahand too!
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