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FryFreak84
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« on: 10-19-2004 05:04 »

I Thought I once heard someone say somthing about some futurama fans that made their own futurama episodes in Flash.

Is There anyone who knows if that is true?

And in that case where to find them?
SlackJawedMoron

Urban Legend
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« Reply #1 on: 10-19-2004 05:13 »

Few have tried, none have really succeeded. There's a few flash films at GotFuturama.com, but they aren't episodes, just parodies, for the most part. You're stuck, really.
M0le

Space Pope
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« Reply #2 on: 10-19-2004 05:34 »

The closest thing to a fan-film would probably be the Fryscape adventure game that's being made.
Zoidberg227

Space Pope
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« Reply #3 on: 10-19-2004 06:04 »

Isn't Hobojobo working on a short?  He's got a 3D art thread over in Fan Art & Fiction, you might want to check that out (I'm feeling lazy right now ... I might link it a bit later).
Zmithy

Professor
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« Reply #4 on: 10-19-2004 06:07 »

Maybe after I finish a degree in animation, anyone without that level of skill wouldn't be able to pull it off.
Also the script would have to be top-notch, way above most fan fiction.
And then theres the problem of sound, do you trawl through the net trying to find people who can do good impressions of the characters? Also, you'd need access to a live orchestra to get the quality of sound from the show.

I've scripted a 30-second animation based on a version of I dated a robot, except with Fry downloading a robotic version of Leela, timed nicely to 'Plug in baby' by Muse.
I lack the software to do it though, maybe next year...
ooy

Professor
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« Reply #5 on: 10-19-2004 06:24 »

2 words: newgrounds search.

bad movies.
Whoopwhoopwhoop

Professor
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« Reply #6 on: 10-19-2004 23:02 »

I would be suprised if yuo found a good flash episode exceding a minute, if even any...
hobojobo

Bending Unit
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« Reply #7 on: 10-19-2004 23:33 »
« Last Edit on: 10-19-2004 23:33 »

 
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Originally posted by *Zoidberg 227*:
*Isn't Hobojobo working on a short? He's got a 3D art thread over in Fan Art & Fiction, you might want to check that out (I'm feeling lazy right now ... I might link it a bit later).*

Yeah, it should be about five minutes long. Gwan wrote the script, and I'm just doing the music in garage band. As for the voiceovers, I'm probably just going to use subtitles. I try to post updates on our progress every week or so in my thread ( http://www.peelified.com/cgi-bin/Futurama/4-000825-3/ )

Anyway, here's Bofr@'s index, it has lots of Futurama Flash stuff on it.  http://mitglied.lycos.de/demboard/
Col. Klink

Professor
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« Reply #8 on: 10-19-2004 23:40 »

You wouldn't need an orchestra. You could just play music already in the show.
Squeaky

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #9 on: 10-21-2004 19:53 »
« Last Edit on: 10-21-2004 19:53 »

The computer programs that Curiosity Company uses is very expensive so the animation you get from the standard crude animation wouldn't turn out as smooth as it does on the show.

I'm not saying it can't be done, I'm just saying it wouldn't be as good as the show.
hobojobo

Bending Unit
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« Reply #10 on: 10-21-2004 20:31 »

The thing is, there were dozens, probably hundreds of people on staff for Futurama. No one is trying to compete with the quality of futurama, we know we can't. If anything, people here are just trying to make things in flash and 3ds Max that are mildly entertaining. While they would be nice, no one really needs expensive software or a live orchestra or th real voices.
Squeaky

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #11 on: 10-22-2004 03:27 »

I wasn't saying that a fan episode has to be good as the show in terms of quality of animation for it be entertaining. I'm just saying even if you are a good animator you still need good tools to make the animations smooth.

I hope your fan episode turns out good Hobo, I'll definatly check it out when it's done.
Sivak

Delivery Boy
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« Reply #12 on: 10-23-2004 21:56 »

The most important thing a good episode needs is good writing.  You can do visuals all you want, but without good writing it's useless.  If you've got a creative side, then try to do some sort of screenplay.

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