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I LOVE LEELA

Crustacean
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« on: 01-02-2002 20:07 »

Hi guys,

There's been a little bit of talk about creating Futurama episodes through Flash. What a good idea! It would be quite simple I'm sure - if I weren't such a crap artist I'd do it myself, but there are many talented individuals out there who can draw our characters.

There is buckets of Fan Fiction there so we'll have no trouble with storylines.

(Just for hell's sake, I'm talking about proper, quality animations here, not a cheapo animated GIF of something or other!)

If you don't mind an English accent I'll be happy to do a voiceover and I'll also do the score. (I'm a composer.)

What does everybody think?

Any bright ideas?

Cheerio all!

DS

London, England
Javier Lopez

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« Reply #1 on: 01-02-2002 20:23 »

 
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Originally posted by I LOVE LEELA:
Hi guys,

There's been a little bit of talk about creating Futurama episodes through Flash. What a good idea! It would be quite simple

how you can say "Flash" and "Simple" in the same topic

  big grin 
FrysGIRL

Bending Unit
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« Reply #2 on: 01-02-2002 20:27 »

Question: Is this even legal? If so, count me in. I'll have to go through some training first  roll eyes
Bender_Unit_22

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« Reply #3 on: 01-02-2002 20:50 »

It's totally copyright infringment, if you actually put it up on a website I'm sure fox would shut it down.  They have spies everywhere...*looks over shoulder*

lalala look at my head, it's so crazy look at my head, I got this big ol head, hey, ho...  ok shows over I'm tired
Chump

Urban Legend
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« Reply #4 on: 01-02-2002 21:33 »

Sweet comcept, but theres no way in hell I could do it. The only person i could think of would be that guy who runs Space Station Futurama.
meisterPOOP

Professor
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« Reply #5 on: 01-02-2002 22:08 »

INDEED...You are probably going to have to contact a syndicate about that...The rest I am taking to the "Invention Submission Corportation."
Nixorbo

UberMod
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« Reply #6 on: 01-02-2002 22:20 »

Who's going to do the voices?  WHO'S GOING TO DO THE VOICES?
Just Chris

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« Reply #7 on: 01-03-2002 00:54 »

Fox hates anything that's made by people.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #8 on: 01-03-2002 14:21 »

I think maybe it's a bit soon to be thinking about doing this, maybe when the show finishes but at the moment new episodes are being made anyway.
wu_konguk

Urban Legend
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« Reply #9 on: 01-03-2002 15:21 »

Are there not flash animations of Bender a la Matrix at CGEF they might be games but still Flash yes.
VelourFog

Space Pope
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« Reply #10 on: 01-03-2002 16:36 »

 
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Originally posted by Nixorbo:
Who's going to do the voices?  WHO'S GOING TO DO THE VOICES?

you?

dude ya know where you can see some awesome flash?  Dude

FishyJoe

Honorary German
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« Reply #11 on: 01-03-2002 17:13 »

Wow, that is the best website ever!

But anyway, yeah...the animation doesn't seem too hard, but voices would be a pain in the cock. I guess it could be a silent cartoon, with comic bubbles or whatever. But then what's the point in animating it when you could just do a fan comic?

I guess the best bet is to find one minor character you can imitate well(like Scruffy or URL) and make a spinoff internet show.
I LOVE LEELA

Crustacean
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« Reply #12 on: 01-03-2002 18:11 »

Hi guys,

Well, yes, I suppose it's DEEPLY illegal. But having said that, scan art is illegal, fan fiction is illegal, fan art is illegal... Similar has been done with Star Trek and they haven't been shut down. I think that, as long as it was made clear (for the dumbos) that it wasn't endorsed by Fox, and was indicated that it was for educational use only (this weasels you out of copyright restrictions) they would turn a blind eye.

As for the Flash, somebody is bound to be able to do it. I wish I could remember the name of the site with the Amy/Hairdryer Flash animation, but my memory is crap. I'm not thinking of huge CGI scenes or anything like that! A more people oriented, comical style.

Yes, I suppose it could be silent, but bang goes the fun! Somebody with a microphone could record their part, send it to somebody (ie, me) and I'd stick them all together. Voices can be electronically processed if need be, so it shouldn't be that hard. All the voiceover artist need be concerned with is recording his/her part.

Yes, it's still being made, THANK GOD!!! But that doesn't stop us from dreaming up other stories. I know it's a huge project, but I think it could be pretty jolly damn bloody good.

Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #13 on: 01-03-2002 18:16 »

Do you have any story line ideas yet and are you planning on just sticking to the main characters or using minor characters too like the Hypno-Toad and the Hyperchiken?
I LOVE LEELA

Crustacean
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« Reply #14 on: 01-03-2002 18:34 »

Hi guys,

Further to my last message, I have made an interesting discovery - THIS WOULD BE LEGAL!

PARODY is legal provided that it is made clear it has no association with the source material. In other words, if somebody mistook it for an actual episode, it would be illegal. It is covered in the "Fair Use" category of the copyright act. Using the characters of Futurama and placing them in an original scenario, thus, is perfectly legal.

Thank God for that!

As for story lines, this is a little tiny problem. My original idea was to use something of the fan fiction that's already been written, adapted for the animation medium. If anybody wants to submit something, PLEASE DO! Concentrating on minor chatacters is a fantastic idea - but I'd hate to loose sight of the major characters as, for me, they "make" the series. Maybe Hypnotoad could feature. Maybe we could expand on Nibbler and his people, homeplanet, etc. I like this idea more, actually, as by definition, it calls for an awful lot of Leela.

Don't know - I need help! Let's get a team together or something!

Danny

FrysGIRL

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« Reply #15 on: 01-03-2002 18:40 »

Getting the voices to match up with the mouthing is going to be hard. The professionals have it hard, so I know it's not going to be a simple task. After the voices are recorded, certain points are marked (during the recordings) so that the animator knows which facial expression to make. Man, you're going to need a staff if you really want to pull this off.
meisterPOOP

Professor
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« Reply #16 on: 01-03-2002 18:45 »

You can start with "The Continuing ADventures Of RadioActive Man" as some kind of a guide.
I LOVE LEELA

Crustacean
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« Reply #17 on: 01-03-2002 18:49 »

Yup, it will be fantastically difficult. I'm not hoping for something of broadcast quality - basic expression will be sufficient. And nothing like proper lipsync, just the basics.

Dunno. You're right, it's gonna be hard.

Bugger!

But I'm still fairly sure something pretty good could be produced with a little effort.
meisterPOOP

Professor
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« Reply #18 on: 01-03-2002 19:54 »

Sorry I.L.L. if I say any more it may create a bigger gold rush than the 1976 Republican Convention...I don't think I am prepared to deal with THAT again.
Zed 85

Space Pope
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« Reply #19 on: 01-04-2002 05:08 »

I would gladly help, but I have no idea how to use Flash and don't have much time on my hands.

Sorry.  frown

I could try some things though.  smile
I LOVE LEELA

Crustacean
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« Reply #20 on: 01-04-2002 08:51 »

Hi guys,

More I think about it, the more it's unworkable. :-( That's me - impractical ideas all round. Aw, well.

SOD IT!

Cheerio,

Danny
TheVoices

Starship Captain
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« Reply #21 on: 01-04-2002 09:22 »

yes, sod the idea

it's pointless you'd have to find a load of people to draw the frames, you'd need voices, and someone who's good with computers to put it all together, it's not and will never happen....i don't mean to be negative by the way  smile

I LOVE LEELA

Crustacean
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« Reply #22 on: 01-04-2002 09:53 »

Hey, I'm not a poppler any more!

Thanks a bleedin' bunch, TheVoices! :-) That from somebody who's entire site is in ruddy flash! ;-)

You could have put that a bit more tactfully, I think! :-)

Still, it all boils down to "you're right" so, hey-ho, move on I s'pose.

BTW, may I say it's a real honour to be in correspondence with such a talented artist as your good self!

Cheerio,
Danny
Just Chris

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« Reply #23 on: 01-04-2002 10:16 »

You can always do a music video featuring characters and settings from Futurama. And the plot would go on silently. But then, that would be an infringment to the recording industry as well as to Fox.  smile

I've seen several music Flash videos, and they looked great. The biggest gripe about doing those is syncronizing the actions with the music and the loading time it will take. But they're doable.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #24 on: 01-04-2002 14:05 »

I agree that it would be almost impossible to even make one episode because each second of animation consists of 24 frames, Sarge can correct me if I'm wrong.
FrysGIRL

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« Reply #25 on: 01-04-2002 15:32 »

Let's just stick to our flipbooks. Hell, even drawing animation in a flipbook takes a lot of effort and time.
Sarge

Professor
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« Reply #26 on: 01-04-2002 15:45 »
« Last Edit on: 01-04-2002 15:45 »

 
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Originally posted by Otis P Jivefunk:
I agree that it would be almost impossible to even make one episode because each second of animation consists of 24 frames, Sarge can correct me if I'm wrong.

It would take one person (who knows what they're doing) about 6-12 months to make 5 minutes of 'full' animation, transfer it to video, color, sound, & edit.

FrysGIRL

Bending Unit
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« Reply #27 on: 01-04-2002 16:16 »

Better get started now if you want to get somewhere.
meisterPOOP

Professor
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« Reply #28 on: 01-04-2002 16:24 »

Operative...FULL
Sarge

Professor
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« Reply #29 on: 01-05-2002 15:03 »

Actually, with all that post production work, it would probably take longer.
FishyJoe

Honorary German
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« Reply #30 on: 01-05-2002 18:23 »

It wouldn't be all fancy like a real episode though. It would just be a cheap little flash thing. I don't think a little 3-5 minute cartoon would take that long.
futurefreak

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« Reply #31 on: 01-05-2002 18:24 »

dammit did i already welcome you? ah hell welcome again i love leela  tongue
Sarge

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« Reply #32 on: 01-05-2002 18:26 »

Flash is different.
I LOVE LEELA

Crustacean
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« Reply #33 on: 01-05-2002 20:24 »

Hi people,

Yes, Flash is *very* different - not nearly as much work involved. I don't want to do a full TV quality episode. That would just about do me in!

What post production? You seem to be under the impression I'm suggesting something snazzy! The most post production I'm thinking about is characters that *move* - that's the limit!

Is it a co-incidence that since I said "Bugger it" the replys have been much more upbeat? A bit of reverse psycology, that's what you guys needed. :-)

Consider the subject UN-SODDED!

Thankyou all for your ideas.

I've got some investigating to do, I'll be back...

Danny
Sarge

Professor
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« Reply #34 on: 01-05-2002 21:06 »

Flash isn't that easy. There's way too many useless commands that get in the way that nobody ever needs. All the stuff to actually 'animate' are buried under or within these stupid commands. And they're structured in the most horrific hierarchy possible. Macromedia should develop a smaller Flash program strictly geared for 2D animation.
FrysGIRL

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« Reply #35 on: 01-05-2002 22:04 »

Summary: Any type of animation takes a bit of time and effort. It's not an easy task.
I LOVE LEELA

Crustacean
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« Reply #36 on: 01-05-2002 22:41 »

Not easy, but not impossible! :-)
FrysGIRL

Bending Unit
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« Reply #37 on: 01-05-2002 23:34 »

So, are you going to go through with it? Do you want us to volunteer our services or do we get paid, eh?
Sarge

Professor
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« Reply #38 on: 01-06-2002 00:10 »

Your services will be greatly honored.....comrade.
Binder

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« Reply #39 on: 01-06-2002 00:25 »

I have a video camera and can make great sock puppets! I could do the animation!!
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