Saturday, February 27, 2010

Spring Break Announcements!

A LOT has happened since the last update...

...namely my Laptop got infected with viruses and had to be wiped and backed up TWICE in the span of a month. Big thanks to Marc Swint and Marc Levy for helping me out so much with all the technical mumbo jumbo I REALLY need to start learning myself.

Anyway! So class is already almost done and I can hardly believe it. We've got another week before Spring Break, then one more month and a half before my 3rd Year at SVA is all done. I've been animating quite a bit for various things, but my schoolwork has been the best stuff I've ever done. I'm getting really confident about my thesis and am attempting to plan out all of the pre-production stuff to do the summer in between all of my other projects. I'm continuing to work on the secret collab that will hopefully be finished before the school year is over (end of April-early May) and I have a music video I'll be doing for the awesome LittleKuriboh before then as well.

Something's missing...PARODY RANGERS! It's coming up on a full year since Part 2 of the Movie came out in all it's orgasmic "glory". My stance is that I still want to finish it and put a cap on the Parody Rangers series as I had intended to from the beginning. I've edited together all of the audio for Part 3, which will run about 18 minutes in length, and I plan on try to bust it out at the beginning of the Summer. It's gonna be tough, since I'll have two big conventions I'll be attending during that time, as well as prepping for my thesis, not to mention the uncertainty of if I can get all this OTHER stuff done before the school year's finished. It's gonna be a doozey, but I'll try my best as always.

Meanwhile on Cartoon Network, Khoury's just about to finish up his 5 Episode run by next weekend's Saturday morning. It's been a good run, my family and friends have gotten a huge kick outta hearing me on TV and even just seeing Pokemon for the first time in years. Thanks to getting the part, I recently did an interview on 9.18 THE FAN where I got to plug some of my Newgrounds stuff. That and I'm also going to Anime Milwaukee as a guest alongside LK himself, as well as the likes of Chris Sabat and Vic Minoganoganoganoga. It'll be on the release weekend of Pokemon HeartGold & SoulSilver just after Khoury's final episode, March 12-14. If you'll be attending, come to the Voice Actor Panels and the Yu-Gi-Oh! Abridged Panels where we'll be doin' all sorts of neat stuff as usual! :]

That's all for now, but plenty more things to come...

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

"Cool! A Carnivine!"

Everything is pretty awesome right now. :]

Seriously, I've never been happier right now. School's been going better than ever before and I'm plotting far ahead for everything I wanna do with my life over the next year and a half. There's a few hitches here and there, but nothing too bad to stop me from feeling this great about everything. For the time being, I'm mostly doing assignments for class and random drawings here and there, with bigger stuff being worked on for the coming months. This weekend I'll be going to Katsucon in Maryland for a bit of networking on something really cool. Wish me luck on that!

Also, FINALLY the episode is officially up and streaming on Cartoon Network's streaming site, so for those who missed it, I can officially say I'm voicing Khoury (Kazunari in the original Japanese) on Pokemon: DP Galactic Battles! I recorded his episodes last year and at long last they're airing on CN Saturday mornings. Khoury and his gal-pal, Lyra (from Pokemon: HeartGold & SoulSilver) will be joining Ash & friends for about five episodes, which is about a month's worth, to promote the new game coming out in March! It was a huge honor and a lotta fun to play the little Pokemon Breeder in-the-making on a show I grew up with for a decade of my life. Hope you guys enjoy him! :]

Monday, February 1, 2010

What's happenin'?

So much to do!

School's been nuts since I got back. Really fun new classes and even funner assignments in my old ones. Doing a lotta things at once, but as always it's good to be busy. As I'm writing this, my regular net access is down while I'm at school, aside from being able to log onto AIM and Skype. It's inconvenient as all get-out, but at least it's keeping me semi-productive. Thankfully the school's got lots of computers around to check up on things, so...yay?

Rob Kohr's film is nearly complete. I'm up to my neck in coloring a bunch of shots for it. I think it'll only be a couple more weeks until it's all done, but I'm not sure if it'll be up publicly since he may be running it in festivals. Once I find out I'll definitely post more info; I think you guys'll really dig it. T'was a big honor to be part of such a visually-appealing animation project. Props to Rob. :]

Speaking of honors, one of my biggest honors for the past year is finally coming to fruition! My first episode of Pokemon Diamond & Pearl: Galactic Battles, will be airing this weekend on Cartoon Network! Saturday, Feb. 6th @ 7:00 AM (then again on Sunday, Feb. 7th @ 7:30 PM) and then most likely on the Pokemon section of CN's streaming site. It's US Episode 605 "An Egg Scramble". I'll post more about the character after they've premiered, but you guys'll probably recognize me as soon as they speak.

Still workin' on a few secret projects, one of which I'm glad is being kicked into high gear this month. Still not sure of a release date on that, but it's gonna be amazing. I'm really proud of what's come of it so far. Slowly building up to my thesis too. Pre-production on that will start over the Summer; I'm the most excited for that above all else.

Hope all's well with people and stay tuned~