Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Scripts and sound effects

Finished the second script! Almost have chapter 1 scripted. The episodes will be around 10 minutes. The first two episodes won't be that exciting as it is an introduction. In episode 3 the real plot begins :P

I'm also looking for the right sound effects now. Been looking for camera sounds. I had to record my own as well and it doesn't sound that good, but that's okay. The camera sounds need to be subtle.

Also finished a sad song for the project. It's only 1 minute long so I have to extend it if needed. I'll make more music after i Have done a test recording, that will make things easier :P

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Main theme song finished and script update

I have finished the main theme song. I've decided to keep it in a piano version as it will add sadness. I was planning to sing with it and add more instruments, but my singing will not really fit in the project, so I will just leave it instrumental. You will hear more songs in the project (I still have to make them) and they will have a small part of this song in it.

So yeah, hope you like it ^^ '

No one can see the real me - piano version finished
(edit: The quality sucks a little on 4shared and I realize the melody volume changes.)

Also I'm writing on the scripts. I havet he second script almost finished. I will also record all the lines at night and will add the sound effects to see how it sounds. Plus making songs for it when needed. =)

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Main theme song

As I have nothing to do at school I started working on the main theme song. I failed at first but now the timing seems decent enough XD I have the part up until the chorus.
This is the piano version.

Piano version no one can see the real me

And the church organ version for fun because it sounds awesome, lol. The timing does seem off in this version.

Organ version - No one can see the real me

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Made the casting thread

I was bored so I started making the casting thread. I have everything ready and can almost post it on VAA like this. Only the audition lines are missing as the story is not done yet and maybe there will be better lines in the future chapters. I will post it in early january as I will have the story done then (hopefully) and most scripts written. 
Then it will be open for at least a month. It depends on how many auditions I get. I hope I get a decent amount and that I don't have to bump up the thread desperately, lol. 

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Script writing goes faster, starting casting soon?

I am working on the script for episode 1 now and I already have 6 pages filled! That means it's 6 minutes already XD I have only introduced the characters at this point and explained their goal.
Didn't know it would turn out to be a few hour audio play. I really judged this wrong before I started this.
If I keep up this pace this means I can have more episodes done with Christmas Break.
Then I can start casting in january! Yaay! I already have most designs ready for the main characters so they will at least be posted.

So excited for this =D

Edit: Episode 1 is finished. Wooo!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Did start script writing after all, design and music

I opened celtx yesterday and have two pages filled already while not much happened XD Didn´t know writing scripts would take that much time and would turn out that long. When it´s Christmas break I´ll record everything I have and will edit it this way. Then I can finally send it to thehurricanekid.
At the moment I´ll also work on it at school as I have finished most of my tasks and still have to be at school from 9-4:30 x.x

Wish me luck! Hopefully I have a few episodes done at the end of the year and can start casting :D

You'll also see more designs appear soon. Cathy is next and then I'll draw the characters that have a minor part. Like the friends from Ryan who appear at the beginning and maybe half way the story. These will not be edited in photoshop, but this way the auditioners at least know how they look like.

With music production things don't go that fast. I play soundtracks whenever I can so I can listen to how they build up the songs. But they are all so different. Choosing the right instruments is hard too.
A program crashing on you doesn;t help as well.
I do have a melody in mind for the main theme. It will be a sad one. I'm trying to write lyrics for it and will eventually record my voice for that song.
I'm planning to have the melody of the main theme return at certain parts in the audio play.

I still need to take a look at other audio plays so I know how others handle the music and sound effects.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Design Lisa finished

Woot, another one finished. Cathy is next. I have a lot of time since I finished most tasks from school, so I don't think they mind if I work on my own designs for a moment.

I hope I can write something on the story tomorrow night. If not, at least next week ^^

Anyways here is Lisa:

Monday, December 12, 2011

Quick designs for Cathy and Lisa

Two more designs ready to be edited in photoshop.
This one is Raina´s friend: Lisa Rose

And Raina's mother: Cathy

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Devil may cry 3 fandub update

Last episode has been uploaded in september. The next three will be uploaded around januari 2nd. Reason is because of the Lady recast that happened in october / november. And now another voice actor had to leave the project. Luckily the understudy responded right away so no more recast thread and worrying about auditions for a suitable Dante!
I'm excited to work on it again as I now have a motivated cast. This way I will get my motivation back as well. :D

An update

I don't really have the time to write scripts or the story at the moment. I am thinking about it most of the time, but am not in the mood to write it down for some reason.
I've decided to write the scripts at the same time I am doing a test recording, so I know what misses and can edit the script that way.
However, I have school from monday till friday and it's a long day. Mostly when I get home I am not in the mood to do some recording work or writing as I have been staring at the laptop for so long at school.
On weekends I have lines and songs to record and mostly am too busy with gaming xD

BUT Christmas break is in two weeks! So I hope to finish some scripts and write more on the story then. :D Or even finish it.

In the meantime I will be working on the character designs. I'll draw two characters today that have a fairly important role in the story. And I am trying to compose some songs as practice.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Started composing

Yup, started composing while I SHOULD BE WRITING! I´m looking forward to Christmas break so I have two weeks to write the story, maybe even finish it and start on the scripts.Hopefully I have most character designs done then as well.
A teacher is reading the story so far, so I think I will have a talk with him soon and hopefully get some advice on it?.

Anyways! This is what I have made

Test song link -click here!-

A test song which has no connection to this project actually.
I have no experience in music and it´s a dream to create music like Hans Zimmer, steve Jablonsky, Two steps from hell. They are my inspiration and I hope I can make something like their music one day.

This is the start! I have more than this though (a violin that needs some work) and got rid of two horrible notes at the beginning xD

Friday, December 2, 2011

So excited for composing!

It will take a while before I´ll make music for my project. Heck, never really made a song before, except for a loop in fruity loops that was 1 minute and really annoying xD

But I found a guy on youtube who made epic music with only software, he inspired me and got me so excited for composing. Here´s an example:

I found the sets he was using and can´t wait to start it, but first I´ll need a keyboard so that makes composing easier ^^ My dad approves luckily! He even turns the attic into a studio for me. For voice acting and now also composing. Wooo! 

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Another update

So, I wanted to let you know that I have started working on Ryan's design. It's half way done.
Here is a picture of it:

Also I had a talk with a teacher and he gave me some helpful tips on script writing, so before I'll continue with that I'll listen to other audio projects and see how they handled it. Then I can completely focus on the scripts and do it better than I did before xD I at least know that I shouldn't have a narrator at the beginning of an audio story. It takes away the excitement and suspense.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Character design - Deon finished

Deon is finished. Woo hoo! But... I don´t like it that much anymore, lol

I spent hours with the lighting, eventually I left it like this xD

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Scripts / story

thehurricanekid revised parts of chapter 3 and 4 and gave me some tips on writing. I was planning to write a lot on the story again within a week, but the problem is. I'm not in the mood. x.x On weekends it's my moment to write things down, but what I've thought of, doesn't look that good on paper.
Aaah, this frustrates me so much! My goal is to finish the story in december, so I can set up auditions in januari, but with this pace I won;t succeed ^^;;

Also started on writing the script for the first episode, but it's harder than expected (especially when you're not in the mood) xD Not sure how much to add in a script. Luckily I have a talk with a teacher who does storytelling on tuesday. So I can ask him some questions and hopefully he approves this story so I can score some points for school :D

Hopefully I can get some things done this week. If not writing, then finishing designs. =3

Monday, November 21, 2011

Deon character design WIP

Here is the WIP for Deon. I worked on it on school while I should be creating other characters >.>
So I leave it like this at the moment :P
I only need to add the hair! and possibly edit some shadows.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Deon character design

Here is Deon! He looks a bit too much like Jacob from Twilight now (had to use a reference for the eyes >.<)
but that will (hopefully xD) change,

Time to update! story and design plus the Lady recast,

Alright, so I finally got some inspiration and just wrote a lot on the story <3 I kinda know how the story goes but writing towards that moment is quite difficult. I hope I can keep up this pace so I can be halfway the story somewhere next week (yup I have a list I'm working with, with what I want to include in the story)

I'm also working on the designs, thanks to the movie into the wild I know how Ryan looks like. (You should totally watch that movie, it's really touching) I just finished his face and now have to scan it and continue with photoshop.
It's simple but it's helpful for photoshop.

Also I got 4 lady auditions, yaay! No need to scout as I had wonderful auditions. It's really hard to choose already xD

Monday, November 7, 2011

Story progress [2]

I have decided how to write the story. I know what will happen from the part I am now until the end. =D
Now I only need some inspiration and hurry it up. I wrote one page in a few days so I need to find more time to write so we can start scripting soon.

In the story Raina will not narrate, but only in the audio project. This is gonna be challenging to still tell the story like it is now, but then in audio.

I also know how Ryan will look like and  Raina;s friend - Lisa. I'll start designing them this week.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Lady recast

Still no Lady auditions =( Don't think one will come. Unless you read this now and think: "hey, wait Christine! I wanna audition!" XD There is still a two week deadline though. I did have one person who send in her audition but not in the right file, didn't hear anything afterwards so I'm not counting that one.
I'm already thinking about people to scout for if I get none. I have one person in mind right now, maybe two.
If they can't then I will selfcast. I don't want to delay it any further so I will take over her part.
Didn't want to voice a main character when I started the project, but now I have no choice.

But still two weeks to go~! Hopefully I'll get at least one.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Script writing

We haven't started script writing yet, but I do know now how to translate the story to an audio project.
So far I know people won't understand the story if we translate it to sound effects and voices. We need more than that, so I have decided to let Raina narrate her story, so people will understand it more.
Also at the end of the story it is clear that she has written this as a story (and her voice was just telling parts of the story she wrote)

The end lines will look something like this:

"I've written a lot, haven't I. It is enough to publish it as a book Might not be a bad idea actually. Hmm, I've already thought of a name for if that happens : The stranger."

Hope I didn't confuse you, I have it clear in my head but can't really write it down xD
I'll be back for more updates!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Main character design finished

Yes! I've finished my main character Raina.
Here it is on my deviantart. It's still in black and white but I'll color it later.
It's not perfect but honestly I don't have the time to spend more time on it.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Character biographies editing

Ah, a learning moment. Thehurricanekid has revised the character bios and added some helpful questions so I can write even more about the characters. For example, Raina has a ring, but where is that ring coming from? how does it look? I didn't even think about that. xD and more questions are added about the character's personality and history. I thought I had already written a lot in it xD But I should be explaining more how the character has become like he is now and not with just one word. Will keep that in mind.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Finished character bios and story progress

Phew! Finished the character bios. I wrote down all the important things about them. From how they look, to personality, to history.
I have five important characters now. Raina, the main character, Ryan her brother, Deon the stranger, Lisa Raina's best friend and Cathy: Raina and Ryan's mother.

There will be more characters later.

I'll post all character bios here when the audio project is almost finished. Don't want to give away too much on some characters, some things will be revealed in the story. ^^
Yes I'm sorry, you have to wait long before I release info on the story ^^;; I can only show you designs now. In januari I hope to have everything finished and start casting!

Thehurricanekid has revised my story so far and it sounds way better now. We'll be brainstorming on some ideas later this week and hopefully I can write further soon. ^^

Now i'm quickly heading to bed. Pretty tired >.< And vacation is almost over. Noo!  Working on this project will go slower starting from monday

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Raina character design!

Finally, I brought myself to drawing characters xD
I've first looked on the Internet to see what kind of eyes and mouth I wanted to use. I added those together in photoshop and drew that on paper.

Now I have this.

I only have the face, I didn't draw the hair on purpose because I suck at it on paper. I want to finish it in photoshop.

Devil may cry 3 fandub - mission 6 delayed.

I was planning on releasing mission 5 and 6 at the same time, but that won't happen.
While mission 5 will be out hopefully this week (still need lines from people actually, so it depends), mission 6 will take more than 2 weeks. The reason is that one voice actor quit the project due to personal reasons. So now I have contacted the understudy and hopefully she will respond soon. If not or she declines I have to recast Lady and post another audition thread on VAA again.
Hope it won't go that far! Then it will be delayed another month x.x

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Character bio's

At the moment I am working on the character bios.
Just finished the female main character Raina and her brother Ryan.
This week I'll try to finish the rest and also make some character designs!

Thehurricanekid is reading my story at the moment and will give his thoughts about it soon. Then we can get some ideas rolling and hopefully the story will be finished soon.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Thought of a song! And progress of the devil may cry fandub

I stood in the shower and I thought of a melody that I can maybe use for the theme song from my original project. Also thought of some lyrics, but forgot the half already >.<. I do remember one part and that will also be the title of the song: can't see the real me.
The shower is really a good place to come up with stuff. xD

Also I have already received lines from two people for the devil may cry fandub. That's now mixed in. The deadline is till the 18th (I extended it because school drove me crazy for a moment and I didn't have time at all)
Mission 5 and 6 will be released at the same time as there were different voice actors in the missions. If all goes well and no one has to do redo's or send in the lines too late, then both missions will come out on thursday the 20th.
Glad we've made it this far already. =D And I'll  definetely won't stop. I really want to see mission 20 uploaded on my Youtube channel!
I've also decided (a long time ago actually) to include the last Vergil battle as that is the most important battle in the game and I thought it would make a nice ending. I've already had permission from CaT to use her gameplay video, so that's cool :D

Friday, October 14, 2011

The to do list

Alright, here is my to do list so you know what I have to do before this project will be finished.
I don't have that much time too bad, but I'll work on it on weekends and vacation and if I can when I get home from school.

So what I have to do for this project is:

1. Finishing the story
2. Writing scrips
3. Character design / making a design for the project (like a cover from a book)
4. Recording everything from the script myself and add sfx so I know how it will sound.
5. Making music.
6. Casting voice actors.
7. Mixing everything
8. Maybe turning this project in a visual one by drawing pictures.

And that's it. It will take a while, but we'll get there! Hopefully it's done before my second school year ends.
If everything goes well, I can probably score at least 18 points for this. :D

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Story progress

I've finally decided on an ending for the story.

While it is a horror story it won´t have a disturbing ending. I always have the tendency to write a bad ending, that everyone will die, or at least a lot of characters xD Not saying no one will die though =P
I know I'm still being vague about it, but don't want to tell about it too much before it is finished.

Tomorrow I´ll share the story I have so far with thehurricanekid and he will help me change some parts and make it even better. Can't wait to finish it! I rarely finish stories and when I do it's always rushed.

As you have seen I've also added a character design from the main character on this blog. Next week in my vacation I'll start on another main character. Raina

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Hey guys!

So, this is my first post. It all starts now.
Let me explain what is going on.

I´m studying communication and multimedia design. We have to score 60 points a year which is quite hard to do. Now I've been thinking about starting my own project for a while.
I love writing stories and it would be awesome to make one come alive.
At the moment I'm busy with a horror story which is called: The stranger(now 10 pages) and that one will be turned into an audio project.
I've talked to my mentor about it and I can use this project for points as well.
Everything will start this friday. As I have vacation for a week and can work on it fulltime.

I already have help from an awesome script writer - thehurricanekid- who will help me bring this project come alive. So that's good news.