We had so much fun in our Sock and Jon Prom outfits! We missed the Sakura-Con ball because we were taking photos but it was worth it! (dunno if they would have even let me in with my hideous 2002 disney channel red carpet outfit)
I love these boys to death and I’m so happy to be able to cosplay them with my best friends in the world.
I haven’t been able to touch it for quite a few weeks now because I’m sorta stuck between a rock and a hard place (the rock in this case is production and the hard place is pre-production, for whatever that’s worth haha).
Basically, the way I’ve worked in the past is that I get the script about as good as I can manage (which I’ve done), and then I go to record the voice actors, and we sorta punch up the dialogue AS we record it. I’ll feed the lines and give emotional direction, but I tell the actors to read it however they feel comfortable/however they think the character would say it. Then I’ll suggest a slight change (maybe I want to avoid certain wordings or whatever), and we’ll just kind of keep going back and forth like that making it more solid each time. And I’M SUPER EXCITED to do this, because it’s loads of fun, and all of the most quotable things in the first one just came from goofing around in the soundbooth, so I’m very excited for these people to turn my mediocre writing into comedy gold.
And aside from that being a whole process in itself, I really can’t start animating much without the dialogue, you know? And because the delivery/lines/emotion/etc may CHANGE slightly, from the process described above, there’s not much I can do in terms of animating yet because all the animation is based off of those recordings. I can do a handful of shots that have no dialogue, but the bulk of it is dependent on it.
Anyway, to get down to it, the reason all of THAT is taking so long is because, without going into much detail, I’m bringing someone new on board for the cast and I’m still trying to work some stuff out in that regard. A lot of it is just back-and-forth and waiting on responses and junk. The next step will be finding a time to record that works for all my actors, because nowadays they’re not all sitting next to me in a classroom ready to go at the drop of a hat and the offer of a beer for their time, haha. Differently locations, different schedules, etc etc. So that’s kind of what’s up with W2H2 right now! You guys are always pretty supportive and tell me to take my time and all that, which I appreciate, so there’s no need to come reassure me of that, I just figured the least I can do is keep you guys in the loop about what’s going on and where I’m at with it!
Thanks for your support! I’m really eager to get back to working on it, so hang in there guys!
I had this fucking wild dream the other night involving something like the Rapture where people where just disappearing into the afterlife. Only a select few people ended up in heaven (including Lil), and Sock had to go beg Meph to tell him where Jonathan ended up. It was nuts