hey gys and gls,
happy new year! you remember that last video i made for nata a few months back? well i took some time over the holiday to polish it up. you can check out the new version here:
it's got remixed vocal track and a new visual segment towards the end. i took out the stuff with my old characters, since i think only my newgrounds followers would get most of those references. i feel it makes it a bit more applicable to the public in general, but at the same time it seems to remove the 'me' part from the video, like i'm less emotionally invested. not fully sure which version i like more in that regard. i do really dig the new oversaturated vocal track, though.
i'm getting more and more into versioning my videos. i've come to believe that the video should fit the venue it's being played in, if that makes sense. like each new place you see the video should be a whole new experience, not just a repeat of what you've already seen. something that takes advantage of where and how you're watching the piece.
a monthish ago, deppressing stories was played in a local abstract-film showcase, and i took the time to completely redo a couple of the segments for the screening. i really like the idea that there's 50-100 people out there that have a totally unique experience with that film, one that you and i will never quite get. i think from now on i'm going to plan alternate sequences in all of my shorts to really take advantage of the possibilities of versioning.
speaking of plans, i think i'm also going to be trying a new way of making short films in 2016. i'm planning on doing 10-15 second segments that are optimized for instagram. once i've got a minute or two of footage, it'll be compiled for newgrounds viewing as well. i'm really liking the idea of self-contained vignettes that combine to form a larger theme, kind of like power rangers. we'll see how that goes.
anyways, happy new years!
all my loves,