Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Trying out something new

OK, I'm looking at picking up MarsEdit.  Let's see how it's going to look.

QoK Cast Photo promo.jpg

 

Oh yeah, and the new Queens of King's is in the works.  You may notice that the characters look a touch different from their City of Heroes-generated counterparts.  I've moved on to using Poser, a program with a lot more flexibility and a much kinder interface than hand-demo editing within the confines of the CoX engine.

Sooo yeah.  Been busy over here.  Currently building sets for the next episode, learning how to use the animation portions of Poser to make this something worth mucking around with.

 

Saturday, November 6, 2010

We're moving!!!

So, for my birthday, my husband bought me my own domain!!!

I'm moving all of my production notes and RSS feeds to http://CrazyRaven.org Hope to see you there!

--Liz "Gravity" Reay

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Blowing off the dust

Hey there!

Wow, haven't posted here in an age... So, a quick update!

Current projects:

1. Nightmare Fuel Theater: a new series over at http://NightmareFuel.blip.tv that focuses on children's films from the 70's and 80's that are moderately to seriously effed-up. Thus far, we've done Watership Down and The Water Babies; expect an episode on a certain mouse-based bit of terror coming up by month's end. (For info on why that one's delayed, check out the Nightmare Fuel blog at http://NightmareFuelTheater.blogspot.com)

2. Queens of Kings: Insert hearty sigh here. It is with a heavy heart that I have to confess, QoK in its current incarnation is a dead project. However, I want to complete the story. I NEED to complete the story. I just don't have the days upon days of time to sit and program with my current schedule. So, instead, the upcoming episodes will be done in comic form...possibly even motion-comic form. A format that involves a lot less animation, but still conveys the remainder of the tale. I should be able to start work on that towards the end of November, and hopefully will get it completed by spring.

3. Roller Derby Non-Skating Official Manual Project: I will finally be getting a place to post all of the RCRD NSO manuals that'll be easy to link to! HUZZAH! I have a full set of manuals updated to the June 2010 ruleset. I've also completed a Head NSO Workbook. The workbook is a collection of checklists I use to deal with bouts, from pre-bout staffing and equipment requirements to post-bout stats. It also has copies of my general email to the volunteers and my pre-bout NSO meeting script. This will also be up.

4. CrazyRaven.org: YAY! My husband is the bestest ever! For my birthday this year, he bought me my own domain! Even better, our friend Chris Pallace is designing the site. You can check out a sneak preview of what he's doing for me at http://crazyraven.org/CrazyRaven/layout.html . This blog will be linked up there, as will all of the rest of my projects.

5. Other: So, um... I hemmed and hawed about posting this, but hell, I'm happy with the quality... I write fanfiction, sometimes. Not just City of Heroes stuff. I have a series of Mass Effect fanfiction. It gets a bit smutty, so it's NSFW on the whole, but a couple of the stories are clean. Well, cleanER, anyways. These stories caught the attention of a writer for Official XBox Magazine. So, there's an article coming out in the December issue that he interviewed me for. I'm a tad nervous. Hopefully I don't come across as a total wiener. (If you want to check out the stories, they're posted under the name Liz Carter at http://games.adultfanfiction.net/authors.php?no=1296878481 Like I said, there is mature content in most of them, but "Encounter at Rashomon Valley," "Field Trip" and "Kiss the Cook" are pretty safe. Hot turian-on-human action in the rest, though. Be afraid.)

So, that's the list of what's going on in Crazy Raven Land! Hope to see you at Nightmare Fuel Theater, and at CrazyRaven.org!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

ARGH!

Bad news. I can't find the audio file for Episode 5 anywhere. This means that it's hiding on the hard drive, deleted/saved over, or I flaked and didn't actually do the Ep 5 audio when I thought I did. Grrrr! Setback! So, I'm going to be working on that today. Grumble.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Progress!!!

Last night, I got a bunch of work done on the script for Episode 6. Unfortunately, my schedule is a tad hectic today, or I'd be working on Ep 4.5 and 5. Soon....

Monday, July 30, 2007

Hi there!

I wanted to create a separate blog to keep people up to date on Queens of King's news and progress. So, here it is.

Status report: It's midsummer, and I've been a slacker. Boo, bad me, I know. I have two projects that need attention: Episode 5, and a special feature that will probably be Episode 4.5 if I ever get off my tush and DO it. Audio is finished for both of them, as is 'primary filming'. It's down to doing the actual demoediting and then cranking them to video. Y'know, the time-consuming part. :P

Personal stuff: Life's been hectic here at the studio. There's a lot of complicated stuff going on in the family, and our weekends have been crazymadbusy. This past Saturday was the first day Rob and I weren't committed to something big. We sat and watched a lot of TV. It was bliss. I'm hoping to start motivating my sorry self this week, though, and will stop being intimidated by my own projects.

Tech stuff: I'll probably be moving exclusively to YouTube hosting instead of having to upload it ninety million places every episode. The RSS feed will still be available; it'll just bring you to the Tube instead of to an independently-hosted video. There's other reasons I'm doing this, but the massive pain-in-the-booty is the prevailing one.

Thanks for reading, and thanks for watching!

--Liz Reay