I need help. Remember in my mobile phone thread in 101 I mentioned the film noir/gangster style film I'm doing with friends? Well, one of the guys acting as Producer has decided it's not going as he planned and is thinking of scrapping it, but I still want to keep it going. I'm switching to plan B, which is to scrap the human live acting thing and moving the whole thing to flash animation, which should be better (if anyone has bought or seen the preview for Hotel Dusk on the DS, think of that but a bit less talented and with English accents). This gives me the better conditions of not having to have all the guys I need for scenes in the same place at the same time, and also means I have more control over actors' physical movements. It also means I can work on it in my own time, rather than being rushed...
The two big drawbacks that stopped me from taking this path already are:
- I'd need to learn Flash
- I'd need to learn how to draw
The first one...I have a few tutorials I can use already. The second...I can't even spell pensil, never mind use one well. Can anyone point me to a good tutorial or book or something that'll make this idea look more like a dark modern-day take on the film noir genre and less like something a five year old drew while on coke?
The one thing I've decided so far is it'll mainly be black background with white pencil sketching. Damn, I'll have to buy a scanner too. I'll cross that bridge when I come to it. Hell, I'll get John to buy me one, since he loves throwing his title of Producer around so much...