So I decided to make one. I was partially inclined upon hearing that GoAnimate would stop allowing for free accounts and would thus delete all of them in January, so I decided "screw it, I'm doing it."
Unfortunately, I just realized that that means my first video was a crappy GoAnimate production, a special place wasted on a turd. SHHH JUST DON'T TELL ANYBODY
As somebody who keeps a Word document full of ideas for writing and videos, I decided to... not use it. After all, why waste something amazing on GoAnimate? Either way, I went into it knowing nothing except that I was to make the Citizen Kane of GoAnimations to impress only the most refined tweens.
As such, I decided to give them all terrible Japanese names. The story revolves around the unrequited love of Fuji-san towards Eito-kun, who has since left her for Anzu-san, who is referred to under the more/less elaborate title of "Rice Ball B*tch Anzu-san" for some reason. Don't ask. It just kind of came up.
|There comes a great sense of power in writing the lines.|
Then, you finesse, which is hard because you can't finesse something that is not supposed to be finessed. Basically, fix the body language and give some false semblance of human emotion in the poorly-constructed figures.
Then, the best part: add in music. You are presented with a delightful assortment of tunes from your favorite local commercials to choose from, many of which are in an unbearable quality that degrades my ear.
Then you have to reallign. The tunes weren't made for the program, so unless you want music that cuts out for no reason or have sad music playing during a swordfight (which, no that I think about it, would be a hilarious juxtaposition), you have to beef it up and add in some stuff.
Finally! I'm done and never have to look at this garbage again! Or so I thought. Unfortunately, you have to pay some money to post GoAnimate videos to Youtube. No biggie, right? I mean, how much could it cost?
THIRTY-FIVE DOLLARS A MONTH FOR THE MINIMUM SERVICE.
Whelp, eff that. I found a fancy screen-recording software that I had no idea how to use (notice how badly it cuts out at the end if, y'know, you too have the masochistic inclination to watch) which will probably start to charge me $50 a month after the free trial ends. I haven't even used a screen-capturing system before, or edited anything, so at least I learnt something new today: how to use the scissors tool, which is arguably something I probably should've already known how to use.
Cut the ends off, and export it to Youtube. Give it some good tags so that it'll be noticed, and BAM! My first video slot is wasted forever.
Admittedly, I did have some fun with it, though I had to take precautions to not get too invested in what makes a good story, ergo character development or the idea of a plot, but I'm ashamed to say it was mildly enjoyable. Will I make another one? Probably not unless it blows up, which would only signify my lack of belief in human faith.
And with that five hours of 'diligent' 'work' out of the way, 'please enjoy' '!'
Anyway, I know this was short and sweet (As an article. The 'animation' literally took five hours.) but hopefully things will pick up soon.
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