A Vermillon Lucere Story [3rd draft]
Added a background soundtrack. Recorded some mundane noises from around the house... The furnace, sliding a stool across the floor, and closing a cabinet door with a loose handle. I remixed them using Audacity, a freeware. Nothing hi-tech, but sufficient for me. Got some neat echoed and warped sounding effects, the cabinet almost sounds like breathing! Give a listen and tell me what you think. The sound fades out after the end, rather than just continued. But if you take your time to read, then you'll hear more of it. I might have it fade in quicker, but I like how it is almost unnoticeable until it begins to build up towards the end of the page. I wanted something indistinct and eerie sounding, with a bit of a machine type feel.
---Changed the title and made a more detailed page bg. This is the second draft. I think I am pretty satisfied with the progression of the first page, but I would like some feedback. The background is now a 'parallax' layer with animation on mouseover. As per silverbane 's suggestion, I've swapped the handwritten text boxes for Motion Tool ones. I tried to keep the same feel to them with the slight gradient red. Hopefully the font is more legible. It is 'Architect's Daughter' Google WebFont.
Page one, I haven't made a cover page yet! This is a story I had worked on for years. I recently renamed the city, it was formerly called Elysian, which was too similar to the movie Elysium for my tastes. They mean the same thing. Basically afterlife, perdition, so on... Continuing with that naming idea, I've come up with Amarant, (with help from silverbane
to pick which name choices sound the best, I had some weird choices for him) which is a fictional undying flower. I wanted to keep the idea of death and undeath in the name.
I am a complete noob at animation, I wanted to have the idea of the wall seeming tall and the viewer moving forwards to look at the height of it. Any advice on speeding up/slowing down or changing the twains is greatly appreciated. Because I have no idea what I am doing! Okay, maybe a teensy idea. I'm good at following tutorials and learning from them, feel free to point me at some.
I'll keep the summary of my story under wraps for now. Hope you're intrigued! All art is mine. Story is mine.
- I know why Angels weep & Welcome to Perdition's Gate - in memory of Dirk Smiler
- F.F.C. & Cool "Disco" Dan - Red line metro through Maryland
- CUD & 23 & bull's eye - Shout out to Jamie Hewlett & Alan Martin's Tank Girl
- The End is Nigh - Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy BBC sign
- hXc sXc - Hardcore South Carolina, a shout out to all the punks, freaks and goths of Myrtle Beach.
- Abandon all hope ye who enter here - Boondock Saints strip club.
Everything else is random doodles. I intend to put all sorts of things that mean something to me, Easter Eggs. I won't always tell what they are, but mad props to anyone who gets my jokes and references.
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Motion Book? The Beta tool is being rolled out. Ask nicely to get on the roll call ;D
Introducing Madefire Motion Books to deviantARTApr 2, 2013by spyed
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Introducing Madefire Motion Books on deviantART
We are excited to announce a partnership between deviantART and Madefire, the leading Motion Book application in Apple’s App Store. Together with Madefire, we are releasing the Madefire Web Reader on deviantART in a new Motion Books category on our front-page. In addition, Madefire's Motion Tool will gradually be made available to deviants in the coming months, so that deviant
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This book may be updated a few times in regards to the first page, but I will not be doing an update for each subsequent page until it is ready to present. If you wish a peek into the Sta.sh project of it's development, feel free to request a link in the comments. I would like feedback, so any volunteers are welcomed ;D