Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Music: Phat tunez

Hey,

A few people asked for the music I wrote for the Hard Justice finale.  Check it out here.

I was playing with some strings and drum loops and came up with this in my leisure as well.  You just might dig it.

Thanks,
Jon

Monday, January 25, 2010

Video: Hard Justice S2: Episode 13

Hey,

The finale of Hard Justice is finally up.  You can view it here.

It was supposed to be up on Saturday but I guess there was a mix-up in programming or something.  People seem to think I'm responsible for any hiccups in the release of my stuff.  I have nothing to do with it, Machinima.com owns whatever material they showcase.  On a very basic level, I make shit and they buy it from me.  What they do with it is their call.

When I found it still wasn't up today however, I contacted my production manager about it and it's straightened out now.

Hope you enjoy.  You might be pissed off by the messy, ham-fisted way I wrapped up the complex plot.  You might notice a few gaping plot holes (or rather, chasms) that I'm very aware of.  You might think the plot of the episode is ridiculous to the point of facepalm.  You're right.  I hope you enjoy it anyway.  I ended it the best way I could think of given the time that I had and given the millions of mistakes I made in the show's (and season's) development early on.

I also noted earlier that the ending had a nod to Modern Warfare 2's ending.  Maybe it seems more than just a nod to some, but the characters, the scenario, the dialogue and the events are completely different, all I was really inspired by was the colors, mood, and tension.  Plus it's not like MW2 was the first to come up with a fiery showdown between two rivals.

Come on, it's not like Hard Justice, a series founded on a cock joke, ever had a serious let alone coherent plot.

Now I can finally stop doing what I'm obviously bad at, long-term story telling, and focus on what I'm better at.  I'm aiming at creating a sketch comedy show or something.  More details on that later.

Thanks!
Jon

P.S. I actually created the orchestral backing myself with FL Studio during the Bernard/Mason confrontation! I'm not boasting or anything lame like that, but I am kind of proud with the way the piece turned out, plus this might encourage some of you to play around with a music sequencer like I did given the kind of stuff you can churn out (hell, if I can do it, of all people, anybody can fucking do it).

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

News: Hard Justice finale and other things

Sorry again for the lack of updates.  I have a good explanation.

...

Alright, I don't.

I'm like a sixth-grader standing awkwardly in front of his teacher trying frantically to come up with an acceptable reason for not doing homework, and not having one (been there 97293874 times).  I'm just a lazy fuck, that about sums it up.

"Hmm, I should really update my blog.  ...'Kay, right after another smoke and one more jiggy in Banjo-Kazooie."

Anyway, I thought the Hard Justice season finale would have been up last Saturday, but instead it was replaced with Arby 'n' the Chief in LA episode 4.  It's done, they have it, so it'll be up this upcoming Saturday instead.  A bit of info on the finale actually, I originally had it written out weeks ago, and then a few days before the production, I decided that it was too depressing and too much of a cliffhanger so I completely rewrote it, beefing up the original humor of the series people miss as well as the epicness.  There's a small nod to Modern Warfare 2's campaign in the finale by the way, in terms of music and camerawork.  I can't be the only one that was blown away by it's ending sequence.

Sorry about the mediocrity of the new Arby 'n' the Chief in LA series.  It's most likely at least partly my fault because of my writing and my decision to introduce new video game characters but I did what I thought was right to mix things up a little and make the show at least enjoyable.  I viewed the rough cut before it was released and I was pleased with it, but I guess when a lot of people start getting involved in your projects your vision is lost and you lose objectivity.  I'll continue to do my best.

Hard Justice is done, One Life Remaining's first season is nearly finished, and it won't be long before I have the writing done for the rest of the Arby 'n' the Chief in LA series.  After that, there's nothing concrete I can give you other than that I do plan to create a new series, and I'd like to do a short sketch comedy show where I don't have to worry about story arcs and continuity and I can concentrate on short, funny, relatable scenarios.

Thanks for keeping up with my blog and everything even though I'm pathetic at keeping the damn thing updated.

- Jon

Video: One Life Remaining S1: Episode 9

Hey,

Sorry for the huge lack of updates.  Episode 9 of One Life Remaining is out and can be viewed here.

- Jon

Sunday, January 10, 2010

News: I have a question.

..How the fuck did I miss this?

http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/p/perfectdarkxboxlivearcade/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/gamertagradio/sets/72157622959332291/
http://www.gamertagradio.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12742

Perfect Dark 64 on Xbox Live Arcade with smoother and improved graphics running at 60FPS, nice textures, all the features of the original plus Xbox Live support and features with co-operative and competitive online multiplayer?  My mind is fucking blown.  Goodbye Modern Warfare 2.

- Jon

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Music: Music!

'S up.

Unfortunately for humanity, I've gotten my hands on a bit of software known as FL Studio (a synthetic music creation program).  I will now burden the world with these two works I've whipped up so far!


If you're a frequent Newgrounds visitor and a Flash artist or something and you wanna use these phat tunes in your projects, you don't have to notify me, I don't care.  Just follow Newgrounds' crediting procedure where you put the little song I.D. number on the thingy when you submit whatever it is.

If you wanna do this too, believe me, it's easy.  I got the basic hang of the program in like twenty minutes.  Download a demo here!  It's a HUGE time killer.

Thanks,
Jon