Good day to you people, today i am now willing to open for people to come and work out for my planned animation series that i have yet to reveal the name but i will name the project as PROJECT GREY SKY.
WHAT WILL THIS SERIES BE AND WHAT'S IT INSPIRED FROM?
This project draws inspiration from JohnnyUtah's TANKMEN series but rather than being just a Mad Max-inspired series revolving around jokes relating to the genitals and being about tankmen (there's no pun, stop it), it's going to be more about conflict in the 2010s and jokes mostly parodying typical war media cliches and common elements, along with some black comedy but it won't just simply be just another edgy shock humor animation series. It's not really to be labelled as a "comedy" per-se, it's rather a half serious and half joke animation series while it revolves around the air force out of all the branches of the military. It'll feature intense scenes while at the same time featuring scenes that make certain things just look like a walking punchline. Also, self-awareness and 4th wall breaks are going to be PLENTIFUL in this show so if you don't like their entire existence, then don't. Otherwise, you're allowed the criticise if we executed it poorly.
Contains some drawings of weapons that'll appear in the series, their names are meant to parody both the real trademark and how media tries to rename them to avoid trademark violation.
Some alternative universes based on Newgrounds' material exist on the right (games are: Friday Night Funkin', Madness Combat and Pico's School)
SO... IS THERE ANY PROGRESS ON THIS PROJECT?
I have already been working on the pilot but it isn't completed yet. I thought that it'd be a good time to maybe have some other people come along to this and make it feel bigger and better!
WHAT ROLES ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS PROJECT?
Well, almost everything. However, Sound Design, Music and Writing is optional but is encouraged to make things more spicy. And also no programmers are needed, cuz this is an animation series and what's the point of programming an "animation" if many animation softwares already allow you to save the animations in a common video format that you can play without hesitation???
DETAILS ON THE MANY TALENT TYPES
Animators will have to make sure that they have experience in making cartoonish animation and that they are also willing to animate violent scenes and blood. Animations don't have to necessarily be realistic or super smooth, they can be pretty exaggerated for the cartoony aesthetic or try to exaggerate a realistic sense to make up for it's cartoonish appeal and they neither should be really choppy where the movement doesn't make them feel human nor cartoony humans. Also, good luck animating vehicles because many people may not be able to do that.
Artists will primarily exist to try and assist the others by providing background art and concept art so it's much more easy to work with. Artists would need to get used to the art style that is intended and if they otherwise want to improvise or improve, they should do in a way where it stays true to the spirit while making it look more better-looking to the eye in order to be approved by the director. (that's me)
As far as our variety goes, there really isn't going to be too much of a usage of heavy accents. It'll feature Americans, Muslim-related ethnicities (mostly Arabs and other Asian countries with Islam as a majority, though non-Arab ethnicities will be in future episodes provided if the animation is successful to build a decently sized fan-following), Some generations of immigrants and that's really what i can think of.
Voice actors/actresses must be somewhat decent at replicating accents that are otherwise not directly from their home nation and we do not simply want the voice actor/actress to resemble closely to the character themselves. We don't care about your own politics and saying how this is wrong, it's voice acting for a fictional character and you should really stop bugging so much about it. Besides, this show is not meant to simply please a specific group of people and opts to stay as neutral as possible and that the characters introduced are as naturally aligned as possible. If you want to voice more than one character, you have to at least make them sound different so that people don't instantly think you are the same voice actor which can disrupt some immersion a bit.
This kinda really isn't necessary because there probably are just a bunch of libraries of stock sounds we can use. But if we don't want to overuse the same stock sounds, then maybe you can add a little elbow grease by giving us your own juicy sounds.
Music isn't really necessary for us, as we can pretty much just simply browse the audio portal and get the licensing rights to put them on the project. Or just use other copyright-free resources. Despite just being a passion project, we want to make sure that we are free of copyright so that way there isn't a chance of any DMCA takedown requests coming in. Not really too much of a limitation on what the music is to be, what genre, what instrument, just make it feel appropriate to the many given events. That's all, yea?
I, the director, already proclaim myself as the lead writer for the series. But I'm not perfect, so i'm open for someone to give me help and criticism to make the story and dialogue feel better. Maybe even a more experienced writer can make it even more better and become a mentor for me! An additional writer may also serve as a fill-in incase i feel lacking or not so great on writing on a specific department (i.e trying to establish a funny scene with a good punchline, trying to make my story have emotional impact) and serve as just the person that seals up the small holes after I've sealed the bigger ones.
WHAT WILL THE SCHEDULES BE FOR THE EFFORTS PUT ONTO THIS PROJECT?
This is really a part-time project rather than say a full-time project, so it'll be developed when i feel like i have free time. Small development chunks may occur in weekdays but it's not that special until weekends, public holidays or day-offs.
HOW DO I JOIN?
PM me on what position you'd like to take in and show me some examples of your own work so i can determine if you are fit or not.
I have a dream that i want this site to transform upon things that are considered apart of their own history and culture so that the charm we are known for keeps on going stronger and stronger. Help me achieve this goal by being kind enough to collaborate and we can create an interesting animation series for Newgrounders alike to enjoy and laugh at.