Hello guys, I have now decided to do some changes for my currently unfinished project of releasing a pilot episode for an animated web series which will formally be known as Air Ops: Gray Sky.
It will now be known after this as OPERATION OVERCAST.
It's shorter, but if you want initials just say OpOvc (ohp-ohv-see or ohp-ohvkh).
Why? Well Air Ops is... a little too misleading because the series will have ground operations. Gray Sky is directly derived from the project name.
I think Overcast is already kind of sets up what I am aiming for: grayness representing gray morality and the moody, depressing feel of being in a zone of conflict. Overcasts are a condition occurring within the sky, and since this series puts an emphasis on aerial military presence, it also makes sense to consider. I added an extra operation to signify that this is a military-themed series and to avoid using one-letter words which might result in trademark disputes. Apparently there exists a mobile app called Overcast, so I ain't gonna get sued by a podcast app.
Now for the project itself, the first episode will be structured differently. It will still retain the training bits and introduction to characters, but also setting up some action which will have an ending that will imply a continuation may happen. There are some less significant changes like me changing Elliot's middle and last name to Dean Conley instead of Daniel Colt. Changed his middle name because wasn't satisfied with him inheriting the name "daniel" and colt was swapped out because of my strange concern of copyright by the colt manufacturing company. Eh, last one was a wonky excuse but why you care so much about a character's name as I did making that decision?
Voice Actors will be recast and to all of the VAs reading this, you are dismissed. If they don't see this (likely will), I'll try to reach out via PMs dismissing them from the project as I will strive to recast the characters. This is is because of lack of communication and the complicated idea of asking random dudes on the internet to voice over for your web series pilot without owing them any money for their work. I cannot voice on my own, barely can make distinct voice and awful bg. I have money in my pockets but I can't be certain if I will ever convince my parents by giving them my physical money that I own and them paying the amount I want and making sure they are not at a loss of money. Still, I am a kid with big dreams and I want those big dreams to happen sooner than later.
Ambitions are kind of through the roof, I wanted this to be an actual series but it feels too ambitious to do so. I wanted there to be different seasons, with each having different main themes. And I actually was thinking about an ending and how that ending would line up to the video game which will be a direct sequel to the series. The video game however, still remains just an idea with other ideas mashed in. I am also already writing future episodes that haven't been released yet.
Thanks for reading this absolute unit of a news post, with separate paragraphs with a mouthful of words over a project that should've been out sooner but some things just don't go as planned. And that I am still a kid who got other responsibilities and lessons to be taught.