A super busy Post-Production week: Tales of Zale Episode 2 is out! Minisode 3 awards on Newgrounds, Final ToZ Month YouTube Live Stream + more!
It's been a super busy week doing the final bits of Post-Production and celebration for Tales of Zale Month which has all in all been one heck of a blast! It's a little late, but here's another big blog post with a lot to share so let's get straight to it!
Firstly, the thrilling conclusion to this month's weekly animations by Hikarian, Tales of Zale - Episode 2, went live on Thursday and I'm so pleased with the way it turned out! The first few days of this week were a mad blur of audio post-production and late nights for me, but I'm sure the results speak for themselves in this almost 7 minute long stunning animation! There's a lot of people involved in this one, so I shan't name them all here, but be sure to stay for the credits (which features some splendid fan art too) and check the video's description on YouTube to see all the great people who were involved in this project. Without further delay and behalf of Hikarian Animations and the rest of the production team, I present to you the long awaited, Tales of Zale Episode 2. We all hope you enjoy it!
Following from the topic of this weeks animation, we look back to celebrate some of the achievements of last week's Minisode 3! As with Minisode 2, Minisode 3 was met with some great feedback and comments on Newgrounds and was given the Daily 3rd place award and a front page feature too! Many thanks Newgrounds and we hope to wow you with Episode 2 when it's released on there soon!
Next on this week's list of exciting reports, in celebration of Episode 2's release, I joined the Final Tales of Zale Month Live Stream on YouTube which was blast! Joining us for one final night of mayhem we had the wonderful Sif "The Rock" Savery, Victor and Nathan from the last stream I was in, as well as the animators for each of the minisodes, Zachary, Anita and Dylan! Thanks to everyone who joined us on the night, and if you missed it, feel free to catch up on the almost 4 hours of glorious fun below! The moral of this story is #NevergofullSonic!
And of course it wouldn't be a proper Tales of Zale stream without some glorious artwork contributions from our talented panelists! From Nathan we have the undeniable proof of why you must #NevergofullSonic (or why you definitely should!), and from Anita we have a lovely take on Zale and Elva, the dynamic duo of the series. More artwork to come, which I'll hopefully be able to share in next week's update, so stay tuned for more visual shenanigans soon!
Lastly and as usual, we have the latest streaming tracks from Better Than The Book and March's Charlotte's Web 1973 Orchestral commissions. This week from Better Than The Book we have the hybrid genre "Head Above Water" featuring the lovely rhyming styles of Bob Axell (AKA Cyberdevil) bringing some Hip Hop to the table, and from the Orchestral Commissions we have an arrangement of "Zuckerman's Famous Pig". Only 2 more weeks of these project streams left to go, but feel free to subscribe to the relevant YouTube Channels to listen as soon as they go live. Stay tuned for more next week!
And that about wraps things up for this week. Tales of Zale Month is over and was great fun while it lasted, and I'm sure this won't be the last we see of Elva, Zale or the rest of their mysterious world! Not entirely sure what's going on next week, but I'm sure there'll be something exciting to report. In the mean time I hope you all have exciting weeks too and thanks for supporting, Tales of Zale Month, Better Than The Book and as always JabunAudio. Until next week and next time, take care.
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