gfxgfxTFCog Forumsgfxgfx
gfx gfx
gfx
Transformers Fandubs
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
October 18, 2017, 12:29:36 AM

Login with username, password and session length
gfx
gfx
*
gfxgfx
gfxgfx gfxgfx
Search:     Advanced search
gfxgfx Home Help Search Calendar Login Register   gfxgfx
gfx gfx
gfx
+  TFCog Forums
|-+  Partner Websites
| |-+  Virtual Transformers (Moderator: Rodimus_2316)
| | |-+  Help Wanted: "G1 Transformers cartoon: Virtual Season 4 Extension Project"
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. « previous next »
Pages: [1] 2 Print
Author Topic: Help Wanted: "G1 Transformers cartoon: Virtual Season 4 Extension Project"  (Read 16233 times)
Rodimus_2316
Moderator
Voyager
******
Posts: 180


Virtual Transformers Member


View Profile WWW
« on: July 13, 2008, 01:11:10 AM »

Greetings.  Some of you may know me, others perhaps not.  My handle is "Rodimus_2316," and I'm working on starting a series of virtual Transformer story-continuations, continuing official stories to their proper end, including getting in the last number of toy-characters that never made it in them.  The first major project I'm focusing on right now is a continuation of the U.S. G1 cartoon, continuing season 4 from the Rebirth trilogy episodes, meaning an extension of that same season, but with fanfic virtual-episodes.
 
The process works like this: It's 1987, and Hasbro has stopped production on the U.S. G1 toon, and the last writers are gone.  Japan has already decided to ignore the Rebirth episodes, and do their own shows (Headmasters, etc.).  However, instead of keeping the U.S. show cancelled, this time they hire new cartoon-makers (us, fictional ones) to continue the show, to promote the toy-characters of that time (1987).  They had Optimus Prime revived previously, but realized that wasn't going to be enough to keep viewer-interest, realizing that omitting old/previous characters angered U.S. viewers, so they now let the new writers use old characters to a limited extent, if they so wish.  What we'll *actually* do is write fanfics that play out like actual G1 eps written at-the-time (any writing-format is fine, as long as it's ep-ish), with artists reading them and drawing "screen-captures" that will fit around the fanfic-eps when posted.  This is all to be posted on our site in the Episode Guide section.  The actual season intros and outros will also be posted there, along with the fan-made ones (I've already made a Virtual Season 4 intro, but have yet to post it).  There are bonus sections, such as a Character Guide, which'll have profile-cel art and descriptions of the virtual season 4 cast; a Submissions section talking about how to join, and more. 
 
We have a few people still confirmed on staff, but we are still in dire need of help.  Here is a list of what we need, what the job entails, and how to join and do it:

Writers:
Job #1: As said, we need writers to write fanfic virual-episodes, in any format they want (script, prose, whatever).  If you want to write in true G1 script form, there are a few examples at this site to work off of: www.bigbot.com/info.  If you need any help, myself and Twincast2 (the two story-editors) can assist you in whatever you need.  Lists of all the 1987/virtual-season-4 TF toy cast:

http://tfarchive.com/toys/catalogues/generationone_catalogue/87a_catalog.jpg
http://tfarchive.com/toys/catalogues/generationone_catalogue/87d_catalog.jpg
http://www.virtualtransformerstv.thetfcog.com/mailorder.html

Again, there's the option of using old characters (meaning U.S. G1 characters from 1984-1986 that weren't also released in 1987), but try not to do it too much.  Just think, if you were actually writing the show back-in-the-day, how far do you think you could go (based on what you already saw of all the real eps concerning original characters also)?

Job #2: The 1987/VS4 cast profiles, in the Character Guide page, need to be written.  I'm working on it, but need some assistance from those interested.  I'm taking bits from the techspecs mostly, and adding stuff that only apply to the toon-versions.

Submissions:
Type up 3 pages of a story you have in mind, regular 10-12 pt size font (no cheating!), then a detailed summary of the rest, followed by detailed summaries of all other episodes you can think of.  This'll confirm to us that someone really wants to write with us.


Artists:
Job #1: Each fanfic-episode needs artists to read them, and draw around 10-15 images representing "screen-captures."  The art needs to at least somewhat look like G1 toon art.

Job #2: On the Episode Guide page, each new Virtual Season needs it's own representation pic.  There's the official ones for both seasons 1&2 and 3, as you can already see on the site (and the poster for TFTM).  One is needed for virtual season 4.  A separate one, just for season 2 itself, may be needed.

Job #3: On the Chracter Guide page, there'll be animation cels that resemble profile-worthy art.  Now, I've found 2 sites in the past that had official G1 "profile-cels" (one of them no longer up, but the other you can find here: http://www.toyarchive.com/Transformers/Cels/ACels1.html), but it doesn't cover all of the 1987 cast.  However, IDW but out a b&w book called "The Ark" (Vol. 1) a year or more ago, which has "proflie-cels" of about all the G1 TFs from 1984-1987, and I'll be scanning and posting them to fill in the rest.  Someone will be needed to color-ize these, as well as possibly touch-up on the tan-ish background parts from the online ones. 

Submissions:
Show us some of your work, either by drawing some pic or pics related to our project, and a site you have that has your art on it, or something like that.  Art needs to at least somewhat resemble G1 toon art, except for the "season-representation" pics from the Episode Guide page, as they look different.  In the end, it probably doesn't matter how their art looks, as long as it's decent-looking. 


Promo-Video Makers:
Job #1: When a definate release date is decided on for the release of the first episode (and VS4 opening sequence), 1-3 promo-videos would be nice to promote that eventual start.  I have some scripts in mind, and I'm willing to hear others as well. 

Job #2: The VS4 opening sequence I mentioned: I'd like to add a credits-thing at the end, saying I made it, and showing the URL to our site.  This would be put on youtube.com to help attract more attention.

Submissions: As with Artists, show us past video-work from somewhere, and we'll work out what to do.


Webmaster:
First assignment: Transfer all files from the old site (http://www.logopolis.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/virtual-transformers-tv/) to the new one (http://www.virtualtransformerstv.thetfcog.com).
Second assignment: Add more essentials to the site, such as the real-show intros/outros, the season-rep pics, profiles, profile-pics, FAQ, Submissions Guidelines, etc., everything for before the project starts.
Third assignment: Add VS4 intro, and virtual eps with "screen-caps" when it's time, and then watch over site continuously.

Submissions: Past and/or current experience in webmastering, or at least proven knowledge of good web site coding.


We've already got one artist, Optimus8404, who's agreed to do the VS4 representation pic, and some "screen-grabs" when the eps start.  Not sure if he'll do the profile-cel coloring work.  And cyber_megatron has contacted me about the webmaster position, and a few others.

I also have a "(Sunbow) G.I. Joe: Virtual Season 3" project I'm trying to start.  I've found a Joe-fan who has good VS3 layout ideas, and hope others may want to join and contribute as well.  We need a website started, first of all.

For more info on Virtual Television in general, please check this major Virtual TV "station": Phoenix Virtual Television (www.pvtonline.tv).  Their FAQ section should answer a lot, and there are other virtual TV shows still linked to it, last time I checked.  I'm trying to get back in touch with them, to get G1 back on their list, but so far, no luck. Sad

Thoughts?  Questions?  Suggestions?
« Last Edit: July 13, 2008, 04:08:23 AM by Rodimus_2316 » Logged

- Rodimus_2316

G1 Transformers Cartoon: Virtual Season 4 Extension:
http://www.virtualtransformerstv.thetfcog.com (UNDER CONSTRUCTION)
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PVTransformers
 
(Sunbow) G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero: Virtual Season 3:
http://www.virtualgijoetv.thetfcog.com (UNDER CONSTRUCTION)
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Virtual_GI_Joe
Time Lord
Supreme
******
Posts: 1267


TFCog's Resident Pimp


View Profile
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2008, 09:59:55 AM »

Sounds interesting! I'll practice with drawing my TF's (Which I'll admit needs a lot of work) and I'll see what I can do for you.
Logged



I OWN THE MAGNUS HAMMER!
Black Bumblebee
Supreme
******
Posts: 916


Shattered Glass version


View Profile
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2008, 11:44:13 PM »

Well, I could always stretch my writing muscles in the Transformer realm again. I'll admit, I found the idea interesting, but when I saw that the idea had be "around" for several years, with no real "results," I figured it was an abandoned project.

If you could give me a general idea of what sort of stories have already been "accepted," it would be appreciated. I'd hate, for example, to write an origin story for Sixshot, and have it rejected as someone already attempted it.

To get a sample of my Transformer writing, you can check out the TF movie fanfic "Chronicles of Brawn" here: http://safari.tripod.com/chronb.html .

My more general, scifi writing can be found here: http://www.valdosta.edu/~ntbradley/creative.htm *note* The updated firefox seems to make the text invisible on the page, but you can view it by highlighting it.

Logged

"Susan hated literature. She'd much rather read a good book." (Terry Pratchett)
ProwlsGirl
Voyager
***
Posts: 114


Freedom is the right of all sentient beings


View Profile WWW
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2008, 03:53:07 AM »

So far the only two Transformers I'm really good at drawing at so far is Prowl and Jazz.  And you need any G1 fanfics I have tons either on ff.net or TransFictions.net.
Logged

"Bumblebee, stop lubercating on the man." - 2007 Optimus Prime

"Logic is the ultiime weapon." - Prowl
Rodimus_2316
Moderator
Voyager
******
Posts: 180


Virtual Transformers Member


View Profile WWW
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2008, 06:36:36 AM »

Well, I could always stretch my writing muscles in the Transformer realm again. I'll admit, I found the idea interesting, but when I saw that the idea had be "around" for several years, with no real "results," I figured it was an abandoned project.

I have been trying to kick-start this project for awhile now, but have recently become part of tfcog, and finally worked out a submissions guideline, things are starting to come together.  I should have the info for the new webmaster, cyber_megatron, by next month or the month after, as I'm not at my apartment at the moment, where all those files are for the site.  I also need tutor-ing help scripting the first 2 virutal eps.

Quote
If you could give me a general idea of what sort of stories have already been "accepted," it would be appreciated. I'd hate, for example, to write an origin story for Sixshot, and have it rejected as someone already attempted it.

Well, we can't really reveal what our stories are going to be yet, so just write what comes to mind.  3 pages an summaries isn't that much, really.  Just do your idea for submissions.  When you join the group then, we'll  tell you what's availalbe, and you can do what you want from that.  Does that help?  Please LMK if you need more help.

Quote
To get a sample of my Transformer writing, you can check out the TF movie fanfic "Chronicles of Brawn" here: http://safari.tripod.com/chronb.html .

I'll read it, thanks!

Quote
My more general, scifi writing can be found here: http://www.valdosta.edu/~ntbradley/creative.htm *note* The updated firefox seems to make the text invisible on the page, but you can view it by highlighting it.

I'll check that too.  Thank you again! Smiley
Logged

- Rodimus_2316

G1 Transformers Cartoon: Virtual Season 4 Extension:
http://www.virtualtransformerstv.thetfcog.com (UNDER CONSTRUCTION)
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PVTransformers
 
(Sunbow) G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero: Virtual Season 3:
http://www.virtualgijoetv.thetfcog.com (UNDER CONSTRUCTION)
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Virtual_GI_Joe
Rodimus_2316
Moderator
Voyager
******
Posts: 180


Virtual Transformers Member


View Profile WWW
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2008, 07:03:44 AM »

Sounds interesting! I'll practice with drawing my TF's (Which I'll admit needs a lot of work) and I'll see what I can do for you.

Sounds good! Smiley

So far the only two Transformers I'm really good at drawing at so far is Prowl and Jazz.  And you need any G1 fanfics I have tons either on ff.net or TransFictions.net.

I'll have to check those out sometime.  Thank you! Smiley  Could I please see some of your art sometime?
Logged

- Rodimus_2316

G1 Transformers Cartoon: Virtual Season 4 Extension:
http://www.virtualtransformerstv.thetfcog.com (UNDER CONSTRUCTION)
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PVTransformers
 
(Sunbow) G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero: Virtual Season 3:
http://www.virtualgijoetv.thetfcog.com (UNDER CONSTRUCTION)
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Virtual_GI_Joe
Time Lord
Supreme
******
Posts: 1267


TFCog's Resident Pimp


View Profile
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2008, 10:08:28 AM »

For examples of both me and PG's artwork, check out "My Artwork" in the General Discussion section of this very forum! (Most of my non-TF drawings are there, as well as a link to PG's DeviantART site). Will hopefully send you a selection of my (Cartoon inspired) TF doodles later today.  Wink

EDIT = Here's an attempt at Optimus Prime, Not happy with it myself but I'm sure they'll be something useful for you amongst this...

« Last Edit: July 14, 2008, 12:33:09 PM by Time Lord » Logged



I OWN THE MAGNUS HAMMER!
ProwlsGirl
Voyager
***
Posts: 114


Freedom is the right of all sentient beings


View Profile WWW
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2008, 02:00:01 PM »

So far the only two Transformers I'm really good at drawing at so far is Prowl and Jazz.  And you need any G1 fanfics I have tons either on ff.net or TransFictions.net.

I'll have to check those out sometime.  Thank you! Smiley  Could I please see some of your art sometime?
[/quote]

You can see them here. ^_^ http://pharaoh-yami.deviantart.com/gallery/#Transformers
Logged

"Bumblebee, stop lubercating on the man." - 2007 Optimus Prime

"Logic is the ultiime weapon." - Prowl
Time Lord
Supreme
******
Posts: 1267


TFCog's Resident Pimp


View Profile
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2008, 02:54:44 PM »

Model of Daniel, alonside a headmaster design I've just invented for him so that he can realistically transform into Arcee's head (Since the only representation in Rebirth was his Exo-Suit!).


And later on in the day, I decided to do the same for Spike. Not quite like what his headmaster looked like on Rebirth, but I thought the Masterforce approach was a good place to go design-wise (armour instead of the all-robot look).


« Last Edit: July 14, 2008, 09:43:49 PM by Time Lord » Logged



I OWN THE MAGNUS HAMMER!
Black Bumblebee
Supreme
******
Posts: 916


Shattered Glass version


View Profile
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2008, 03:08:24 AM »

While the art is very pretty to look at, Daniel does not look very happy in his outfit.  Grin
Logged

"Susan hated literature. She'd much rather read a good book." (Terry Pratchett)
Time Lord
Supreme
******
Posts: 1267


TFCog's Resident Pimp


View Profile
« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2008, 08:23:18 AM »

If you got crippled and forced to live in a Fembots head, you'd be uncomfortable too!  Grin

In all seriousness, I am thinking of redoing the Helmet and shoulders so that Arcee's collar forms Daniels shoulderpads and Daniel wears a different helmet (as it looks at the moment, Danny looks like he's just got an Atomic Wedgee!)  Smiley
Logged



I OWN THE MAGNUS HAMMER!
Rodimus_2316
Moderator
Voyager
******
Posts: 180


Virtual Transformers Member


View Profile WWW
« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2008, 09:24:39 AM »

Cool beans, Time Lord!  I'm currently checking out all your guys' art and fanfics you linked me at the moment.  I'll let you know my thoughts when I'm done.
Logged

- Rodimus_2316

G1 Transformers Cartoon: Virtual Season 4 Extension:
http://www.virtualtransformerstv.thetfcog.com (UNDER CONSTRUCTION)
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PVTransformers
 
(Sunbow) G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero: Virtual Season 3:
http://www.virtualgijoetv.thetfcog.com (UNDER CONSTRUCTION)
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Virtual_GI_Joe
Time Lord
Supreme
******
Posts: 1267


TFCog's Resident Pimp


View Profile
« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2008, 09:56:19 PM »

Thanks, Rodimus! Out of curisosity, do you want me to draw the Nebulans the way they were armoured up on Rebirth, or would you like me to continue the Masterforce look I've given Daniel and Spike?
Logged



I OWN THE MAGNUS HAMMER!
Rodimus_2316
Moderator
Voyager
******
Posts: 180


Virtual Transformers Member


View Profile WWW
« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2008, 03:30:33 AM »

Just sent you a PM, Time Lord. Smiley
Logged

- Rodimus_2316

G1 Transformers Cartoon: Virtual Season 4 Extension:
http://www.virtualtransformerstv.thetfcog.com (UNDER CONSTRUCTION)
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PVTransformers
 
(Sunbow) G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero: Virtual Season 3:
http://www.virtualgijoetv.thetfcog.com (UNDER CONSTRUCTION)
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Virtual_GI_Joe
Time Lord
Supreme
******
Posts: 1267


TFCog's Resident Pimp


View Profile
« Reply #14 on: July 16, 2008, 11:05:18 AM »

Thanks  Smiley
Logged



I OWN THE MAGNUS HAMMER!
Pages: [1] 2 Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  

Powered by PHP Powered by MySQL

Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
Cerberus design by Bloc
Valid XHTML 1.0!
gfx
gfxgfx gfxgfx