Thursday, November 14, 2019

New Rumbl App Similiar To Vine Or Tik Tok

I just started using an app called Rumbl. It's so cool! Check out my profile!
I made a new video about it too!


Tuesday, November 12, 2019

BranNuYu Overcome Song

Recently I released a new song called Overcome. It's a free song because I used a royalty free beat I found on YouTube. I made the song just for fun & to minister to people. Plus to kind of demo/show my different voices I can use in music, animation, and more. Plus to promote my Podcast where I talk about Christian Rap and interview Rappers and ask them questions about their music, testimony, and life stories.
The link to the song is https://youtu.be/w380UnoiHEE

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Bad Guy Wants The Money Animation

I've finally made a new animation after awhile of not making any with Moho Studio on my computer. I've made a few short animations on my iPad and iPhone with an app called Flip A Clip. I decided to make a short to demonstrate/showcase my voice acting/animation skills. Sort of like an online Portfolio piece of work. Maybe fellow animators/creative people will hire me to do voices. Or someone might want me to do some animation work. Right now I can only do small animation shorts if anyone is wanting me to work on anything. It would take a pretty large amount of money to get me to work on something bigger because I value my time and I also need to pay bills. But if anyone wants a short 30-60 second animation for like a promotional ad, or trailer or something, then I'm up for that. I won't work for free, so I'll probably ask for a security deposit or something to my PayPal when I begin the work, or require payment to release video without watermarks. I know this animation is kind of sloppy. It's been a little while, and I used MS Paint, & my mouse to draw. In the future I'll probably hand draw pictures and take a picture with my camera on my phone and import them. Or use my iPad to sketch/draw stuff and email the pictures to myself to download to my computer, and then import into Gimp or Photoshop. Then bring the PNG image files into Moho Studio to work on the animations. I use a variety of different software. And I like to experiment with different methods of animation. I'd like to look into more traditional ways of animating with physical things and blending it with digital animation. I would also like to mess around with Blender more and try rotoscoping. The newest release of Blender, there's a new and improved feature called Grease Pencil, which can be used to create 2D animation in a 3D environment. You could literally do 2D and 3D at the same time just like the Chariot scene in The Prince Of Egypt. To this day I believe it was that movie that inspired me to be an animator. Because when I was in Jr High School, I read books about animation in the school library after I had watched Behind The Scenes bonus features on the DVD, and I was amazed at the technology that was being used to make an animated movie about Moses! I had also been influenced/inspired to get into Game Design/Development when I watched the Making Of Kings Quest 6. It was like Animation being married to Games. That was the old school Point And Click Adventure Games genre. You as a player could make choices that would determine the stories that would play out in the form of animation sequences as you played the game. So thanks Brenda Chapman (Director Of The Prince Of Egypt) and Roberta Williams (Maker Of Kings Quest Series)! I also was inspired by Christopher Ushko (www.BoxOfMystery.com) and his animations and fan games of Monkey Island series by Ron Gilbert and Tim Shafer. His Flash Animations helped me to believe I could make my own animations from home.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Brand New T-Shirt Design To Promote Hot Rap Mix Website


It's been awhile since I designed a new T-Shirt design, so I messed around with the free Gimp software (a Photoshop alternative) to make this!

Hot Rap Mix Website Promo TShirt
Hot Rap Mix Website Promo TShirt
by HotRapMixStore

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Christmas Is Almost Here!

It's that time of year! Yay! Christmas Time! Or almost! But I can already feel it in the air! It's getting cooler! Right now it's late October, meaning Halloween Night is coming, or for us Christians: Reformation Day! 

Image result for reformation day

I'm already thinking of the food that's gonna be served on Thanksgiving and Christmas! I'm excited!
There are usually some tunes I like to crank out for the fall & winter seasons. One song I like to jam is MC Jin Chinese New Year. That song has a beat that reminds me of Christmas, & I used to jam it on the cold, rainy days when I was a Cart Pusher at Walmart afew years ago. I would also for some reason smell Joe's BBQ and a bunch of other nearby restaurants food cooking. And I would think of the Oil Rig located in Georgian waters in the Caspian Sea in the game Splinter Cell. Kind of weird combination of thoughts? Yeah, but it's nostalgic. I also think of hot coco, and usually feel in the mood to make some new music!

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Animation Apps

I haven't got to do as much animation this year, or last, as I had planned/wrote about in my earlier blog post. But I have played around with an app called Flipaclip. Which I know is available to Android and Apple Phones. I use an app in Apple called Eraser and Background Eraser for Android to remove the backgrounds of pictures, and save them as a PNG file for use in Flipaclip with animations or in InShot app for video, I can use them as stickers. As far as music is concerned I have lots of ideas that I haven't made into a finished song yet. I have released some tracks this year. And it's pretty much Fall now, or about to be if it's not already. Right now it's September 21st 2019. 


Sunday, March 18, 2018

Animation And Music

This year I'd like to do more with Music and Animation. I was going to try and get a Computer Networking Degree, but I was juggling 2 different classes at the same time, plus working overnight at Walmart. I was trying to study and do what I needed to do to pass, but I was overwhelming myself with both and dropped one of the classes. Since I had wasted half of my time on the dropped class, I had spent time that could've been used to pass the other class which I ended up failing. These were online classes that you watch videos, take practice exams, print out study notes, and do practice labs that simulate real life computer servers where you had to troubleshoot or set things up to administrate a network of computers. It's so hard to not think about Music/Art/Animation/GameDev. I've always wanted to do creative work. And while I love computers and learning technology, I don't want to force myself into school/careers I don't enjoy or like that much. And if I ever needed to or wanted to get into Computer Networking/Programming, I learned that I don't really need school for that. I just need to pick up a book, study, and get certified.

I finished my college basics, so perhaps I can take Music and Art related classes instead of Computer courses that I was taking. Since I'm more passionate about Art and Music in this season of my life, I feel like I just need to find ways to use my gifts/talents to make money. So I'm wanting to invest my free time to doing the things I love! And try to make money at it. I can make money blogging (putting up ads/affiliate links). I can create my own T-Shirts/Coffee Mugs and sell them. I can also make and sell my own music. Plus I can also use my Podcast to promote my blog and website (traffic + ads = potential $$$). I bought Moho Studio Pro 12 for Animation. It has alot of new features that I didn't have on Anime Studio Pro 9.5 (which is also Moho, just a different name they used).

At the moment I'm trying to figure out my plans for Music/Art/Animation/GameDev. A YouTuber named Roberto Blake (Content Creator) gave suggestion/tips/advice to Animators, not to focus on long videos to put on YouTube, but to make short clips for InstaGram, and to really push Merch. That's probably what I'll do. I would like to make Animations that are funny, or tell a short story in 30-60 seconds. And use them to gain attention, traffic, and point them to Merch related to the Cartoon/Animation Brands that I create.

I'd also like to do some Short Film. I have a friend who does that. He can help me, or give me tips/suggestions, or both. I'd like to do something short/funny and random like Napoleon Dynamite. Maybe some Parodies. Short Adventures. Stuff like that.

As far as Games: I would like to make a game. It just takes time and also planning on paper first. You need to make a Game Design Document. I have used Adventure Game Studio before to make a short game. I was using one of the Demo games as a template, I would change stuff up and replace images/sprites with my own. It takes a bit of tweaking to figure out how to get code/scripts right. Definitely a puzzle/challenge to program a game. But from the experience I got, I learned there was parts of the Global Script in AGS that I needed to leave alone. Mainly what I did was find the code for certain functions in the game, copy and paste from the help file, paste into room scripts, and change it up some. I watched a YouTube video that revealed that The Adventure Creator for Unity is probably a better option for making Adventure Games than AGS. At least for making it nice and smooth. If you really like the old school feel, AGS might have it's advantages. There's always Pros and Cons to software/apps/game engines and just about anything else that makes one thing more favorable than the other in one sense or another. Right now I don't use Unity, since you have to pay for add ons that make it worthwhile in using. But I do have a book or two for learning Unity. I also have Blender (free program for creating 3D models, animations, and even games). I use Gimp for editing Photos. For awhile I used it to Paint too until I found Krita and other free paint programs that were better for painting than Gimp. I don't have Photoshop or the Adobe Creative Suite at the moment. I have used Flash, Photoshop, and Illustrator in the past (High School Computer Graphics And Animation Class). For music and audio I use Audacity (Free recording/editing software), Reaper (trial... with full functionality. Recording/Editing DAW), LMMS (Free beat making software), Caustic (Mobile Music Studio App, there is a PC version you can look up), Nano Studio (Similar to Caustic... a Mobile Music Studio app, has a PC version), and FL Studio (making beats).

I would also like to give Streaming Games on Twitch a try. I use OBS Studio for broadcasting, I use the same program for making Vlogs for YouTube. One game I like to play is Age Of Empires 2. If anyone wants to play multiplayer with me, shoot me a text or a DM on Social Media like InstaGram or Facebook. My Steam name is BranMan197.