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Yo, Seonsaint!

Yeah, that's right. I'm talking to you.

Remember how I used to send you daily reminders to submit something to these guys, but you were more interested in playing Everquest?
(How'd that work out for you, by the way? Are you able to quit your day job yet?)

When the reminders stopped coming, you probably figured I gave up. Nope! Just lost their info, is all. Well, guess what? I'm gettin' organized. And now I've got a copy of their ad here in my livejournal that I can reference any time I need it.

Your harassment resumes.

    Wanted: Artists and Digital Colorists that want to make $750 a day
    Storyboards for advertising and entertainment remain one of the most exciting and lucrative ways for an artist to earn a living. At Storyboardsonline.com, our artists share five things in common:
    • sick talent
    • a computer with a high speed internet connection
    • a six-figure income
    • a fax machine
    • and the ability to meet deadlines, every time...no excuses.
    Interested artists must complete a five frame assignment from our web site at http://www.storyboardsonline.com/thecontest. Please email your results to joe@storyboardsonline.com, If you have what it takes, you will be starting down the road on an extremely rewarding carer.

Of course, the "five panel" thing is only for pencilers. You'd be applying as a colorist, and their page only gives you three frames to colorize. So, we're talking about coloring in three pictures here. For all your procrastinating, that's like no work at all.

...and here they are.

    Colorists Rules
    These frames were drawn for an actual job. After reviewing the test script,

      Test Script
      FRAME 1. Guy walking to curb of busy "Manhattan" street. chick on motorcylce waiting for him. He's thirties to forties, wearing cool street casual clothing. (Prada...Calvin Klein) the chick is basically an Asian cat woman on a black italian sport bike. she's wearing form fitting leather; all black. black boots. black helmet.

      FRAME 2. Tight shot on bike chick's face. her visor is up so as to reveal her exotic eyes.

      FRAME 3. Motorcycle with both riders cutting between cabs on busy "manhattan" street.

      FRAME 4. Bike and riders going thru department store window.

      FRAME 5. Bike racing up escalator of department store.

    Click here to select a style and study the level of finish from other storyboard jobs. Render those three frames, and send your finished work to joe@storyboardsonline.com.

    (Mac users hold down the cursor over the image and save to your desktop. PC users right click on the image and save to you desktop.)

    You will be notified by e-mail of your results.
    Add to the line art and make it better.

    In your style, you should be able to color ten to fifteen 4"x6" images in an eight hour period. Always make your deadlines. NO EXCUSES. If your computer crashes drive to Kinkos to email your images. Do not send more than 7 samples of your work.

Now, get off your ass and do something about this.


( 10 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 15th, 2001 12:05 pm (UTC)
Isn't Everquest frightening in its ability to addict otherwise normal, intelligent people? Scary. That thing should be regulated.
Jan. 16th, 2001 11:36 am (UTC)
Not so sure my friend's "otherwise normal," but "intelligent" definitely fits him. For all my harshness in that post, it's mostly just frustration 'cause we all know this job is perfect for him. It's a lot of money doing what he loves and truly shines at.

The irony, I suppose, is that I don't think he was really all that good at Everquest. =)
Jan. 16th, 2001 03:32 pm (UTC)
Re: Addiction
Heh heh. Gotta love irony. I've lost my boyfriend to Everquest, so I'm a little bitter. You'll have to excuse me.
Jan. 17th, 2001 08:59 am (UTC)
That's not right.
Shirking responsibility, I can understand. But letting a game override your hormones... I just don't see it.

These worlds are there to explore, as a diversion. When someone gets that drawn in, it's filling a gap in their life, a missing sense of community and adventure. But while you're standing there, the real-life adventure and one-on-one relationship in front of him is supposed to blind him to those aspects.

NOT the other way around.

I'm sorry to hear of your loss, but I have to think there were other issues between you. Probably in the communication area. On some level, I think he was looking for an excuse to neglect you. Why that should be, I have no idea. But getting out of there was probably the best thing for you.

That's not a judgement in any way, and I could be way off base, having never met either of you. But I find that being a stranger usually gives me clarity where friends and relatives are naturally biased. Anyway, I'm sorry if I crossed the line on this one.

In my defense, you did bring it up.

Jan. 17th, 2001 09:12 am (UTC)
Re: That's not right.
Nah, he's still with me and all. I meant lost in a figurative sense--neglecting my, uhem, "needs" and whatnot was right on target, though. I don't think he's looking for an excuse to get away from me at all, he's just one of those video game junkies. I know because my brother's been one since the early Atari systems! (Do you see a pattern here? heh heh)They just can't help themselves.
He does get sucked in to a point its frightening, though. I think there are subliminals in the game or something devious and evil like that... he actually had a Christmas party IN THE GAME! He and all of his little character buddies got together and gave each other weapons and strange things like that.
To his defense, he does try to include me, by telling me about all the stuff, but unfortunately, it just seems silly to me, and I can't get past that. Also to his defense, even if he does sit on it for hours and hours and hours, he does remember to call me during those stints (though I must admit his conversational skills suffer at the hands of the moniter in front of him), so maybe I'm not so bad off as you thought.
Jan. 23rd, 2001 10:12 am (UTC)
Hey! I haven't played EverQuest in 18 months!!!!
Now I merely sloobber over a game that won't come out for at least two years...

The coloring thing, yeah... I'll get to it(Honest!)
Jan. 23rd, 2001 10:35 am (UTC)
Has it been that long?
Couldn't have been. I picked up the flier at San Diego Comic-Con International, which was less than a year ago. Didn't get around to harassing you about it for a few weeks after that. And your excuses were either "too busy with work", or "want to spend your day off playing Rverquest, lest the whole world surpass you and make your character obsolete."

So, you haven't been procrastinating for nearly as long as you thought.
    That two-year release time is a window of opportunity for you to do something productive before it comes out. Career, family, whatever. Face it - you're not getting a whole lot done on those afterwards.
Yup. Always some terrible threat lurking on the Horizon(tm)...
Jan. 23rd, 2001 10:13 am (UTC)
Wait... this wasn't private... HEY!!!
Ya coulda just emailed me!

Jan. 23rd, 2001 10:24 am (UTC)
Oh, come now...
An e-mail is quickly forgotten. And what good is a private humiliation, anyway?

    If you like, I'll make a big public announcement when you get around to submitting something...
May. 22nd, 2001 12:49 am (UTC)
four months later...
Still waiting to put up that big public announcement...
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