RubberNinja's News

Heading back home to AUSTRALIA.

2009-08-11 19:58:50 by RubberNinja
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So my 6 week trip to the Americas is coming to a close. I'd like to thank all my friends and all the fantastic people I've met over this short period of time. This has been a truly eye opening and inspiring trip. I attended Chicago Comic-Con last weekend, which was great fun. I also went to the PixelJunk Shooter launch party last night, where I met some really awesome people from the animation industry. One fellow there that I spoke with was a director on Rugrats, so that was rather awesome.

So sad to be going home, I'll miss everyone a lot. I want to move here badly!

Now for some videos.

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Oh joy.

Heading back home to AUSTRALIA.


3 New Cartoons!

2009-08-03 02:39:39 by RubberNinja
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Comic-Con was nice. Very nice. Lots of connections and happy times. HAPPY.

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Anyway, here's the links to the mini series I did for Playboy. It's really stupid, but I had a lot of fun making it. Be sure to watch it in order.

EPISODE 1

EPISODE 2

EPISODE 3

They were ultimately inspired by sarcasm. But hey, enjoy.

Also I recently had a small cameo in the new episode of THERE WILL BE BRAWL. That series on the escapist.. I play the role of the guy from excite bike. I believe I'm only in 2 shots of episode 7.. So be sure to keep an eye out for it. My friend Faye (Princess Aurora) also makes an appearance in it to.

I'm heading back to Australia on the 13th.. Sigh..

Anywho..

Peace,

-Ross

3 New Cartoons!


COMIC-CON - Plus my trip!

2009-07-22 07:53:51 by RubberNinja

So I've been in California this past month staying at my friend Fayes place (Princess Aurora). Seriously, it has been a blast. I've managed to get around this time to. I managed to visit Hans in San Fran then I got over to Vegas the following weekend which was crazy fun. By chance it was the same weekend in Vegas where the gaming tournament EVO was being held, so I went and checked out that.. Rather intense atmosphere! I really wish I had more time there though, it was a great place to visit.

There's a slight chance now I might be delaying my return to Australia for 2 weeks because something cool has come up.. So we'll see how that goes. I might even be checking out Chicago for a weekend to! O:

I caught up with Ego upon his arrival in California to. Was good to see that goof ball again. Also I met his chillaxed father. What a champ.

Anyways I'm heading to San Diego tonight for Comic-Con. I'm probably going to make a few brief visits to the NG booth, but in general this year I'll be trying to make a lot more panels related to my interests. Since from what I've seen there are quite a few good ones this year!

Can't wait to catch up with some of you again and meet some new faces. Hopefully we'll have an opportunity to chit n chat.

Peace,

-Ross


Updates and stuff! (VIDEOS)

2009-07-13 14:47:55 by RubberNinja

So myself and some chums went to Anime-Expo. It was rather awesome surprisingly. I met some really awesome people. Met Monty the creator of Haloid and Dead Fantasy. He came and hanged out with us a lot, now hes staying at Comic-Con with us! o:

He's a really passionate animator and he's currently working for Bandai.

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I also got to meet Zach who is one of the creators of "There Will Be Brawl" on the Escapist. He's a swell chap.

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The TF2 group cosplay thing I joined in on with some friends became a smashing success at AX.. We made the front page of gaming reddit as well as a few other sites. A lot of funny videos spawned from the event.

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Yesterday I visited San Fransisco with Princess Aurora (who is the best voice actor GIRL get her to do your stuff okaaay). We got to hang out with Hans for a few hours, which was really cool. Damn its a really nice place to visit.

I'm going to Vegas this weekend for the gaming tournament EVO!.. But I'm also going to get drunk.

Very very drunk.

HUZZAH!

Can't wait for Comic-Con! :D

Updates and stuff! (VIDEOS)


Anime-Expo 2009

2009-07-03 07:56:41 by RubberNinja

Just another reminder that I'm there all 4 days. I'm attending with the following friends.

Princess Aurora
ChannelCat (creator of SheezyArt)
Skraggy
Dino
Tomamoto
Sadie/Ultraneko (From Sadie's Gaming Infection)
Nandi
Fthreat

I walked around today dressed as a sniper from TF2.. Except I didn't have a weapon, so I walked around with a Koala puppet on my hand. I got some strange looks. One girl asked if I was RubberNinja.. Which came as a bit of a surprise lmao.

Good times.

I'll post some pictures and movies later.

Anime-Expo 2009


Commissions!.. And wish me luck :x..

2009-06-11 12:20:47 by RubberNinja
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Just yesterday I applied for a position in the only real decent 2D animation studio I know of here in Perth. They're well known in Australia for developing the series Dogstar and Quads (both of which are developed in Flash). I caught wind of the three openings over a newsletter, so I sent them my latest showreel!.. I once had an interview there in 2005, but was unable to take it due to my Animation Diploma studies... No real guarentee at all I'll get one of the three jobs on offer, but it's a nice thought! Wish me luck!..... Please?

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I don't know how many people will really be interested in this, but I thought it was worth an attempt anyway. I'm opening up art commissions! I haven't really done this in yeaaaars.

I'm heading to California soon on July 1st for a month and I'd like to try and make some extra money before I go, also I had to pay for my sites hosting recently.. So the money would be helpful.

I have all the details and costs here.. And if you choose to buy one off me you can do so through this link (but please read the instructions on the post first)...

I'm only taking a very limited number of them, so I will pull the plug on them once I reach a reasonable amount (at the unlikely scenario I do). I'll be sure to get them all done before July 1st when I leave.

I have a bunch of my art shiz from over the past few years up here if you feel like checking it out.

Other then that I hope to see most of you at either Anime-Expo or Comic-Con!

Peace,

-Ross


POWER OF TREE.

2009-05-20 03:18:22 by RubberNinja
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I just very recently decided to go with Tom Vian of Flash Bros as the programmer in my Power of 3 team. So thanks to every who applied for that position.

I'm currently still looking for someone to produce the soundtrack for the game. So we're looking for someone with awesome musical talent. I've had a few great applicants already, but I still want to keep looking till I'm 100% sure. Sorry that I haven't responded to any of them, I'm just a tad bit overwhelmed by how many i've recieved.

Basically what I want is someone who'll be able to produce intense tracks for a fighting game engine (think Street Fighter, I suppose.. Not that its going to be a generic clone).

If you think you have what it takes, please send me a PM with links to your work. As for style of the tracks.. I'm still tossing up between a fast pace drum n' bass approach or an epic classical approach. But who knows, maybe someone might be able to change my mind.

If possible.. I'd like to be able to have discussions with the group over Skype, just so we can all get on the same page about the project. And tell tales of the sea.

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Also one of my students from the school I work at is interested in making a game. If you're looking for a talented young animator (hes really good! All fully animated stuff).. Just shoot me a PM and I'll give you his details.

Also here's my 2009 Showreel:

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POWER OF TREE.


POWER OF 3 - Looking for a team..

2009-05-16 00:36:28 by RubberNinja
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I've decided to gather a team for the Newgrounds event "POWER OF 3". I've started designing characters for a new game concept that I've come up with (completely unrelated to the game I was working on before).

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At this point in time, I am only looking for a musician to complete the team. Please send all applications through a private message here. I'll be making my choice by the end of next week. Thanks to all the programmers who applied, but I've decided to go with Tom Vian of Flash Bros.

For Musicians, I'm looking for someone capable of creating intense atmosphere for the game. Examples of past work required.

Remember we'll be working under a tight schedule as I'm going to have limited time in July because of my trip to California.

Hope to hear from some of you soon!

Thanks!

-Ross

MY SHOWREEL (WATCH IN HQ):

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POWER OF 3 - Looking for a team..


2009 SHOWREEL!

2009-05-14 10:44:21 by RubberNinja

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Sorry about the quality! RAWR.

Tried uploading the HD 330mb version but it just wouldn't let me!


BLEEP BEEP BOOP.

2009-05-13 02:29:00 by RubberNinja
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THIS ONES A STINKER!

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Ok, so as I mentioned in my previous post.. I've been working on a game. I've gotten a little further on getting the animation done.. Mainly trying to do a bit of tedious clean up. Other then that its looking funtastical.

I'm super fucking excited.. Because I'm going back to California this July! I'm pretty much doing exactly what I did last year. Looking forward to it heaps. So you'll see me at Comic-Con again. I promise to keep the face pulling to a minimum lmao. I should be hitting up Vegas with Ego and some CHUMPS if all goes to plan. I didn't get to go last year, but I plan to be a bit more of a tourist this time (hollywood, the whole shabang). I'll also be at something called AX with some friends of mine, if by the off chance you're going to be there to.

Also, if you're bored (or high).. Check out YooouuuTuuube!

It will trip you out O:

Slap you silly.

Take you to a wonderland.

What fun.

Peace,

Ross.

BLEEP BEEP BOOP.