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James Lee @JamesLee

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A Life without Facebook, Barack Fu DLC

Posted by JamesLee - July 5th, 2018


It's been a good month. The response to my latest video has been great, so I'm working on the next one. I'm going to keep up the experimental aspect as long as I can. There's a tendency to want to lock things down once I know something works with the audience. The part I enjoy most about these new projects is seeing how far I can push things. In the back of my mind, there's that feeling that I could easily go right off into the deep end, and lose a chunk of my audience.  Content with a strong opinion can be the most exciting, but it's also polarising. How do you cast a wide net and still say something worthwhile? Is it even worthwhile to have a message at a moment, when there seems to be some kind of message in everything we watch? 

Just some thoughts I'm kicking around at the moment.

In other news, Barack Fu has been released. It's a free DLC for Shaq Fu. We went with motion-comic style cinematics this time around. I finished these up just as I was finishing Overwatch Noir, and holy shit, was that the busiest time I've ever had. I think back to last year, and it's just a blur of pure grind. It's a relief to finally be back to getting things done and dusted.

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Comments (8)

That is lookin' good!

thank you for what you have done

yah man i get what your saying it can be hard to pin down exactly what resonates with the audience. but when ever i find some thing like what you made that a lot of people seem to be down with, it always just trys to speaks the truth and most of the time nothing else.
no preachy morality lesson no this is what i think we should do to fix at the end, just the truth of what every body seems to be going through.

some examples i think would help to pin down what im getting at
IN-SHADOW: A Modern Odyssey
https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/712835
Mr. Freeman, part 63
https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/697432
LUCKY DAY FOREVER
https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/596083
i pet goat 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Id6nCa_OTEMalm
almost anything from illwillpress
https://illwillpress.newgrounds.com/movies

they all seem to share this weird subconscious factor of repressed frustration that yours also has
any who i hope that helps

Yeah, I think you're right. Tapping into that communal frustration rather than trying to preach. Maybe the difference is one is giving voice to what everyone is already thinking, the other is trying to actively change what people are thinking.

Thanks for those links, i'll check them out!

Your experimental animation makes things feel fresh in this clickbait hellscape. Please keep it up.

'clickbate hellscape'. I like that, it rolls off the tongue.

Thanks man!

@hilltophobo @JamesLee your welcome, just remember what i said and i think it will all work out just happy to be of help

i think it is important to do what you want with your content. to be honest if you like doing one thing and the audiance likes it as well that is awesome but i also think you shouldn't get stuck in a scile where you only do what your fans want and you getting stuck in something you start to dislike after a while. you should try to do what you like and if people like it that is not your fault. it is not a reason to stop doing it if you enjoy that kind of creating. if you have a supportive but critical audiance they will respect your choice as well as help you in improving or even helping out how to make it more fun. just try not to get stuck in something you don't like ^^ (i am sure you are not doing what you dislike but i am just making sure. alot of people sometimes forget that they can do what they want and what they like and that they are not being controled like puppets on a string) anyway i wish you the best with creating ^^
(also do you know how freaking distracting that blue picture is while writing XD i litterly look at it every few seconds because it is so popping with the background XD )

Experimental things are the essential. But it seems like you was inspired by something. Exlonation of ideas reminds me mr. Freeman's stuff. In any case I like it very much.

Wait, you worked on the new Shaq Fu?!