I received this video in the mail as part of a thank you package from Yuji Naka for giving them the domain SonicTeam.com. It was a VHS of the official unveiling of Sonic Adventure at the Tokyo International Forum back in 1998.
This includes how Sonic Team come up with the concept of 're-envisioning' Sonic for the new generation, their trip to South America for location designs, unveiling of the six playable characters, the recording of the crowd chanting Sonic's name for the final battle of the game (lead by Segata Sanshiro), and a live performance of the ORIGINAL theme song 'Open Your Heart' before Crush 40 recorded the final version.
The video is piss poor quality because (1) I was recording from a VHS copy to computer. (2) I only had dialup at the time, so I had to mail the encoded video to Rlan, because the video was going up on his site Secrets of Sonic Team, (3) I lost the original encoded video, so I just uploaded the version that was on Secrets of Sonic Team site. (4) I would re-encode from the VHS, but the copy is currently in Florida, I am in California, so I would need to have my family mail me the video. Then I need a capture card, which I don't have right now. So if I get a chance to reupload a better copy, I will, but it WILL take a while to do.
The video is all in Japanese. If anyone wants to help translate, I will gladly put up english subs on the video. -----------
So, depending on when I'll be able to start working on it, I DID set up a site for Sonic Remix LIVE:
http://live.sonicremix.net - If it's not on, nothing's happening. But I'll try to alert you guys to when the cam will be on. FOLLOW @sonic_radio on Twitter for up-to-minute updates! ----- So we been teasing art for you guys for a while now. But now I officially unviel: Freeworld! http://freeworld.sonicremix.net ---- So, in a fit of awesomeness, I camped out on Twitter when this tweet comes in about 12:45 AM my time from Yuji Naka's Twitter:
Someone on Sonadow Online asked if I met Jun Senoe while I was at Sonic Boom. And my answer was, although I wanted to meet him, meeting and talking with my friend Svend Joscelyne took higher priority. Musical heroes are awesome, but friends are legendary.
I got videos, audio, and pictures of the Sonic Boom event posted up on SonicRadio.net if you guys wanna see it.
----- The Sonic Boom event...well, check out TSSZNews.com for most of the updates concerning that. The story I wanna tell now started 11 years ago.
Back in 1999, I owned a website called SonicTeam.com.
Now back then, the only thing people knew was that SonicTeam.com was a fan site (and a crappy one at that).
So one day, in March of 2000, I came home from school, and found this box sitting in the hallway. I opened it up, and it was FILLED with Sonic Adventure plushies...and a letter. This letter: http://www.sonadow.com/Proof.jpg
Can you imagine how excited I was?! A letter from the creator himself! So naturally I e-mailed him back, saying 'YES'. Hell I didn't ask for anything in return; I'm not one of those people who demands money from the creator of my hero! (As a matter of fact, I was glad they didn't sue me, like SEGA did to AJ Freda/SSNTails over SegaSonic.net) So after working with Keith Palmer of Sonic Team USA to get the deal closed out (Getting forms notarized for proper transference of the domain from me to them), they sent me a WHOLE bunch of plushies and toys as a way of saying thank you. People have seen the sea of plushies.
Now here we are. June of 2011. It's been over 11 years folks, since those fateful days. I was at Sonic Boom, talkin with Sonic Retro staff, when I saw HIM. Yuji Naka and the Sonic Team were there, checking out the venue. I had the letter with me, and I followed after him, until I had his attention by flat out handing him the letter. I didn't know what to say at the time, because of language barriers, and i was shaking. BADLY. I was that excited and nervous. I took the letter, and he and his team looked over the letter for a bit, before he realized who I was. They started talking more excitedly in Japanese to each other, before Mr Naka actually pulled out his camera and wanted his picture with ME!!! Then he and the rest off the Sonic Team shook my hand and thanked me. (Pix or it didn't happen: http://yfrog.com/h01ugxagj )
So there you guys have it. An AWESOME night for me. Sure, there was a LOT more of the event that I loved, but that was top of the list.
Alright gang, I wanna try opening commissions, while I'm working on my projects. So here are the package deals. Note that all prices are in American dollars. Also, for sketches, I can't do less than 5 sketches, due to impracticality of sending money less than $5:
Sketches = $5 for five sketches, $1 for additional sketches - sample
Cleaned up and Shaded pencil drawing = $5 - sample
Colored Pencil/Marker picture = $10 - sample
Digital art = $20 - sample
Add $5 to be mailed a physical copy of the art.
Special Package Deal:
Get a 8.5" x 11" full color printed, digital art piece, plus a poster sized piece 17" x 22", plus the original sketch copy.
Price = $50
(This deal is only good on clean art)
All deals below require that customer provides script.
Comic page, B/W manga style = $10 - sample
Comic page, animation color style = $20 - sample
Comic Cover, digital art = $25
Add $5 to be mailed a physical copy of the art.
Comic Cover, 3 color pages, 17 B/W pages, 4 digital art pieces
Price = $167.50 (That's 50% off!)
Get a character designed for the price of normal artwork prices! Just provide description and/or rough sketches. No recolors, please.
Payment doesn't have to be sent till I finish the work, but I won't send the work until payment is recieved. Now I'm willing to accept a few payment options:
Paypal - This is the best way to send payment! It's quick, and usually paypal can translate foreign currency.
Money Order - Slower, but better alternative to a check. Amscot is a good place to get a money order without any surcharges.
You can either note me, or e-mail me at "email@example.com"