Hiya Guys,


I wasn't going to post today, but we have just received some amazing news. I was checking my YouTube channel, and we still have YouTube honors. But, perhaps my favourite one so far, we have finally snuck into the 100 most viewed channels of the month! We are at number 91! Now, that might not sound that amazing to some of you but let me put that into perspective.


Lots of people have a channel, and lots of people have multiple channels. Recently, YouTube announced that they get 1 billion views a day, except spread across the millions of channels, this doesn't account for many views each (if spread evenly). So therefore, if there are millions of channels, and we are the 91st most viewed channel THIS month, that is amazing, I will put the current honors below for you to see :)


Animator Meerkat
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Hiya,


Yes, the title tells it all, today, we started voicing for the second movie in our series. It was a great success. Didn't take too long. This is because todays voicing was small parts which didn't require much to be done. What I have managed to do is not only complete certain characters but I have recorded a whole scene too. As I had two of our voice actors with me, and the one that was recording, also had something to say in a scene with the other one, so we recorded the entire scene for that one. As I say, it wasn't very big so didn't take too long.


I wanted to update the website, make it look new and fresh. So as we were coming into spring, I found this lovely theme, it is nice and light and smells of a new year and a new movie (or two if we can manage them both in a year!)


Animator Meerkat
 
 
Hiya,


The app is doing extremely well! We have gained nearly 100 sales in not even 72 hours! I am seriously over suprised. 


Also, the YouTube video has nearly 1,000 views! It has been out a month. I am so happy for it. So thank you again to everyone that has watched it.


If you want the iPhone and iPod Touch app, go to the page below news on this website (the official iPhone app) and click the link to download your copy.


Back on to the second movie. Voicing begins tomorrow. All of the main characters will be recorded within the next few months, but some of the parts will be recorded tomorrow. I am excited :)


Animator Meerkat
 
 
Hiya,


I just lost my post, so am writing it again. Shortened version though!


The app is now officially out across the world for mobile users. You can watch the movies FREE with no internet connection! So download our FREE app here. (if that link doesn't work, use this: http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=349645815&mt=8) You can also visit this website and our youtube channel from the app.


Please help us promote it on Twitter, your blog, youtube etc. People like the amazing App Promoter Dave Cook (Ink Media) are doing the same. 


Thanks


I have made a new page for the website called 'The Official iPhone App'. The new gameplay video for the app will be up there soon!


Animator Meerkat
 
 
Hiya,


Today, Picture Meerkat had a good old groan. He told me about how he had not given me permission to use that scene layout - the airplane scene for video #100 for my YouTube channel (which by the way, if you haven't seen, is immense, so go to the home page, its at the top - thats HOME not START). I pointed out that he hadn't said I couldn't - but then I was saved - and had to go do some work. 


Later on, it continued. He only went and moaned about my animating skills - claiming his were far superior, but at least I could do some fair lip sync work! How dare he! Tell him to go back to his world of drawing, and I will get on with my things! I'm joking...


Finally, Picture Meerkat has buckled down and produced... nearly ONE concept for the movie. I give him a plan, of how we can do this movie quick and efficiently. Does he listen? OH NO! He goes ahead and claims that he wanted to finish scene one animating, I let him. Now that he is doing another scene, scene 2, he has decided he just had to animate this to. So what is the point in agreeing, lets try and get all the concepts done by the end of January, when he just animates each scene as and when he feels like it. Cor!


See, thats another thing I bring to the team: Animation, Lip Sync, superior internet skills, superior video sharing skills, superior website updating skills, superior PR and advertising skills! In fact, apart from drawing and a slight bit of animating, is there anything that I don't bring to the floor for these movies?


Animator Meerkat
 
 
Hiya guys,


Thank you so much for helping us to get where we are today. If it wasn't for you guys watching the videos, there would be no point making them. As promised, I have made a 100th video. It went live less than 30 minutes ago. Embedded in this post, will be the video, but you can also find it on the homepage (not the start page) and the YouTube Clips Page. As well, I will put it on the watch the movie here page. But on the watch the movie here page, it will be further down because it isn't the star attraction.


Also, a new page is added to the website! After the watch the movie here page. It is called Edvard Orlovski: The Movie Special Features. You can watch the specials here!



The whole movie can now be found, once again, on YouTube, I will get them embedded back into the watch the movie here page too! Please note, the lip sync is meant to be slightly out, I thought I would prefer to have it out than to have it perfect! It is my first attempt after all!


Animator Meerkat
 
 
Hiya guys,


I was bored, and so decided to browse around and see what I could find. I hadn't been on the Facebook group in a while, we have 7 members, so thanks to all the people that joined - bare in mind it started last week. PLEASE anyone who feels they would like to join, go straight over there, and become a member! Maybe even an admin, here is the link:http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=290457740844&ref=nf


Also, we have had more honors on YouTube, people are loving what we are offering. We are STILL 57th most viewed this week, but no problems, because, yesterday, on its own, we got over 2000 video views! Can you believe it. So this means we should go shooting up tomorrow. I am continuing to upload non related videos, because it is really helping to promote us on YouTube, and getting us subscribers as well as recognition, so please subscribe: www.youtube.com/th3appstorereviewer. Soon, I am going to have to make all the videos public, because we only have about 8 more videos to put up before #100 - incl. the ones which are hidden. So if they are made public, then you can see #100 very soon.


I love advertising the YouTube channel, because it is so much fun to see what we can achieve! You have to read the post below to understand about #100! But, for now, here are the honors we currently have - one has changed and the other is the same. So, look in the post, to see what they used to be, and what they are now. But remember, these are yesterdays results, so we may go shooting up both categories, after todays results - we have had an extra 1,000 views at least over night!


Animator Meerkat
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Hiya,


These two topics being discussed in this post are very similar. Let me explain.


As you know, for a while, I have been discussing what to make for my #100th video on YouTube. I spoke to our iPhone App Dev, Koh Jing Yu, and he suggested an idea. If you go back through the posts below a little way, you will find out just what he suggested, and that is exactly what I did. So a bit of hunting for you eager fans! I know we are a few off 100 yet, but it doesn't hurt to be ready, the 100th video is ready. We actually have about 91-2 videos, except some of them are private until their official release date e.g. the special features. But don't threat they are coming soon.


Now onto Mung, Mung is a new mongoose I have created, especially for the #100th video, and he is a relative of one of the mongeese in  movie one. I did intend for him to be this certain character from movie one, except, I had a problem with the voicing - so made him a relative instead. Not even Picture Meerkat knows what I am on about, so I'm not giving it away yet, unless you have guessed. You will find out soon, when we hit 100 videos on YouTube! It also features a scene from one of the two current movies - this 'Mung' is standing on the set.


Onto Lip Sync, yes, even this is related to #100. For #100, I decided to do some experimenting. I know it isn't ideal, but I wanted to see if there was a way we could make the movies more realistic. So Mung actually speaks! How? Well, I zoomed in on my mouth, and recorded my mouth saying the words. Masked it, fitted it, altered it and added it, and it doesn't look perfect, but it isn't bad for our first attempt.


I can't wait for you to see the video :)


Animator Meerkat
 
 
Hiya,


As usual, I have spent the last few hours maximising our views and making us known on the world wide internetmabob. Yes, I have only gone and got the first part of the movie 200 extra views, in 2 days! Now tell me my skills are not amazing!


Thats not the only thing though! Oh no! As I type, I am about to reveal to myself, and you what honors we have got on YouTube this week. Now for those of you that don't know - each week/month/all time - you can get 'honors' these are little badges on your YouTube channel, which say next to them things like: Most watched video of all time, #10 most watched video this week etc. Now, this week, we have been honored with an honor, and I haven't seen it yet, I just know it is there, from yesterday. But since then, I am hoping we have moved up the rankings a bit. 


Yesterday we were #54 most watched (this week) - reporter. Today, I am about to look. I promise, I haven't seen yet, I am about to go onto my Youtube channel and check. I'm on the channel - you have to scroll down to see it, so here we go... 3,2,1 scroll! Oh my goodness, two honors! Ready to see? Look below, they are at the bottom of the post! Wow! 


BUT, there are about 30 views in it! If we get about that many more views, we move up in both category. I am so happy, so please, keep watching all the channel's videos, to be this high up, it means that people are noticing the channel - and therefore the movies. Click on either of the honors - next to the picture at the bottom of the post - and it will take you to where we are on the list! See how close it is for your self!


Animator Meerkat

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Hiya,


Just a quickie as not much has happened in the world of animated meerkat feature length movies since yesterday, we have continued to discuss endings to future movies - including what I want to do in movie three. Although, Picture Meerkat doesn't want me to get away with it.


Anyway, so as not much as happened, I thought I would comment on the new post on Picture Meerkat's Blog. Thank goodness for sanity, he finally seems to have realised where the 'Publish Live longer than 4 sentences' button is because he has actually posted his drawing tutorial. Well, part one of it. It is quite good, I look forward to seeing where he goes from here (Part 2 onwards). I wonder if I should give him some competition? Say, a VIDEO tutorial about simple animating?


I haven't decided yet. Hehe. I will probably leave that for when I have nothing better to do for the movies. 


Animator Meerkat