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Posted by littlbox - May 16th, 2022


Hello, folks of NG!


My my my it's been a while. Won't you take a seat and stay a littl bit?


These past few months I've been hard at work at FILM SCHOOL. (*lighting crashes and thunder crackles as a distant scream is heard*)


Nearly all of my time was spent working on producing a short film to meet our curriculum. It was extremely educational - I learned a lot on the fly about organizing and collaborating, and was lucky enough to work with some very talented and skilled people.


That being said, I'm not very proud of my work on it, nor the final product itself, so I won't be sharing it here. If you really wanna see it, just keep googling me, you stalker; you'll find it around.


It was extremely difficult work that put me in a new and challenging situation, so it wore me OUT. I spent several days after that doing as little as I possibly could to compensate.


So, to get back in the groove and remind myself why I enjoyed filmmaking in the first place, I quickly wrote a dumb little script and shot it one weekend by myself in my apartment. I then was able to get some excellent animations from @bitbeak, an excellent earrape score by @GoodL, and a last-minute permission to use an old video game animation by FDS old-timer @Kolumbo, and voila! Art.



Now that this project is done, I'm going straight into another big project: my Logan Whitehurst documentary. We're two months out from shooting now, and there's quite a bit of prep that still needs to be done. And once that's done shooting, right back into film school I go.


So, needless to say, NG is not going to be my main priority for a while. I'll probably be on-and-off active on the site for the next two years. After that, who knows?


Thank you everyone who's been watching my stuff and following so far. It really means a lot that people continue to find my work on here.


I also hope that people continue to try and make new, weird, strange, and entertaining stuff on here. It's important to find your voice, and this platform can be a great tool to do so.


Also, thank you to the 100+ people who saw Luckyboy and decided to follow every single person that worked on it. I'm at 600 followers wooooooooooo!


:)


littlbox



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Posted by littlbox - January 17th, 2022


Howdy all!


It's half-way through the month, meaning that I've finally been able to put together my littlMix of my favorite tracks from the audio portal for December.


Not only that, but I also made a littlMix for my personal Top 10 favorite tracks from the past year of littlMixes.


You can check both of them out here:



Artists Mentioned:


for Dec 2021:

@TheThirdRates, @Reeez, @nelward, @chiptami, @3xBlastMx, @Breakcore11, @ConnorDeVaux, @Jusu-Tengu, @CameronKane, @slowfreq, @User817sd, @Jatmoz, @Valbun, @triplebarrel, @scottwjsm, @ValentNG, @FOUNDDEADINLA, @jsmallmusic, @thiccburger, @UndervaniaMusic


for Best o' 2021:

@PrettyMuchBryce, @DESKPOP, @cribble, @spicybagel, @tvroom, @ShelbyBryant, @vermeen, @Miyolophone, @BurneMusic, @bitbeak


_______


As school starts back up and my obligations grow, I fear I won't be able to keep up with a littlMix each month (heck, I barely got this one in). So I'm taking a littl break for now until I can find some time to get back at it.


Thanks to everyone who's been listening to these over the last year, and remember to ride the great narwhal.


:),

littlbox


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Posted by littlbox - January 5th, 2022


Hey there, you! Look at you! You've grown so much. I remember when you were just a fermented egg. Now look at ya.


I was originally gonna post this simultaneously with the new littlMix, but I'm becoming quickly buried under my other obligations before I can get around to recording it. So I'm gonna do this post now, and littlMix should be done sometime in the next week (hopefully).


So, without further ado, here's...


littlbox's Key Moments of 2021

Ba-daaaaaaaaaaaaaa!


littlMix


In 2020, I started making playlists of some of my favorite tunes on the site and calling them littlMixes. I think I even had a one-off segment on @TheNewgroundsPodcast where I sampled some of my favorite tunes.


This year, I decided to really play around with the idea of making this into a sort-of podcast/radio/audio.


I began by making one every week, which worked initially, considering my Winter Break last year went on til February (thanks COVID), but as soon as studies started back up again, it was apparent that I would not be able to maintain a weekly format. So, I made it monthly instead, which I honestly think was a much better idea.


I've really enjoyed making this show because there really are no rules or mandates for it. I make it whenever I can, and if I miss a month, I miss a month. And since there's no real formula, I can play around with it however I want.


I want to give a special thanks to all the talented music makers on this site, especially @Bitbeak and @ShelbyBryant for agreeing to be interviewed for this wacky experiment. And a particular thanks to those of you that listen to these.


Made a few Lip Heads-es


True to my word in 2020, I made a few Lip Heads episodes in 2021. I wanted to give it some priority to see if I could sustain it as its own show.



I made 5 episodes, and I don't foresee myself making any this year. I'm happy with what I have, and though there is some fun in the making of these, they currently don't hold a spot in my priority list. I'll probably end up revisiting them once I have more time to do so, but I don't see that happening anytime soon.


MUSIC


Music is such an integral part of my life that there won't ever be a year where I don't make some. Unfortunately, like most of goals for 2021, I over-projected how much I would make, but I think a decent chunk came out of it...


  • Some instrumental tracks
  • My dad's Christmas gift:


Honorable Mention: I opened up for music commissions, and so far I've totaled one whole commission! It was actually pretty interesting - I've never custom-made music for someone else, so it was a good learning experience. I'll have to post the final result here when I get the chance.


(if you're looking for music for a project, hit me up!)


School Projects (Halloween Night & My Microwave & Me)


As school has taken over my life, most of last year and most definitely this year will be spent on assignments and working bit jobs on other people's projects. However, I did manage to get two of my own in this year.


Halloween Night was my Directing final, and it was very tricky to get down this story into three minutes. I don't necessarily think I succeeded the way I wanted to, but I'm glad to have been able to make it and put these ideas into action.



My Microwave & Me was something I made this past semester after realizing that I really had nothing to show of my own. So I pulled out this script from a year ago, got my roommate to act in it and his friend to shoot it, and voila! A masterpiece is born.



LOGAN DOCUMENTARY


The big one.


At the beginning of 2021 I wasn't too sure what was going to happen. The vaccines were just starting to come out, but I wasn't sure when I'd get one, and how this would affect shooting. As such, scheduling was really tricky, and even with vaccines, we definitely weren't able to put aside a month to travel cross-country as planned. Instead, we set aside a week in the summer to interview who we considered to be our highest priority interviewees.


Between July 30-August 4, I was in California traveling up and down the coast with my producer Matlock Zumsteg and cinematographer Sean Pettis, and we interviewed a dozen people for the Logan documentary. The experience was at the same time exhilarating and tiring. It was amazing to be doing the thing I'd been waiting to do for so long, but it was such a new experience, and some things I could only learn as we went along. I'm really glad to have done it. The interviews came out great, everyone was so generous, the guys are so awesome, and I can't wait to get on the road this year and do it again, now knowing what I know.


CHRISTMAS


So about a year ago, I contributed to a couple of projects and completely forgot about them until Christmas, when they increased my follower count by over 100.


One was a Christmas Collab hosted by one @RGPAnims (postponed to this year), to which I donated this very real footage of a boy waiting for Santa Claus on Christmas night, 1999.



The other was something called LUCKYBOY...this guy @BrandyBuizel had something to do with it, and I helped make a 20-second ditty for it with @GWCtheband, @Dogl on vox and @Carmet on bass.



MISCELLANEOUS STUFF

  • Co-judged AIM 2021
  • Made Some Collages
  • Starting a Jonas Brothers cover band


And that's 2021!


2022 is already starting out so differently. My priorities are in a much different, yet much better place starting out, and it'll be interesting to see where they take me this year.


We'll see.


Thank you to everyone who's been spying on me this year. I hope y'all made it through 2021 in one piece, and that 2022 brings you chocolate-covered flowers.


:),

littlbox



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Posted by littlbox - December 10th, 2021


It's that time of the year again! Time to hang lights in various corners of the house, have creepy old men with beards laugh at you...and listen to some littlMix by the fire.



Artists Showcased:

@tsuyunoshi, @kawaisprite, @milkypossum, @SilverDogg, @lowpolyuser, @tvroom, @WaxTerK, @CJspellsfish, @Modnex, @Battermilk, @triplebarrel, @Ro-may-o2, @EXT4NT, @ABoyWithABalloon, @Cyllum, @Valbun, @LexRodent, @carbonlad, @PrettyMuchBryce, @cribble, @BulrogTheSorcerer, @BoredKid, @TeslaX11, @bitbeak


______


In other boxy news, some friends and I got together and made a little short film/video/cinematic masterpiece called "my microwave & me". It even has its own theme song! How cute is that, amirite??



As always, I've got a million different ideas bouncing around the ol' noggin, but I'm trying to be more disciplined about what I'm spending my time on. Film school is teaching me that it's not worth half-assing projects anymore, especially when they become as time-and-soul-consuming as a film project. It becomes so ingrained into you that to not give it as much effort as possible would be a disservice not only to the project but to yourself.


That being said, it's still fun as hell to come up with new ideas (especially ones that are easy to knock out), and hopefully some of these might make their way down the pipeline onto your computer screen and into your subconscious...forever.


mwahaha


:),

littlbox



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Posted by littlbox - November 2nd, 2021


Hey all!


For those of you who enjoy listening to what Newgrounds has to offer in the Audio Portal, I made a mix of my favorite tracks from this past month! I tried to include a number of deep cuts and stuff not posted on the frontpage to showcase some of my favorite and lesser-known artists on the site.



Artists Showcased:

@milkypossum, @bobenshibobsled, @CorruptModule, @Valbun, @jeffandbagels, @scottwjsm, @dyadko, @lowpolyuser, @tvroom, @slowfreq, @bannanalizard, @BurneMusic, @Wilieu, @Yoshiii343, @naytethehermit, @viridityedm, @lukemin, @CameronKane, @F1regek, @killedherself, @thiccburger, @tsuyunoshi, @lotuspath, @bitbeak


I hope you enjoy.


:),

littlbox


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Posted by littlbox - October 17th, 2021


Hello,


I've been working the past couple of years on Your Friend Logan - a documentary on extraordinary talent Logan Whitehurst - and recently I've been able to cobble together a three-minute trailer based on what we've shot this past summer for sending out to a couple of different documentary funds.



I honestly am so proud of what's been accomplished so far, and it just wouldn't be possible without my producer Matlock Zumsteg, cinematographer Sean Pettis, and the support of Logan's family, friends, and fans...not to mention Newgrounds itself!


Thank you.


:),

littlbox


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Posted by littlbox - September 3rd, 2021


Hey there, compadre! (That means "broccoli" in Italian) So it's been a busy past couple of months...


For about a week at the end of July/early August, I was in California and interviewed a dozen people across the state for the Your Friend Logan documentary. It was so much fun, but also very exhausting, in that I was barely work on anything when I came back home other than get ready for school.


And now I'm back in school, and I'm barely able to do anything except catch back up with classes and remember how to socialize with people irl. Fun stuff!


That being said, there's a lot of half-finished food on my plate, and I intend to slowly finish eating it over the next few months.


Oh, and I also have some half-finished projects that I'll put out eventually.


Right now I'm trying to catch up on all the Newgrounds I've been missing, and it's rather daunting. I'm going to make a littlMix DOUBLE FEATURE to make up for the lack of a mix last month.


Aaaaaand...that's about it. Not much else to this, really.


How have you guys been? I want to know!


:),

littlbox



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Posted by littlbox - July 2nd, 2021


Boy, what a month!


I made my monthly littlMix of some of my favorite tracks from June, and I gotta say, there are some real bangers in there! Give it a listen if you feel like it:



Artists Showcased:

@tvroom, @GameBoyFireworks, @slowfreq, @SPURME (which I may or may not have accidentally read as "SPREME"), @keff1e, @Wilieu, @WaxTerK, @Demonicity, @cribble, @LLAAPPSSEE, @LoneSpaceInvader, @Rooldook, @LaserBrainNG, @theburger20052, @Sawdust, @AntonCorazza, @Nechanical, @soapdrip, @CabbageClock, @spicybagel, @UmbrellaLife, @ConnorDeVaux, @ShelbyBryant, @DESKPOP, @ShayMo73, @ThatAndyGuy, @POSTELVIS, @nelward, @vocaloutburst, @Joe-Mega, @LobsterMango, @Potatoman, @StaggerNight, @bitbeak


______


As for what I did last month, I...


  • made a new LIP HEADS episode called KITTY:



  • I also did some singing for my friend @GoodL's submission for the Stay Awake Jam:



  • Tried my hand at making a "video collage":




  • Oh! And I participated in a podcasting panel in the Newgrounds Festival hosted by @Stanpai with my co-horts @GoodL, @PsychoGoldfish, @Xinxinix, and @VoicesByCorey! It was really cool to be a part of that, and to see that kickass animation at the beginning as it was premiering. Thanks to Stanpai and everyone who made that event possible!


If you wanna see said panel, it's here at around the thirty minute mark: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7WgSC4UxkE


_____


Not a whole lot on the surface, but a crap-ton behind the scenes. I've been working on music within and outside of my comfort zone, and I hope to share some of that in the coming month.


I'll also be going to California later this month to shoot some interviews for the Logan Whitehurst documentary! Very excited about that, and I'll be sure to tell y'all all about it in the next monthly review.


Until then, don't drink the pink lemonade.


UPDATE: Silly me! I forgot the biggest one of all! I hit 400 fans! A huge thanks to everyone who's been watching my stuff for this long!


:),

littlbox


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Posted by littlbox - June 2nd, 2021


Choo Choo


It's the littlbox train passing through. Call this my "May review" post/


I just posted my two-parter littlMix for the month. The first part being my favorite 30 tracks from this past month, which was almost excruciating to limit to just 30! But if you like a wide variety of Newgrounds music, you may like my picks:



Artists Showcased:

@DESKPOP, @elieltomas, @WaxTerK, @UndervaniaMusic, @Quarl, @Miyolophone, @H20studios, @nikshalark, @HeyJellyBear, @lotuspath, @Bitbeak, @BulrogtheSorcerer, @POSTELVIS, @nondox, @Kingbastard, @cribble, @bobenshibobsled, @Yoshiii343, @Seprix, @ShelbyBryant, @Wandaboy, @ARAMort, @cavequest, @AsheSnyder, @theburger20052, @Ranipla, @GizmoDude8128, @JamesHeart, @Thomastique, @cjsixpointfive


The second part is a sit-down interview with @ShelbyBryant, who just re-released his album Cloud-Wow Music onto Bandcamp for the album's 20th anniversary.



I'd highly suggest (very highly (as in I'm not asking, I'm telling you)) checking out the album and interview, as Shelby's an amazing guy and makes incredible music. Here's a link to the album: https://shelbybryant.bandcamp.com/album/cloud-wow-music


Back to littlbox, I posted two movies to the portal this month, the first of which being my Spring Scene project for my Directing class at UNCSA this year. It's live-action and slow-paced, so it's not everyone's cup of tea, but if you happen to be a pretentious film student, I'd love the feedback:



The second of which is the newest Lip Heads episode - THE TREEHOUSE. Prepare to be blown away:



Made a collage:



Oh, and I voiced Tangy Mustard for @Tiltro's Pico Day cartoon:



Been a busy month! Unusually so - I don't think this is a rate I can keep up with, especially once I go back to school. But I'm glad to have gotten so much out there.


This month I already have a few things in the works to produce, so keep an eye out for those. They may or may not resemble rotting meat in texture and flavor.


Anyways, enough about me...how was your May?


:),

littlbox


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Posted by littlbox - May 3rd, 2021


Howdy all!


April's littlMix is out - this one has probably some of my new favorite tracks from Newgrounds, so if you're a music fan, be sure to give it a listen:



Featured Artists

@Marifax, @Pant0don, @kawaisprite, @GoodL, @floorboardofficial, @JamesHeart, @Diivi, @SynchroSpectre, @JazzDew, @keff1e, @Lashmush, @fearing, @slowfreq, @CaperCube, @Hattoman,@Trubiso, @bobenshibobsled, @BathingInAcheron, @ShelbyBryant, @radicaldawg, @ArtificalParadise, @Yoshii343, @theburger20052, @Aghostinmyroom, @tapestry2016, @bitbeak, @REPULSION97


Also, I am finally out of school for the summer! As always, I have a million and one things I'd like to do, but I'm going to spend some time to prioritize and figure that stuff out. There are a couple of Lip Heads in the works, and I hope to get one out by the end of the month.


I'm going to be uploading a live-action video soon too, so just giving y'all a heads up. Don't say I didn't warn you.


In the meantime, I've been able to help out on a few cool people's vids! (@HarrisonWyrick, @MushroomPete, @Tiltro) You can check those videos out here:



Take care, and see you soooooooooooooooon-ish.


:),

littlbox


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