‘It starts with one life – but more will follow. These things have consequences.’
‘… then I’m willing to take the consequences.’
(Note: This is a more finalized draft of a video I created for public viewing – the version I submitted to the judges for round points was missing a complete ending, and had a couple video glitches but they kindly allowed me to submit an unlinked draft so I could be on time without being penalized. Still in the contest for as long as the points/time allows me ;D).
Whelp, here it is – my first round for Blood Moon Rising. I knew as soon as I entered the contest that it was going to be my last RP – so I’m here to do my very best, and in a way I want this contest to be an accumulation of everything I learned from Last Sunset and TTWU (no more dangling plot threads for one thing lol – I’m focusing on the present). The people in here with me are absolutely amazing, and I’m so lucky to be able to know and plot with you guys. I’m having an absolute blast, and I can’t wait to see where this whole journey takes us.
This was honestly my most ambitious video from an editing perspective – I never did as extensive a coloring/maniping job before, and for that I proud of it. During the break between this and TTWU, I decided to study AfterEffects more extensively and switched up my editing style. A huge thank you to the judges for the generous extensions – work kept me away from home. Holiday rush – go figure. XD
A special thank you to Sandra for the beautiful idea of paralleling our vids with ‘Hold On’ at the party scene for Jaylyn. The song’s perfect. And thank you Meg for helping me with the trial scene. ^^
- Jay was born a werewolf. His adoptive parents were aware since the beginning (it was a bit of a shock at first hahaha – imagine finding a wolf cub in the crib) and while they love/support both sides of him, they are scared of people finding out and killing him for being a werewolf.
- Jacob was the old alpha of the Crimson Grove pack. He found out about Jay when Jay was 7, took him into the pack, and trained him so Jay could control his lycanthropy better.
- Jacob died of illness a few months ago. He had been sick for awhile, but kept it well hid because he felt Jay was not ready to take on the leadership role yet. His sudden death was a shock to the pack.
- Jay wounded up dueling Gabe for the alpha position, partially because Gabe felt Jay would not make a good alpha. It wasn’t a role Jay necessarily wanted, but felt like he needed to fight for, for the sake of keeping both his pack and his family/friends safe. Balthesar – believing Jay was a good kid – helped him prepare for the fight against Gabe.
- Jay’s had a crush on Kat/Kate for a long time – Kate’s oblivious to it, as is Devon, haha.
- Devon is the only human Jay has attempted to tell about his secret – as you’ll see in WCRfan126’s vid, Devon laughed him off and didn’t believe him. I’ll be tackling the scene in R2.
- As shown in 2009JoRose’s vid, Jay bit/transformed Penny in an effort to save her life. Penny hasn’t been on speaking terms with him as a result, and in this round is still coming to terms with it [thus her isolation from the pack].
Movies: Aladdin 1, 2 +3, Ivan and the Gray Wolf 2+3, Road to El Doraldo, Mulan 1+2, 3 Wise Men, Hunchback of Notre Dame 1 + 2, Princess and the Frog, Home on the Range, Jungle Book 2, Fox and the Hound 1 + 2, Joseph King of Dreams, Black Cauldron, Lady and the Tramp, Pocahontas 2, The Adventures of Mr Toad/Ichabod Crane, Atlantis, Tarzan, All Dogs Go to Heaven, Little Mermaid, Cinderella 1 +3, Swan Princess, Hercules, Beauty and the Beast, Sinbad, Treasure Planet, Brother Bear 2, Wolf’s Rain, Balto, Over the Garden Wall
Masks: All mine save for Aladdin by AmityPark at 0:16, Aurora and Philip by Kiandra at 1:29 and 1:52, Derek and Odette by Kiandra at 1:52, Anya at 1:40 by NamelessDoll, Meg by Pastard at 1:41, Mulan by Pastard at 5:21 and 5:22
Song: Elastic Heart by Written by Wolves, Hold On [Acoustic] by ChordOverstreet, Reflect (Developments) by Hands like Houses
Backgrounds: All the party scene backgrounds were manipped by me, forest scenes were recolored by me from Over the Garden Wall concept art