Steve’s Quest Episode 1 is Live! | Steve's Quest: The Animated Musical Web Series

Steve’s Quest Episode 1 is Live!

The wait is finally over — Episode 1 of Steve’s Quest, the animated musical webseries I wrote and directed, has hit the interwebs!  Here it is, for your viewing pleasure:

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As you’ll see, it’s an eclectic and spicy blend of hard rock, science fiction, computer games and software engineering (yeah, basically a mixture of things I like).

If you enjoy it, and I’m pretty confident you will, please take a moment to hit the “Like” button on the YouTube video — that will help the show, and the hyper-talented team, get the attention they deserve.  If you would like to share it with people in other ways as well, please do!

Here’s a fun fact:  as far as I can tell, this is the first animated musical web series ever.  Yeah, I mean the first one in the world, and potentially in the universe. It’s daunting but exciting to be creating a new art form, or at least a bizarre hybrid of old art forms.

This show is the culmination of more than two years of work on the writing, storyboarding, animation, casting, and vocal and audio recording — not just by me, but by the nearly twenty people who have contributed their talents to the project.  Not surprisingly, it’s hard to express how pleased I am to see it come to life.

Looking forward to hearing what you think. Episode 2 is already well on its way!

21 thoughts on
Steve’s Quest Episode 1 is Live!

  1. Emily R. King

    Awesome! Love the music and animation! Congrats on getting your first episode launched. That’s a huge accomplishmen! :)

  2. Chris - Post author

    Hi Andrea — I’m glad you enjoyed it, and it’s comforting to hear that you were intrigued by the story (rather than confused, which I was afraid people might be).

  3. Chris - Post author

    Hi Emily — thanks, it’s definitely a huge relief to have put this out, and now of course I want to see the next one tomorrow!

  4. Kelvin Kao

    Hey, Chris. I love this! I watched it twice already.

    When I saw the title animation, I was thinking, this looks great, already. And then I was shown an exciting world, along with very professionally produced music. And then right after that, a lovely duet to very quickly and effectively set up the “this is what I yearn for” song that you would hear from… basically any musical. Although at the end of that, I was thinking, aw, this is the end of this episode, isn’t it?

    Great job with this. And I look forward to seeing more!

    Oh, by the way, I don’t know when it started (probably after watching the Lion King musical), I noticed that when I watched Frozen, my mind was going, “oh, I can totally picture this being done on stage (down to the costumes, set pieces, lighting, and how all the transitions happen).” I felt the same way when I watched this.

    And Steve’s answering machine sucks. It’s full when it has 4 messages?

  5. Alarna Rose Gray

    Wow, congratulations, Chris! I can see you had a great time putting this together – it’s very professionally executed and entertaining. I love the song “I’m a dreamer…” Who of us can’t relate to that? Goodluck with the show and the release of the upcoming episodes :)

  6. Chris - Post author

    Hi Kelvin — thanks, I’m glad you liked it. And you recognized the “I Want” song that every musical has to begin with! I mean, I suppose it’s not mandatory or anything, but I was reading a book on musical writing when I wrote “I’m a Dreamer” and decided to do that part “by the book.” As for doing this as a stage production, that was originally what I thought I would do, but then I realized that it looked like an animated musical webseries hadn’t been done before, and I figured I could break some new ground.

  7. Chris - Post author

    Hi Alarna — yes, I definitely had a good time doing this — it was a long road, and there were certainly times when I doubted we would put out anything at all, so it’s a huge relief to see this actually come to life.

  8. Jill W

    This is great, Chris! Your two years of blood, sweat and whatever else, has paid off. This is good stuff! I can’t wait to see the next episode. Congratulations on your ground breaking project!

  9. Chris - Post author

    Thanks Jill, I’m glad you enjoyed it. Now the “real work” begins, which is to make sure I get the team the exposure they deserve.

  10. Angie Mizzell

    This process has been amazing to watch… I DO hope you and the team get the exposure you deserve. Cheers to breaking new ground and being a dreamer (and a doer). The music is really great. I’m with Steve, I’m a morning creative, too. And I love that he has an answering machine.

  11. Chris - Post author

    Hi Evan — yes, I definitely feel happy with the results — now I just want to do whatever I can to make sure people are able to see the team’s work.

  12. Chris - Post author

    Hi Lynda — thanks, I’m glad you enjoyed it. It definitely is a huge project but I’ve loved almost every minute of my involvement in it.

  13. Chris - Post author

    Hi Angie — ah, that’s so rewarding to hear that you understood the lyrics — I kept asking the guy who was mixing the songs to turn the vocals up because I was concerned that the audience wouldn’t hear what the characters were saying, and even afterward I still wondered whether I had turned them up enough. Interestingly, another point I insisted on was that Steve have an answering machine (as opposed to something more technologically advanced), because I needed some device to cause Steve to have to listen to what his mother was saying as he is sitting there trying to catch a few more Zs.

  14. Sara Healy

    Sorry to be so late to this opening, but I did enjoy it. I’d forgotten about Steve’s dream and so when I first watching it, I was like…where’s Steve? I quickly caught up. The singing, the animation and the music were great, especially when I enlarged the video on my screen. Wow, that was cool.

    It’s amazing to see it actually live. You did a great job. Lots of people dream about what they want to do, but you not only had the dream, you made real. Congratulations. I’ll be back for the next episode:~)

  15. Chris - Post author

    Thanks Sara! Yes, it is hugely relieving to see this actually come to life — there were definitely times when I doubted it would happen, because we were between animators, having trouble finding vocalists, etc. But I’m glad I pushed through all of that.

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