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Dec 23, 2006 | 9:57 PM EST
  • Daily 4th Place December 25, 2006

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Gift of Ages is an animation I made in about a week and a half for my church's Christmas program.

Ah, there's so much to say about this one, but I somehow feel that explaining it will make it weaker. I should hope that the piece is strong enough to stand on its own without my having to prop it up with words.

And so for some of you I might have ruined Christmas. But to everyone else, I hope you've enjoyed this presentation and that it brings new meaning to the secular symbols we see annually.

Programs used: Flash 8, openCanvas, 3D Studio Max, and Sound Forge. All 3D work was done by my brother Brian (thanks!), and the music is Chopin's Etude in E major Op.10 No.3, as heard in the OST for Fullmetal Alchemist.

Reviews


ArKaineRevivedArKaineRevived

Rated 5 / 5 stars December 25, 2006

Beautiful...

A beautiful work of art. I too sometimes feel that all holidays are to much commercialised, and this really helps people who have forgotten the true meaning of christmas I think. Sure, I'm not saying Santa is bad, on the contrary! But let's just try not to forget the true meaning of Christmas :) One thing I just wanted to say is that you have to watch out with this style, because it starts so peacefull and calm that you had me expecting a screamer for a second there ;) But then ofcourse I thought about who made the submission, and that I found it in one of the two choices in the "Toons" section, so it would be too good to ever be a screamer :) (I hate those things... Burn in hell, everyone who makes them!)
Thanks for making this,
-ArKaine



ThePockyGirlThePockyGirl

Rated 5 / 5 stars December 25, 2006

Beautiful and Amazing

This is the reason why you're one of my favorite authors! After seeing your previous submissions, I'm very happy to see that you have range.

As for this Flash, it's very well done. I suppose most people get too involved with the commercialization of Christmas that they forget the real reason. The choice of music goes well and just the overall style.

Anyway, excellent job and I hope to see more from you..!



Chinchilla-SamaChinchilla-Sama

Rated 5 / 5 stars December 25, 2006

Absolutely beautiful

The graphics in this flash were very well done, and the music was very well used. It was simplistic enough for someone to follow the storyline, yet very moving at the same time. The loading bar was also a very nice touch; I'm one of those unfortunate people who has dial-up. >.<
Keep up the good work; this is why you're my favorite author!
DC



SeptenarySeptenary

Rated 5 / 5 stars December 25, 2006

Excellent!

A perfect Christmas animation for sure. The graphics were good and the sound fit nicely. I'm not Christian myself, but this was really a nice piece of work that displayed far more thought than can be found on most other Newgrounds submissions.



KirbyPhelpsPKKirbyPhelpsPK

Rated 5 / 5 stars December 25, 2006

Jesus

That was an awesome way to fit Jesus and Santa together. :D