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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


kittimiyokittimiyo

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars December 24, 2006

Very sweet

I was a little worried when I read that it may ruin my Christmas- when I saw it I understood what you meant, but even being atheist (like me) I think it is a wonderful story. I have recently been feeling angry at some of the hateful things done in the name of religion, but this has helped me calm down a bit. Because I really don't want to be angry.


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SireLoupSireLoup

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars December 24, 2006

Wonderful

This is a good way around the "classical", aka biblical version of Christmas nowadays.
You really have the heart of a good producer, or realisator at least. This cut with the cross was masterly made.

With FFA+, Shoo Fly, now this... It seems you have to make things for classes to make them great...
*grins* I hope you'll have an awfull lot of classes then, for it brings such quality animation !



squeakytoadsqueakytoad

Rated 5 / 5 stars December 24, 2006

That was incredible.

Congrats.
You truly displayed the reason for the season.
It's awesome to see this stuff on Newgrounds.
You're really up there on my respected animators list even more now, man.
Everything about this was superb and moving.
I'm not gonna say any more, cause I really don't want to ruin this moment. Merry Christmas.

-st



Black-CrystalBlack-Crystal

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars December 24, 2006

impressive

The plot is really unexpected.. I really like the way how jesus affected the guy which then made him into santa and also why santa is dressed in red because of the blood.

The graphic, animation and the music really fits the whole theme. This is a smart animation.



BaconMaskBaconMask

Rated 5 / 5 stars December 24, 2006

Stunning

An elegant piece of work that speaks volumes without uttering a word. Of all of the really superb Christmas Flash movies submitted this year, this one is by far my favorite. Powerful stuff indeed. Baby Jesus is ceertainly pleased.