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The Tainted Ep. 1

rated 3.73 / 5 stars
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Feb 10, 2007 | 5:00 AM EST

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My second submission! Finally finished episode 1 of a 3 episode series called The Tainted. The story starts out with an average young man, Seth, and his girlfriend, Jess, in a world that seems to be hell. Seth mysteriously escapes but Jess does not. A mysterious figure gives Seth an offer to save Jess' life.

*story discontinued* My friend and I realized we just rushed into the story without thinking it through, so we've decided to stop this project and start with a new one. (The Tainted might be reworked and resubmitted after a new script). Thanks.



Rated 3 / 5 stars


I think the worst part about this is three things, the wiggly animation at a lot of points, characters, and the fact that you brought it in to late. Why the characters? Becuase you did not make any emotion connection with the viewer and the characters.

If your going to put them in perial you need to make the veiwer actully care about and like your characters so that way when something happens to them the viewer gose "Oh noes! Not ___. Come on man, you can beat him!".

Which brings me to "youu brought it in to late".(The wiggly animation is self explainitory). Why do i say you brought it in to late? Becuase had you brought it in sooner and actully gave some more back story to why they were in the cave, or exploring before they were running away, why they were running away ect ect. It would of helped your secound point of makeing the audience care about the characters at some point.

I think this had potential to be better. And mabey still had potential to be better but you need to work on it a bit.

(btw: a kid with spikey brown hair and a blond chick are two char's who are WAAAY over done.).

lvl4l2C responds:

well...this episode IS basically the introduction to the rest of the story. you'll hopefully feel differently when the other 2 ep.'s are released. i appreciate the constructive criticism though, thanks.


Rated 5 / 5 stars


I am constantly shocked at how well people use flash, this is another perfect example. It has a great anime feel to it.
good job


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Review by Valstein

I like the idea of the plot. Reminds me of the book Velocity by Dean Koontz, vaguely. I may have voted too low, based on masterpieces like Castle III, Bitey of Brackenwood, and Lilium. The animation and voice were kind of painful. That's not an insult. I'm terrible at flash, if you look at my submissions, but that doesn't mean I don't know how to review something. I know you must have put alot of work into this, unless you're just that good, and rushed it. I wouldn't know you money situation, but maybe a better mic, and many, many takes for voices would definitely help. As far as the animation, too much frame by frame, with alot of experience or training can be cheap looking; joints don't hinge realistically, edges can seem sloppy. My advice for the animation would be to quicken things up, and use jpeg blurs, or even half transparent streaks to make up for the loss of frames by making movements quicker. Less frame-by-frame, and more symbols and motion tweens. I know from experience that eye close-ups, and first person shots are almost always a bad idea, unless executed very well. If you do learn to do eye close-ups and first person shots well, don't forget to make them come and go quickly, before people get bored with them and want to see more. You can take my review with a grain of salt, or appreciate my advice, just please don't get offended. I liked it. You'll most likely do what the animators of Joe Zombie and Castle III did, grow and develop as a quality animator, and want to remake your first flashes with your new skills. Keep up the work, and try to learn new techniques if you have that much time to dedicate to flash.

lvl4l2C responds:

i'm definitely not offended and i really do appreciate the advice. i know, i need to work on my animation skills more. i haven't really taken any classes for making good animations, only a class for the basics. i'll keep on working on it, and i guarantee that you'll see much better results in the upcoming episodes. thanks again for the advice.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

very well animated and directed

extremely cood ( cool and good combined) The hooded figure's voice made me burst out laughing, however. The plot appears to be kind of unoriginal, but oh well.

lvl4l2C responds:

it "appears" to be unoriginal
hasn't unfolded yet ;)


Rated 5 / 5 stars

very smooth...

i like it, i like it alot alot... i raely give anyone a 10, so this says alot... the animation is so smoooth. Im currently working on a series of my own and i hope it will come out this smooth.