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Aug 16, 2007 | 2:38 PM EDT
  • Daily 3rd Place August 17, 2007

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Also! before you watch it, its probably wise to turn your volume down as the excessive grunt noises can give off the wrong impression to people who aren't watching the visuals...better yet! just mute it!!!
EDIT: Since alot of you don't know the myth and so don't really understand it, here is a brief explanation;
The Myth Of Sisyphs is about a man condemned by the gods to push a boulder up a mountain for eternity, never able to reach the top. There's much more to it than that but that should be all you need to know ;)
EDIT: Look at my news post for the character design basis of sisyphus, it's the image i based the character design on!
I was partly Inspired by the work of Adam Phillips, i learnt alot of animation techniques from his work and this has resulted in a few similarities of style, i'm a huge fan of his and im not trying to rip him off, nextime you'll see something different from me anyway :D
*EDIT* frontpage and brackenwood collection thank you!!!!
Many of you have been saying that it's just a brackenwood ripoff and aren't giving it a fair chance but it should be completely different, though my style may be similar the character is actually based on an old original drawing of sisyphus from the myth so sorry for any resemblence!!! :)
WOOHOO Daily 3rd! Watch the credits 'cause the animation ain't over till its over!
(Just want to mention that i am reading every each one of your reviews! keep em coming! It makes it all worth it !!:D)
SO, here it is!!! my first BIG animation! and when i say big i mean you hopefully won't be complaining that the animations too short or the fact that i had to cut like a whole scene out because the file size exceeded the limit..dammit.... This animation is totally FBF which i always do 'cause i hate untraditional animation like tweens, ect;
My usual rant/analysis/review thing will now be on my userpage so go check it out after you've watched it! Big thanks to the Kartunehustla for help with the audio syncing! This took me about 3 months for the animation in total, but the first month was spent on the first 3 cuts WITH A MOUSE, but then i got a tablet and it all sped up. a month was spent on audio and then about a week was spent trying to fix loads of problems in with the audio. Here's a few quick facts!
RUNTIME: WAS, exactly 6mins 0.6secs, but with the cuts it's now about 5mins 30secs approx;
FRAMES: WERE, 7212, but with cuts probably 7100 approx;
FRAME RATE: 20.0 FPS

Sorry but i couldn't make a quality adjustment option, i'm absolutely useless with actionscript... so it might lag on a few scenes depending wether you have a bit of a crappy PC or not... Hope you like it!!

Reviews


thedrivein98thedrivein98

Rated 2 / 5 stars

it was good

it was good don't get me wrong... just not brakenwood good. should, could, would, wood,


CatFat responds:

I didn't expect it to be and nore should you since im only 14


darcsilverdarcsilver

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Very Impressive

This submission to the portal is indeed a very coveted one, and while the animation is truly something to behold I do not entirely agree that it is fitting for the brackenwood collection.



FravashisFravashis

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

cool

I think it was really well done but there were so things that I didn't like. I feel sorry for the dude because he had to roll that boulder many times.... T_T



JimtopiaJimtopia

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Had a very brackenwoodish feel to it.

It was very good very well done.



KrotanahKrotanah

Rated 4 / 5 stars

The reasons of reasons

I am going to say why people tell you why this looks so much as adams work, this cave man has his whole face covered with hair just as adams character, he grunts and does not speak another reason why, then there is a scene in adams flash where his character drinks as well.
As well the style of trees and forest is the very same and the way that the caveman runs around the forest is the very similar (the effects of background I mean)

I dont want to push you down because you have great potencial and you are really good...Hell Id like to be able to do something similar than your flash. Rather have done your flash than nothing for sure.

What you have got to do next is work on originality, make sure that you look other flashes than adams and obtain their inspirations too and they way of animating and drawing. Then after observing diferent styles make something that determines to be you and so for your work to have your own signature, something that we can resemble to be your work and not phillips or anyone elses.

You are really good I hope that you come out with something that does not show obsesion with another artists as I am sure that you have your ideas of your own and for sure originality too.

BTW great job I enjoyed the flash.