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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


ClubbasealClubbaseal

Rated 4 / 5 stars August 19, 2007

Nicely done.

Quite an enjoyable rendition of the myth of Sisyphus. If you're going to borrow stylistic points from an artist, you could definately do worse than Adam Phillips. I think more people should learn from him.
That being said, the myth of Sisyphus has nothing to do with Brackenwood. Why would your cartoon end up in that collection?

Congratulations on front page.



rkl1rkl1

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 19, 2007

I diagree

I think it was alot like little foot yes !?! but that to me is a good thing graphicly it was the same more or less but the story's different ,the characteris fine and the noises?...... ermm lets just say step back from the mike a little bit and they would be fine overall awsome .. thats why its front page dude .

p.s was this movie made using flash 8 pro ?


CatFat responds:

Yes i used pro 8, began it with a mouse and then moved on to a wacom tablet,
Thanks


DaSaintDaSaint

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars August 19, 2007

it's a work in progress?

i can see that you have put a lot of work into it.. but .. the character is very unclear..
the expressions are not recognizable..
the noises that he makes are just annoying..
ang he looks very much like Littlefoot..

try being original.
overall u got something going.. keep training!



PimpingPenguinPimpingPenguin

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars August 19, 2007

Awesome Movie

It was very good, i loved the end where that guy just threw him down the hill during the credits. One thing i dont understand is that a lot of the movie was very well animated and looked great while, other parts of the movie, were not as good. If you put as much effort as you did on the great looking scenes into the ones that were not as good it would have been even better.


CatFat responds:

I have to agree with u on that i did end up rushing it a bit because i was so keen on getting on with my series that i've wanted to do in animation for 3 years!


TechnoskullTechnoskull

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars August 19, 2007

nice

while this isnt as good as adam philips (but then again nothing really is!) this was very nice, the artwork was well made and it looked like it took alot of time to complete
my only actuall complaint was that the caveman (sisyphus right? im trying to find the story) made very repedative noises, but it wasnt too bad

in short:
nice work, hope to see more soon


CatFat responds:

Yh sorry about the repetativity