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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


MadClockworkMadClockwork

Rated 5 / 5 stars March 31, 2009

I really liked this!

I'm am fascinated by Greek paganism and this portrays the classic myth fantastically. I think the story of Tiresias and how he became blind would make an excellent flash as well, but I suppose that's just wishful thinking.


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CatFat responds:

hehe, maybe..one day ;)


ErmundoErmundo

Rated 5 / 5 stars January 28, 2009

This was awesome.

I really liked how you used the scrolling thing for that running scene. Overall, this was a great animation, but I think you should improve on how Sisyphus drinks the water. It's kinda ridiculous that a handful of water could be so much.


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CatFat responds:

haha, well i guess i just got lazy
thanks for the review


Maki-kunMaki-kun

Rated 5 / 5 stars January 11, 2009

Awesome!

I love this myth, sometimes I wonder why he doesn't use a Crane to lift the boulder to the top :/ But this was pretty funny, even if it didn't have tons of voice acting. The part where he was drinking water looked a little weird when it was running down his throat, but there's not much you can do about that. The scrolling technique you used when he was fleeing from the mountain was very cool, the way there were multiple layers at different speeds.
~MakiKun



alterionistoalterionisto

Rated 4 / 5 stars December 4, 2008

Good

Animation and story are good, but sound... that was the worthest sound i've evet heard


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CatFat responds:

haha okay thanks :)


helmutlordhelmutlord

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars November 30, 2008

Really well done

Try experimenting with making the dialogue/grunting a little quieter when the camera is far away to give it a sense of distance.


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CatFat responds:

yeah ihad alot of trouble with the sound syncing etc with this animation so i sort of gave up on the little details like that by the end :)
thanks !