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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!!

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zer0hawk9339zer0hawk9339

Rated 5 / 5 stars

LOL!!!

Prety good and funny,the animating is great,very nice and comic story the backgrounds and scapes were as real,the colors were amazing that movie make me laugh and make me think about some things in live.I'm so happy that some animator put some idea in them animations!GREAT!5!!!


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CatFat responds:

wow, i'm glad you enjoyed, it makes it all worthwhile :)


AaronRobertsAaronRoberts

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Very Nice

Adam Phillips is an inspiration of mine as well, I absolutely love the Brackenwood series, and I love this as well. I can see you have borrowed some techniques and adapted them well, the Myth also shows your own personal style and simply put, it rocks.


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CatFat responds:

Thanks, i like to think i've developed a little further in my own style now but things such as grass can still be derived from the brackenwood series. :)


H2JoeH2Joe

Rated 5 / 5 stars

like i expeceted

you did veary well as u always do i think its neat how you use myths in a lot of your works. keep up the good job and dont stop working hard XD!!!


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CatFat responds:

i will, thanks for kind review :D


thegreenGthegreenG

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

different

at first i was thinking "oh is this a adam phillips jr. or something" but after watching the whole movie, i realized that the character looks similar, the setting looks similar, but this movie was actually very different in alot of ways, the simplicity of it (sisyphus just has to get that damn boulder up the hill), the comedy relief, the art and coloring, and personally i loved the part where he's just like "screw this" and tries to run away from his problems


CatFat responds:

haha, thanks for the nice insight ;)


roZoddroZodd

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

I liked it

pretty funny at points and I love the way he was making that noise the whole way through lol


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CatFat responds:

yeah lol it took me ages to record all of that :)