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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


BorjoyzeeBorjoyzee

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Yep,just like suckciety

Very,very good,keep up the good work


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CatFat responds:

Thank you muchly!


serioserio

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Beautiful Animation,your style is not as A.P.

First to say is: congratulations for your great work! As you did me too saw all the A.P. works. And I have to say that he's a genius, you are doing good to use the inspiration that his work had created on you and put all that together to realize a fantastic and with fluidity animation short movie. But you had said that you both have the same style which for me is not so. To say that you are a great artist for animation, and have your unique style, the way I see in the animation is that you will become a animator as good as A.P. and with lots of work and dedication you will for sure do it in a quick time. I agree with you about not using those tweens, etc.techniques, but in the other hand is better to use a little bit from here and a little bit from there, if you know what you are doing you will always find the correct way to make your animation work, and you have what it takes!!! that's the way!!! That's why I know that your own style in animation is good, you put a lot of work on the frame by frame drawings( 7,000 and up is a lot to say!!!), well and the rest is that I want you to keep it up!!! will see your next animation!!! ...and for the sisyphus, why not to put a face???


CatFat responds:

Thank you, i like your insightful review!
but.. ehh he does have a face it sorta like a crappy little scribble lol


EsMatiCSounDsEsMatiCSounDs

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Great movie!

I have never heard of the myth before and it was realy cool. Like your style alot but i don't think it looks like the brackenwood series, both your's and his movies have realistic nature and that is the only thing that makes them look alike, it still deserved to be in the brackenwood collection. i realy enjoyed the movie and it made me laught a few times. I hope i see more movies like this one in the future.

good job man!



jjlawliet16jjlawliet16

Rated 5 / 5 stars

haha

..hahah! BOBO..XD
it was different from the other animations i've seen in NG..it was the only one I've seen that still has some actions going on behind the credits...LOL
though the story was a bit short, the art was good! and it was really amusing...nice work!..


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CatFat responds:

haha thanks, i thought that'd be a nice touch, and personally it's my fav bit of the movie :P


redneckfatballs3redneckfatballs3

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Great!

Really amazing work on this one. I love your style of animation, really reminds me of Brackenwall, which I guess is why it made it into the collection. :P Fantastic stuff!


CatFat responds:

lolz brackenwall, thanks alot man! :D