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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


TimScheffTimScheff

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 16, 2007

Really great looking

Just the opening scene made me think immediately of the Bitey videos... Its a shame you couldn't get the full version on... perhaps you can request an exception to the limit and put up the full version instead.
I've always liked the Sisyphus story. I think you did a great job illustrating it. While there were parts that could have happened quicker (like the stick breaking) the overall animation and story depth made up for it.
Keep up the quality animating.


CatFat responds:

Thank you soo much for the support


IamJJFishTruckIamJJFishTruck

Rated 5 / 5 stars November 15, 2008

Its so Greek!

I loved this flash, I always enjoyed the story of Sisyphus ever since I was a child.
I'm glad someone put it into a flash adaptation with some humor too.
And the fact that it looks so Brackenwoodesque only makes the flash that much better.
I envy anyone who can animate like this.
I really enjoyed watching this, I only wish I had seen it when it came out, but better late than never I suppose.
Keep up the great work!


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CatFat responds:

thanks im pleased you enjoyed it :)


furcinofurcino

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 17, 2007

Nice

I agree: Nothing compares to FBF.

The animation was nice. I liked the part with the sound from Jaws... totally LOL :) The drawing was also original. However, it would be even better if there was a nicer plot to it. This was more like a Roadrunner cartoon.


CatFat responds:

I agree with the roadrunner theme, and the jaws thing was actually a last minute add on since the previous sound didn't work so well! thank u


zoe1990zoe1990

Rated 5 / 5 stars October 19, 2008

Cool!

Haha, it was great!
Moments of the animation reminded me a bit of Adam Phillips' style, which I love..but there was a lot of originality too, well done!
Also, it was funny, smooth and tragic - I found myself laughing and then going "oh, how cruel...I shouldn't laugh" ... before laughing again.

I guess that'll teach Sisyphus for seducing his niece and threating the God of the underworld with chains.


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CatFat responds:

nice review, thanks! :D


KartuneHustlaKartuneHustla

Rated 5 / 5 stars February 26, 2008

Amazing

The animation blew my mind. And the coloring was solid my friend. Thanx for the credit as well. This makes me want to make a down to earth animation one day when i have the time. I read up on the myth and this was spot on. Its wierd seeing as this has nothing to do with brakenwood other than the style and the main character, who i see is actually what sisyphus looks. Anyways good job, me and you should collab one day. I would enjoy that


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CatFat responds:

wow, thanks man, i'm glad you got round to seeing it ^^
I now look back at this and feel pretty ashamed, it's very amaturish to me now :P
Collab sometime? thats a deal ;)