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  • Weird Al
    Weird Al Videos for the king of parody songs, Weird Al!

Author Comments

This is my first flash... it's nothing to brag about really, I just wanted to try my hand at it. I figured animating to a song might be a good idea for starters... and not only was this song ideal because it's relatively short, but it's just an awesomely fun song by itself.

Color? Ha! Color is for the weak. And the talented. XD

Enjoy! ... try, anyway.

[EDIT!] Thanks so much for all the reviews/comments/suggesti ons/critiques!! I'm a bit of a feedback whore, so I completely appreciate anything you have to say!
I want to put a few things here, becuase multiple people brought it up in thier reviews:
~I would put a preloader on it, but I'm kinda dumb and I don't really understand how. I know you can download them right here, but when I try and put it on the animation, I don't know if it works. I'm prolly doing something wrong and if anyone would like to take time out to help me through it, I'd be glad to accept it!
~I understand that the lipsynch is off in quite a few places, but I was too lazy to fix it. I just might though, seeing as how I'm getting relatively good feedback on it!
~I will consider color, and cleaning it up. But I'm a bit of a procrastinator... plus I made this with the 30 DAY TRIAL VERSION!! I'm working on getting the full version though. ^^
~HOLY BALLS OF CRAP I'M ON THE WEIRD AL COLLECTION?!! I'm... I'm not hallucinating, am I? Thanks so much guys!
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Reviews


LtMcMuffinLtMcMuffin

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Small changes but overall good

I think the background barbershop quartet would be effective at using up space, plus there is a little more room for comedy with something in the background.

Also, I would have an end screen with a replay button, it makes it seem a little better. An intro/waiting screen you can take or leave.

I have to say, though, it is always great seeing a more obscure Weird Al song on here, and this has my vote for a collection. Good job ^^


real-faker responds:

Thank you! I just might add in the quartet in the background... we'll see.
I'd like to put a preloader and reply button and all of that as well, but first I have to stop being so dumb and figure it out. I'm sure it's a peice of cake, but I didn't have the patience earlier. XD
Thank you so much for your review!


SirCabooseSirCaboose

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

Needs a tad bit more work! good first flash though

No intro, no repeat button, no color and many glitches and mistakes in lipsink and etc etc :P on the plus side it was a weird al song and the concept of your character is nicely drawn just a bit basic tis all, I voted 5 to keep it on the portal but I can only give you a 5 in review and a pat on the back :P


real-faker responds:

Yeah... I had some trouble with alot of those things. I'm going to attempt to fix some of the off-ness of the lipsync-age though. And as far as the character being basic, I figured that would be the easiest way to go. I mean, logically, the more details you have, the harder it would be to make the thing move... (well, at least, the way I was doing it. Frame by frame. I figure there's probably a much easier way to animate using layers.... but I didn't dive that far into it yet, unfortunatly. XD Actually, considering the fact that I wanted to make the character look really simple, I think I made it too complex! For me, at least. So maybe it evens out. Hahaha. XD
Anyway, thank you for your review!


CoopCoop

Rated 3 / 5 stars

Almost there...

I'd say that this is a pretty damn good flash (I'm reccomending it for the Wierd Al collection, by the way) but it needs a few minor tweaks:

You need to watch the lip-sync. A very difficult task at the best of times, but there are a few minor places that it goes slightly awry. Certain parts of how he feels to me weren't conveyed as the best they could (The cactus should ahve gone up his nose at least, I couldn't see how you could show it to be red hot, in a black and white cartoon)

The other thing I would have considered is making the rest of the Barbershop Quartet, as that was the style of the song. One guy sings the bass and the other two sing close harmony background, which could ahve taken up a small space to the side and given you some nifty camera pan shots for when you inflicted the tortures upon the lead singer.

Obviously the choice of music was excellent - I'm going to get this as much exposure as it merrits - will you be making any further Weird Al themed flash movies, or just this one because of how good the song was?

[Review Request Club]


real-faker responds:

You know, I thought about doing the rest of the quartet when I started, but dismissed it thinking that it would be too much for me to take on at a time. I really like that idea though, so I might just go back and add something like that in. At a few points, just to be corny, I thought about making some of the objects (the blender, for instance) sing the harmonies. That might be too much to look at though, and hard to see without color. The cactus also, was a bit of a cop-out on my part, I will admit. I sat for a few minutes thinking about how to do it, and then decided that there was no way I had the patience... so I tried to just pull it off as a joke... "Hey... I'll just erase the cactus and have the guy looking like 'huh? what?' " But I don't know how well that played off either. XD

I don't know if I'll make any more... this was mostly just a choice for me because it's a pretty short song, it has some decent lyrics that would make for an entertaining animation, plus I didn't think that this song was one of his more popular ones (though I could be wrong) and I figured it might just be fun to do a song that not alot of people were familiar with already. But you never know, I just might venture into doing some more songs.
Thanks so much for your review and for reccomending it to the Weird Al collection!


MansellMansell

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

pretty good

nice animation...when you get a better grasp of it you should pull out some real good work,keep it up dude



Mrgothic101Mrgothic101

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

It was not bad.

There was some stuff you could have improved on color would have been nice especially with some of the gory stuff going on but for your first try at flash not bad.