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Apr 11, 2008 | 5:26 PM EDT

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**Quick Edit** No way. Thank you all so much! I've wanted Daily Top Five since I started animating, but I never imagined getting Daily 1st. This is an amazing honor. Thank you! **EDIT 2** Front page?! How did this happen?! Thank you so much!

So, a quick note about what this movie is and how it was made. Rest assured, it DOES belong here on Newgrounds. I filmed all the live action stuff and then animated everything on top of it. You can probably already tell, but any animation was done in Flash. The music was made by a friend of mine, Eno, to go with the movie (I owe him a big thank you for that). I'm sorry about the really long load time - it's a huge file, as I used a lot of live action footage in addition to the animation, and I couldn't bring myself to cut down on the animation quality. Also, if you like this, please check out my last two films, music videos that I wish got a bit more attention for all the work I put into them. Thank you all for your support, and I hope you enjoy my latest movie!

A quick explanation:
Since I'm graduating this year, I decided to put together a movie that would take people through my history as an animator, showing them the different styles and techniques I have used from my first flipbook to now, and hopefully to my future.

A little longer:
A started with post-it flipbooks, simple stuff like jumping and flipping.
I went on to scribbled color animations on index cards, usually transformations.
I briefly experimented with sketches on plain paper - the frame rate was slow and it looked pretty bad.
Finally, I ended up with flash, and computer animation.
One day, I'd like to make full, real movies. At this point it's just a dream, but here's hoping!



Rated 5 / 5 stars


There may not be a word for something this great but the closest thing is Amazing. I guess everyone starts out drawing stick figures, and some of them continue doing it. (in other words, me -.-') This was in my favorites the moment I hit play.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Love the concept

This isnt the best drawn or the best audio but the concept is so solid that it makes up for all of that. I like the idea of showing how animation has come from its humble beginnings as a carnival sideshow all the way to main stream movies and tv. Its the fact that you showed the world your dream is a great endeavor. Good Job and keep it up.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

That was freakin epic!!!

Holy are amazing.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


I love these things. Good on ya! The title doesnt seem to fit but pother than that its really good. Keep it up and your work ill improve past awesome to awesomer! ^_^


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


Love it. :D Great Idea put into a great little animation. :P