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Oct 31, 2008 | 3:50 AM EDT

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Author Comments

So I was going for more of the scary aspect of this year's contest, which I think came out pretty well. I know that "This is Halloween" has been done many times before, but I tried to take a semi-different approach to this song.

Last year I was invited to do a collaboration to this song for the NG contest but it never ended up being finished. I started over from scratch keeping some basic concepts from my parts and ending up putting all this together in the past 2 weeks, although in those 2 weeks I put as much effort into this as if it would've taken me 2 months on my usual animating schedule.

This is the first real animation I have made in quite sometime (not including a poor 2-day attempt at Pico Day) so I hope that you enjoy this!

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Wow this is amazing

i love the animation and its realy realy kul. i kinda see how u tried to make things look more realistic than they are, realy there is no flaw. its creepy, horific, brutaly true (i wish) but no flaws. great job man make another, ur good at it

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DerajN responds:

hey thanks, this really has been my latest animation that ive put over an hour into for teh past 2 years. I just hope I can have a good halloween animation released for Halloween 2010 :D


Rated 5 / 5 stars


Its is very creepy and jumpy *Thumbs up*
There is pretty much nothing to improve on, if I had to say something then sometimes at the 'camera' rotates, you can tell that you have squashed the image to make it look realistic, but its not that bad.

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DerajN responds:

Yeah I took an easy way out when animating the rotating camera. I couldve spent more time to make it look better but I was on a very tight time schedule to have this released by Halloween.


Rated 5 / 5 stars


OOOOOh I loved the animation but the original sondre is better and tim burtons movies is wawesome my 3 favourites is nightmare before christmas(stopmotion)coraline(stopmot ion) and 9(animated)

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DerajN responds:

Thanks mate. Yeah really I think Tim Burton stuff has just gone downhill since the Nightmare Before Christmas, nothing really compares.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


You seem to have not responded to a lot of recent stuff, but you're probably busy. Anyway, this was great to watch simply because this is one of the most fun songs I have ever heard. I really liked the occasional use of color, like the pumpkins, contrasted to the black and white of everything else. I think the best part was Jack Skellington. What really impresses me is the use of transitions and the moving images. It has most of what you could want in something that has this song.

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DerajN responds:

Thanks Ericho. Glad for the lengthy review. I do like you noticed not check this video every day. I am still surprised as to how many people keep reviewing. Glad you were a fan! I agree with you though, the color did add an extra effect to some of the scenes but I would disagree with the part about Jack Skellington. I tried to stay away from using anything from the Nightmare Before Christmas and tried to make it my own but since the song directly talked about Jack I figured I couldn't really leave him out. It definitely is not my favorite part though, I figure it more as an unfortunate inclusion that was necessary. It is however unfortunate that I was unable to come out with a Halloween movie for 2009 as I did not have the time to complete it. Although it is still in the works and should be completed by Halloween 2010! Look forward to it!


Rated 5 / 5 stars


this is 1 of my favorite songs and great animation 2 go with it

DerajN responds:

Thank you!