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Feb 3, 2009 | 7:23 AM EST

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Hi newgrounds this is my first submission. This was a university project and also my first attempt at flash animation. The song is Nick Drake's "From the Morning" hence the unoriginal title. Feel free to leave both negative and posotive comments and be as critical as you like. Cheers Newgrounds.
NB. I am not happy with the ending so I will change this soon.

Thanks for all your comments, keep them rolling in, great critical feedback. I have to say I'm embarresed with that play again button, it was hastily added as a uni requirement, definitly right about the preloader, must dig up the original fla. Cheers guys.

Reviews


LeirbagZeroLeirbagZero

Rated 5 / 5 stars February 3, 2009

awsome!

dude this rocks..

such a nice and beatiful way of portrating the circle of life ^-^


bkav87 responds:

Cheers Zero, My goal was to choose a simple yet familiar storyline for a 1 minute animation, it doesnt get more familiar or simple except maybe if I move on to single cell organisms :)

Brendan


DillonConstantineDillonConstantine

Rated 3 / 5 stars February 3, 2009

Cool flash.

I liked it alot, I thought it had a very unique style about it and went very well with the music. 6/10. :)


bkav87 responds:

The style was largly determined by the fact that I cant draw very well so I played to my strengths and spent hours in photoshop beforre animating anything, god bless Flash and its smooth lines.

Brendan


OctustOctust

Rated 4 / 5 stars February 3, 2009

Well animated music video.

cut out style background and good use of stick men - for once!

Good use of the cut out style allthough the pictures got a bit pixelated as you zoomed in on the characters. Excelent use of different backgroundlayers to give the illusion of debt, espessially in the sceenes that included the sun.

Story was very good, I liked the transitions between the "ages". Felt smooth.

The end was sort of the weak link, but I think you are on the right track. Maybe you could try with a feathered transparent filter instead of the yelow cone like that bacause it would blend better in with the background. I also found it a bit odd with the eyes of the old amn gliding all over the place in his head :/ The smirk was a nice touch though.

Replay button screen seemed a bit amateurish compared to the rest - badly drawn and the button wasn't usable over the whole surface.


bkav87 responds:

Thanks for the in depth review. Cant beat good honest feedback. The eyes are a bit mental. As far as the end and the play button, I am ashamed of them, it was a rush job at the end (uni deadline) will definitly go back and change these. Cheers

Brendan


LsharpLsharp

Rated 5 / 5 stars February 3, 2009

nice

this was a great movie, 5'ed but whith a file size of 3mb u should REALLY add a preloader, if u don't know how ng has tutorials and downloadables.

keep the great work coming!

- Lsharp


bkav87 responds:

Thanks Lsharp, There was originally a preloader with this but it was so bad (see the play again button) that I cut it out. Will have to work on a nice one for it.

Brendan