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Feb 17, 2009 | 12:21 AM EST

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This is a Dangerbox Music Video to the song, "Act" by Mjoaa & Trone. Like what you hear? Visit for more beats like these. "Act" is now available to download here:
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A Blue Guy spends his life secluded from society, but a wake-up call pushes him into a lengthy stroll to the big city. Ignoring and rejecting everything around him, up until a certain point he is faced with a choice whether to act or not.

The visuals and animated soundwaves are heavily inspired by a scene from Ratatouille, in which I tried to animate the music itself, since Techno lends itself very well to digital graphics. I also tried to apply a full spectrum of color in its correct order as he travels on his long walk, as well as different colors that fit with the living beings seen throughout the video. Specifically for the people, I made eye-colors reflect their current emotions. The Blue Guy's eyes remain either blank, or just closed for most of the film until his own emotions are forcibly brought out by the choice to act or not at a critical moment.

I didn't have a long time to work on the project due to school, but it turned out as a great experiment and I'm content with the final product's look. Hope you'll enjoy both it and the song! You gotta act.



Rated 5 / 5 stars


nicely done kirbopher/Neo-C/Chris Niosi


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


No offense dude, but what are you smoking?


Rated 5 / 5 stars


Great music and animation


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


The video completely matches the music, by that meaning everything is in sync with each other. The concept of him having to act, along with the conclusion being a perfect example of when to act, was also well done. You're a great animator, keep it up.


Rated 5 / 5 stars


I love how you timed the background to the beat of the music!