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Neighbourhood v2

rated 2.98 / 5 stars
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Comedy - Original

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Mar 7, 2009 | 11:31 AM EST

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first, it's an interactive movie, you have to click on gardens.

That's a new version of a work I've done for my studies.

The aim of this animation is to show that misanthropy, helped by modern technologies (internet, video games... symbolised by guns and all funny things the misanthrope has in his garden) isolates some people in the society, and also to show how it could be dangerous for the misanthrope himself and for society. Yes, everything can explode ! ;)

I've change all the aestethic, and some animations.



Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

Not bad

Too be honest, I think it's a clever idea. This is improved over your last one so that should always receive credit, but it's just too slow. If you could speed it up it would probably be better.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Same great product, prettier packaging.

Although I made a lot of my key points in my review of the original Neighbourhood, I'll repeat a lot of them here to keep this review comprehensive.

I loved the previous version of Neighbourhood, and I knew that I would be tempted to vote 5 on this version before even watching. However, that would be unfair and just plain wrong, so I decided that I would withhold a perfect score unless the issues with the previous version were addressed - and they were :)
Script and concept was fantastic, it was a great satire of our generally subdivided society (which undoubtedly includes the Internet, as you mention). There wasn't any dialogue as such, but it didn't need much, and for once I wasn't craving voiceovers from the second I saw the speech on screen (where would they go, anyway?).
The animation was greatly improved over the last version. Again, it's still not the prettiest Flash movie ever made, but there was certainly a lot more care and attention paid to it, and it shows in the finished product.
Again, I wasn't overly-sold on the audio. The music you chose was good, but maybe it needed more. Sometimes the change from silence to music was little rough and jumpy, maybe some constant background audio would have helped. However, given the overall improvements in the aesthetic, it didn't detract from my experience of watching this version the way it did last time.
Using ActionScript to advance the story... Interesting choice. By using that to break the fourth wall, you made the experience a little voyueristic (and therefore made another point about the Net). Well done from learning from what happened with the first submission and making your audience aware from the start that they needed to click on the gardens!
As for some of the new things: the famous Marshall McLuhan quote "the medium is the message" comes to mind. As well the ActionScript mentioned in the previous point, little things like the random video game characters wandering around on the street enriched the Internet-immersion of the experience. You clearly have an even greater understanding of both medium and message than you did last time.

The original Neighbourhood was an underrated classic. Let's hope this version gets the attention and respect it deserves.


Rated 0.5 / 5 stars

Just As Boring...

... as V1. There's really nothing to this, the animation is still very poor, and there is really nothing interesting going on in any of the areas you have to click. If each animation were submitted on their own I would give them all a Zero, but because of the few improvements made over the original, and the fact that this is 4 animations in 1 program (more like a game with no point to it if you ask me) I'll give you 1 star.


Rated 5 / 5 stars


idc if ur new nice work!