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Feb 17, 2010 | 6:45 PM EST

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--woah, thanks Tom. I was REALLY not expecting front page for this!

This is my newest animation. I started it near the end of january and finished it up leading up to now.

I ended up with a lot of time off (well.. a week) after exams were done with so I got back to my cave and felt like animating a little. I know its been ages since I've submitted anything, let alone something solo. I want to be more regular about it for the next little bit and I've got some ideas to work away at.

As for this piece, I like how it turned out. Its definitely a calm, relaxed experience. You ultra-violence folk might not like it much, but thats alright.

I think it's the first time I've used Flash's blurs in anything. Usually I don't like them much but they fit in a couple places here.

Its up to you to read into the 'story' if you choose to. There's only one subtle thing that makes it kind of clever. Maybe someone will catch it, maybe not.

Its pretty long for me, actually. Its 112 seconds. Usually I'm lucky to beat 1:15. AND its 24 fps, so thats like, 2684 frames. woah dude.

oh also I made all the music. its very plunky! I only had garageband and my computer keyboard to work with, but yeah, that was fun too.

Anyways, hope you like it. Leave reviews with your thoughts, I usually respond.

Morrowdays
Tucker

Reviews


ballsnbuttballsnbutt

Rated 1 / 5 stars

This makes no sense

All it is, is him just getting on a train and then leaving it. No interesting thing occurs, the video just bores me, I'd rather stare at a white wall. The animations were like a 5 year old did them.....5 year old. Music was just pitiful....just pitiful.



soibersoiber

Rated 3 / 5 stars

it´s ok

well...., I see a very imaginative work right here, trains are very psychodelic and the idea is very innovating, I have to congratulate you for doing the music, but it´s so repetitive.... and the flash is simple, well I see a nice idea that could be better exploited

nice work

And sorry for my english



XuBlaxXuBlax

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Not bad

Everyones got to try out a particular style to become good at something, its a great try but its not quite there yet.
Some people have outright blammed you but i comend you for doing something against the grain and a little bit different.
This submission is definately NOT a waste of time, if it helps you perfect your style and find a niche then i say its time well spent.


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LeprechaunDHLeprechaunDH

Rated 0 / 5 stars

That was just annoying.

I hate animations/indie films that think just because you you use a weird style of animation and have oddly childish music in the background that it makes it artsy.

All style (horrible style) and no substance. I'd like to see even the slightest hint of plot, otherwise it's just a waste of precious human time and energy to even consider making it.


MorrowDays responds:

substance is style son
nobody gets that anymore; they're synonymous. Probably one of the greatest misconceptions in everything these days is that substance is limited to being a story. An animation, or a poster, song, whatever, can be substantial without a story.

Something can be substantial because of its message, its beauty, its story (yes) or its characters... the list goes on.

To limit your definition of substance to a story when watching animations and film could easily be compared to watching them through binoculars. you miss a lot.

I'm not saying my animation WAS 'substantially beautiful,' of course not. I made this animation to get back into the swing of animating and at the same time end up with a tangible, animated piece. If you don't like it, thats fine, but don't go 'indie' bashing because thats just stereotyping.

lastly, human energy really isn't that precious. we waste a lot of it. we waste it playing call of duty all the time, spending hours on unnecessary school assignments, etc. As I see it, the best way to spend your time is by doing what you love and doing it to improve your abilities. that's what I've done with this.

I haven't wasted any time at all.


blackmoon3blackmoon3

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Wow.

Kick ass!