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Journee Typique - Ma Vie

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Apr 24, 2010 | 2:19 AM EDT

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First and foremost: Please do not critique me on my ability to speak French, because I admit, I'm really bad at it.

Oh and note that the title would not allow for the é to show up, so it's incorrectly spelled....

This was a project I had to do for French. Basically this is about a typical day in my life (hence the title). We're learning about reflexive verbs, so that is also why there are so many of those in this movie. My teacher said we could make things a bit unusual, and make our day more interesting than it really is. XD Besides that part in from an RPGmaker game, the rest is actually what I do in my life.

As for the credits. They probably won't make much sense to anyone who has not had Mr. Langa (my current French teacher) as a French teacher. That guy in the credits is supposed to be him. So that first part, it's actually just based from the actual Okkusenman movie, so that has nothing to do with inside jokes. XD But the other parts are just having to do with pronouns. Like he said a me changes to a moi, a beautiful little butterfly, when it jumps in a command. And that's what that last thing is where he JUMPS and HOLDS ON! And that shmandy corn, basically long story short: his daughter made up her own language where she puts a shm before everything, and he has a jar in his room that says "shmandy corn" on it. Soo, yeah.

Just want to say that this movie took me FOREVER. I worked on it so much at school, too. If he wouldn't have given us all that time in class, I probably would be spending all of this weekend working on it. The thing that's bad though, is that I spent so much time on this, and yet the animation and artwork isn't even all that great. x.x;

Drawn with: Photoshop(Tablet).
Colored with: Photoshop(Tablet)
Animated with: Flash.
Voice acting and script (c) Sarena Kimura.
Art and Animation (c) Sarena Kimura.
Music (c) Linkin Park, Yoko Shimomura, Hyadain, Masashi Hamauzu, Hitomi, and Gomu.
Drawing/Animating Time: 23 hours.



Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

you got somehin good here.

been a while since I have been a able to see your next Flash.

This one is better than the Bat. Which means you're improving!

The audio is fair. But audio can be a pain to work with at times so it's fairly good for voicing. awesome on the French btw. there aren't many Flashes done in a foreign language.

The animation transitioning and the camera movement have gotten better.
definably more structure involved than the last. in your case, it looks like you put allot of time like you said into this and show improvement. looking forward to the next Flash!

the quality of the Flash, as always, needs work (like limb movement) which can be super tedious. but it's getting better! keep at it!

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Sarena responds:

Thank you. ^^


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Not bad

Not bad at all, you speack french better than a lot of people I saw before^^ Certainly some errors on the verbs^^
Otherwise, the animation wasn't so bad, but could be better :)

PS: for the Anime thing, it doesn't exist in french so I guess you mean something like "Dessin animés" ^^
PS2: Yeah, I'm french ^^;

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Sarena responds:

Ohh alright, that makes sense now. Thanks. ^^ Thank you very much for the comment. :D


Rated 2 / 5 stars

Not too bad

I feel that given a free reign though, you could have done a lot more with it. Why didn't you pick an exciting day that didn't involve walking to the bathroom? It could have given you the opportunity to learn lots of new exciting French vocabulary like dragon, emperor, knight, hero, yoga or tap dancing. It also would have made the movie a little more interesting to watch, as well as furthering your French past dress, undress, sleep and watch anime =P I understand you had to do it for school though, so you had limits. However, I'm not reviewing it for school work. I'm reviewing it for newgrounds.

I realise you didn't have much time to make it, but it does seem like that. The whole thing seems pretty rushed, and the quality of drawing was poor. The sound balance was well done though. You could always hear your speech over the music which was good.

Finally, I know you asked people not to mention it, but your French pronunciation was... well... really, really bad. You sounded like an American just saying French words as though they were English. I'd recommend using a French online dictionary and listening to the way they pronounce individual words and trying to mimic it. Or maybe if you have some sort of old recorded listening test that you could borrow from your school and try to mimic. I know it's difficult, but the French really hate people butchering their language. (Plus, even if you don't know what your saying, you sound like you know more if your accent is good).

Sarena responds:

Well we weren't supposed to make our day too bizarre, we had requirements of having some specific verbs we had to use in our project, so I had to make the storyline somewhat normal. Besides, my storyline was already the most fictional one in my whole class, and he enjoyed it so that's fine.

Yeah, the time factor really did limit how well my drawings could be. But thanks, I tried pretty hard to make sure that you could hear my voice over the music, since I had to do a lot of sound editing to get that right. ^^'

I've actually been trying very hard to speak French well, but I just can't do it. I mean I tried as hard as I could, but I guess I just don't have the talent to speak French. But I guess if the French don't like people not speaking their language well, they can just not watch my poorly spoken video. :/

I mean I admit the video isn't that great, but the fact that a bunch of kids at my school, including my French teacher, thought it was really great and everything is all that matters for my grade at least. As long as I get a good grade on it, I'll be happy. Since I know that when I'm actually serious about doing an animation and have a lot more time to do quality work, I'll be able to improve. Thanks for the review.


Rated 4 / 5 stars


Not the most spectacular animation I have ever seen, but I like this work because someone to make a plot rather than rely on visuals for quality entertainment. That and there are not enough foreign language works around here. Good job

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Sarena responds:

Thank you. ^^ I'm glad I could be unique. ;) I'm sure if the due date for this assignment was later, the animation would've been improved a bit though. XD