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Sep 20, 2010 | 7:32 PM EDT
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[EDIT 4]
Front page!? Wow thanks for that :D

[EDIT 3]
Movie seems to load fine in Firefox

[EDIT 2]
Daily First? :O Thanks everyone :)

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After a long year of very hard work (I tried, I really did), stuck using just flash happy mouse adventures because unfortunately I have no tablet or any other helpful programs to aid with the animation process, I finally present the first episode of RedHand.

!NOTE: The pieces in this episode weren't exactly animated in order, and the intro part was actually made last so you may notice a slight quality drop during the first piece, but the quality will pick up as the episode goes. Also: I haven't added the extras menu yet and the scene select/pieces menus
aren't yet working fully, plus there is an audio track missing along with a few sound effects, but this project has been delayed enough, though I will be sure to fix up and add those in ASAP.

It was one heck of an experience, both stressful and gratifying. I never expected this to be such a challenge. This would be my first decent animation in my 3 years of animating, but I wouldn't have gotten anywhere without the many months of constant support, advice, and guidance from Oscar as I did this project, thanks a million for all your help bro and to Yurlyn for helping me fix all the major problems with the movie :P

The adventure with getting all my collaborators was quite insane. I was turned down more times than I can tell you, mainly because the moment I told them I was animating with stick figures they completely shut me out, but I'm surprised how many incredible people agreed to help me in the end, especially Michael McConnohie, getting someone like him to do a voice was the LAST thing I every expected to happen. Its an incredible honor to feature him in my work.

This animation took much longer than I ever thought it would, because of many factors. One is I never made a storyboard, only a script, so sometimes I would think/work for hours, even days, to accomplish the perfect camera angle or character movements I thought would fit with the animation. And trying to draw decently without a tablet is not that easy...for me at least. Plus incredible collaborators don't just fall from the sky :)

I've also hid various easter eggs thought the movie, especially (but not just) quotes and references from various movies, games, shows, and animations, some obvious, some hard to find, some long and some short. (of course everything belongs to their respective owners^^, but i don't plan to do that kind of thing with quotes anymore) See if you can spot them all :P

Runtime is a little over 14 minutes, I hope you enjoy it!

Reviews


chiefbuzzchiefbuzz

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Really Great!

This was outstanding! Great story and amazing animation! Just a few questions (and im not trying to sound like a jerk) 1. You mentioned Oscar in teh author's comments; is that the same Oscar Johanssen that made the Dastle series?, because i see some likeness in the movies. 2. The enigmatic voice: was that purposely modeled after th G-man in Half-Life becuase it sounded quite a lot like him. If no to both answers, still a kudos because i love the Castle series AND hal-life. So since this shares likeness, great work!


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Shayphis responds:

1. Yeah its the Oscar who made Caste

2. Yes, i asked TheSkark to base the enigmatic voice from Gman

Thanks for the comment :)


EnimoreseEnimorese

Rated 3 / 5 stars

Beautiful

These are some pretty detailed stick figures... Not so much in the background design, which looks pretty generic for this site. The characters look like they'll be well fleshed-out in the sequels, but for now they seem to just be pandering to our desire for cliched lone warriors and Clint Eastwood impersonators.
Oh, and points of for ripping off "The Last Samurai;
"For five grand I'll kill kill just about anyone you want. Just remember: I'd gladly kill you for free"
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"Hell, for 500 a month I'll kill just about anyone you want. Just remember that on the Battlefield for free."
Thought nobody would notice? These lines are virtually IDENTICAL.
Final verdict: Above average


Shayphis responds:

You definitely didn't read the author comments.


PsychoHeLLRaiserPsychoHeLLRaiser

Rated 5 / 5 stars

My Good Lord dammit Christmas...

This was unbelievable! i cant even fathome how awesome this was. those ending scenes? Awww man! fuckin cool as shit dude! I felt like i was in a movie theater! I've always wanted to do voice acting, but was never sure how to start, but if i ever did start, i would love be involved in one of ur projects, this was just to unreal for me! You have to be one of the most talented dudes i've seen on here, and while there are areally good amount of them, u stand out alot to me, especially now. I loved the movie, dude. And also, what was that song that played during the credits?? i cant find it


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Shayphis responds:

Thanks alot man for that review, that means alot to me. If your interested in voice acting you can always pm me a demo of your voice and i'll consider you for a future role, its always nice when someone sends voice demos for this :P. And the credits music was a original one made by Cody Barney for the movie, it has no name haha ^^


amindex123amindex123

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

it need a

pouse button but still good vid



Game-tardGame-tard

Rated 5 / 5 stars

fantastic.

I gotta say, I really enjoyed this movie, it was a bit choppy, but I don't mind, I loved this movie anyways. Say, did anyone else notice the "The Last Samurai" reference? Where he says "You want me to kill some people? Sure I'll kill some people. You want me to kill the enemies of some people? Sure, I'll kill their enemies. For five grand I'd kill anyone you want, but keep this in mind, I'd happily kill you for free." It's similar to when the guy in the Last Samurai says "You want me to kill Jappos? I'll kill Jappos. You want me to kill the enemies of Jappos, I'll kill the enemies of Jappos... Rebs, Sioux, Cheyenne... For 500 bucks a month, I'll kill whoever you want. But keep one thing in mind: I'd happily kill you for free."