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Mar 30, 2011 | 3:12 AM EDT
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This film was completed before I started work on Tarboy, and I figured it was about time I packaged and released it. It was my third year animation project in college and the first larger scale short film I completed. It was also the first project completed that Hania and I collaborated on.

The production of this was an absolute nightmare to say the least. Working on this project was the reason I decided to do Tarboy completely in Flash.

My overall pipeline for animation looked something like this: 1.Draw images on paper. 2. Scan into Photoshop for digital paint. 3. Bring into morphing software for head turns 4. Export into Flash for character animation. 5. Export into After Effects for compositing. 6. Export into Premier for Editing.
I'm thinking this will receive a mixed response, but at this stage I'm glad it's finally out.

Hope you enjoy it, check out the bonus features if you want to learn more about my messy pre-production process.

Reviews


tontie777tontie777

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Needs wings

I think this movie would have been awesome IF THE ANGEL HAD WINGS. A movie like this calls for at least just the main character to have wings. And when he gets Purged, his wings could all be destroyed and dismembered. If you're video had that, it would be amazing. I'm still giving it a 10 though. Its amazing.

But at one point, the main character would have had to stretch his wings all the way for that dramatic effect.



SerraStrykeSerraStryke

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Few things on my mind I'd like to express...

1) I think I've seen this animation before...was this a reupload?
2) Amazing/stunning work as usual, perfect and a spectacular visual feast/treat for the eyes.
3) Was causing this huge amount of discussion about the plot a part of your intention in addition to another great presentation of your abilities?
4) The plot indeed was puzzling, moving, and for me as a Christian, it was a little troubling as well. It felt like a twisted version of heaven and...well, purgatory. To me, it seemed as if the wingless angel (I choose my words with care in this description seeing as "fallen angel" is basically a sugar-coated way of saying "demon") has sinned for NOT eating the forbidden fruit. Rather it seemed that he cringed away from the prospect, both times. The result causing such anguish and extreme pain. It seemed almost cruel in that "heaven" would literally drag him back "up," with a chain, no less. Giving me the only thought that the process would be repeated once more until he/she/it eventually gives in. Sounds like that idea in itself is Purgatory or even a "fallen paradise." Hence the sadness I feel.

In any case, I'm hoping that my interpretation of the story is wrong. Again, I would just like to end with how amazing your work and, of course, Hania's beautiful music is and how much I look forward your (and Hania's) next work.



emansapemansap

Rated 5 / 5 stars

I see....

This is extremely well put if you understand it (It took me minimal thought actually)
But I realy like the way you animate. Adds hand drawn with 3D sorta. I realy hope to see more work like this from you good job.



TheRandomDotTheRandomDot

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Very good!

Noir'ish graphics were good, music was very good, plot was...hard to decipher. Call me a dick, but I counted off 1 point for the film auto-starting with music. I open like 15 different flashes at a time on NG to let them all load. I like to start watching the first that finishes loading, but inevitable there's one or more in the background that auto-start playing or playing sounds. I find that very annoying. Not trying to take that out on you, so I apologize if it comes off that way.



prettyjass21prettyjass21

Rated 5 / 5 stars

i cant belive

i dint know angels can fall out of the sky and go to purgatory hahaha