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The Mechanical Garden

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Mar 30, 2011 | 2:11 PM EDT

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Part of my art coursework was to design an animation relating to the topic in which I am working with. The animation's purpose is to promote/advertise a non-existent theatrical production (play) named 'The Mechanical Garden. The topic must relate to both Mechanical and Shadows in which I have included both in this piece by creating flowers out of photos of metallic surfaced objects from my house, the background (if you've noticed) features different silhouettes/shadows of cogs and dead trees.

The soundtrack in the background was created simply using a keyboard and a microphone. There are three different layers to the soundtrack which were recorded and edited on the popular program Audacity.

Thanks for viewing this, it is relatively short but I had a deadline to meet and a whole lot more of art coursework to do for my final art exam.

"I like the colour in the background, it suits bombs dropping. It's like a war zone. That would've made it more chilling, how now we've been so destroyed by mankind and it's inventions. Even nature has become mechanic"
-Steven Barrett

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Rated 1.5 / 5 stars


There is no actual film, plus the gears are spinning in a mechanically impossible way in the first sequence.


Rated 4 / 5 stars


Well done. I understand why its short so i wont go on about that. Ide like to address how well you timed the sounds to the mechanical plants popping up, It was perfect.


Rated 3 / 5 stars


I'm sorry for the low score, and hate when anyone complains about a film being short. But it was way too short, great idea and I would love seeing more of the garden. Hope you make a longer version and I'll give you a 10 hands down.

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deadredmonkey responds:

Thank you, I'm afraid it was because it was only designed to be a breif advertisement as part of my art coursework, but thank you for the score :)


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Awesome! Short though

It's really nice, but it seems a little short...not sure what you could add though. Maybe show more of the garden?

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deadredmonkey responds:

Yes I know it was short, it was down to a deadline and designed to be a brief advertisement, or promotion. The actual flash file had freezing problems and all sorts so I had to actually take a lot of stuff out, Im not sure whats wrong with it but thanks! :D


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


Absolutely wonderful. It was just purely wonderful

deadredmonkey responds:

Thank you, I appreciate the score :)