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Theme: Lost and Found
My take on the theme for the first round of Tofa
P.S turn up your speakers a bit, i wasn't too aware the sound was so soft. Cheers
Amazing animation and art. Was this actually made in flash because the lines look a little softer than what i normally see. When he splashed into the water the detail was disney like and all the animation was fluid. I liked the light effect of his torch and the finale of the massive dinosaur was very impressive. I'm not too sure about the concept, not particularly interesting but still an entertaining piece non the less.
Best submission in this round hands down. The art (especially the BG art), animation, and story was all done masterfully. It's so rare for me to say "damn" or "holy shit" while watching an animation on Newgrounds but it happened twice here, once during the water splash animation (you nailed that perfectly), and again when the dragon popped out (great character design and full body animation). And you didn't half ass anything, it was all frame by frame animation, no shortcuts. Even all the "little" things that alot of people don't tend to notice or care about, like the rope animation that responded realistically to his weight and movements, and the water ripples when he was swimming. And the story was great and made me genuinely smile. Most of the time when people try to do "serious" and "touching" animations it's either too sappy and makes me groan or too experimental for me to give a shit. This was just perfect, a wonderful story of innocence.
One little thing though, the audio could of been alot louder. I didn't even know there was music and SFX at first until I heard the dragon roar quitly play through my speakers. So yeah, I had to rewatch with my volume blasted to near max. But that isn't a big enough deal to mark you down for.
Anyways, this was very impressive and I look forward to any future submissions from you. I thought Dave had a sure win with his submission but this is gonna put up one hell of a fight. I don't know where the judges can mark you down on the score cards, this is essentially flawless under all the categories. Good job and good luck in the contest!
gee... i dunno what to say. Thanks so much for that review. Yea I didn't realize the audio was so low, I had the speakers way up to get the more subtle sounds, guess was just an oversight.
It's a pity you didn't finish yours. The animation was great, the angles, the music, the sounds and the set up were splendid! I though the paper texture was nice touch and the scene with the hamster in the sock was terrific.
Your audio is really low, other than that, good job!
yea sorry about that :(, I'll try a re-upload when i get some sleep hehe
Totally reminds me of my childhood! I love your smooth movements and the backgrounds were especially good. Did you draw them in Flash or use a different program like Photoshop? Regardless they look fantastic! Keep up the good work man!
You too man great work. The voice actors were fantastic, really sold the story and your motions are always always consistent. How do you work so fast?!
I threw them in another program. Photoshop was bit too heavy so had to resort to something else.
Beautiful artwork, and animation. I loved the innocence of it all, and the length...it was perfect. The childs mind is truly a vessel of wonder.
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