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Jun 28, 2011 | 9:54 AM EDT
  • Frontpaged June 29, 2011
  • Weekly Users' Choice June 28, 2011
  • Review Crew Pick June 28, 2011
  • Daily Feature June 29, 2011

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Author Comments

Working with the animation students at Brigham Young University has been a real treat. After much blood, sweat, and tears, we have finally completed Alight. We spent countless hours animating Sparker, the "fire boy," and Aquanna the "water girl," to get the effects and character animation looking just right. To us, they're almost real-life characters by now. We hope you enjoy this unique little piece of Flash animation, mixed with After Effects compositing.

For a higher-resolution version of the film, visit m/alight.



Rated 5 / 5 stars

My contemplation:

Aquanna represented nature - beauty, fragility. Sparker represented the Sun - energy, force.

They were always counterparts, since the beginning of time; until the intervention of human civilisation. Nature was destined to perish under the tyranny of the humans, and is literally crushed in the end. Now that the balance is unequal, the devastated Sparker -- UV rays that penetrate the now barely shielded ozone of our world -- manifests into a fit of fury; the humans are consumed in their own demise, resulted from their actions.

With the destruction of civilisation, all is purged as Aquanna's alternate form cleanses the lands, taming the fearsome and fiery flames, re-creating life once again.

Endearing art, matching background music, heartfelt storyline.

Simply beautiful.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

i think i get it.
water is calm, thoughtful, and caring, but can't protect itself.
fire is powerful, passionate, and courageous, but cant live without help.
metal is focused, determined, and advancing every day, but lacks life.
but put it together and you create a being that is all these things and more. emotionally and physically.

well done.

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

The fire is fiery the water is watery; the animation does a good job of showing how they're formed from their respective elements.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

I agree with the review below me.
Does this have a deeper meaning or something? Either way, I don't care, it was amazing to watch.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

cool story there should be a part 2 because of the end