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Jun 28, 2011 | 9:54 AM EDT
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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 http://www.keyserhouse.co m/alight.

Reviews


wereguy2wereguy2

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Well done

The animation was excellent, though not perfect - the transition between the water thing lying on the ground and seeping into cracks wasn't so great, for example, and I did not like the castle-explosion.
Character design was great, as was the use of music - no diegetic sounds etc.
My main issue with this was the story. Yes, yes, star-crossed lovers and all; it seemed to lack substance, we weren't given much of a feel for the characters and the ending, while certainly open to interpretation, seemed, to me, somewhat indistinct.
Nonetheless, a great piece. Well put together and fairly enjoyable to watch.



TURDOTURDO

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Oh my,

Beautiful, I even cried, how bad is that...
Thank you for this amazing movie :')



PariahLordPariahLord

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Very very impressive.

Good work. Keep it up.



KrigzKrigz

Rated 5 / 5 stars

looks beautiful

visuals are beautiful and the music fits it really well. i can see that a lot of effort went into this. expect a daily first and a weekly top 3... probably gunna sit in the top 100 all time for a bit.



FightingSeraphFightingSeraph

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Worth all the trouble.

It may be another tale involving loss and--to an extent--revenge, but you and your team have done an excellent job with this. Plus, I may be so bold to say that this is far better than Tarboy. Personal preferences aside...

Animation: This was another instance of someone who has submitted something that got the 4.4+ range and is worthy of it. I like how you and your students took old cartoon elements and used them for something other than music or comedy. That frame-by-frame is the kind of magnificent that a very few here have. I think that more people on here should study up on animation basics regardless of style or medium.
Music: It may not have music and voice acting, but the music was excellent and accentuated the mood that you were going for.
Content: As said before, it's another tale of love, loss, revenge, and creation; but the way it was directed and written was astounding. The angle choices were smart on your behalf, and you sure know a lot of shit about staging & composition. Plus, it sure as shit beats what the major animation studios are churning out.

[+]
-Masterful art and animation
-Top-notch direction and pacing
-Great music
-Something different

[-]
-The story, while nice, is somewhat cliche, but not everything needs to be 100 percent original.

Overall: I'm giving you and your students a ten out of ten, and keep contributing!


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