Support NATA 2014

Credits & Info

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

Related Stuff

If you liked this, check these out!


Plenty more like this here!


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


gekkigekki

Rated 5 / 5 stars November 17, 2012

FAVED :')


People find this review helpful!

BostonJaxBostonJax

Rated 5 / 5 stars November 15, 2012

This was beautiful... it almost brought tears to my eyes.


People find this review helpful!

CreamForceCreamForce

Rated 5 / 5 stars November 2, 2012

Aww this was soo cute but sad...Love it ^-^


People find this review helpful!

KwingKwing

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars October 25, 2012

Pretty good. This movie reeks of polish, you laid it on so thick. The masking over the fire is just one of the ways that you smoothed this over repeatedly. The music is well-chosen and the animation is smooth and done well, too. The characters are cute, but I feel like this definitely would have been better with sound effects. I also feel like the whole romance thing was rather abstract and pointless, as was the ending. But what really bothered me was that you barely animated the water character at all. The movie opens up with her, but she leaves fairly quickly and never returns. One last complaint is that when the castle started flying in, I feel like the animation went from being artistic to just plain showy. It took away from the final product.

Other than that I really like this. It's just too bad it's so short.


People find this review helpful!

AiretteAirette

Rated 5 / 5 stars October 22, 2012

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.


People find this review helpful!