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Aug 3, 2011 | 6:18 PM EDT
  • Daily 2nd Place August 4, 2011

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WARNING: This animation is 30 MINUTES LONG. Be prepared for this.

That said, it is my personal belief that it is worth it.

A lonely, childlike moon keeps a diary of his depression, boredom, and recurring nightmares. His daily realities seem to be based on dream logic: clouds with bovine personalities, teeth with eyes and mailmen who fly in balloons. He writes about his very few friends, an invisible person, a pack of wolves, and a boy who lives in space on a garbage pile, protecting the earth from debris. The moon mopes along his 'horrible as usual' orbit, as the invisible one suffers with his own surreal identity crisis while desperately trying to reach out to the moon. Moon Diary is 7 days through the eyes of this gentle sky rock.

Based on characters and comics by Erin Tanner with animation by Curtis Randolph and Charlie Daugherty; Moon Diary (2010) creates a world with a simple, bright surface on an enigmatic, dark and maze-like core.

If you want "pause" and "chapter select," this animation is also up on YouTube. Just search for "Moon Diary" and scroll past all the Sailor Moon garbage. :)

Music by June Madrona. Check out the bicycle records store to buy June Madrona albums, or the Moon Diary DVD, which includes bonus content! http://bicyclerecords.com/store/

Reviews


PIED3PIED3

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Awesome!

I really liked this. Great concept and you pulled it off almost perfectly. Some of the animation was a little off and it would have been nice to see some fbf but the tweening for the most part was great. The art design was simplistic yet beautiful and the main thing i enjoyed was the imagery and ideas you presented along with the intriguingly abstract story.
There where lots of beautiful moments, i particularly enjoyed the wolf scenes and the finale with the thousands of birds bursting out of the moon was breathtaking. You had tons of awesome ideas in this like the teeth falling out and turning into power masts, and him reading the story board of his own story. The voice acting was great, and i liked the down to earth voice used for the moon.
And finally i loved the music! The acoustic stylings really helped to add to the drama and emotionally engage me in the story. All in all this was a great piece and i thank you for creating it!


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CodyzxzCodyzxz

Rated 5 / 5 stars

WHAT TEH EFFF!!!

NO ONE LET BIRDS GET NEAR THE MOON OMGZ!!!!



maemaemaemaemaemae

Rated 5 / 5 stars

That was beutiful.

I loved the black & white art style. The animation was pretty smooth too, except for the small parts with the invisible man, but I know how hard it is to animate - especially with that character. I also really enjoyed the story - it was really interesting & the ending tied in well. Good job! c:


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Rangboy555Rangboy555

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Epicness

A very good animation, the whole thing was a great dream scape about the moons 'life'.

EPIC.



RehktousRehktous

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Brilliant

This was sad and strange and beautiful.