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Sep 5, 2011 | 12:40 AM EDT
  • Review Crew Pick September 7, 2011

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So this has been sitting in my computer for a good three months now. It was an outside project I did during my senior year of high school and is also the first serious animation I've sat down and completed. A short explanation of the animation itself: This man falls asleep and his consciousness takes new form. And in this infinite strip of a dimension, bodies are taken from one side to the other- reality to dream. It's usually a one way trip, but this time, our hero has a little run in with "customs".

Music is an original, and if people would like, I can submit the song in the audio portal or send it to you.

All criticism is welcome! :)

[edit] Thanks to everyone who was a part of getting this to the front page!!! Namely, starogre for the kind mention that was the catalyst for the publicity. All the reviews have really bolstered my spirits and inspired me to create more!

Reviews


AliensOnToastAliensOnToast

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Still absolutely love this. Love the style, the story and the animation. All this is made even more impressive by the fact that it was a high school project. One again, beautiful piece.


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UltimatezpiderUltimatezpider

Rated 5 / 5 stars

This looks like something that would come out in adult swim.


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sorenare7sorenare7

Rated 3 / 5 stars

The animation looked a bit rough around the edges but the "plot" was ok. I'm not much of a fan of the music but it seems to fit in quite nicely. Though ... I think you could have done more to makes the mood a bit more nightmare-ish.



VertVert

Rated 4 / 5 stars

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... I like this, I like this a lot. It's a bit rough around the edges and uses a few too many shortcuts here and there, but it's wildly imaginative and interesting, with a good soundtrack to boot. Allow me to detail my analysis:

- Graphically that was, on average, very good. I like the pseudo-rotoscoping style that pervades the whole animation, not to mention the actual rotocosping in the beginning, and the animation is refreshingly fluid for the most part. I mean, when you're focusing on the main character(s), their movement is very smooth and looks great.

However, not all is perfect, as it's quite evident that it wasn't as fun to animate the sheep themselves, some of the background movement that they have clearly lack the attention to detail and polish that you dedicated to everything else and you a couple of animation shortcuts to produce the illusion of movement where there is none.

It's only so evident because of the contrast with the on-screen action and maybe that was the intent (dreams are <weird> sometimes), so this may be unfair criticism and, in any case, the pros far outway the positives. I specially liked the creativity in the scenes being shown, you can translate your imagination well.

- Soundwise, really good stuff here. No sound effects, but none were needed, as the music not only fit the overall movie well, but also punctuated the scenes perfectly as the coordination between the on-screen action and soundtrack was spot-on. Quite possibly the strongest aspect of the movie itself, so kudos for it!

- Storywise, nothing too new or clever, but I like the flow of it and I thought that the overall length was also well picked, it's just long enough to tell a quick story without becoming tiresome. Let me put it like this: you wanted to tell the story of a short nap and it's dream within and, from that perspective, the story accomplishes this in a interesting way. It's a simple objective, but you hit it with stride.

So, overall, despite a few flaws, this is a interesting and well made movie that's very inventive visually and has a great soundtrack and (some) excellent animation; with a few less shortcuts and a bit more polish, it could have been exceptional itstead of just very good.

Cheers!


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Spillkaidah responds:

As i've said in a few other responses here, i acknowledge the shortcuts completely and i agree it's not where it could be. I need some more experience with deadlines and time allocation. Also, none of it was rotoscoped, but i appreciate your faith!

Thanks for the extensive review.


lyucslyucs

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Extravagant

Nicely done, and simple.
Very nice!


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