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Oct 30, 2011 | 9:19 AM EDT

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This is the first actual flash animation I've ever done, so be nice :). Any tips or suggestions on how to improve my animation are very, very welcome.

This was actually an anniversary gift to my girlfriend. It's my artistic interpretation of how our relationship began about a year ago. I originally had much more planned for it but due to time constraints I had to cut it short.

Thanks for watching!



Rated 5 / 5 stars


Zhon responds:

:) Thanks for watching


Rated 4 / 5 stars

it was great but i really wish it was longer :D


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

First words out of my mouth:

"Whoa, this is really good!"
I also said "Aww" when the girl took out and offered her heart. She was cute, especially her eyes. I loved how you filled out the color of the characters to symbolize fulfillment; even though it's something I've seen done before, it fit very appropriately and felt fresh. I don't know much about animating, but my tip is to avoid the "shaky lines" that the characters had. When standing still like that, it was kinda off-putting to see the characters' lines morphing continuously. It can be done well in certain circumstances, but I think it didn't quite fit with the simplistic style. Hope that helps. Nice job!

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Zhon responds:

Thank you! I really like the sketchy, uncertain feeling that the "shaky lines" give. Do you think it works in this animation when you consider that after they are filled with color, the lines stop shaking? Or was it just too much?


Rated 4 / 5 stars

First Flash

This is a solid first flash. A lot of people use the disclaimer of 'this is my first flash' as an excuse to post crap, but it really helps justify the simplicity of your piece. There's genuine emotion behind it and it's illustrated very tactfully in an entirely cinematic manner. I really appreciate you putting this up and think this should serve as an example for others considering posting their first flash projects.

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Zhon responds:

I totally know what you mean about the "this is my first flash" excuse. I wrote that without even thinking, so now I feel a little ashamed... Haha >.<. I was nervous about putting this up, so thank you for your kind words.


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Not the most deeply metaphorical short

But something worth watching atleast. You seem to be very good with frame by frame, as well as potential with flash, it's hard to believe this is your first time making anything. Its a shame about the time constraints, but now I think you should work on making a real story with your on par animation strengths.

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Zhon responds:

I've done a few tests/practice animations but never anything like this. Thank you for your comments and compliments! It means a lot to me :)