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Dec 6, 2011 | 2:22 PM EST
  • Daily 4th Place December 7, 2011

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EDIT: Sweet merciful hams. Thank you thank you thank you thank you for the front page, NG. Thank you sooooooooo much. You all rock.

It's that guy that made that dumb pony cartoon bringing you something completely different. And by completely different I mean it's exactly the same as everything else but everything is completely different. Are you excited yet? Because you should be.

Back in the month of August, in the mystical land of Florida, a totally rad group of rapping pirates asked me if I had what it took to make a three and a half minute long music video in less than a month. After an intense two week grind of animating and growing a beard, this was the result. If you like the music, go let them know on their youtube channel. They're pretty great people.

Technical stuff: This was animated beginning to end over a two week period at 12fps with flash puppets. The BGs aren't the greatest, and I apologize for that. I would have gone back to spruce up the BGs but I simply haven't had time with me boosting my portfolio and working on solo projects, but again, this was a two week animation sprint and I'm very proud of what I did. Rough storyboards and BGs were provided by my brother, Scott DeWitt. Without him, this simply would not have gotten done. Mad props.

On a side note, I want to publicly thank Captain Dan Dolan and his crew for this amazing opportunity. If you hadn't asked me to do this, I probably wouldn't have gained the momentum to keep animating like I am right now. You guys are awesome.

PS: Sorry for the huge file size. Dunno how I pulled that off. Also the youtube version is better. Less chuggy and some content is missing because I have no idea where the polished version ran off to. But you probably won't notice :(

Reviews


PhantomTechPhantomTech

Rated 5 / 5 stars December 14, 2011

For teh win, lulz

Honestly it was all pretty damn good, only thing I can really complain about is the anatomy of the characters was a bit of every now and then. Other than that everything was awesome and flowed together smoothly. Also I've always been a fan of pirates, lulz.



KingDavidKingDavid

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars December 6, 2011

Why Does this not have a higher score?

I thought that this flash was catchy, well animated, and overall, awesome! Really good character animation, posing, and hand movements. Sure there could have been more frame by frame, but this was well animated regardless. I liked the storyboarding and found myself giggling through the animated gags. Good job!
+5 and I hope this gets front page!


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SodaKick responds:

Thanks! The story boarding was a big help from my brother. I can't emphasize how important it was to have him help me with this.


gnikhcilgnikhcil

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars December 7, 2011

fun fact time

every last original pirate line is dead only noobs and wannabes remain, ninjas like pirate had their lines wiped out (or so i thought apparently one or two line survived) so lets see yes ninja hide and use deception to win so u think pirates didn't do the same thing? only thing i see is dead pirates and living ninjas. though in the end it does not matter since vikings win in the end anyway
good song tho


SodaKick responds:

Vikings are Scandinavian pirates.


VailinVailin

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars December 9, 2011

Fun

Not a huge fan of rap, and a ninja would completely kick a pirate's ass, but I really enjoyed your animation. It was a lot of fun!


SodaKick responds:

It's all in good fun, yo. Glad you liked!


lernestwlernestw

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars December 8, 2011

funny

HAHAH random and dedicated. good stuff. it's no "I like trains" but still made me laugh