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Dec 21, 2011 | 1:59 AM EST
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Directed by/background art: Greg Bartlett (ZEEDOX)
Character Animator: Josiah Brooks (JAZZA)

"Chasing Comets in my Garage" song by REASONER

I started a year and a half ago on Comet when Reasoner was looking for a music video to be created for a song from his album. Being a huge fan of his work, I was excited to help out. It ended up more ambitious than I imagined and eventualy I teamed up with Jazza. I'm hugely thankful to him for making this project possible at the quality I was aiming for.

Merry Christmas!

Reviews


FightingSeraphFightingSeraph

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Very nice.

To Greg (Zeedox): Great work on the direction, and it's nice of you to expand your horizons.

To Josiah (Jazza): This is the best thing that you have done.

To Reasoner: I normally don't check out the Audio Portal very often, but what you had was good.

Graphics: They were well-drawn with some clever usage of gradients, and the animation was for the most part, great. However, in one instance, that boy's arms looked rather seamy and when using tweened segments; don't out line the joints. In addition, don't go overkill on the filters since they can induce lag on slower computers and connections.
Music: The music was very fitting, and it was nice of Reasoner to let you use it. On the other hand, it wasn't as touching as The Star Song's.
Content: I really like what was done here. Zeedox, for a first-time director, I say that you have done an excellent job with some clever angle choices. Plus, while the story was trite, it was good enough to get the point across. The only problem with this is the filesize, but it was worth the wait.

[+]
-Great animation
-Clever use of gradients
-Nice music
-Adept direction
-Original

[-]
-Big filesize
-Could have used less filters

Overall: It's great, but not as great at The Star Song by GrannySmith. Here's a nine from me.



synyztahkillah09synyztahkillah09

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Really great! I am reviewing this in late August of 2012, and it really made me excited about Christmas, and space! Good job on the animation and wonder!



SnazzymationSnazzymation

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Lunesta

This is like a sleep medicine commercial. Good animation and color skills!


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JottoJotto

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Lovely visuals, uninteresting plot

I enjoyed the scenes and visuals quite a lot, and in combination with the music it was very lovely. I found this the strong point of the flash.

I won't suggest a way to improve the plot though because I get the impression that the intent was not for a gripping plot, it's just about a kid getting his dream toy, and lovely visuals on top. I don't see anything wrong with going for that.

To improve, as roderickii pointed out, the kid's face was probably the worst part of the visuals. A different style and greater care would have gone a long way, seeings as we see him many times.



sweetcommandosweetcommando

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

FAAAARRRRKKKK!

this was very good and well made. the art, music and animation fitted great!
However I didn't understand what this has anything to do with Christmas. you didn't give any clues that it was Christmas until the end of the vid. it has me thinking whether it was about a boy having a dream about his favourite superhero or him wanting a toy about him for Christmas.

overall this was the best animation I've seen on newgrounds this year


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