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Sore Street Romance

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Jan 26, 2012 | 5:40 PM EST
  • Daily 4th Place January 27, 2012

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If the movie lags try to lower the quality.

Well I finally decided to submit it here on Newgrounds, my graduating project for my animation class which I made one year ago. I made the music myself you can download it in the audio portal, all instruments where played each one at a time.
It was my first time mixing it all together and is not quite at the level which I wanted it to be.
I also did a lot of rotoscoping in this movie filming myself and drawing over it as an expirimental test. The song was inspired by various things such as the music of Cab Calloway and Tom Waits.
Please PM me if you find something wrong with the flash

Download the song for free here: /audio/listen/464262



Small conversations, obscene
relations just an unwashed fake romance.
Horny sound from a growlin' hound and a perverted old street cat.

Dirty floors, suite coats black ties
Come to take their chance,
He got a big bag of money, just for his dirty honey,
For his sore street romance.

Daddy's little girl, in a pretty red dress,
And a pink pistol in her hand .
Her tears are black and her hair is a mess,
she could not understand.

She blows the sax like no other,
She learned to play, from her mother.
Easy lover, under the cover
and a bedtime story from a prostitute,

Who was never taught the explanation, never had the education
to feel another vibration of love.

He got a big bag of money, just for is dirty honey,
For his sore street romance.



Rated 3.5 / 5 stars


though alot of cliche "intense wide angle" shots you created seemed unnecessary, and the trumpet was completely flat through the entire song. you might say it created a bit of noir sadness, like the trumpeteer wasn't even happy enough to tune up, but no. thats a basic recording issue thats simply glaring all throughout.

this of course doesn't make it bad by any means, but it does leave it far from perfect. i liked the visual style, the silhouettes, the motion, and the effort highlighting certain objects.

not bad work.

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Basset-Hound responds:

Thanks for reviewing, yeah the trumpet is very flat. I was only playing the trumpet for 2 or 3 months when I was recording this, but looking back and seeing lots of things that I could improve now easily only confirms that improvement has been made :)

Thanks for the review.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Now thats classy

This is really something. Its reminiscent of such a classic style of music, but thats what makes it unique. The animation was nice too, had a dark feel to it, which goes well with the music.


Rated 5 / 5 stars


amazing...simply amazing


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Dark, Eerie, and Magically appealing!

The song and the video, blended so greatly. Great artwork and animation. Loved it!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Its like someones soul orchestrated perfectly

Not only has it been super long since i felt a proper review was in order but it must have been much longer since I last heard such heartfelt tones mixed so well with the imagery. Every last emotion and viewpoint associated can be picked up. The sense of despair and uncertainty. I am modest so perhaps i may not be interpreting this correctly but i felt my mood and overall thought process sink into the rhythm as this work progressed. Made me imagine myself and what i would be doing if i was starring at a poor soul stuck under the boot of society labeled as a degenerate. And I thought to myself the only thing i would really do in that situation would be continue starring with pity. This is because the world really is so corrupt and selfish that just occasionally sparing a thought to the misfortune faced by others places your own fortune and comfort in possibly irreversible turmoil. I am deeply impressed with the capability of this amazing contribution to show the full effect of this kind of viewpoint to the masses that know of it but choose to remain mostly ignorant due to the fear of becoming a weaker person through sympathy. I am not sure what else to add mostly because i feel ive said enough but i wholeheartedly believe this is an amazing submission.

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Basset-Hound responds:

Thanks for your review, my vision on society is indeed grim and negative. I´m someone who always tries to create the best out of something bad, but I can´t escape the reality that this world is filled with bad people and there is no changing that. All we can do is accept, protect and live our own life good and make sure your loved ones have a good life. If only everybody would have a good moral sense the world would be a better place, but that is something never will or can happen.