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Jan 30, 2012 | 9:13 PM EST
  • Daily 2nd Place February 1, 2012

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UPDATE: Uuuuh, front page?? Thanks a ton. :] And thanks for all the votes and reviews and advice. I've updated the movie with subtitles to make up for over processed audio garble.

My first newgrounds entry ever, as well as my first animation in years. It was made in part to get myself playing around with Flash again. It was also so I could get some sort of little intro for this story I've been working on, but have no intentions of animating(if it were, the style would be way different. Frame by frame awesomness that I'm not capable of now). Therefore this animations raises faaaar more questions than it answers. I worry that it won't stand too well on it's own because of that, but hey, twas a good exercise and stuff.

My apologies for the Frankenstein-esque mess that is the narration. I compiled all the clips in the most unorganized way ever, so in the end it turned into a hodgepodge of different volumes, voices, effects, and noise that was hard to fix after the fact. Blargle. Welp, lesson learned for next time.

So yep, I'm no animator(nor a voice actor, apparently), but it was fun to do. So will probably try some more stuff in the future...with less vibration inducing textures...and better audio.

Song credits:
George Shearing - Guilty
Yann Tiersen - Sur le Fil
Apocalyptica - Farewell

Reviews


SinisterMarmaladeSinisterMarmalade

Rated 5 / 5 stars February 1, 2012

Fairly Impressive

This was a really well told story. Everything came together well here, and interestingly, the poor audio quality may have worked in your favor (making the story spookier)! I don't think it's too much to say this animation qualifies as art, I mean real art. If this is your first animation, then I can't wait to see what else you come up with!


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stigolafxckerstigolafxcker

Rated 5 / 5 stars January 31, 2012

Wonderful story.

The quality of the story, as well as the storytelling was phenomenal. To complement this, fitting music and sound effects were used to put emphasis on the mood of the story.
The art style was interesting, and it fit very well. It appeared to be hand drawn, but you may correct me if I'm wrong.
Lastly, the voice acting was superb as well. Although the audio quality wasn't perfect, the voice acting completely made up for this, as it was interesting and not without emotion.
Great job on this, especially for a first animation. :)



EnactJudoEnactJudo

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars January 31, 2012

Not bad at all

Overall impressive work, it was interesting to the end, but I had a few nitpicks with it. The audio quality was fairly bad, and I think you could have done a better job with it. Judging from the grain I'd even say you might have recorded the tune with a handheld microphone. Whether you invested some time into getting a better microphone, some editing software, tweaking the audio quality in flash when you export or even simply adding subtitles would have made it better.

Another note that bothered me narrative-wise was that I wasn't exactly sure which of the twins was dead after you announced it. You gave names, but I wasn't quite sure whether it was the one who liked dresses or the one that liked books until I replayed it. It probably happened because I didn't quite catch their names at the beginning (because of the audio), but it really wouldn't have hurt to add a little more description in the narrative (Say for example: Then Dalhia, "The quiet one", fell ill.")



WegraWegra

Rated 5 / 5 stars January 31, 2012

Chilling, amazing and impressive

Even for a Newcomer. Where to begin on this. First of all I love the creepy and gothic vibes this movie gives the story seems simple but yet really intriguing to follow. I also can't get away without saying that the paper like animation and colors really add to the movie. And the ending lol I was almost expecting to jump. Hahah

That said for a frist flash this is some incredible work it's been a while since I came across something this good in the portal. And that said keep it up!


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TheFabsTheFabs

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars January 31, 2012

Good stuff

I always love 2D, paper-like animations. There's just something so simple, yet unique about the style.

I also dig the black and white goodness. Love me some black and white.

So yeah, I'm not good at expressing my opinion on things. Just know that I really liked it!