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Feb 17, 2012 | 12:36 AM EST
  • Daily 3rd Place February 18, 2012

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NAME: Francois le Poupe
BIRTHDAY: November 2nd, 1941 (age 26, Scorpio)
OCCUPATION: Wannabe Actor
HOMETOWN: No one really knows, except its in France

EDIT: Surprised this got front page, I really didn't "feel it" as much as I did working on Revengineering... Go watch that instead! LOL jk

Francois le Poupe originally wanted to be an actor, but fails miserably. With his unusual power to pull off extremely effective disguises though, he finds an opportunity elsewhere...

Took about 50 hours, much more work than Revengineering, spread across about 3 weeks over Revengineering's 1 week. I focused more on storytelling this time over just matching a beat. I didn't extend to the whole song this time and the flash just shows an image until the end of the song just in case someone wants to listen to the whole song. The replay button doesn't work so when the music ends, that's it. You can't replay it. If I can fix it I'll change the file.

Song is "Chambermaid Swing" by Parov Stelar.

EDIT: JESUS FUGGIN CHRIST WHAT'S WITH THOSE DAMN WHITE LINES. They should be out of here but fuck, they WERE NOT there before!

EDITEDIT: I know you guys appreciate that I did put Twilight Sparkle in there, but please note that it is only a reference, and I'm not a fan of MLP: FiM. I do like putting in a reference to things that I know people will get a kick out of, and I like the fact that you guys think its funny.

Reviews


zotolovskyzotolovsky

Rated 5 / 5 stars February 21, 2012

spy's got some moves



NaderadezNaderadez

Rated 4 / 5 stars February 21, 2012

Daigonite, I definitely enjoyed your animation. It was clear that there was a lot of effort put into it, and there are quite a few things going on at once in each scene. I liked the "busy-ness" of each scene, and it definitely gave viewers a lot to process as we watched your story unfold. The matching of the animation to the beat was very fluid, and I like the snippets of text that helped to further the storytelling.

That said, I think I can see where some of the more negative (though not too constructive) criticisms might come from. I'm no artist, but the look and feel of the animation seems as if it was supposed to be a very "polished" animation. And it is clear that a lot of detail that went into each scene, so I can see why you would want that kind of look. However, some of the lines have unusual curvatures. For instance, there are unusually obtuse shapes to illustrate the crab when we cut to a scene after the "loading screen" and the spy intersperses between openings and walls. In another example, Francois' face seems a little too large or somehow oddly shaped around the beginning of the flash (though it seems more "normal" toward the middle until the end). When Francois walks to apply for the job, his gait is a little unnatural (though unfortunately I cannot point out why). Perhaps these are some of the quirks you are trying to polish for your next animation?

Second, I thought that while the music enhanced the animation, it was given too much emphasis over your own work. Why would you stop the animation at the ending image just so the viewers can listen to the whole song? It was clear from the animation that you have substantial animation skills and a very creative imagination, so it was frustrating to see that the animation ended abruptly while the music lolled along! Even if the story came to an end, that doesn't mean you have to stop adding visual content: ending credits (real ones, or perhaps the "comedic/fake" kind to demonstrate your sense of humor), animation "bloopers", or even samples of your concept art would have been great examples of content to place after the animation if you wanted to play the song to its entirety.

I realize I am merely a spectator, and am no artist even using the most flexible definition. But I suppose these are the first impressions that came to mind as I was watching. Hope this helps, and good luck with your next work! I look forward to it.


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qwerts2qwerts2

Rated 5 / 5 stars February 21, 2012

loved the music and originality, congrats man this is great



BielSLBielSL

Rated 5 / 5 stars February 21, 2012

Nice soundtrack & animation dude,luv this.



BrotherThornBrotherThorn

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars February 21, 2012

I am loving this beat, also great style! Keep working though you do have room for improvement.


daigonite responds:

Thanks! Yes, I agree, my animation was quite shoddy this time around, I'm surprised its on the front page still. The one I'm working on right now has a lot of the animation quirks ironed out.