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'Cosmic Love' Storyboard Animation

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rated 4.06 / 5 stars
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Genre:
Music Video
Tags:
love
nature
cosmic
pop

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Uploaded
Apr 29, 2012 | 7:16 AM EDT
  • Frontpaged May 1, 2012
  • Daily 5th Place April 30, 2012

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Author Comments

Artist Statement:
"While the story is a touching tale of love and destiny, there is also a secondary emphasis on the effects of tragic events on an individual. The lyrics “I was in the darkness / So darkness I became” symbolize the different reactions of the constellation and dryad. While the dryad has been stricken with sudden blindness and can no longer view the world she loves, she embraces this newfound darkness and follows the single light. The constellation, however, falls into despair and gets consumed by the darkness, resulting in acts of violence and losing all hope. This became an emphasis because I am a firm believer that a situation is what we make of it. We can choose to be defeated, or we can stand up and turn it into something great."

This was created for my Advanced Drawing class. I was given the task to simply tell a story. I decided to take it further than just a few images and created the backbone to an animation: a storyboard. That being said, this is the reason the drawings are so simple/messy. I needed to get them all done in only a month, so I only had time to do the sketches. Hopefully in the future it will become a full animation ^^ And yes - this is my first attempt at this :)

Throughout the whole process I learned new things, which can be seen in the images themselves (the quality basically changes from image to image). But the top 3 important things I learned were these:

1. Don't edit a video in one night/for 12 hours straight (even though the sunrise was pretty).
2. If you're going to save your layers, then DON'T FLATTEN THE IMAGE YOU IDIOT!
3. Running sequences need to die.

Time taken: 150 hours (including illustrations not here)
Total frames: 304
Special thanks to: SultanaOfStars

Thank you for viewing! Enjoy!

Reviews


PapaCheifPapaCheif

Rated 4 / 5 stars

very beautiful plot, and it went perfect with the song, very touching. good drawings, and color. though i rather did not enjoy the frame by frame animation, though it did go along with the song quite well and gave it a bit more emphasis. I also don't like the constant replay. this is a flash i could only watch once...it would be a bit more touching if the animation was more constant. Very well done though on your part, I give you credit for making something so beautiful with such creativity using the perfect melody and such a great meaning behind it. truly does touch ones heart in a way.....though i know you can do better :D


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black-lotus-kitsune responds:

thank you! the frame by frame can be quite daunting and annoying, but as a storyboard i only wanted to put so many details ^^ the next step will have more images, so hopefully it'll be more easily view-able :)
and yes - i'll be adding both a preloader and make it not loop, but it'll have to wait until finals are over :D


RethyrasRethyras

Rated 5 / 5 stars

To those who thought this who was porn ,,l,, ,_, ,,l,,



ShokuaKShokuaK

Rated 3 / 5 stars

Its amazing for what it is. This piece definitely shows that you have potential.



Kittee83MKittee83M

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Wish I could see all of it but its been so slow to load.. Great storytelling though, with the song as the background. Really liked it :)



RydiaFromFF2RydiaFromFF2

Rated 5 / 5 stars

That was a really cute tale.. Not well animated like the majority of stuff you see here, but to me, that wasn't the factor.. You still told a beatiful tale and put a smile on my face. Good luck on future projects =D