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Apr 29, 2012 | 7:16 AM EDT
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THANK YOU ALL FOR THE INPUT ON THIS ANIMATION! I have another (not good) animation that needs some desperate critique (lol, not all my animations can be like this one), and I would love any constructive crit on that one - ANYTHING helps, and negative is encouraged :)

Remember - any good input in that video helps me continue with this one ;)

ALSO, I WILL be adding a preloader and make it not loop, but it will have to wait until finals are over in a few weeks. Thank you for the suggestion on that!

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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.

Over the summer I plan on doing some more storyboards set to the music of Florence and the Machine, specifically "My Boy Builds Coffins".

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

OFFICIAL ART: http://nine-tailed-fox.de viantart.com/art/Cosmic-L ove-287241136
LIMITED EDITION SIGNED POSTERS OF THE OFFICIAL ART ARE AVAILABLE ON MY DEVIANTART. Please see the current post for details :)

Thank you for viewing! Enjoy!

Reviews


bow-masterxbow-masterx

Rated 5 / 5 stars May 2, 2012

honestly im not usually to fond of these storyboards but this was catchy i couldnt bring myself to stop watching and i think every thing fit perfectly, i expect your work will only get better from here keep it up.



ImaginationnImaginationn

Rated 5 / 5 stars May 2, 2012

Really like the storyline and the art of this video, the music fit perfectly with it :)
Hope to see the finished product.



DJThyroDJThyro

Rated 5 / 5 stars May 2, 2012

Wow. I was never so astonished of such a stop motion video.
The music fits the video perfectly, I think also the lyrics do so as far as I understood them.
I definitely need the song! It made me sing waching this.
Wanna do a remix. I'd like to start right now.

GREAT JOB!


black-lotus-kitsune responds:

i never knew i liked florence and the machine until i watched an amv with her music; after i watched it and got my assignment, this was immediately born ^^ it's amazing how inspiration can strike sometimes. my teacher always tells us to never go with our first idea, but i'm glad i did in this case :D


EPICxMARKSMANEPICxMARKSMAN

Rated 5 / 5 stars May 2, 2012

God! this is a romantic story. i liked it even though there was no dialogue the animation and the music go well together. great job!

BTW it touched me. and im a guy


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black-lotus-kitsune responds:

aww, thank you! that's so sweet ^^


x-factor11x-factor11

Rated 5 / 5 stars May 2, 2012

every animation can be a little better with some RJD2 sprinkled on it, remember that!