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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


mongoosecd2001mongoosecd2001

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Really enjoyed the anamation. You show a great deal of creativity and imagination. Keep at it.



IgyzoneIgyzone

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Touchy. Not sure, but I think that lesson of this flash is that you will never be completely alone beacuse stars will alway be there and follow you.


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killermike4killermike4

Rated 5 / 5 stars

love the mytholigy in this gya the godess of earth and paligrea the star narly and it makes sens the music is perfict and ive had a prob like this :D


black-lotus-kitsune responds:

thank you, but it isn't gaia or the other one - it's just a dryad and a constellation :)


ColdcloodColdclood

Rated 5 / 5 stars

I am no top-tier animator - but this is amazing just for a taste. Do as others have said, grind out and smooth the roughe edges and this will be an amazing animation. worthy enough of the achieve vault!



OoONightmareOoOOoONightmareOoO

Rated 5 / 5 stars

AWWW sooooo cute