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Apr 29, 2012 | 11:48 AM EDT
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I decided to try out for the NATA open round this year because I wanted to try working with a deadline - and a tournament like this looked like so much fun!

The theme of this open round was "Discovering Time Travel", so there was no doubt that this would be very different from what I've worked on earlier. I stood with 3 very different ideas for animations; one was of the past, at the !beginning of time!, another was of a little child, building his own feature, and the third was of a little astronaut, getting sucked into a wormhole. I decided to merge the first and the third idea, since none of them were strong enough on their own. And so I went with a short little animation about an astronaut getting sucked into a wormhole to "the beginning" in which he would start time. My thought was that we always travel through time, into the future, and so time travel has already been discovered in a way. So, apart from traveling to the beginning of time, that little astronaut was also the one to discover time travel because he turned the hourglass and set everything in motion. I went with a simple, naive style and a brush that I've never tried using before, so in many ways this was one big experiment.

I wasn't sure if I would be able to make the flash in time (since all my recent projects have taken 6-12 months), so I took as much time as I could, animating on this. I'm glad that I'm able to call this done already, since exams are coming up!

- Thanks for watching, I hope you enjoy :)

Reviews


K00lKyleK00lKyle

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Interesting, but fairly short. It seemed like this was about to build up to some cool look at how the world starts, how it is in the middle of it's life-cycle, and how it ends, but then it ended to quickly I thought. Great animation though, and good idea. Good music to go with it too.


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RainbowDashieRainbowDashie

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Well ... I think it is a good idea with those three doors "The End", "The Middle" and "The Beginning", but I think you should have added some indicator of which "The End" etc. it is. For example "The Beginning Of Time" or something like that. Without the description I wouldn't have known what this flash was about until the astronaut opened up one of the doors.

I don't see much more to improve else than those labels on the doors. After all, you did a good job and honestly ... you shouldn't set a deadline for yourself for any project. If you have to take finals in your school or elsewhere, take a break and concentrate on the finals. If you set a deadline, you'll probably rush and, also probably, ruin the entire project.

So ... take your time and keep up the good work.



DracoErrarusDracoErrarus

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Funny music; I like it.

The plot was a little short, and the ending was way too abrupt. I thought there would be some cool epic apocolypse attached to the end, and I'm still wondering where the middle would take you.

Besides that, not too shabby. Good job.


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PapaCheifPapaCheif

Rated 3 / 5 stars

I swear to god i saw the "doctor whos" time machine....it had to of been it!!

good music, syncs up great. plot was decent, but did end quite abrupt and seemed very weak for an ending. could of done a little better, put more thought into it. but all around i would say you did a fine job



rsbuddyrsbuddy

Rated 2 / 5 stars

A black hole is just a hole that encored from an exploded star.
nothing more.