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May 8, 2012 | 1:00 AM EDT
  • Daily 3rd Place May 9, 2012

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After three months of being in intense labor, I've finally given birth to my chronically overweight baby, affectionately named: The Moon Guardian.

Mad props to the wonderful (and infinitely more talented than myself) people who helped me produce this short animation: Thanks to Hnilmik, Apatheria, and Natalie Van Sistine for their beautiful vocals, Zach Striefel for scoring and doing the sound design for this bad boy, Matt Greenholt for digitally painting and helping me fully realize the backgrounds, and last but not least, Chris (MC) Hartlaub for turning the bad dialogue I presented him and transformed into something golden. Without them, none of this would have happened.

I animated this in flash, composited in After Effects and edited in Premiere.

Also, if for whatever reason the video doesn't work, watch it here: http://vimeo.com/41751885

Reviews


digsBotdigsBot

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Geez, I love this waaay too much. I can smell the hard work put into this and the results are fantastic!



jaxxyjaxxy

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Wow, that was great! I can tell a lot of love went into this. :)


Tyler responds:

why thank you jaxxy!


RedHarvestRedHarvest

Rated 5 / 5 stars

fantastic man - really awesome, loved the epic sense of myster and adventure!



NullVoidNANullVoidNA

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

I found this to be a little hard to watch. The art style would better suit a comedy, or a parody, but what I saw was not fit for cute little doodle people. The art was not bad at all, but I found it to be improperly placed with a story line and setting it didn't belong to. This, really is just an opinion of mine, so don't let it degrade you. I like the animation, the art was certainly of good quality, and the voice acting was decent, so kudos to the team for that.

Keep the good stuff coming guys. I hope to see more stuff from you, even if it doesn't fit some of my preferences.



teejay-number13teejay-number13

Rated 3 / 5 stars

I think it's a contrast in talent. For example, the backgrounds are clearly better drawn then the people. I do like the ambient feel of it though. But as I've told others, I focus mainly on the story and this one was quite empty. It seems to be a first episode to me, but is it actually a stand alone movie? There's a lot that was left out. For example, if you could light the moon from atop the tower that was under a shield then where was the mother going when they were attacked? And who were the villians and why did they want to prevent the moon from being lit? Some dialogue or have one reveal a face would have been nice. I feel like they were left as cloaked figures because it was easier to draw. And why was that guy a fox (or whatever)? Not that that's bad, but it makes me even more interested to learn about the world you've made in this story.

If you're going to make some more episodes about this story, then hopefully my questions will be answered. If not, then next time try to make the story a bit more fulfilling.


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Tyler responds:

I'm not opposed to hear what you're saying, I appreciate the review.

Perhaps I failed at directing to make that clear, but the barrier was only valid while there was a guardian, in this case, the mother died and the barrier that hid them became void thus making lighting the moon from atop the tower feasible. The girl didn't take the role until she completed the task. While the barrier was up, they were hidden (shown early on), and lighting the moon from within was not an option.