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May 17, 2012 | 1:53 AM EDT
  • Daily 2nd Place May 18, 2012

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"WHY IS THE FILE SIZE SO BIG?! ZERO VOTE"

^^^This is not a flash file, it is a video file. .swf uses vectors, so small,

**Thanks to Tom for the .mp4 upload function! (If you have an error it is on your end, works fine on mine and others :( )

After months of preproduction and even more months of animating, backgrounds, color, effects, and clean up, my senior thesis for the University of the Arts is complete.

A hypernova in a distant galaxy sent a meteor filled with powerful, extremely rare Dark Matter to Earth. Ecilpse Force, consisting of the arrogant, Sun-powered Sol and the intelligent Moon-fueled Luna, must secure the meteorite for safe extracton. However, their mission is quickly interrupted by a shadowy man by the name of Cygnus, who uses black hole powers to absorb energy around him. If he absorbs Dark Matter, nothing on Earth will stand in his way.

Eclipse Force, time to rock!

Made using--

Toon Boom Animate 2
Adobe After Effects CS5.5
Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5
Adobe Auditon CS5.5
some Apple Motion

Reviews


StufferofLegendsStufferofLegends

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Really liked this one. Sure, it was a pretty standard cop buddies/superhero story, but I think it was pretty cool for what it was. There are a lot more cliché animations at newgrounds that get praise (looking at you, Alien Report!), and I liked the jokes a lot generally. The visual effects were great, problalby the strongest part of your flash. I only wish the antagonist would've got a bit more text and personality, you can't have enough witty/cheesy banter in a superhero flick now, can you? All in all, though, it was highly enjoyable.



FlimxFlimx

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Naw, they should get married <3

One of the best animated movies ive seen on Newgrounds yet! *Pushing the fav-button*



blurrymadnessblurrymadness

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

The good bits were mostly the animation; it was mostly clean and came off how it should. There was good usage of cutting to enhance humor (like the last sentence where she cuts off.)

The voices weren't bad, but they felt a bit dry and out of character (which is saying something for characters we've *just* met.) One instance was saying "Bitching" instead of "BItchin'", because in the context no one adds the 'g', it's just unatural. Some jokes, like the "touch your ass" one just felt tacked on IMO; rather than something more natural.

The story felt... mostly predictable and fell into all the cliches these types tend to without offering anything new and having *all* of the problems with said cliches. Maybe this is meant to be like a parody, maybe not; if it is I couldn't tell :s. I'd try to make the team's dialogue feel more natural, get away from lame sexual humor, and work on making the next story something more interesting and unique than the standard villain we're all used to.

For all of the "bad" I bring up; I generally thought it was all *at least* "OK" or better; and rated 3.5+. All of the above is nitpicking; which is really only possible once someone has decent enough skills to be worth talking about. Good job in general and I hope to see your future works improve.


Chakra-X responds:

Thanks for reviewing! The story in my film is one of the weakest points of my film, because I sinned and chose to focus more on action than the beginning story due to time constraints. My least favorite part is when Cygnus appears because he has no origin story or what have you.

Your "bitching" comment is funny because originally she DID say "bitchin". but to ME it sounded weird and unnatural! I purposely made her add the g and liked it better, interesting haha

I will disagree on the sexual humor criticism though. The live screening and new grounds responded to that humor very well and worked on the dynamic between the two character for this iteration, albeit cliche. Luckily I am a fan of the cliche and cheesy, when done right, and while not all the things I did were right, it's still a tone I think is special to Eclippe Force.


Goldfire360Goldfire360

Rated 5 / 5 stars

This is going places man



shonkersshonkers

Rated 5 / 5 stars

MOAR