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My senior thesis animation I did at SVA in New York. It is a science fiction/horror story about a man who is trying to escape his past but has his conscious and ghosts from his past to deal with.
Leonardo da Vinci said "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." I think The Eidolon is a good example of that. It's easy to over look the amount of time and work behind this short but well crafted animation.
The story is simple and straight forward, it's very carefully paced without unnecessary fill ups. The characters and environments design is simplified. The frame by frame animation is smooth while the line work stays clean. The voice work is also thoughtfully kept to minimum. I love your choice of color. (A little nick-pick by the way, I personally don't like the "black noses", it kind of distracting me from focusing characters facial expressions. I understand it's just a style, however, it looks much better with other skin color in your other works.)
Over all, The Eidolon gives me a good vibe of 90's sci-fi movies such as Alien and Event Horizon. In my opinion, it's a breath of fresh air among animations nowadays which fill with over-the-top effects and extreme humor.
May I ask what software did you use to create this film?
Reminded me of Event Horizon somehow. Nice style of animation and art, but all in all the story wasn't that spectacular to me. At least I saw it coming. Yes, it was romantic, but there are plenty of other romantic stories here that managed to fascinate me more. Still of course there is not much to criticise here. It's just a matter of taste. Although I don't really understand, why the dude is slapping her hands off in the beginning.
Btw, I liked that the only spoken word in the whole movie was 'Go!' That's putting some good emphasis.
This was beautiful. The story, but especially the art, where on a whole different lvl. In my opinion, your best work as of yet =)
This was beautiful. Tragic, yet hpoeful ... though I'm unsure which is more present.
Wonderful work. Give my blessings to NYC ... i miss it dearly.
3rd place? What a shame. You had a great style going on, and the environments like the bar and the interior of the spacecraft were very well drawn. I also enjoyed the story which was both mystifying and sad. All in all great work.
HBO starts targeting children!
What place? Earth!
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