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Sep 7, 2012 | 12:33 PM EDT
  • Daily 2nd Place September 8, 2012

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*Watch till the very last second, and you will understand that I'm not really planning on making this into a movie or anything :)*

What better date to publish an animation, than on ones very own birthday?

I made this little thing for an animation tournament called NMAE. The theme was "Hidden Door". Competitions are fun. I learn a lot from them. This time I just wanted to keep things simple. I had this idea for a horror-trailer-kind-of-th ing. I wanted to focus on the mood of the animation this time around, and for that, I decided to work on the audio before the animation itself. Great thanks to the voice actors who were able to lend me their voice on such a short notice!

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Rated 3 / 5 stars

I have to say that this was moderately decent.
I wish there was more content explaining exactly where the story is heading, and possibly something that makes the viewer have some sort of connection or care for the characters.
As is it seems kind of lackluster with no real concern with the story or what happens to the characters.
Some of the art is really cool, although the guy's facial expressions seem out of place, like it would be better fitted in a comedy rather than a dark flick.
There's definite potential in your skills and I hope to see your future endeavors down the road.


Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

ah clamba


Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

you should make this into a comedy


Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

That was semi-scary. So, I'd say that's pretty much a success. But when it said 'The Door' coming soon..I laughed hard. Even before the last part that said 'as in never'..i kinda already knew. Overall decent job


Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

The art style was great, however the animation was a type that I'm really quite against. You use too much movment, which may sound weird, but personally it really bugs me when I see a simple scene of someone saying a line animated in a way where he has to move his head and body around the whole time he's speaking. Sometimes simplicity works, not to mention you're animating a horror trailer, so they shouldn't be so happily twitching about.

Also the way you presented the storyline. I mean the girl just says "what are you going to now that your parents are dead?" so casually. I feel like no matter how much time someone has lived with their parents death, that's still a little bit of a touchy topic. Sure they can get over it, but for their friend to just bring it up like that and to use the word 'dead' feels kind of forced, like you didn't know how to present the info that his parents were dead, so you just threw it in their randomly as casual dialog.

Anyway, it was pretty good, and I would like to see it as a full short film just for curiosity's sake, but some things held it back. The twitchy animation style took away from some of the scenes, to the point where I couldn't even focus on the character properly.

But then again, maybe it's just me.

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