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Sep 12, 2012 | 11:57 AM EDT
  • Daily Feature September 13, 2012

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So it has been another rough month, and I've been rather negative and pessimistic this whole time. Although I know there are some obvious flaws with this video, I'm going to use this space to say what I actually like about it for once.

1. I tried a different art style, and I think it worked out fairly nicely.
2. I managed to completely change the genre of the movie from a comedy to something more serious in about five days, and it came out a bit better than I anticipated.
3. Although not all the sections are frame-by-framed, I am proud of how smooth certain scenes (like the one where he is standing by the car) turned out when viewed simply for the animation quality.
4. I also redid the music a few times because of the change of genre. I like how that turned out.
5. I made a fully functional 3d rig in Blender for the main character. Although I didn't actually end up using it at all, it's the first time I've done that from scratch.

yeah so thanks for listening and supporting me so far in NATA.
/dave

edit: new, less boring thumbnail. also an easter egg in the credits.

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barefoot138barefoot138

Rated 5 / 5 stars September 19, 2012

Cool metaphor for people not noticing things till they're gone! 5/5!



GabrielBarschGabrielBarsch

Rated 5 / 5 stars September 12, 2012

i guess i get the moral: people only value things -until it's gone-
your animation skills are getting pro


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ErichoEricho

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars September 18, 2012

This was very strange. I couldn't help but think that maybe it was trying to have some deeper message, like about isolationism or something. It's actually a fairly original premise when you think about it. I assume the guy himself disappeared in the end. It was interesting to have little detail what was going to happen next. It was really cool how everything escalated so quickly.

It was so creepy it did seem like something that would show up in a Halloween cartoon. Or maybe it was meant to be more dramatic? Whatever the reason, this was still great to watch. The animation was great and I'm glad you experimented with a new style. That's always fun to do, I imagine.


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AsthmaticHamsterAsthmaticHamster

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars September 13, 2012

It's been a very long time since I wrote a review, but this movie deserved it!

I loved the concept! Very clever idea and well executed! I actually felt sad for the man who, at first, only seemed to have a very crappy day but ended up seing the universe around him gradually disappear into thin air. The shot of his wife waving at him seemed like it was foreshadowing it all, but maybe it's just me :P

The animation was pretty awesome also, I always love it when an animator are able to break away from their usual style. There's only one shot at the end (the one where the man spins on himself) that seemed to have some clunky 3D, but that's it.

And like Luis mentioned, I would've done the whole thing silent, since the dialogue don't bring anything meaningful to the short.


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IzunaXIzunaX

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars September 13, 2012

I think there was some kind of aesop, but it wasn't clear, or at least it was too straight I hardly acept it as it is. I do believe that even on your "tragic" or sad ending animations, you tend to see stuff on a idealistic perspective, and follow a similar pattern. That is, if the character had decided to do A, everything would be fine, or everything is fine cause the protagonist embraced A at the end. But overall the concept and that change of style were done right (I do like more your last one). Seeing how much detail the animation and the planning itself had, you certainly are one of the best contenders this year without doubt.

Hope you win and turn up as the next year guest judge!


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