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Oct 10, 2012 | 5:34 PM EDT
  • Daily Feature October 12, 2012

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This is my entry for the final round of NATA 2012! It's been fun!

The theme was "the final fork in the road." For those having trouble seeing how that fits with this movie, remember that the fork in the road is for Death and not Calvin.

First, some things that went wrong. Because it's all frame-by-frame, some of it is shaky. Oops. The way I coloured it is weird and the backgrounds aren't too detailed. The sounds mixing isn't too great, but that's partially because I got my friends to record their lines at their own houses, so the quality differed. Now, things that I thought went well. On the whole, I think the frame-by-frame came out nicely and I'm proud of it. But ore importantly, I branched out in terms of story. This breaks the same formula I've been using since the novice round, and I didn't have to panic and change things last minute like I did last time. It actually sort of worked, so that's nice.

I doubt I'm going to win NATA because I'm against Emrox, but NATA was definitely a great experience. Just compare my open round entry ("Splice of Life") to this. I definitely got something out of this all. Expect me back again next year!

Reviews


Eddie-JohnEddie-John

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Daily feature for a reason Pahgawk this was really well written, sure the sound clips are not great, but your aware of that, your also aware why and worked to a small time frame. The animation is great and the characters are good too. Can't wait to see what you do when you have more time and more freedom. Good luck for NATA.



AmpStandProductionsAmpStandProductions

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Pure excellence. Pahgawk without a doubt you are one of my favorite animators on the Internet. Your art style is fresh and alive, and your humor is witty without the use of profanity and stupidity. Your writing and music creating skills are superb, and this piece was just magnificent. I would just like to personally thank you for gracing Newgrounds with your amazing talent these past months as I have been looking forward to each entry the second I had finished the previous. Thank you for everything Pahgawk, and good luck!



KaluahmonKaluahmon

Rated 5 / 5 stars

I got excited for NATA this year since you were entering again. You didn't fail to disappoint!



20Benny231920Benny2319

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Great animation, though one problem.... the shades of Calvin's skin are different on either side of him. I'm not sure if this is on purpose or not, just felt necessary to say.


Pahgawk responds:

Yeah. I tried to shade it like a mosaic or something. It didn't turn out as well as I would have liked it to, but... well, what can you do but learn from mistakes, right?


3Deimos3Deimos

Rated 5 / 5 stars

still not dead yet, did he just troll death into passing on?