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Alive (NATA Finals)

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Oct 10, 2012 | 5:34 PM EDT

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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!



Rated 5 / 5 stars

That was pretty great. I liked how Death hated his job and felt stressed out by it. It gives him character and differentiates him from several other portrayals of the Grim Reaper. Well done!


Rated 4 / 5 stars

still fear it...........;c


Rated 5 / 5 stars

I actually really liked it!


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?


Rated 0 / 5 stars

I'm getting no sound at all from the video. I even refreshed the page to double check. Something is wrong.

Pahgawk responds:

well... it's just you, I think, as it still works for me. Maybe check your flash player settings? Otherwise, if all else fails, you can find it on Youtube here: