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Aug 20, 2014 | 11:28 PM EDT
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Hello: magnanimous citizens of Newgrounds:
Here's my animated submission for NATA'14 FINAL ROUND.

The theme this time was to "Animate in the Style of your Opponent", in this case; animator StejkRobot; someone you may already know for his works through the tournament.

So; now you'll watch an animation introducing a lot of less-usual things in consideration to any work I've done before in (hopefully) plenty of ways.

If you've seen some of my works before; maybe you'll be able to point them out through the short.

NOW, with that said; sit back and ENJOY!
I think I have A LOT to say about the process; so once the tournament is over I'll take some bonus time to elaborate some more on the making of this final animated short.

Maybe it's a bit hard to make a propper comparison out of context, but the whole style-adaptation was based on "things I haven't done at all in animation" that my opponent does a lot on his works.

Hoping that you already watched the animation: here's a small list of things I tried to adapt from the latest StejkRobot's works in this short:

-'Heavier' action sequences (chases, fights...); with a dynamic use of camera every once in a while.
-Avoiding using too many "squiggly lines" (contrary to most of my work!), involving more emphasis on sharper lines for character poses and cleaner transissions.
-HUMAN protagonists with long necks and big ears; showing a big emphasis on their gestures and expressions.

And of course, there was one 'theme' we had in common, a theme I wanted to keep exploring in animation:
ROBOTS; which was the main motivation to begin the process of making this short animation.



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Very Nice and Cute :3


Rated 5 / 5 stars

What a cute and funny little story.
5 Stars for the awesome Mecha Deathbattle^^

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

I have been absolutely loving your work, man. I think you have an increadibly unique, fresh and charming style. And you tell interesting stories in wonderful worlds. Keep up this great work, 'cause I only see you getting better and better.


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ButzboPrud responds:

Wow, thanks a lot Hans, it's great to know you've been following these last works;
There's certainly more to come!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

I hope you win man!! :) you rock (Y)


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Nice big animation here. Very well-done, this really looks top-notch. I think it was a little too long/slow, or perhaps lacked something immediately gripping to keep the viewer's interest. For instance, the pause before the robot crumples is a little excessive. Other than that really great job.

Room for improvement...
- Needs more short 3-4 frame loops to show a dynamic environment
- Use less symmetry
- Color outside the lines a little more, reducing brush smoothing isn't enough to imitate your opponent's style

ButzboPrud responds:

Yeah I agree with plenty of things; although because of deadlines there's always tons of room for improvement; I'm still glad this got to a higher level of production.

Thanks for dropping by!