OK, let's start with first impressions:
Very first impression after watching the whole thing: "I'm going to have to watch this again, to get everything out of it". That's definitely a good thing.
Very professional, and superb use of sound & music to create a dark and scary atmosphere. Some of the graphics could be better (more so at the start - the hand in particular stands out, no shading - you might want to trace a jpg if you're planning on updating this). Good storyline, and, most importantly, a lot of depth to the plot.
*watches it again*
I like the use of French, with subtitles. It automatically creates an 'arty' feel.
Nice touch with the ear-splitting noises to make the viewer jump.
Animation is varied - again, I think it improves as the movie proceeds. The whole saw/corridor thing builds suspense nicely, and the 'sunshine' bits provide excellent contrast to the dark, destructive feel of the 'book' bits. The fact that violence is implied, rather than seen, is very clever, and really adds to the suspense.
Having watched this twice, I'm still not sure I fully understand the story... =)
In conclusion: the three main things that stand out in this for me are the depth, atmosphere, and the choice of music. In terms of suggestions, I'd say spend a bit more time on the graphics in the earlier part of the movie, before the book opens.
Well done on finishing your project, congratulations on a great movie, and good luck on getting awards/FPage.
Yep that is one very good first impression!
I guess I should have shaded that hand, what the heck I’ll do it now! I got quite a lot of reviews saying they dislike the hand.
I myself am not sure why did I do the saw/corridor, but it just hit my head, and since its so original I thought I’d use it and see what other people see it as… I really liked what you said about the violence, great words of wisdom there :)
I think that next time I do a big movie I’ll try to hire a graphics artist, because even though I try I’m just not naturally talented at it [sigh]
Thank you for one very lovely review, it really points out things to me and gives some helpful advice, I thank you again my friend
very impressive concept, chilling
a couple of parts seemed repetative, but it is a very good tale!
repitativeness (if that is a word) reflects my own style in doing things
I'm glad you enjoyed the tale, and thanks :D
now thats a good flash... nice work mate
hey mate, just thought i'd say that was an AWSOME flash....i dun really make em or anything but that was definatly a favourite of mine, yeah i know, i should learn how to use it. Anyways that was an awsome piece...and look forward to the deleted scene..take it easy mate and good work!
I'm uploading the deleted scene as soon as this passes judgement, obviously if I upload it now some people might mistake it for a double-upload..
thanks a real bunch for the lovely complements =]
U just didn`t get a 5 from me because U could done better in the graphics, thats all, a round 4 to U
*sigh* you hit the nail right on the head, I'm not an experienced animator I suppose, still, a 4 is a very good vote!
thus this flash was saved
thanks to the brilliant people who have worked hard to make this flash possible. 5/5
Yippeeeeee! Thank you!
Oh yeah did I work hard on this allright, it was a pain I tell ya, but it finally payed off :D