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My second Flash music video, once again for the brilliant hip hop trio known as Ugly Duckling, this time for a track from their new album, "Bang for the Buck" - "Left Behind".

This one has a very different visual style from my clip for "La Revolucion", and was made at 20fps to keep up with the pace of the song. A lot of stuff happens very quickly in this clip, so you may want to watch it twice, just to see if there's anything you've missed!

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A very good music video to the best band around.

Being a huge fan of UD, I found it quite surprising that someone has made a flash music video of the band. From what I have experienced, it is very hard to find anyone who has heard of Ugly Duckling, let alone express themselves on Flash media one of their songs. So I tip my hat to you for having a good music taste.

However it is best now to actually review your music video "Left Behind".

Graphics - Thought it was pretty good, but not wholly amazing. The likeness of the trio were pretty much like themselves in a way. I am not sure about Dizzy's shirt, but that is due to my music indifference to Black Eyed Peas. (I am assuming that is what it represents)

Style - I like the concept that the guys are walking down the street and experiencing their lyrics as they pound the asphalt. It was pretty good on that aspect.

Sound - The sounds was pretty crystal clear. Since I have heard of the band and love what they play, I am pretty biased on my ratings for this.

Violence - None watsoever, unless you want to mention about the production of a bomb by Dizzy Dustin and an altercation with Dizzy Dustin and unknown dude. But that is part of the lyrics and if one listens to it, it does not represent any kind of violence.

Interactivity - There is no interactivity apart from the play button. That is why I am giving you the rating one.

Humor - It is not exactly funny, but there were nodding of approval moments.

In conclusion, I liked it alot and I think you have a future in the world of Flash making. Hope you make more music videos of UD. If you take requests, can I recommend Yudee!, Slow The Flow (I know they have a music video of that), Potty Mouth, Turn It Up, Mr Tough Guy and A Little Samba.

Looking forward to your next installment of Flash.


kennsj responds:

Thanks for the detailed feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed the clip.

A few clarifications:

The t-shirt Dizzy is wearing has a Blown Celeb logo on it. That's a side project of his, with his friend Swiss Precise...

The "unknown dude" is Heavy D. - Google him.

My first music video Flash, UD's "La Revolucion" was purely an expression of my admiration for their music. This one, though, was pretty much made at their request.

A still from the animation has now also been used for the cover art on the 12" single of a "Left Behind" remix (Japan-only release)...
http://www.handcuts.com/disc/ index.php?no=148

I won't be making any more UD Flash clips. At least not until their next album, if in fact they're interested in having me make one.

I do these music videos freelance, as a supplementary source of income. Please check out the rest of my work here on Newgrounds.

Once again, thanks for taking the time to write such a comprehensive review!

Gold found.

Always finding the great songs to make into videos...I don't know how you do it.

Graphics- The graphics were well placed, although not next-gen. I gave them an 8, as I saw room for improvement, but also noted that they were well above par.

Style- The beats, the animations, the tie-ins; all synched up perfectly.

Sound- Although the song deserved a 10, the sound was a bit muffled, leaving only an 8 behind.

Violence- I really didn't think this was an applicable catagory here.

Interactivity- Nor here.

Humor- The humor was fine, but this was not a laugh-riot. As it was a music-video, this was to be expected.

Over all, this title is worth checking out, and possibly even saving to an artist/flash list you have.

kennsj responds:

Thanks for the thoughtful, detailed feedback. I appreciate you taking the time.

I agree that there is room for improvement with the graphics here. I feel like I'm getting there, but there's always something that makes you cringe when you watch your own work back...


Sorry this is a little late. I went through my reviews and saw yours from the La Revolution, and remembered you were making another. Again, I enjoyed this one. So keep going, and don't miss a beat...Or you will get Left Behind (^^ couldn't help myself).

kennsj responds:

Thanks for taking the time to review once again, and for the encouragement! Just started my next project, so, as before, please check back on me in about a month's time!

love of music.

who will win, I ask the qusetion. but a tie? all well. good video and music!

kennsj responds:

Wow! That's a lot of 10s! Thanks for that.

Hey, you're from Long Beach. Ugly Duckling are from Long Beach. You should check them out live some time!


Very good flash,liked the graphics style and the song went with it too
I was the savior of this flash.
Thanks :)

kennsj responds:

Thank you for the feedback.

And for saving this Flash....???? o_o

Credits & Info

4.04 / 5.00

Oct 28, 2005
2:13 PM EDT