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The SS Disco

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This is the story of 3 friends, 3 friends who decide one fateful day to travel to the local disco, while on their adventure, they learn not only how to dance, but also facts about themselves they probably would've prefered to have hidden. Please watch the entire movie before you vote, we spent several weeks putting this together so please show us a little respect by at least watching the damn thing. If you feel so inclined to do so, review.

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several weeks wasted

I sat and watched the thing - end to end - and I was not impressed. Not at all. The animation was lackluster, and the voices were almost unintelligible. And as to the concept... was there one? I would suggest that you practice animation and get superior sound equipment, as it is clear that you have the knowledge to make a flash cartoon, yet you lack for skill of art.


As bad as this should be...it wasn't as bad as it could be. The voices were kind of funny and the randomness of it was interesting. Could've done without the useless offensiveness though involving mother teresa and terri schiavo.


Super Great

Too much work spent on details

Why does this film look crappy? For one thing, the timing is bad. Why have a pause that long after characters say something? You have to consider that every second plays an important role. If you think something is funny or weird at the moment, think about that the audience may see it as boring and repetitive. It could be just as weird or weirder, but it MUST be executed properly as to make it funny. By that I am again refering to the timing. And last, forget about the zooms, A great film is not made out of zooming in a software like flash. Better films are done with no zooms, but better composition angles.

So in other words...

Show people the storyboard (RTFG) for your film, and if they think it is funny, it is. Beware not to ask people that will say it to be nice or think it is cute.

Learn about comosition of a scene (RTFG again)

And DRAW. If you want to have good drawings, or even if you want to be stylistic about it.

If you spent weeks on this, then the only way you will get better, is to spend months. Weeks are nothing, so don't hold your breath about it. If you don't want to do this proffesionally, then nice film.

SwellProductions responds:

First of all, the sound synchs perfectly in my copy of the film, I have no idea why it's not working here. Second, wtf does rtfg mean?


Pros: It has a pretty funny concept and story-line.
It has a neat looking pre-loader.

Cons: The characters were funny looking but poorly drawn.
It was very slow paced at times.


Credits & Info

4.11 / 5.00

Mar 26, 2006
5:54 PM EST