The first part of one of the most influencial pieces in Newgrounds history.
That's what I would be saying if this was some type of quality work. I made this video because I saw a television show from Japan called Trainman. This is my first attempt, so if there is good feedback I will hopefully complete some more.
I really appreciate all of the reviews for the movie. They will be really helpful and provide motivation for my next project.
To clarify the movie a little, the Japanese TV show, <i>Trainman</i>, is a romantic comedy about a not-so-cool guy that sees the love of his life on a train. Because he's too shy, he posts his dilemma on the internet and gets "courting" advice from all kinds of people. Adventure, drama, and romance ensue. I actually haven't seen the TV show myself, but I've read about it (it's based on a true story about a person who did this).
The song, "Trainman", arranged and performed by my brother, is based off of the TV show; he <i>did</i> watch it. The song was originally 1 minute long, which was perfect for my first full Flash movie (I didn't want to take on a huge project to start).
I storyboarded the idea for the cartoon just after I woke up and was in a lucid state-of-mind. I suppose that's why it may feel sort of surreal. The concept of this movie isn't based off of the TV show in any way, because I haven't watched it. In fact, I didn't get the ideas for this movie from any particular source (other than whatever is in my noggin). Only the song was based off of the TV show.
After I completed the movie, it turned out to be longer than 1 minute, largely due to the fact I'm not experienced with optimizing imported images (all of the backgrounds were painted in Photoshop). So, the music was redone to be a bit longer and fit the video.
I hope to create a better synced music video next time. Perhaps I'll restrict myself from importing images.
Again, thank you all for your reviews and for watching!