Worthy of being in the Brackenwood Collection
I enjoyed watching this, though I will say that Sisyphus' grunts got a bit old toward the end... I wouldn't recommend getting rid of the grunts, just making them quieter.
The animation, on the other hand, was pretty darn good. It wasn't exceedingly detailed, but it was stylistic and fairly smooth. Yes, it looks an awful lot like Adam Phillips' work, and it does lack the overall polish of a Brackenwood film, but it's still a cut above 90% of the stuff on this site. Like so many others have said already, it doesn't matter that your style is -CURRENTLY- similar to Phillips'. If you were claiming that you came up with the style yourself and gave no credit to Phillips', then it would be different, but as it is, people have no right to criticize this movie because it "lacks originality" in the style. The only way you can really get better at something is by copying someone better than you - your own unique style will surface in the process.
Another thing I would recommend is that you include an explanation of the Myth of Sisyphus somewhere, either in the description or the video itself, because too many people are giving it bad marks because they don't know the legend and are too illiterate to read the video's description. Otherwise, they'd know that the movie is -BASED- on the Myth of Sisyphus.
Great work! I'll be looking forward to future submissions from you!
Thanks for the recommendation
Beautiful Animation,your style is not as A.P.
First to say is: congratulations for your great work! As you did me too saw all the A.P. works. And I have to say that he's a genius, you are doing good to use the inspiration that his work had created on you and put all that together to realize a fantastic and with fluidity animation short movie. But you had said that you both have the same style which for me is not so. To say that you are a great artist for animation, and have your unique style, the way I see in the animation is that you will become a animator as good as A.P. and with lots of work and dedication you will for sure do it in a quick time. I agree with you about not using those tweens, etc.techniques, but in the other hand is better to use a little bit from here and a little bit from there, if you know what you are doing you will always find the correct way to make your animation work, and you have what it takes!!! that's the way!!! That's why I know that your own style in animation is good, you put a lot of work on the frame by frame drawings( 7,000 and up is a lot to say!!!), well and the rest is that I want you to keep it up!!! will see your next animation!!! ...and for the sisyphus, why not to put a face???
Thank you, i like your insightful review!
but.. ehh he does have a face it sorta like a crappy little scribble lol
One question...why was he pushing the boulder in the first place?
google the myth and read it it :)
I'm also a big fan of Adam Phillips and I can see a lot of similarities between your work. I loved the animation you did, and I don't think it should matter if it's similar to another person's style, it's your hard work and effort that made this turn out great so you deserve the credit.
The only think I could suggest for improvement is the audio, near the end hearing Sisyphus grunting over and over got kind of obnoxious. :p
lol, ok i'll take that into account!