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This was a film I made for the 2007 Sprockets international film festival, which had a smaller section called Jump Cuts for "Young Filmmakers" that I submitted this to. It was well recieved, and it became one of the ten finalists in the competition. Me and my class went on a field trip to see it and it was lots of fun.

I made this as sort of a fun project to improve on my flash skills during probably October of 2006, using a hand drawing that I made for tablet practice that didnt do much good sitting around on my desktop. Thats the hand you see repeated a lot in the film, its just one movieclip I dragged around a bunch. :)

I guess the underlying message in this one is that you dont necessarily always have to face your fears, but you have to accept them for what they are before they become a positive part of your life. The grey character is afraid of the hands, but they turn out to be nice, and they quite literally, give him a hand. All of the music was done by me, and I think thats about all there is to say.

24 frames per second,
running at 80.4 seconds
1931 frames in total.

Enjoy the show,

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Oh my...

That totally weirded me out.
Maybe the music choice was a little to happy. But i guess it was kinda happy in the end.
There were a few that needed a some more in between frames so it wasn't so jumpy.
I would have liked if you rain effect was a little transparent too.
In the end, the flash was very different. I don't quit understand, but those abstract movie can be interesting still.
I like the message of the movie. It was just a little to out there for me.

PS. How did this movie place in the finals? I know you said top 10, but were did it place out of those 10?

MorrowDays responds:

your display pic totally weirds me out, I've been meaning to tell you :)

I hadnt thought of that, a transparent rain effect is a good idea. Keep in mind this WAS done a year ago when I wasnt as comfortable with flash as I am now, but thats sort of a lame excuse so whatever. In terms of the top ten thing, they show ten in a theatre at a big movie theatre for the festival, but they dont actually rank them 1-10 from there. They do have one overall award for each age group, which are grades 3-6, 7-9, and 10-12, but its really frustrating because this one kid wins it every single year because his parents have like, hollywood equipment and his dads in the business, hes won it 4 years in a row, haha.


Kinda david frirthy!

MorrowDays responds:

<3, two pronged icecream ATTACK!

MMM... interesting

I see it's given us a message related to what you've said in ya author's comments. Well done

MorrowDays responds:

thanks :)


that thing, the, uhh, protagonist(?) kinda looked like a wang.

MorrowDays responds:

clap. clap. clap. THIS, people, is the kind of mature, sophisticated review we as Newgrounds are looking for. AMAZING, DUDE, THANK YOU.

Very inspiring

Your movie was very effective at your message about overcoming fear, the main charotor on screen running, from the many pairs of hands. Reminded me of a madness one with no facial features. i like the simple black and white colors you used. The music suited the tone of this film i thought at first, i did not understand how you dont need to face fear.They become a postive part of your life, do you mean that the fears this person in the movies finds are not so bad after all?. Anyway great movie 4/5

MorrowDays responds:

what I meant by the facing fears thing was that by accepting them and moving on, you can use that fear to build I dunno, whatever, using that acceptance of fear.