Night in Hotlanta

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Thanks for the front page Tom!

Happy Star Day 2008!

Here is the flash you've all been waiting for. "Night in Hotlanta" is an immense 13 minute long megaflash that includes Parts 1, 2, and 3 of Dailytoon #400. This flash has been 6 months in the making, 4 months since the release of Part 1.

It is undoubtedly the most effort the Star Syndicate has ever put into a flash animation. It is also most likely the LAST official Star Syndicate flash collab ever; after this, we will still be around but no longer as a crew. The style and graphics of each part varies based on the artist that animated it, but the story remains constant.

Please be patient while the flash loads, it is 13 MBs so it should take awhile. But trust me, it is worth the wait.

This is a DVD edition so there are some special features, including scene selection and voice actor commentary. During the movie, right click for playback controls.

Thanks to everyone who helped with this. Its an incredible relief to finally get it done. Enjoy!


Greatest Noir Film on NG.

As a complete Noir MANIAC, I'm giving you 10/10, as in terms of storyline and style, this is a great example of noir, particularly in some scenes.

In all seriousness, this strongly reminds me of Donnie Darko in the style and autere, and you should really be proud of how well it's been done.

Good job.

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TheStarSyndicate responds:

wow thanks, glad to hear noir fans like this

cool yet sorta weird

your animation styles should have been combined to use your imperfections to create something truly perfect with flowing elaborate animation and smooth sounds. You should have used a voice modifier to make the investegator sound a little more mature because he sounded to young. Some scenes were classic with cdm's joke with the detective with all the cigarettes. Some times the animation wasn't just weird it was sorta well sorry but crappy.

p.s. swear to god you based this off of sin city

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TheStarSyndicate responds:

im not a sound mixer or voice actor and it shows. but at least the music was nice.

didnt base it off of sin city, just based it off of the star syndicate and classic film noir plot conventions (cynical detective, femme fatale, shady villain, brutes, big twist, macguffin)

Nice Teamwork

i logged in just to review this thing myself :) it was great, little boring at first but it gets alot better, story coulda gona a little deeper burt great colaberation, and the weird character styles make me laugh, i loved eh lol :D 10/10 5/5 Nice Job All Of You!!!

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TheStarSyndicate responds:

yeh thanks

different but good

i liked it but it could have been better. I guess its becuz i didnt get the ending so i dono. it was good though

TheStarSyndicate responds:

i explained the ending a few responses back

i have to agree

that while you put in lots of effort and while you had a few funny items in there, it was nothing new or interesting. i was turned off right away, but then a few minutes later i got a lil more into it. this changed again without my wait...

the audio wasnt the best. im no expert on what to suggest, but im sure there are better microphones you could have used (and programs like goldwave would help).

the direction of the movie was pretty good. ill def give you that much.

finally, consider partnering with a good artist to fancy it up a bit. while you did a decent job, these fools on this site will automatically give you higher props just for graphical skills.

i feel bad having to state these things because it is obvious that you put a lot into this. i think it should be taken as a learning experience. i can tell that you could definitely put out much better work.

TheStarSyndicate responds:

this wasnt about making the best flash possible. it was about celebrating everything that made the SS fun. if there werent any crappy animation, it wouldnt have been as true to the SS. not really intended for a general audience although its definitely more accessible than the rest of the stuff we made

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4.22 / 5.00

Apr 23, 2008
5:04 PM EDT
Comedy - Original