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Apr 27, 2008 | 5:23 AM EDT
  • Daily 4th Place April 28, 2008

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UPDATE 1-28-2009
Though I know a lot of people were pretty stoked about this, I think it has a 95% chance of never coming to pass. As you can tell, it's in like a 12FPS, no play button, choppy animation, etc and I didn't really want to go back and fix it once I progressed in my knowledge of Flash and whatnot. Because of this, I have thus undergone a NEW project, equally as large scale, but much different as well. So this may at some point come back down off the shelf, but more then likely this will simply be a fictional trailer and nothing more. Thanks for watching, nonetheless :D Cheers

-This is the opening "credits" to an animation I'm starting in Flash CS3. This is my first flash movie, so it's taking me forever to do, seeing as I'm learning as I go. I am simply watching tutorial online and getting some ideas of how things work. Also, I've noticed that this is quite a large file-size for the length of the movie so far. Not exactly sure why, but hopefully I'll figure out a way to reduce the size w/out reducing the quality.

-Story: This is,as mentioned, the opening sequence to what will become a full soundtrack, multi-actor voice dialog film that I am imagining will be anywhere from 8-9min to as much as possibly 15-20, depending on many many factors. The basis of the story is this: The main character, Kate, is in a great relationship. Her and her boyfriend of many years never fight and seem to be in love. However, one day while stopping by his apartment unexpectedly, she finds him in bed with another woman. Now Kate has a very severe case of anxiety and claustrophobia and so with this newly added stress she decides to leave the city and spend a weekend or so at her family's cottage in the mountains. Wide open space, no people around, and she has a brand new kitten that she decides to bring along. Everything seems fine, until certain events start to unfold and slowly confine her to smaller and smaller areas. At first she cannot make it to the nearest town and eventually is confined to her home. This film will be an emotionally driven thriller that I hope will turn out great!

-ANY suggestions or Flash Tips whatsoever are greatly appreciated! I'm such a newbie at this, but so far I'm loving it. I hope you enjoy this short clip! :)

(Also) Proverbs 6:6 Entertainment is stated in the credits. This is a fictional company I've created for myself to be used as a sort of signature for this and any future animations/films I will do. In the bible that verse more or less says hey, don't be lazy. I've taken it as if you want something done, do it yourself if possible. Instead of pitching this idea to someone, I decided to take the initiative and learn Flash and create it myself. Hence the fictional production company name. Just FYI. :D



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


First flash animation - but not the first time you've made computer-drawings. You've been creating art for a long time in Adobe Photoshop for quite a while, I can see that. And Adobe Flash CS3 fits perfectly for you, since Flash basically is much more userfriendly to the Photoshop users.

However, animating is just not a thing you learn in a few days. This looks like you've been animating for years (you might've practiced). You have skills, and just keep developing those skills!
It seems like you've been used to the music-mixer. Well done too.

Some constructive critism is always good: Try to raise your framerate a bit. It seems like it's running at default framerate (12fps). The "professional" (e.g. Disney) animations all run at 24fps. I know it's tougher to animate at such a high framerate, and it's not recommended if you're new at animating. Japanese animation on the other hand uses a low framerate. Try to raise it to 17-20fps, it'll run much smoother and you'll be getting used to that.

Well done againt, I'm excited to see how this story turns out!

Best of luck,

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Going to be great

Just from the trailer I feel this is definitely going to be great, love the storyline and animation so I'll be for sure looking forward to it.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

I can't wait for more

All right, all right, this is your first animation... But don't tell me this is the first time that you draw with your computer. The quality was just amazing for a begginer. Dude This seems like a good story that I want to watch on NGs, Keep up the good work and take your time.
Preferably add a play button at the beggining or just use a NG loader with it if you want. Thumbs up anyway!
I liked the name of your company, I'm not a religious person at all, I'm an atheist but the name is quite ingenious. It resumes a big phrase in just one word and two numbers!!

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Rated 5 / 5 stars


This is your first animation!? That's incredible! I thought it wasn't going to be that great but after I watched it I couldn't help but give it a 5/5. Great job. Can't wait to see more.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars


Damnn first flash animation. Respect..I can wait to see the whole animation

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