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The Piper's Waltz

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Dec 5, 2008 | 1:32 PM EST

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*Update 12-7-08*
WOW! Frontpage!?! Thank you Sir Fulp.

*Update 12-6-08*
Thanks everything for the nice comments. This is my first Daily award! I'll try to keep producing more work at a professional level. And thanks to all the people who have bought shirts so far, really appreciate it!


Hey, I'm very pleased to present The Piper's Waltz, my latest animation. This is for the Winter Flash Off Contest. Before I say anything about it, please don't complain that it is in a video format, if you have a problem with it, just don't watch it.

So basically, this is a culmination of everything I know. In this short animation, I used my knowledge of Flash, After Effects, Illustrator, hand-drawn elements, stop motion, as well as probably some others. I think it is my most polished and professional piece thus far. I put a lot of work into it, so I hope it shows. When watching this animation, please keep an open mind. I realize that this is not a direct narration of the Pied Piper, and that is the point. It's supposed to be an experimental interpretation to convey the dark and eerie mood of the Pied Piper. I apologize for the large file size but it is a pretty high quality video with good sound quality.

By the way, there is an easter egg in there that I also worked very hard on. It's really difficult to find, but if you do, I hope you like it. It's really inconspicuous, so many of you will have trouble finding it. Har Har Har!

Also, as a shameless plug, active until Jan. 1st, RAWR! Clothing (my clothing company) is having a Christmas clearance sale where everything in the store is at a discounted price. So please, if you want to help a starving designer, like myself, this holiday season, pick up some shirts. It's a really good deal, and I'll send it out to you by Christmas if you buy within the first two weeks of December.



Rated 5 / 5 stars

what a great puppet show of the Piper's Waltz

I really did enjoy this film. I thought that the music was great (though how you chose it is beyond me. I mean it was a marvelous choice of music for the piece of film.). I thought it was all marvelously done.

Even though it was short, it was quite brilliant. The Piper's waltz became a sort of puppet ballet. I thought it was quite cool. Especially how it all started from a small and tiny box w/ a star on it.

Anyway....(STOP RAMBLING YOU), Good Job 10/10

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Not everything here needs to be in flash...

Very well made. Could have been a tad longer, but a very good idea. Would love to see if you have anything else lined up, as you clearly have a talent for this.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Piped piper

Nice work!
The effort really did show
It's really good!


Rated 4 / 5 stars

best animation!

i thought the actual video was boring but i looooooved the animation.
and i thought about it and i figured that you must have been using a very technical program in recognition i thout that its pretty good.
if you got a word of that your a genius!


Rated 5 / 5 stars


Really amazing work. Just beautiful. But what does it mean?
Are you saying something about communism and propaganda? I'm a little bit fixated on the bright red star and the end.

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