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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

Not bad

It wasn't a bad flash, the style was very creative and the song was well suited, but I didn't think it was long enough or that it was clear enough on the Piper legend.

When the Piper killed the rats he was denied his money, and so returned a year later to take the children into the mountains. I thought it wasn't very clear on these parts and would of been confused if I hadn't been familiar with the story.

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


I didn't follow the story that well but the art, music and camera shots definitely made up for it. Great piece of work.


Rated 5 / 5 stars


this is a great peice of animation and was easy to understand the story really great!


Rated 5 / 5 stars


that was amazing... How much work did it cost you? Seeing all the programs and acts you've done.. Awesome. Great job.. no that's to minor. excellent job! This is seriously your passion.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Professional indeed

This was better than Pizar btw, this was extravagent. I can't conjure up any apt description of what you did right or wrong here, but it was a great showcase of your skills. I won't take the epitome flight of hailing this flash, as it would be a lie to say this is one of my favourite Newgrounds flashes. I will say however that if you can produce longer creations of this graphical claibre, with the sort of story of humor that would raise any other flash to a front page position, and you could be the best quality artist within this entire network.

The Summary: This is the best graphical showpiece I have witnessed on Newgrounds. 10/10 5/5.

RAWRoutLOWD responds:

Wow, that is extremely flattering. I am by no means the best quality artist on this website, but I sure do appreciate the praise. I'll try not to disappoint with my next projects. Thanks!