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"Act" by Mjaoo & Trone

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Feb 17, 2009 | 12:21 AM EST

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This is a Dangerbox Music Video to the song, "Act" by Mjoaa & Trone. Like what you hear? Visit for more beats like these. "Act" is now available to download here:
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A Blue Guy spends his life secluded from society, but a wake-up call pushes him into a lengthy stroll to the big city. Ignoring and rejecting everything around him, up until a certain point he is faced with a choice whether to act or not.

The visuals and animated soundwaves are heavily inspired by a scene from Ratatouille, in which I tried to animate the music itself, since Techno lends itself very well to digital graphics. I also tried to apply a full spectrum of color in its correct order as he travels on his long walk, as well as different colors that fit with the living beings seen throughout the video. Specifically for the people, I made eye-colors reflect their current emotions. The Blue Guy's eyes remain either blank, or just closed for most of the film until his own emotions are forcibly brought out by the choice to act or not at a critical moment.

I didn't have a long time to work on the project due to school, but it turned out as a great experiment and I'm content with the final product's look. Hope you'll enjoy both it and the song! You gotta act.



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


No offense dude, but what are you smoking?


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

twas cool

they animation was cool and the music was too.


Rated 4 / 5 stars


It was really good but it was also a bit racist to my people.

NEO-C responds:

I'm assuming you're reffering to the green mugger. Let it be known that the colors of the characters were not meant to be racially offensive in any way. The mugger was that color to represent his greed. I didn't intend for any of the characters to seem like they were of -any- specific race or ethnicity. Either case, sorry if you were offended.


Rated 4 / 5 stars


Don't really get whats happening, but it's still pretty kool! Nice job!


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Strange yet Intruiging

im giving an honest eight here. i admire the music coloring and (i believe i understand) ,meaning, but something about this just pushed my interest away a little. Be it the beat of the music or the relay drawn out scenes, i don't know. all i can say it was a decent flash with a lot of heart and meaning put into it and i hope you will continue to make more of the interesting pieces.