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There Is A War....

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This is a short film I made to the flobots song "There is a war going n for your mind"
I still have alot to learn but I I'm think improving. Please give constructive critism thanks.


The way I see it...

Does it really matter who wins in a war for your mind, if it isn't you? I don't think the message makes a whole lot of sense.

If there is a war for -my- mind, I'm withdrawing from the field, and both sides can go %^*# themselves.

If it's a war for the collective minds of the public, then eventually some fool somewhere will win it, as they always do, and the specifics won't matter to history. It's all bodycounts and dates to that monolithic stone epitaph to mankind's past stupidities.

Points for bold political message regardless of possible repurcussions: 4 (I don't agree with your position, necessarily, but speaking up is important.)

Points for animation: 1 (needs some work)

Points for being experimental in presentation: 2 (Hey, you've got a start. I think more dynamic imagery would help you out.)

Sandling responds:

I didn't really intend for this to really be viewed as a message to the public stating my political views. I just liked the songs meaning. But I respect your opinion. Thank you for the review

Keep Trying

I love the Flobots, and I love this song. I liked how the whole video felt like you were watching it on an old TV. The animation isn't fantastic, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. The animation was simple, but I understood what you were trying to say. Concept is much more important than animation. Furthermore, I felt like not enough was going on. There were some spots where there should have been more animation to compliment the lyrics, but there was instead a blank "television screen." I'm not an animator, I'm just trying to give advice. This definitely wasn't horrible. Keep trying.

Sandling responds:

Yeah I know what you mean. Thanks for the constructive critisism.

Not bad.

Pretty cool song, and I like how you matched each of the lyrics with an image. It really helps to understand the song and get a clear picture of the meaning. Good concept, but I don't really like the self-made old, grainy film over the animation. It really doesn't contribute a lot to the piece. Anyway, keep it up!

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Sandling responds:

The film effect was more of a test I had never done it before... As well as the lipsync.
But thank you :3

Love the song and

I think the animation you chose to go with it was quite good. It's a bit choppy but I think that actually gives it more character! Anyway, good job!

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I don't get it...?

You don't know how hard it is to think of something to say right now...

Sandling responds:

No I really don't because I'm not you...
Anyways This was a song that sorta makes you think for awhile or atleast that's what I think. It was basiclly saying that the government and poeple controling things behind the scenes brain washing and doing what they want us to do.

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3.06 / 5.00

May 27, 2009
10:11 AM EDT
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