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Feb 22, 2010 | 8:48 PM EST
  • Daily 5th Place February 23, 2010

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The Jazz Method is a method of intense anger, ADD and way too much Koolaid.

No, but foreal, this is my 2010 Demo Reel.



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

well what to say

I just want to say that your work shows an immense ammount of talent, but the quality of the animation shifts heavily from scene to scene. At some points it's extremely good and at others it's just average (of course when compared to the "average" newgrounder it was all phenominal). The frames were a bit awkward at several points, which really took away from the flow of it. At other times the anatomy was a little off, or undefined. Normally this wouldn't be a huge problem, but since your overall drawing skills are of a higher quality than most, any real drop in that quality seems more noticable. Your background skills are great, but it would have been nice to see more of them.

Another thing I noticed was that your faces felt a bit awkward during close up shots, although that wasn't as pronounced in that last fight scene. In fact everything about that last scene was great, so I'm guessing it was your most recent work. The lack of a plot did hurt the animation, since the rapid shift in the tone, pace and quality made it hard to appreciate the work as a whole. Of course that's the nature of a demo real, but I'm just trying to speculate as to why you didn't get something closer to a 4.5. I honestly think the music choice was pretty bad, since it made the camera feel even more jerky and made me think my computer was broken for a minute. The biggest think I think you could improve would be your frame pacing and your faces. Also your muscle detail felt a little flat, but your anatomical outlining was great. I also think a lot of the animation could have been cut out, since some of it really only brought down the rest. Sorry to go on so long, just little observations. anyway, great job and good luck. 5/5 9/10

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JazLyte responds:

Hahaha yeah, I know, there's alot of my old work sprinkled in there because I wasn't too productive last year, so some stuff isn't the real deal. As for the timing and frames, I suspect it has something to do with the way I converted the cartoons to video. MagicSwf2Avi is what I used to use, it flawlessly turns flash to crispy video, but this time I just recorded the screen with Camtasia, resulting in some shitty playback. But you are quite observant, thanks for the good review, I will keep the advice in mind =)


Rated 5 / 5 stars

this is great

i love the cinematic angles and effects.
the fight sequences were very smooth.

Although the style is fantastic, I couldn't help compare it to Afro Samurai. It almost forced me to compare it to Afro. It was very close, but in a couple of frames I could tell you messed up. The club scene seemed to show this the most.

Also, I didn't even see the subtitles until the second time watching it.
Maybe give the veiwers a heads up on the subtitles so they don't slip by.



Rated 5 / 5 stars

Two words

Kick ass man haha loved it


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Sounds like me

I have ADD, get angry, AND drink too much Koolaid. jk
I always like flash vids like this one. Though they always seem to me a teaser to something or a mini series that may or may not know production.
Whatever the case, I love your work none the less.

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JazLyte responds:

We shall overcome, man. We shall!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

great man keep'em coming man

i love it is so coheasive and together