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Solar City

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Apr 30, 2010 | 4:10 PM EDT

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Okay, this was part of my coursework for university and I'm submitting it now before I get too ashamed of it later. The simple purpose of the animation from an academic topic was to show how flash allows solo animators to become "True Autuers", in that they can make or at least control/edit every part of an animation themselves.

Put simply, The main character, Miles, found a pair of nifty headphones that can elevate his reactions and muscular functions through data that's transmitted as music (to help stop the user going crazy, letting them use them for longer.)

He's stopping a group of civilians that are being kidnapped to be turned into mechanical robots for devious schemes. Yes, the main villain must clearly be DR. ROBOTNIK *cough*nonotreally.*cough *

Feel free to lash out about the many many things in this that could be vastly improved such as the sub-par voice acting much of this was done with little to no sleep at the time. I'll learn how to do things to an acceptable degree EVENTUALLY. Other than that, enjoy.

Please don't distribute this on flash/video hosting sites, you can ask me to upload it for you on whatever if you want, like YouTube, and I'll likely comply. kthnxbai!





Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Pretty sweet.

There were a lot of things about this flash I liked, but there were a few things I didn't. Without your textual description, the film would be confusing and not that interesting. The action was well animated... but didn't seem to really do anything other than kick one guy, slide down a rail, crash through a window. I thought the robot guys were doing good until i read what you said that they're evil?

Huh, well, maybe I'm being too picky, but I just felt kinda confused and out of context. Although I like the idea a lot!

Also the voice acting needs a bit of work, but that wasn't really a big deal.


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

nice but too short

your gonna need to make this longer or maybe some more just like it

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Rated 3.5 / 5 stars


Your animation and drawing are okay, but the voice acting and story really drag it down. The story has really been done to death.


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars


The plot has some potential, but it was barely explored at all. At this rate it would take like 10 episodes to actually get anywhere. Animation was decent, but the sound... well, you really gotta work on the voice man. The recording quality is poor and your speech could use improvement.

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Rated 3.5 / 5 stars


This movie had a lot of potential to it, I just didn't see you go anywhere with it useful. Although you had my attention, I felt like you failed to do anything with it.

The artwork in this movie was actually very nice, other parts and panoramas where very sloppily done with only a few colors and no shading. I think if you spent a little more time on some of your bigger scenes that show the immensity of "Solar City", then it would grab the viewers attention more.

The music in this really did catch my attention. I must say to ParagonX9 very nice Techno Remix. You also did a perfect job of matching your animation to music when you selected that song, Link3Kokiri. They both go amazing together. As far as the voice acting goes on whomever' behalf, I was too impressed. You did say that you weren't that skilled at voice acting so this wasn't really a big deal, I just would've liked a better voice to match the character.

The animation was brilliant though, but sometimes, like the artwork had some rough spots which could've been improved on. (The "Skeeters" head turning, some of the civilians, etc). Some parts that stood out to me were mostly scenes with Miles, such as his head band flowing in the wind and him jumping when he puts the headphones on. I was impressed enough with the animation enough to keep me watching until the end. I really don't want to talk anymore about animation because you're still experimenting with Flash and had to do this for a school project, so it was probably rushed a great deal.

I really would've enjoyed seeing you improve on the story-line a little bit. Again, I know that this was a project and some things were probably skipped over and you didn't have much time to look for little things that the viewer can pick up on. The story does mean everything, though. At the very beginning you'd think it's about the Skeeters, not about the helpful robots. Why is he attacking the robots who guard people? All you say in the description is that "He's stopping a group of civilians that are being kidnapped to be turned into mechanical robots for devious schemes..." Next time try to inject more into the story-line.

Overall this movie was pretty good, with a few apparent flaws. Don't sweat it though because you did make this for a school project and believe me, I know what it's like. Flaws are bound to happen when you're just focused on getting something complete. Don't worry about the "stars" because they really don't even make a difference, if I had a choice I wouldn't even use them. I really do want to see more of your work when you have more time, you've impressed me.

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