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Ballad of the Reaper

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PLEASE READ BEFORE WATCHING: Due to extreme clipping, I've been forced to turn the volume of the music down quite a lot. Because of this, you might want to turn your speakers's volume up for the best experience (there's a sound effect in the beginning that is quite loud, though, but after that there's just low-volume music).

A story about death, told through drawings and music.

This is a collaboration between myself (RandomStar) and a friend of mine (PLaU). I came up with the story, directed the drawings, composed original music and put the whole thing together in flash, while PLaU did the drawings. It has been in the works longer than I think any of us are willing to admit, but the final result is here now and I hope you will enjoy it!

This flash has truly been a bitch to make; everything that could go wrong has gone wrong. This includes symbols being swapped or appearing where they're not supposed to be, movie lagging seemingly without reason, music clipping and ultimately forcing me to decrease the quality of it, filesize becoming HUGE which led to a lot of compressing before I finally managed to get it below 10 MB, and flash has overall not been cooperating with me at all. But it's done now, and even though technical problems has made the final result not as good as I had hoped, I'm glad it's done.

Also, if you vote, I'd appreciate if you'd take some time to review it as well, I do read all reviews and probably will respond to all too. Thank you :)

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If there was something to be said it would be this

The animation, or rather fine artwork, pencil and pen, hand drawn it take it, was superb and was very well reusable. You did not have to make a different picture for every second as most people. The music was divine, and it went really well with the flow of the story. It was slow, but intensified over time to follow the story. The music itself was touching but the part that really got me is when he pretty much said im not here for you, but your child. That made me feel miserable, as this movie should. I see no way that I could score you less, than a 10.

RandomStar responds:

Wow, that's quite a review, thank you very much! :D Nothing could make us happier than to know we actually managed to touch people emotionally with our work, we're very glad you liked it!

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3.69 / 5.00

Dec 29, 2010
10:41 AM EST