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Cyphid Studios' First series. Bio-Metal is created by Kevin Hana. Please check back for more episodes in the future!
The series premise is 'decent' and the part I really liked was the space tour (I think its the best part), but there is a bit of room for improvement. The on-Earth animation could have been better, and the voice quality. If you really keep working at it, this could be a lot better!
The first episode suffers greatly from a lack of good pacing. True, the outer space shots are interesting and visually good at first, but they drag on too long. The color scheme (on the Planet Earth shots) is rather poor, like Web 216 colors. Still, there are a few tweening effects--some very subtle--in the backgrounds that prove effective. Use of alpha in the clouds is dull, but the idea of an opening shot from the sky and downward is interesting.
In terms of the story, it is dully presented. Clifford (never named in the episode itself) eats a leftover grinder and sees an unusual object in his backyard, which zaps him when he gets close. All this and no replay button or pre-load screen.
Art design is wonky in certain aspects: Cliff has big hands, for instance, while the lip sync could have been far less complicated and still achieve the same effect. There were far more frames of lip sync than there were syllables in his speech. Usually, it's either a one-to-one ratio with a few extra frames on the side.
The premise wasn't even established. No hook, or reason that we should care about Clifford's fate, or even an indication that he's alive after what happens. So for a first episode of a series, it is one of the weakest I have ever seen. There is some glimmer of decent production value being poured into it, but none of that matters if the audience doesn't care!
One can only hope that future installments of "Bio-Metal" will transcend the shoddy beginnings and give us a science fiction tale worthy of the genre.
Looks kind of intresting, so keep at it.
But lip-sinc could def b better.
I liked it, not much to see but I like it. You could polish your art on some things a bit though, when I saw the hands I was WTF?! XD Good work though
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