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Working with the animation students at Brigham Young University has been a real treat. After much blood, sweat, and tears, we have finally completed Alight. We spent countless hours animating Sparker, the "fire boy," and Aquanna the "water girl," to get the effects and character animation looking just right. To us, they're almost real-life characters by now. We hope you enjoy this unique little piece of Flash animation, mixed with After Effects compositing.

For a higher-resolution version of the film, visit http://www.keyserhouse.co m/alight.


if i were an oscarmeiyer panda

id have to say that i loved everything about this video. the only thing id have to say about it was i was somewhat confused by the meaning. what im getting from it is that the fire thing represents our passion for things. the water being possibly our fragility? cuz the water thing got wasted easily. and the giant mechanized castle is how we are destructive and try to force the world to conform to us. that is kinda the feel i got from it. other than the general confusion it waS epic

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I dunno what to say

I liked it,good animation...so you get a 10 and a 5.

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Animation and music were wonderful, but I completely missed the meaning towards the end

Great animation, but...

Honestly, the thing didn't make much sense. I'm still sort of confused, but that might be because I don't feel like looking for symbolism. And it'd be nice if I was convinced more that fire boy would really rage that hard over water girl. Still a 10 for the animation work though. Nice job.

We hope to see more Sparker and Aquanna :)

The animation is wonderful and the characters are precious (design, movements, expression, even without face). it's a bittersweet ending, not precisely happy, not exactly sad.

You would totally do more animations with Sparker and Aquanna.

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4.44 / 5.00

Jun 28, 2011
9:54 AM EDT
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