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A Dragon's Flight

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Aug 18, 2011 | 7:13 PM EDT

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I submitted this the day that I got accepted on to my animation course at university, so a pretty good day over all. I watched Dreamwork's "How To Train Your Dragon" about three months ago, and one of the scenes really inspired me, particularly the soundtrack, so, that's my reason for making this, I hope you enjoy it.

There were some problems to start, it was knocked off the Daily 1st Prize by spam, which irritated me, as it meant that it didn't get the exposure I would have liked. However, that's been more than made up for as Tom has put it on the Front Page! Seriously, I'm very appreciative.

Anyway, I put a lot of effort into this and I hope you enjoy it, I certainly think that it's the best animation I've made yet.

One more thing, I'm toying around with the idea of a sequel, I don't want to reveal too much about it, but it won't be the simple flying around that you see here, there'll be more to it. So, what do you think?



Rated 2.5 / 5 stars


You've got talent for animation, but it's difficult to put into words how I feel about this piece of work.
You've classed it as a music video, so storyline doesn't have to figure heavily, and here there's not much more than a dragon flying around. But to me, music videos should be about A) The music, and B) The visuals. I kind of feel the visuals here are a bit rough around the edges, and the music is just the soundtrack from the film. A /good/ film, but since the film was about a dragon, and was animated, I'm not really seeing the point in this, it's just a shortened copy of the film centring on a dragon flying around. You even used the Night fury dragon design, albeit changed the tail and had some unnecessary glowing bits.
It's not a parody, but if it's a music video, I honestly think you could have done better. It's not exactly 'inspired', more so just putting Toothless the dragon into a short flash. Your style says 'amateur' rather than 'stylised', but you did pick something that was already exquisitely animated, and all you've done is make it worse, I'm afraid.

Don't get me wrong. You've got talent, and you can animate, but you need to put that talent towards making your own original content, or if you're going to do more music videos; don't just use all the pre-existing pieces of a film. I'd like to see more of your stuff, but please do not waste your effort on doing a sequel. Hope this doesn't sound too harsh, and can be taken as constructive criticism.

-Dr. Jesus, M.D

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Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

Cute Animation

Good animation, though, not very original.


Rated 2 / 5 stars


normally people on here that like the subject that the video is based off of will vote higher because of it. I actually found myself kind of offended... ~_~ I was a bit confused because the dragon was just toothless with no tail 'fins', red eyes and glowing stripes. I'm sure you meant well, I just couldn't tell if it was supposed to be a tribute to the movie, or something else I've never heard of.

Please be aware I also rate everything on this site in comparison to Adam Phillip's "The Yu-Yu".

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