Out of the Blue

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So, I finally got around to learning Flash, but I couldn't do it without some form of online course. This is my submission for the final assignment of that course, taken at Gotland University, Sweden, where I also study Computer Graphics and Animation.

I am happy with the result, as it matches my vision. However, the animation could've been better, but I cut myself some slack, since it *is* my very first animated short, Flash or otherwise.

I went for a monochrome colorscheme to relate to air and water, and to capture a kind of childish, innocent or dreamlike quality, which goes well with the style that is sort-of intentionally crudely drawn.

Anyway, hope you like it! :)

The music used is called "The Sunlit Earth", a track from the Shadow of the Colossus official soundtrack ("Wander and the Colossus - Roar of the Earth"), composed and arranged by K%u014D %u014Ctani/Kow Otani, Published & Distributed by: King Records. The game and everything relating to it (including the music) © Team ICO (Fumito Ueda / Kenji Kaido) and K%u014D %u014Ctani.
No copyright infringement intended.

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very nice

awesome artwork, simple and crude yet it works well with this style. the camera work is great. the ending seems a little wierd though, who knew there was a fish, i think you could have just ended it with him being eaten and it would have been funnier.


Loved it, very good for being your first flash! The music is just so fitting! And that Magic Fish is my hero!

You get my respect.

I understand why you used a style like this for your flash and I support your idea, it was a good choice. The nice but simple style fits very well to it. The fact that this is your first flash makes it even better.
And I didn't expect that I will laugh at the end. All in all you had a nice idea and the creation was well executed. Good luck with future projects!

Nice animating skills dude!

And the song was awesome!
Buuut... The ending made the flash...uhhhh...go plop...
But still AMAZING

Very nice!

love the animation, music really gave it that extra boost of greatness

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2.86 / 5.00

Oct 15, 2011
12:06 PM EDT
Comedy - Original