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Dec 21, 2011 | 1:59 AM EST
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Directed by/background art: Greg Bartlett (ZEEDOX)
Character Animator: Josiah Brooks (JAZZA)

"Chasing Comets in my Garage" song by REASONER

I started a year and a half ago on Comet when Reasoner was looking for a music video to be created for a song from his album. Being a huge fan of his work, I was excited to help out. It ended up more ambitious than I imagined and eventualy I teamed up with Jazza. I'm hugely thankful to him for making this project possible at the quality I was aiming for.

Merry Christmas!



Rated 4 / 5 stars


Begining: Auuggghhh this better not be one of those fucking "emotional" flash movies, if it is im giving it a tops 7...

Middle:okay, Why does the kid walk like a deathclaw from fallout? What kind of... seemingly.... 10 year old boy goes and rides his bike out in the street? I'm guessing he's dreaming but rlly? and where's freddy Khuger?XD, Alrite wtf? an alien.....with a cape? give him some damn clothes!

End: Okay, is it just me? or does the astronauts arms look flimsy for some reason? Those asteroids look like they're made of metal, i think i even see some glare on them! Music, music , music, tsk tsk, it sounds pretty fresh at begining, but gets boring, at least has something that keeps a beat with whats happening in the flash, arts decent at least, i giv you 8, pretty ok light decal too.


Rated 4 / 5 stars

visually its pretty much perfect

first off, wow, those backgrounds were fucking beautiful, especially the christmas lights that came to life; it's not often you get flash animations that have so much detail put into the lighting aspect

i've got to nitpick a few things though. i don't think the flash should have turned out to be the kid's fantasy/dream. something that's annoyed me recently about a lot of cartoons is that the cartoonish and fantastic aspects of them turn out to be a hallucination, a dream, or a drug trip. it's not only an easy 'cop out' ending, but it sort of takes away from the fact that it's a cartoon in the first place. personally i think the story would have been stronger if you based it around the city with the boy encountering the neon lights, rather than taking it to the outer space setting. a few things seemed shoe-horned in as well, like the alien for example - i think he was just there so the cartoon could have a tangible antagonist.

aside from that, everything else was great (especially the shots/framing), the sequences fit well with the music etc etc etc, i just wish more of the cartoon was like the first minute or so instead of a space adventure

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

awesome :)

this animation is one of thwe best i've ever seen

keep up the good work

although like DirolTerminator shows...
there are always people who need to bitch about the smallest things...

ignore him, you did great

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

It was excellent.

I was amazed at how smoothly you changed the enviroment. Such as the basketball. It really did feel like a dream, and that's kind of scary. Even though the walking could have been better, It's hard to get good walking, and you had a lot of other things you could do with that time, I can't fault you for that. I would have been surprised if you hadn't had that ending, but you didn't let me down. All in all, I give it a 10.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Have few misses.

The short is great.
The backgrounds is brilliant. But there was something in character animation - that just don't go 100% well with such detailed-drawn background.
In static the characters looks impressive and good, but there was something in their motions.
That doesn't look like "sneaky-moving", it's too choppy, then that child walks like a cripple. And the alien is just jerky-slow-walking, like the crippled child. You really should work on walking animation, man. Maybe it's because you timed the sneak-step wrong, it should be slow weight transition to the leg, and then fast step, and you've shown the slow step - and fast weight transition.
Is that child suffered scoliosis? It looks so - his back twisted like he don't have any of the spine at all.
Now for the astronaut - his shoulders are unproportional to his body - they're too small.
And the final, what's gives the strongest weird feeling - it's perspective faults, the characters just don't overlap well with the background - you've should put more of work there.

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