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The Masquerade

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The entirety of this was made over the course of the last seven days. I'm actually really surprised at how efficient I was here, since I managed to get around 25 seconds done each day.

Even though the actual animation is not pristine or anything and the frame-by-frame is sort of choppy and shaky, I'm proud of how this turned out, mainly due to the atmosphere of it and the story. I think this time it actually has some meaning behind it. Also, this time I actually have some REAL INSTRUMENTS in the music. CAN YOU BELIEVE IT? OMG. Except I mixed them in with synthesized versions of themselves so it's occasionally hard to tell. Oh well.

Edit: Wow, I'm genuinely amazed by the quality of these reviews! There's been a lot of thought put into each and every one of them. Thanks so much, everyone!


Wonderful animation.

The message is very beautiful and real, i love it.

Very good

You managed to describe very well today's society, i wanna see more of this ;D


This was so great...

The animation wasn't that detailed, and no voices. But it was-...so great.

I see many Newground Animators trying to achieve true emotion in their work.

You have truly done that. This is one of the best pieces i've seen on here.

Keep on this track, man. You have the potential to be a wonderful animator, though you already surpass many of the most famous on here.

Comedy is one thing. But true emotion-...beautiful.

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Beautiful animation loved the message it passes, congratulations friend =D

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Normally don't like this kind of thing and find them too heavy handed, but I actually really liked this one. You where actually clear on what you where saying and actually looked at the different aspects of it.

Drawing the smile/sad faces on looked so good
The Reason sax synth made everything feel a little cheesier though

The ending felt like it kind of came out of nowhere a bit with the girl, but the movie did enough of what it set out to it didn't bother me too much

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Credits & Info

4.42 / 5.00

Jan 3, 2012
9:32 PM EST
  • Frontpaged January 16, 2012
  • Review Crew Pick January 11, 2012
  • Daily 3rd Place January 5, 2012
  • Weekly 4th Place January 11, 2012