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The Masquerade

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Jan 3, 2012 | 9:32 PM EST
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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!



Rated 5 / 5 stars

Oh my gawd

So rare that I write a review. When I do, it's always because the flash deserve the best. Well I think it. A lot. I think it's something that I should make see to a friend who would completetly understand this.

Thank you very much.


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Pahgawk responds:

Thanks for taking the time to review, then! I'm glad you liked it!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Really enjoyed it

I don't see videos like this very often and you told the story amazingly well with no words. Good job

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

100%, sir

Music, animation, story, everything. You've hit the highest mark in all regards, and I congratulate you.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars


I love how everything has a monochromatic color except for the markings on the masks. The story seems very cool and self-explanatory enough. I love the animation you do when you redraw each picture, but I didn't really like the parts that used motion tweens (example: the arms) and squeezed the characters around.

But I like its eerie environment, too. Also the music you made is very nice.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars


This, simply put, was amazing.

Everyone tries to mask their feeling, and try to put on a happy face, at least once in their lives. The raw emotion and creativity that emanate from this animation rival that of Tarboy's.

Well done, I will be following you from now on.