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Splice of Life (NATA)

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Apr 29, 2012 | 8:33 AM EDT

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Author Comments

This was made for the open round of the Newgrounds Annual Tournament of Animation. The theme was "discovery of time travel."

This is the first time I've participated in anything like this, so I ended up working like crazy in case I didn't finish in time. It turns out, after spending pretty much all my free time working and temporarily forgetting about having a social life, I got it done right on time. See, I'm actually leaving to go to Waterloo for the Skills Ontario 2D animation competition soon, where I will only have access to a computer while I'm working on my animation for that competition, so I wouldn't be able to work on my NATA entry. My entry is done now, though, so I no longer need to worry about that.

As for the theme, I didn't want to do a typical time travel story, so I interpreted the theme a little differently. I recalled that scene from Back to the Future 2 where Doc draws a graph showing multiple timelines for Marty. I took this idea where, rather than moving along the forwards/backwards axis (x), I would move along the timelines axis (y), or in the case of this video, squish them all together into one timeline using a package that was supposed to be delivered to the mad scientist next door. It's a stretch in terms of adherence to the theme, but I think it still works.

Anyway, it looks like NATA's going to be a blast this year. I'm really looking forward to seeing everyone's entries!



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Serious stuff...
Very much liked it. Sound effects might be nice. Or not..
Animation: 4
Music: 5
Idea: 5
Story: 4.5
SFX: ?
Overall: 4.5, nice work on the time travel!

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

It is a pretty unique take on the theme and the ending was funny


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Wow, there are definitley a lot of contests and stuff going on lately. It was a bit hard to follow, but it was still very watchable. I think the funniest thing about it was probably how it reminded me of those Red/Green/Blue collabs we used to have. I like to think of this as a throwback to those days. The animation was really good in this, with everything flowed so well. There were a lot of things going on.

I remember that scene from "Back To The Future 2" very well. I am glad you explained it all in the author's comments, because it was certainly hard for me to follow through. I like how the colors contrast with each other. This was fairly lengthy, I'm surprised. Congradulations on having the Daily Feature for Pico Day for something that didn't have Pico in it!


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Animation was pretty nifty, loved the use of colors. Very stylistic as always!


Rated 4 / 5 stars

I like the use of music in place of words but it got a little repetitive after a while. maybe try switching in different songs every once in a while.

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