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Shadow of the Animators

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May 7, 2012 | 7:50 PM EDT

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DISCLAIMER: At one point in this short I make a little joke about Machinima, I want to make it clear that, I have no problems with Machinima, I'm a Machinima director. I'm not the greatest animator in the world, but my opinion of SOME of the other Machinima animators is quite low, in fact because of how bad their animations are it INSPIRED me to animate, because if they can do it, anyone can.

Anyway, this is just a little animation about me making more animations. So every cartoon I make is essentially part of a series about me becoming a better animator, and potentially befriending other great animators! This was also a little tribute to every animator mentioned in the video, cause you know, I'm "fighting the best to become the best" sort of deal.

And the song at the end is "The Sunlit Earth," from Shadow of the Colossus.

EDIT: Sometimes when the video loads it might zoom in, just right click and "show all." I have no idea why it's doing this now.



Rated 5 / 5 stars

I am truly a fan of all of your animations. In my world your much better than all of those guys. Your animations are so smooth and crisp, not to mention funny. Keep making animations. I really enjoyed the video.

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TerminalMontage responds:

Aww shucks, thanks :]


Rated 5 / 5 stars

A really great vid "I LOVED IT"

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TerminalMontage responds:

Why thank you!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Thou shalt someday became a really fine animator. I mean, your animation skills are really good, an I think you will join into the online animator elite's soon enough. If you just continue making animations as good as your others (and Im pretty sure you will)

And I thought that Machinima joke was really clever. Most of their animations are pretty crap, and you brought it up really good.

Well and at the end I say 5/5

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TerminalMontage responds:

Thank you! :]


Rated 5 / 5 stars

You know, I'm sure most of us have been on a quite similar quest ever since we discovered almighty Newgrounds(at least I know I do). I'm just glad that someone in the vast pits of the universe finally did it. Actually, you've ALREADY done it. Your animation skill is pretty much up there already and this was funny without relying on outbursts of anger. And what you said about Machinima is true...not that they're bad, but its cheap.

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TerminalMontage responds:

Hey thanks :]


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Look. I like you. I think you got potential. You stroke gold with HIGT: Dark Souls. I watched that shit like 234234 times. You're just what Newgrounds needs, wants, and lacked for a goddamn long time. So let me give you a pro tip (not that I'm a pro, but, still, man, give me some cred): if you're trying to make the point something was boring (i.e. intro of SoC), don't do it by actually boring your audience( (i.e. replicating the intro of SoC). Come up with a creative and funny way of getting the same point across. I'm sure there's plenty. You did exactly that in your Dark Souls video. That's why everyone loved it so much. The key to being successfully funny is that you just gotta think about and predict the perspectives of the viewer.

This video was nevertheless a brilliant idea. (That's why you're awesome and will continue to be). The execution was just poor and lacking, which is nothing a little more time put into planning and experience won't fix. You'll get better. I EXPECT GREAT THINGS FROM YOU BROTHA. THANK YOU FOR DOING WHAT YOU'RE DOING.

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TerminalMontage responds:

Thanks, you know it seemed like a better idea in my head, then halfway through I almost stopped cause I realized it wasn't funny (even though some people thought it was, bless their hearts), that kind of thinking is what made me gave up animating years ago and decide not to do it (until 3 months ago) I figured I should just stick with it and keep on trucking, I still learned a bit and improved a little, but I definitely need to plan things better so I know exactly what I'm doing, thanks again!