Shadow of the Animators

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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.


I think you have some awesome skills! Especially when i see that you only started this year, really makes me feel like a lazy sack of sh*t haha (only made 1 toon). But you motivated me again so thanks for that! :D

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TerminalMontage responds:

Hah thanks! Yes animate! Don't ever stop!

I've been watching a couple of your animations, and to be honest, I think your pretty damn good.
I'm an animator also, though not a Flash animator, I lean towards traditional hand drawn animating, though I'm not that good at it.
So I completely understand this video in that you want to "beat the best to become the best", and Shadow of the Colossus is not only a great game (one of my favourites Evar!) but it's so suited to the idea of this animation! :
That you set out with nothing but your pen, and you hope to take on these majestic, colossal Behemoths to become a greater one yourself.
Well, I hope that you succeed in this. you seem to have the humour down, which is the main selling points in all these popular animators, your animation is pretty good already, and your aspirations are nice and high too. So good luck!

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TerminalMontage responds:

Hah thanks! For the longest time I just hated how Flash animations look, and I wanted to do traditional hand stuff, but I decided to give it a go and it's something I really enjoy doing now. Thanks again :]

Great video, both funny and true. Plus any Shadow of the Colossus reference gets huge points in my books. I wish you well on your quest and sincerely hope you make more.

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TerminalMontage responds:

Thank you! :]

Dude you managed to do something I always wanted to do but would have never had the balls to.For that you got respect points bro, not to mention the way you actually trying to reach out to your audience by showing them that you care and responding to most of there comments, I know that responding to them all is quite a feat but if you don't I think people will still get the idea that you wuv them. I am just starting to learn how to animate and have hundreds of stories and a series all ready in the planning. In my book bro you are already considered a great animator, need to put more work and time into the whole ordeal of becoming one of the "Great Ones" but I believe you will make it there. Hopefully one day I will look up to you and inspire to become your "Friend" lol. ofcourse my animations will be set on a different profile, this is just a mere observation one :) but hey when I get some flash's out there I am going to message you and say hey remember that guy from that comment lol. I expect a reply back lol (in hopes by then you haven't turned evil with fame). But enough with the kiss ass routine...Your animation was a bit repetitive...there a solid criticism :P

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TerminalMontage responds:

Hey thanks :] Your review stands out so hopefully I will remember you when that time comes :P

And yus, it was pretty stretched out, in my defense I made it like the real Shadow of the Colossus intro. I still gots lots to learn!

I, for one, liked the slow pace set for most of the flash. It was in line with the Shadow of the Colossus parody and was supposed to make things feel austere and intimidating. It was quite apt, and if it didn't suit the viewer then they didn't understand the reference, that's all. It also helped to have the gag at the end more fast-paced in comparison. I think it worked well. I chuckled at this flash, but now I find myself more concerned with my nostalgic feelings for Shadow of the Colossus...

ANYWHO, 4/5! as usual, good work!

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TerminalMontage responds:

Thank you! :D

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4.24 / 5.00

May 7, 2012
7:50 PM EDT