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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.


Dude you dont want to go to the MOST popular rank of animators as you never have time for your audience (like me) because you will be to busy doing whatever the hell they do but your animation on the other hand get 5 STARS!

P.S. it would be highly ironic if you do not reply this

TerminalMontage responds:

Hah, I'll try to respond to you guys for as long as I can then :P

Great job man.. When you figure out how to get an audience, let me know... I'll still be bathing in the spotlight of a few "one hit wonders" that I get once in a blue moon, where nobody remembers my name...
They'll remember me one day.. I swear it... I swear it... I... I... sw... alkdjfakljfaklsdjfkladsjajsf

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TerminalMontage responds:

Thanks :]

Just keep at it! Practice really does make perfect, make more animations!

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 :]

I want to see the next part! great job!!!

In the end, it all doesn't really matter.
No matter how much someone improves in animation, he will still improve on his specific style. It could be based off a vast, brilliant imagination or just an uninteresting farce. Based off how people see animators really concern the people animating. :P
However, you really got something going on. Your art and backgrounds are beautiful (color, line art, effect) and have quite the ideas. You can be quite the star on the internet; but the truth we all must face is finding the right "zing" to make our animations shine. It usually takes years, but only the determined can be great.
You're doing alright so far. Keep doin' what ya love, and you will be like the guy below me "talkin' to u mr muffin". :)

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TerminalMontage responds:


Yeah, I understand that this does take time, and each animator does have their "zing," I'm still looking for mine :) Thanks!

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4.24 / 5.00

May 7, 2012
7:50 PM EDT