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May 17, 2012 | 1:53 AM EDT

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^^^This is not a flash file, it is a video file. .swf uses vectors, so small, <10 mb files are common. .MP4 VIDEO files are raster, which make for heavier files. When you watch a YouTube video at 720p, I can assure you, it is not 10 mb, so it is the same on Newgrounds.

**Thanks to Tom for the .mp4 upload function! (If you have an error it is on your end, works fine on mine and others :( )

After months of preproduction and even more months of animating, backgrounds, color, effects, and clean up, my senior thesis for the University of the Arts is complete.

A hypernova in a distant galaxy sent a meteor filled with powerful, extremely rare Dark Matter to Earth. Ecilpse Force, consisting of the arrogant, Sun-powered Sol and the intelligent Moon-fueled Luna, must secure the meteorite for safe extracton. However, their mission is quickly interrupted by a shadowy man by the name of Cygnus, who uses black hole powers to absorb energy around him. If he absorbs Dark Matter, nothing on Earth will stand in his way.

Eclipse Force, time to rock!

Made using--

Toon Boom Animate 2
Adobe After Effects CS5.5
Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5
Adobe Auditon CS5.5
some Apple Motion



Rated 5 / 5 stars

Characters-Super funny and sexy
Animation-Fluent and exciting
-Characters- despretaly needed shading and eyes were bit dull
-Background-Bit more detail would be great
But still.. you made this as your thesis for University of Arts and you put a lot of effort in it and as far as i can tell you did this alone the animating part i mean and voice acting and music was top-notch.
You deserve 5/5 and 5 stars GOOD WORK!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

ok, this wont be a super long review. 3 points. 1- This was well designed and highly amusing. 2- Characters were perfect foils of each other, plus were awesome in their own right. 3- NICE JOB SOL!!!! Luna, forgive me, but i gotta side with Sol on this one, we all just wanted to touch your ass.
Looking forward to seeing more of this. There will be more, right? RIGHT!!?!?!?!?

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Wow. Not much to say but DAMN, you spent a great deal of time on this and it payed off beautifully!
To be honest, I was thinking Cygnus would've looked different before I actually watched the movie. However, I was still pleased with the end result.

The movie itself is brilliant all around, from the particle explosion, to (my favorite line as Sol says it) Eclipse Team Hyper Combo Finish! The movie has a somewhat DBZ effect, in the sense when they power up and use their cosmic abilities, and it fit in nicely.

The characters are well drawn, from overall design, costumes, and even facial expressions (especially when una scolds Sol)

A little note, I noticed at the start right after the heroes came in, there was no noise for their footsteps aside from the close-up on Luna's ass and shot of Cygnus heading for the meteorite or much of any other minor sund effects, like Sol dusting inself after getting pwned. Pay a little more attention to that, okay?

That said, I loved the film, and would be surprised if this was made into an actual series.
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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

This is clearly the result of a well spent degree worth of study. At first I was bummed about the GIANT filesize, especially because I was only casually browsing NG and not after a long wait, but having it fully loaded and in full screen made it worth it and I can understand wanting to do a project like this justice.

At first I didn't like the mixture of styles - planets drawn in one way, backgrounds another and characters in multiple styles, but each style suited its subject and often they blended together well. I'm assuming you wanted to show off your skill at several techniques hence why there was such variation. It's a pet peeve of mine but the fact that each was done so well helped me get past it.

Obviously the story isn't up there with Shakespeare or The Simpsons, but it suited the task (showing off your talent) and clearly showed decisions you had made about the project. I feel I got a good sense of the lighthearted yet action filled Eclipse Team. As a scientist hearing "dark matter" and "black hole chest" was annoying, but normally when I see anime I prepare myself for a rape scene so that's easily forgivable. And the final joke was as good writing as anywhere else on this site, I lol'd.

Congrats on completing and showing off a fantastic piece of work! Here's looking forward to more!

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Chakra-X responds:

Thanks! I know the intro scene it a bit more "realistic" than the rest of the film in terms of design, but I really wanted to make a cool particle-based explosion haha, which I did not think was too jarring

It's a shame, because I love cosmology, and then I shit over all the facts with an "artistic license" haha. But you can say that about a lot of other Science Fiction concepts. Some have a stronger base in reality, others take more stylized concepts. If we went by fact all the time, the Coyote would have been dead the first episode!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Oh My God, that intro scene was the most beautiful thing i've ever seen on new grounds...

the rest was great and funny, but yeah, first part was epic.