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Jun 11, 2012 | 5:21 AM EDT

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Sometimes you need to know when to let go.


This is my Novice round entry for NATA 2012, which unfortunately, didn't get through to next round.

I'm fairly happy with it but I did have to cut a lot out of it to meet the deadline.

I hope you enjoy it!



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

I am watching this and GROWIN' UP. Ok I watched them and personally I think the animation was better in this movie but GROWIN' UP's art was better. But GROWIN' UP's animation was bad it was mostly just tweening I think you could have won if you didn't use that static sound so much it is kind of hard on the ears :/

Lankie responds:

Yeah, maybe I should of made the static a little softer sounding. GROWIN' UP beat me by a solid 10 points though, It probably would of took a lot more for me to score a win.
Thanks for the comment!


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

I really like that you made an entry with a serious tone following your comedic Open Round one. Variation is important, and you are not predictable with your entries. I really enjoyed this one, especially because of how different it was. Very good story structure, too - Well done!


Rated 4 / 5 stars

I may go through my own 5 stages knowing an artist, such as yourself, won't be advancing:

But I think you made that right decision on crafted this flash properly. Animation was very good, the graphics worked decently, and style was very pleasant as well. Music went well to the the flash, and audio was of good quality. Loved your approach to the topic of "Elephant in the Room" because it held a more human element that tap a little more into emotions than some of the other novice round submissions.
Great Job, it may be a tough break for you, but there's always next year.

Lankie responds:

Indeed there is! Hopefully I'll have improved a fair bit by the time NATA 2013 rolls around! Thanks for the compliments!


Rated 4 / 5 stars

I really liked it. Good job! It was a little bit sad though. :(

Lankie responds:

Yep, I figured with the theme 'Elephant in the Room' most people would go for a comedic route. So I decided to make a more melancholy animation to stand out.
Alas it didn't work out too well as I didn't get through.
Ah well, thanks for the comment!


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Good job Lankie! Was it about accepting death?

Lankie responds:

Pretty much, you shouldn't just ignore death I guess...lest he annoys you for all eternity with his loud face. ¬¬
Thank you, and good luck in NATA!