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The Eidolon

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Jun 15, 2012 | 6:12 PM EDT
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My senior thesis animation I did at SVA in New York. It is a science fiction/horror story about a man who is trying to escape his past but has his conscious and ghosts from his past to deal with.



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Leonardo da Vinci said "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." I think The Eidolon is a good example of that. It's easy to over look the amount of time and work behind this short but well crafted animation.

The story is simple and straight forward, it's very carefully paced without unnecessary fill ups. The characters and environments design is simplified. The frame by frame animation is smooth while the line work stays clean. The voice work is also thoughtfully kept to minimum. I love your choice of color. (A little nick-pick by the way, I personally don't like the "black noses", it kind of distracting me from focusing characters facial expressions. I understand it's just a style, however, it looks much better with other skin color in your other works.)

Over all, The Eidolon gives me a good vibe of 90's sci-fi movies such as Alien and Event Horizon. In my opinion, it's a breath of fresh air among animations nowadays which fill with over-the-top effects and extreme humor.

May I ask what software did you use to create this film?

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

It was a great video with much emotion and thought, but it left much to be desired from the story.
It didn't feel fully... resolved... like there was just a bit more, but wasn't revealed.
I really want to understand the ending, it was a great movie, but the ending can't be fully understood without more information on it.
I voted 5 for the movie, cause there is no 4.5. I hope there is a continuation, so I can vote 5 and rate 5 for the next one. If this is truly the end, it is a bleak one of fear.

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Awesome. simple design, but the story got me. great story even w/out the any dialogue.

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

hope to continuou this serie!


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

good strong and simple designs. I really like the story telling, especially the minimal use of dialogue. Can't wait to see more.