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The Door

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*Watch till the very last second, and you will understand that I'm not really planning on making this into a movie or anything :)*

What better date to publish an animation, than on ones very own birthday?

I made this little thing for an animation tournament called NMAE. The theme was "Hidden Door". Competitions are fun. I learn a lot from them. This time I just wanted to keep things simple. I had this idea for a horror-trailer-kind-of-th ing. I wanted to focus on the mood of the animation this time around, and for that, I decided to work on the audio before the animation itself. Great thanks to the voice actors who were able to lend me their voice on such a short notice!

Feel free to check this out on Youtube and subscribe if you like my animations and wish to support them.

Have a nice day!


I think the voice acting should've been a little better, but that's just me.
Animation was pretty smooth and looked like there was work done to it.
Music was perfect.
The only problem was that the animation (mostly the characters) weren't suited for horror.
I just couldn't be scared of it.

Overall: good job

Got the chills. This could actually be a legit horror film. I'm willing to bet somebody in holllywood could do this just using what you have here. Could have the potential for a big movie. Good work

Animation was GREAT! I Got chills.... Anyway If it's not too much to ask maybe make a Whole movie bout it? IK It's a Big thing but..... I wanna see what happens to him :I

The art style was great, however the animation was a type that I'm really quite against. You use too much movment, which may sound weird, but personally it really bugs me when I see a simple scene of someone saying a line animated in a way where he has to move his head and body around the whole time he's speaking. Sometimes simplicity works, not to mention you're animating a horror trailer, so they shouldn't be so happily twitching about.

Also the way you presented the storyline. I mean the girl just says "what are you going to now that your parents are dead?" so casually. I feel like no matter how much time someone has lived with their parents death, that's still a little bit of a touchy topic. Sure they can get over it, but for their friend to just bring it up like that and to use the word 'dead'...it feels kind of forced, like you didn't know how to present the info that his parents were dead, so you just threw it in their randomly as casual dialog.

Anyway, it was pretty good, and I would like to see it as a full short film just for curiosity's sake, but some things held it back. The twitchy animation style took away from some of the scenes, to the point where I couldn't even focus on the character properly.

But then again, maybe it's just me.

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Even though I really liked it, the fact that we're never really going to see it bummed me out, so that's why I gave it a four

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4.00 / 5.00

Sep 7, 2012
12:33 PM EDT