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Alive (NATA Finals)

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Oct 10, 2012 | 5:34 PM EDT

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This is my entry for the final round of NATA 2012! It's been fun!

The theme was "the final fork in the road." For those having trouble seeing how that fits with this movie, remember that the fork in the road is for Death and not Calvin.

First, some things that went wrong. Because it's all frame-by-frame, some of it is shaky. Oops. The way I coloured it is weird and the backgrounds aren't too detailed. The sounds mixing isn't too great, but that's partially because I got my friends to record their lines at their own houses, so the quality differed. Now, things that I thought went well. On the whole, I think the frame-by-frame came out nicely and I'm proud of it. But ore importantly, I branched out in terms of story. This breaks the same formula I've been using since the novice round, and I didn't have to panic and change things last minute like I did last time. It actually sort of worked, so that's nice.

I doubt I'm going to win NATA because I'm against Emrox, but NATA was definitely a great experience. Just compare my open round entry ("Splice of Life") to this. I definitely got something out of this all. Expect me back again next year!



Rated 3 / 5 stars

Death's voice could of been better, and the audio quality for the guy could of been better, plus the animation could of had a cleaner cut, it's all kind of jagged to me, but it isn't really that bad, it's actually satisfactory in my opinion


Rated 5 / 5 stars

This was quite interesting.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

This is beast


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Deaths voice was epic bro , tell your friend he did great :3
Nice job!


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Unfortunately this is one of your weaker animations. The voice acting is lacking. And the whole "you're dead just accept it" segment felt like the kind of imitation British humor a junior high kid would write. Although you're only 16, you've set a very high bar for being wise beyond your years. Now that I think about it, the joke seems very similar to the dead parrot Monty Python sketch. But then it gets all serious and it just seems kind of jarring and out of place. You say you didn't have to panic this time but it does feel like it was made in a hurry.