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Alive (NATA Finals)

rated 4.17 / 5 stars
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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 4.5 / 5 stars

It really does seem like you deserve to be the winner. You already won Daily Feature. I thought it was just going to end with the gags of the guy dying over and over. It actually turned out to be a lot more philosophical than I thought. It does make you wonder, what would it be like if you couldn't accept your own death? You know, 250,000 people or so die every day.

And you thought Santa Claus was busy. The animation is a bit off, though. It looks like this guy has two faces with a different shade. Yeah, I bet that was intentional, but it just comes off as strange. The voicework is adequately done too.

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

This was really great man! I liked the philosophical take you took on the concept. It was definitely a fascinating take on the topic.

Points for going for FBF. It may not have been the cleanest way to animate, but it made your characters lively and interesting to watch.

The audio was kinda crappy, and some of the coloring looked a little dull - but this is just nitpicking.

You should be proud man! Good luck!


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

I don't know why, but your animations always make me think. Maybe it's a certain charm you have. Or that I really like your way of telling the story. It's odd really.
Also, I was also born in '96. Crazy.


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Great original soryline, and artwork my friend!
Soundtrack was fantastic,
the characters dynamic,
and I was almost sad at its end.
Though good work you do,
and this flash pleased me too,
I have just a couple requests.
Stretch the length a bit longer,
and make voice acting stronger,
to make all your movies the best!

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Rated 4 / 5 stars

Eh. The voice acting was mediocre in my opinion, esp. from death. But that aside, it was great!

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