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Alive (NATA Finals)

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Oct 10, 2012 | 5:34 PM EDT

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Author Comments

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 5 / 5 stars

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


Rated 5 / 5 stars

I'm starting to just love your anims!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

I thought it was fantastic! I read your description first so I realize that you were aware of the faults in the video, so that to me makes it like aren't really mistakes. Anyways, amazing job a Good Luck at the NATA 2012!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

This is beast


Rated 5 / 5 stars

In my opinion your piece was the winner. You managed to explore something deep, meaningful, and beautiful in this dialogue with death. Your progress is incredible, and I look forward to seeing its continuation in the coming years.

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