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This is an old film that I made a few years ago. At the time it was my best work, but now I can see a lot of things that I would do differently. I'm uploading it now because I decided to follow my own advice and show it to the world despite its flaws.
I hope that you enjoy it. That will have made the effort worth it.

I make a new video every two weeks on the process of animation. Check out my channel here:
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The story is interesting and I like the concept of gigantic and bipedal war machines. If possible, it would be nice if you could post the plot somewhere, in the description or in a blog post, because it's not very clear what is happening (or perhaps extending upon it).

I'm not reviewing this. Out of laziness, but also because I feel that the reviews below as well as your own criticism on this are spot on. Sometimes, it's just interesting to go back and see how things were and compare to how things are.

Glad to finally see that this is out! I remember converting it to video for you and wondering why you never uploaded it :p

Yeah, it's not as good as something you could do now, but it's still better than a lot of stuff you see posted online.

As for actual critiques, the animations pretty great for the most part, it's all smooth and dynamic, though some bits look pretty wonky, and there's even missing lipsync, though iirc that was due to time constraints.

The story is interesting, but feels really condensed and doesn't flow too well. There's quite a few pacing issues. That last shot is still as cool as the first time I saw it though.

Overall though, the concept is really cool and would definitely work well as something much longer with more time put into it. Once again, it's great to finally see this released, and I hope to see some more new stuff from you soon!

HowardWimshurst responds:

Wow it is you! That's amazing that you saw this. yes it has been quite a long time since I actually made this. I agree with you that it is a bit wonky and the pacing is... not satisfactory for me. These shortcomings almost stopped me from releasing it. but then i made a video about abandoning projects and I thought that I should follow my own advice. I'm sure that it was worth the few hours of extra effort to get it cleaned up and put out onto the internet, especially after all of that work i put into it. Thanks for helping me with it back in the day. Hope you are doing well!

great animation and a decent art style I like the twist at the end alot The way the story moves is really awkward tho but otherwise great work

Someone been watching the Last Exile...

HowardWimshurst responds:

just googled the last exile... looks frickin awesome

The animation works well, but I feel like the story flows weird and things happen off timing, but still nice work.

HowardWimshurst responds:

thank you, yeah the editing pace is the thing I have the biggest problem with and the lack of clarity of what is going on. Sometimes it is intentional but other times it is not

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Aug 27, 2017
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