Reviews for "Carried by the Wind"


Your artwork was so unique, as was your style, and transitions. It was a real thrill for the eyes. What an imagination you have.

However, if i were to suggest anything, I would narrate the poem, so it doesn take away from viewing your beautiful artowrk. It was hard to enjoy the flash, and read the poem at the same time. Thats the only negative about the flash, however, also without added sound it got a little boring, but again, it was easily overshadowed by your flash as a whole.

Brilliant stuff, hope to see more from you.

Cridia responds:

Thanks, this was really helpfull. The thought of using a narrator didnt even cross my mind to be honest; mostly due to me timing the appearance of the lines to the music. Now that I think about it, a narrator would perhaps have been better.

The sound was an integral part of the animation; any of my animations would get extremely boring if the sound was taken out. Anyways, thanks for the comment, I will defintily keep making animations! Next time I hope to make a more lighthearted one though.

this is so well done...

.. and the art is so wonderful.

But how in gods name did you come across such an awful musical score?

It just doesn't fit at all..

Cridia responds:

You think? I was rather happy with the music actually.

I tried

I wanted to like this more than I actually did, I really tried. The style is good at first, but it got a bit tiering. I liked how you used textures and masks, and the idea of complementing it with a black on white animation was good.... but using some sort 3d animation for that... not that good, and some parts just felt like a "self help/cheap spiritual" video, like the water reflection. It got too busy too, and you had to either read the text or pay attention to the animation, which also made it kind of frustrating. I appreciate the art and the intention, it was a good piece, but these details made it hard for me to enjoy it.


Cridia responds:

About the 3D part; I tried hand animating it at first, but for some reason I couldnt get the style I wanted out of it. The characters I aimed to have were also kind of detailed, so 3D animation was a better choice for me. Not that I will use 3D on every animation from now on mind you; after the recent experience I am not going to touch 3D animation for a while again; the bugs during animating it drained the enjoyment of it all. Right now I am glad the piece is finished.

Thanks for the comment!

I liked it

The graphics were nice. The movement was smooth and synced. The poem was good. The ending was nice. The music was beautiful.


i couldnt get through the whole thing... and all i can say is: