Great work. Especially with the facial animations and expressions.
...Koit would have animated those anal glands...
I knew what the punchline was going to be..
...but I liked it.
I enjoyed watching that. Good job.
It kept me watching until the end.
I like to think I'm a mature person, but I found this genuinely amusing. I think it was a combination of the fart SFX you used and how it just ended at that.
Thanks for comment
Some of the text was a bit difficult to read. While I'd say cursive is definitely better than typing, some of it was almost ilegible. Whether you used the pencil tool or the brush tool, I cannot tell (although the 2nd paragraph of text is definitely a brush with its variable thickness), but a slightly thinner line/brush may have gone some way to helping me with this.
The title too may have benefitted from a more cursive style.
For a movie that relies heavily on text, this is the most important aspect. But I was able to get the narrative on repeat viewings.
The animation was fairly good - it's always nice to see frame by frame - but there seems to be some missing - notably, the lady as she walks with the bard. I understand though, that by your own admission, the full version will be better animated, but in all the animation was a good effort.
Focusing on the walk cycle of the bard (with the muse) , the clip doesn't quite loop properly. It's apparent you animated the legs seperate from the upper body, and that's perfectly fine. However, the difference in line thickness between the legs and the upper body make this very noticeable.
The other walk cycle was better - it involved bobbing, the lines were consistent and it looped more fluidly.
I found the face animations to be well done and adequately expressive.
The art style was sufficiently detailed, and I can't really think of much to suggest in that regard. Personally, I can't get the hang of lighting or shadows, but it would have no doubt added immensely to the mood. The scene with the bard and the muse sitting on the bench would have benefitted with some shadows and mood lighting greatly.
I'd definitely be interested in watching the full version (am I correct in this assumption - that the "better animated version" you speak of is a full length animation to the track you used in this piece?), and am keen to see how the story plays out.
Thank you for the Review :) Yes, the full version will be of the full length animation to the soundtrack.
The text part will be better in that one, other things that I will be working on is the background and adding more characters in the story.
Favourit'd for Christopher Walken Dead. And the many, many references (some of which I got!)
I think my favourite aspect of the movie was the direction - there was a lot of creativity in the various skits and segues that made up the music video. The animation to go with it all was top notch.
A perfect follow up to 'The Leperchaun'
So I went ahead and watched it again.
Most of my original review stands, but I'll recap.
The use of real life bitmaps wasn't that jarring and the music was well suited for the mood of the movie.
It did seem to drag on a bit too much though. I did notice that the stage was no longer visible behind the starfield. One thing I did pick up on this time (another minor nitpick) was that the crowd of aliens was poorly composed. They were standing in awkward positions.
One more major issue was that there didn't seem to be a punchline. When I was writing my original review, I jotted down a note in the review box, and as the movie ended, I thought I missed the joke. It could be that your joke is implicit, but personally, I can't see what the joke was supposed to be - the movie just ended.
Like I say, it's a very long movie, with not a lot going on, and the payoff doesn't seem to be worth it.
Otherwise, I thought this was a pretty good.
Yes, the animation is implicit. There is not really a joke (guess people are used to seing funny things in newgrounds), but the movie holds an irony. I don't wan't to give it away but the irony centers on the empty coca-cola can, I let the viewer put a bit of thought in it.
Aniway, thank you very much for your review!
The use of real life bitmaps wasn't that jarring and the music was well suited for the mood.
It did seem to drag on a bit too much though. A minor note, some of the backgrounds weren't stretched across the stage properly, causing those white strands to appear on the top and bottom of the screen.
Otherwise, I thought this was a pretty good movie. I'd watch it again, and add to my review, but it is a long movie with not much going on, so I hope you'll forgive me if I leave it at that.
I do recall watching one of your previous movies (probably "Rise of Alfred") and so have always been impressed with your style and technique, but this is really something else.
The animation was smooth (when the corpses weren't jittering with high voltage current to the music), but more than that, the animation technique really added to the whole feel of the movie. Figuratively (and literally) electric.
The sound design was suitably trippy and surreal so hats off for that as well.
So, not the sort of thing I'd usually watch (gory/dark/very surreal things), but I'm kind of glad I watched it through to the end - I'll be sure to look out for the finished project. I'm intrigued at the idea alone - a "full length animated music video musical".
The animation was O.K. The characters seemed to lack legs, and they were blinking in unison.
I'm not quite sure what to think about the theme, but all in all, it was a nice movie. Don't give up.
Thank you. They were. -__- I actually had a difficult time with making the gif's for their eyes. I realized later on that I could actually just create the blinking effect in flash if I turn the eyes into symbols. Hahaha. Silly me. XD
The animation? I'll work on improving it, thank you. :]
The theme is actually all mixed up. It first started as something I thought my boyfriend would like but when he suddenly told me that he wanted to end our relationship, I thought 'Why waste all my hard work? I want to give him something to remember me with, a parting gift, at least."
I was, and still am, actually kind of lost when I saw that the music didn't have time to load when I first played the movie here on Newgrounds. I'm still trying to figure loading screens out so please bear with me. ^^;
Once again, thank you for your review. I'll do my best to improve on my mistakes. <3
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