Its nice to see something so stylistic.
the rating needs to be changed to T for teenage or M for a mature audience.
I started the video and i saw the caption, short but powerful, and i said to myself. "great! that's the best way for it to be" but then it was twenty seconds long. I understand the pains and monotony of long animations, but a little clip like this can't get you much fame. if you made something like this but a bit longer, you could make a serious impression on people. good job!
thx man, that's a good advice
I like it okay. its a cool idea and you certainly have some talent, but you need a higher fps rate. your action scenes look like they jump around a lot of the time and if its about not having the time to make more frames, I would enjoy this twice as much, if it had half as many fights but they were twice as smooth. nothing beats the feeling of a good fight scene and lack of good fight scenes is the primary reason that cg fails(that and not seeing as much of the artist's creativity, but you do well enough on that part) literally just double your fps. even if you only bother with those extra frames during the fight scenes. I've followed your stuff for a while and i've gotta say its good. better than most the cg stuff i will see on here. but the skippy action sequences are killing you.
the problem with higher frame rate during action sequences is you can't see the movements. everything just blurs all together which looks more realistic in a way however it looks messy and sloppy. Realism doesnt blend well with cartoony anime character models- it just makes things look off in an uncanny valley sort of way. If I had more realistic models of people it might look a little better with a higher frame rate, something more like Dead or Alive or Final fantasy.
Other thing I could try is just simply speeding up playback with a lower frame rate so the animation plays faster and you still can see the movement. I'll probably try this in the next project
Darn. That looks pretty cool. made me sad when i heard the part about 2014.
I thought it all looked pretty chill. if you are looking for reviews on the animation, It looked tight outside of lip flap and movement smoothness. some of your character's movements hopped around in a weird way.
I was having a sad day today. And you helped me out. Thank you!
So happy to see Scrooge McDuck XD
I was really excited about this video. good animation. good message. I ironically saw it soon after my own freak out. not quite a panic attack, it didn't go that far. but i saw this video and it was great. It looked like the message got through and I was going to try the whole 21 second thing too. and then he decided to make this about his God instead of being about helping others. I know Christianity and faith are great crutches for some people. but the second the Bible came up, I already knew what the real point of the video was. it wasn't to help anxiety attacks, It wasn't to be a friend. It was to take people in to a life of eternal happiness with our lord and savior. Why is that upsetting me you ask? What could possibly be wrong with wishing anxious people eternal happiness? I will tell you what's wrong. Christianity, no. Strong belief in some magical all curing force is the last. I WILL REPEAT! The last thing you should ever say to someone with anxiety like that. Anxiousness like that can bring you right to the cusp of taking your life and hearing that there is a force out there that knows about your problems, and can fix everything, but has just sat around and waited for you to come to it in your time of need, is a horrible thing to let someone in a panic attack know. If I could talk to the guy who made this, I would start by telling him that his animation was fantastic, the first half of the video present. *Ahem* let's avoid confusion here, the first 7 minutes and 45 seconds of this video presented a solid message that totally helped me and I am sure some other people too. Then I would slap him across his face for immediately cutting off all of the trust and support he just gave to viewers by trying to lay all of that wonderful inspiring hope on to a figure that no one going through an anxiety attack would ever solidly believe in. mentioning your religion whether you meant well or not, cut off all of the people that don't take their confidence from a religion and those people are usually the ones that suffer the most during anxiety because they support themselves. Your video helped support them too until they came across the part that sections this whole video off for non-believers. your faith and their eternal happiness can wait for another day. you destroyed the support they just found when you put in that extra 6 minutes and 16 seconds of preaching. I hope I never have to see something that harmful again. Your faith is fine. your first half is fine. your second half is fine. they are not fine together. you built up a trust with viewers and then you dropped half of them right back down, Probably putting them in an even worse position than before. keep your faith to the people that aren't dejected by it. panic attacks cause you to question things and God is definitely one of them. If you are having a panic attack, you don't care that God and his love are out there, you care that he hasn't come and tried to help when you really needed it. you don't care if he has a plan, you care that that plan apparently requires for you to go through a meat grinder. If you really wanted to help people, you would have released these as two separate videos. You can wish someone all of God's love and blessing, but when you tell them that it is the way they will get better, you are also letting them know that what they believe and are thinking isn't important, they just need to throw all of it away for your one-size fits all solution, someone you can't see can't touch, can't have a conversation with, and you wont meet them until after you die, is the person you have to put all of your trust in. I know it might sound harsh what I am saying to you, but you need to understand what you have apparently forgotten, panic attacks make you frantic. they make you question everything. they wont put blind faith in something. and blind faith is not what will help them if they didn't already have it before watching this video.
I thought you did a really nice job with the frame by frame, tho with the way you like to animate movement you might want to slow it down or up your frame rate. It looked really good, but in some places they went from moving faster than needed to not moving at all. overall i would say that it was really good, I liked the fluidity of the frame by frame movement.
The only other thing would be to work on syncing up the voices a little bit.
:} Oh my gosh. Please never stop making these.
They said it couldn't be done. that live-action just doesn't blend well with Flash. And you blew that expectation straight out of the water, wonderful!
Were you using flash the whole time or one of adobe's other products to add in the video elements?
It just keeps playing forever. i can't look away. i don't want to look away.
that said i have only one problem. i cannot tell what they are saying during the space fight thing. "refracted in a labyrinth of my pain"? most of it is clear. but it sounds like "repracted" rather than
"refracted" so I'm not sure if that's right.
during the first run through the song, i wasn't sure about a lot of the lyrics. the second time i watched it, all(but that one i mentioned) became clear. also the looping works really well. it just flows together forever
as i write this. i am watching the loop for probably the 10th iteration of the loop atleast. this is amazing.
sexual-lobster, you just have such a complete art style and composition that i literally couldn't find anything in the whole video that looked out of place. this is probably one of my favorite animations you have made.
cheers. yup you got the refracted line right.
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