The music makes it.
That's Cold Play? Go figure. Perfect choice of song.
I really enjoyed this. The intro to the song sucks you in. Not much happens on screen, but what does is effective enough. Short and simple. The timing is perfectly in sync with what happens in the song as well, especially the end, which was a nice touch. Good job :)
Looks like there was quite a bit of effort put into this. I loved the facial expressions, and your overall drawing style. It was a little random, and the ending seemed a bit abrupt, but I still enjoyed it.
Also, when I first saw which songs you used I expected it to be much more creepy :P Thanks for using ma music.
Contrary to what you're saying...
This isn't made in one single layer. It's pretty obvious (especially when you right click and press play) you're using symbols everywhere just so there's only one layer in the main timeline. I mean, anybody could take a flash with 20 layers, make 20 movie-clips out of each layer and then finally put all those movie clips in the main layer, but what's the point? Not only is the collaboration idea itself rather mediocre, the animation, for the most part, isn't all that special either. On the plus side, the song was cool, and there was some pretty good stuff on there. The menu also looked very nice.
There was obviously a lot of effort put into the animation, and music, but was there as much effort put into the story (and voice acting for that matter)? I'll start off with the voice acting: it was extremely unconvincing, and laughable. The voices also happened to take me away from the music, so you probably would have been better off without them. On another note (pun intended?), why is he playing piano while his parents are fighting?
Then his dad leaves, and, "The Composer," decides to roll, oh wait, DRAG his piano onto the side walk so he can... play piano outside. Why? While he's playing a bum happens to stroll along - by the way, what kind of place does this guy live in where hobos are just strolling along the sidewalk? So the guy gives him some cash, but before that, the Composer closes his eyes, clench his teeth, and starts whimpering. Am I supposed to be moved by now? Then, my favorite part, the bum looks up with a smile, a tear in his eye, and the Composer plays a nice little chord - classic. Then I guess the Composer says to himself, "Well shit, if I can impress some random hobo on the street I must be amazing," and drags his piano all the way to the city to play for all the people who couldn't care less. It's at this point, some guy talking on a cell phone rolls open this paper saying, "The Composer," which of course implies that he is instantly famous. Then some more instruments are brought into the mix, and the Composer's job is now limited to holding one hand on a music stand, and waving his arm around on the beat. Oh, and why are everyone's eyes closed? Shouldn't they be reading the music?
Only now, after God knows how many years, people start to realize that this, "composer," has been playing the same song the whole time! And then the song finishes, so he decides to walk home. The part where he passes the heavy metal show seemed a little unnecessary to me, keep in mind I'm not just saying that because I'm trying to defend that genre of music, which I'm not. So the composer arrives home, and discovers that his house has been abandoned. He turns and notices a sad boy playing his guitar. He gives him some money, starts crying, nice face by the way, and sits down next to him.
In the end, I think what basically ruined the flash was that you tried to hard, and it shows. The fact that the story is so stupid helped kill it for me as well.
Closest you could get to EgoRaptor's work.
If I didn't know any better, I would definitely think this is one of his submissions. Everything was spot on, including voices, animation, and the general randomness to it. Only thing that could of used a change was the ending gun shot (hurt my ears). Seriously though, great job. I really think you should continue making more seeing as how the Awesome series is basically coming to a halt.
Very clever :P
Some of the animation was a little choppy, but I think that sort of added to it - the guy looked hilarious when he ran. You definitely get some extra points for the awesome choice of title. Overall, a funny video. Good job!
thanks again for making that track in the Audio Portal, I wouldn't have made this otherwise. =)
You're one great artist.
It was a really amazing animation, but the fact that it was the only thing in the flash, putting aside the music, kind of lowered the score for me. Since you say you don't have the patience to make flash, I recommend you make a bunch of short animations, like this one, then put them all together. So the user could scroll through the different mini animations you made. You could also give the option to listen to different songs.
Thanks. That's sounds like a great idea. I had actually started a second clip, but never finished it because, frankly, I didn't think it was very good. If I don't ever get the patience to make a longer animation, I'll certainly try your idea.
It had some potensial...
It's a shame that this wan't that funny. The anamation was awesome, but the execution of the joke wasn't.
It would of been a lot more funny if, for example: you saw the guy eating the stuff then suddenly he starts bleeding a massive amount of blood, then the other guy's screaming, "OMG WTF!!!"
I do understand that you only did this in 24 hours, so the limited action is forgivable. Bottom line: Nice anamation, not funny.
See, that would have been funny for you, but not funny at all to me. You seem to have missed the point of the joke's set-up.
That was messed up.
I really liked your style of drawing, reminded me of David Firth's work. Most of it was good, however the part where the face morphed was kind of awkward. Instead of making it morph like that, you should of just made it change suddenly every 2 seconds or so. I also wished the words would stay up there a tiny bit longer so I could read them.
Other than that, the movie was pretty cool. Nice job, and thanks for using my song :P
no prob man I know i'll work on those morph emotions caus it doesn't fit in the movie..
The best part was the flying couch, I cracked up. The pie porn was pretty sick. It would've been cooler if you added more stuff, but what you had there was cool. Nice job!
Oh, and thanks for using my music :P
Yeah, I couldn't think of much else to add. I was going to make the paper interactive, but I didn't know what to put O.o
And I liked your music :r
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