First off, good animation. Obviously you know that it's rough but you clearly put a LOT of effort into it and that shows. For such a long animation you chose good techniques to make the process of animating more bearable for yourself, but I also noticed those techniques right away (when I saw the old man talking I was like yup he's definitely not moving out of that position for a while)
I think you should have gotten a voice actor for one of the guys. The accent was fine but when the white-looking dude has the accent it tips me off that the voice acting is all done by one dude. The lines were decently delivered, though a little stilted sometimes.
I think what you'll see a lot of is people taking issue with the arguments because they're religious or whatever. A good way to circumvent that is by having more counterarguments emerge that draw what the old man is saying into question. Even if he rebukes all of the pints perfectly the religious side will still feel like they've had their argument heard (it also doesn't help that the conclusion seems to imply that the old man is genuinely correct in believing in god)
I guess what I'm saying is there is a line between where the audience knows that they're listening to a character and where they know they're listening to the creator of the character. We could tell pretty early on that the old man was a self-insert for your ideas, plus a bit of drunkeness. Nobody likes to feel "preached" at, so more characterization of the old man would be good.
I liked the jokes at the end, they were kind of stilted but I got what you were going for. Very much like that the old man was fucking with the business man, fits with the theme of the animation nicely. Keep it up my dude.
Thanks a lot man! haha yeah you are right, I was planning to make them swap between at least 3 poses, but I don't know why I didn't do it.
Good point about the voices, I will definetly use some other voice actors in the future, but is to early for me, at the moment I'm focusing on improving my work as a whole. I've been learning to animate only by watching some youtube tutorials and at the same time trying to figure out how to write and act, so I have a long way ahead of me, I'm taking it slow.
As for story discussion you are absolutely right, I'll keep it in mind. I didn't want it it to be like it was me, thats why I chose the old drunk, but I see what you are saying too.
One last thing, the ending of the animation (God showing up) is a reference to an other animation of mine, the idea is that is happening in the same universe. Please,if you have the time check it out, I would love to hear your thoughts on that one, its on my channel, called OH MY GOD.
Well that's it man, thanks again for taking the time to letting me know all this, I really apreciate it.
Promise I'll get better, best of luck!
But... but the pawn was NEXT to him! I'm no chess expert, but I don't think that's a checkmate.
There's a lot of good things to be said about this flash. The art is certainly there, and the animation is not lazy. For example, at 00:37, you can really feel the weight behind the girl's punch. It's comical, and the animesque style didn't put me off. Yeah, it was slow, but there's nothing wrong with pacing (as long as the pacing pays off with a girl rocket launching some guy). Sounds are nice too, the music's fitting, lots of work evidently went into this. It does what it's trying to do nicely, and it just goes to show at the end that girls be crazy.
Too bad to hear that Tome's going to be slowing down for now, but I guess we all saw that coming. The animation here was mostly just still pictures, though that was fine I suppose. CardGames' voice acting was good enough to help me look over most of the problems with this. Good flash as always.
Wow! I remember seeing this about a year ago and thinking "man, THIS is never going to see the light of day". It just seemed to ambitious to pull off properly, and I would have thought that the animation quality and length would be too hard to keep up with, but you managed to pull this off excellently!
The ending is everything that I assume you intended it to be: disturbing, depressing, and offbeat, though ultimately expected. All in all, great work, enjoyed the watch.
As always, awesome stuff. Whenever you make a movie its like Christmas, but with more donuts and centaurs... or faun? Or whatever the hell that thing was. Look, let me try to go over what just happened. Man steals donuts. Other man is angry. Violence and alpacas ensue. Faun appears. Battle ensues between two men. Faun eats donuts. Man shoots faun. Faun GROWS INTO A GIANT, TERRORIZES THE WORLD, FIGHTS THE ARMY, KILLS THE MAN WHO STOLE THE DONUTS. Other man takes donuts and goes home.
Any other animator wouldn't be able to do that right. You did it so... beautifully. I wish you didn't end it like that though... would've been fun to see that man get revenge for his killed friend and somehow take down the faun-demon thing. I sensed that even though the guy stole his donuts how the other guy tried to kill him for it, they still saved each other when the faun was going after them. WAIT WHY AM I TRYING TO RATIONALIZE THEIR MOTIVATIONS WHEN A ONE HORNED DEMON FAUN JUST BLEW UP A BUILDING WITH HIS LAZER BEAMS THAT CAME FROM HIS MOUTH.
I wouldn't normally comment on things like this, and part of me hopes this is an april fools joke, but I think if I'm going to pay my respects somewhere it may as well be here. I saw how upbeat he was towards cancer... when he was telling his fans he had a life-threatening disease, he seemed so happy-go-lucky about it that I was never really worried for him.
I've always loved his animations, they were amazing and professionally done. This seems like its sneaking up on me and I feel very sad right now. Edd, you will be missed, I can't imagine what your friends and family are going through. RIP
What were you smoking?
And can I have some of it?
That is a fairly messed up recurring dream you have there. I think I can believe that this was a recurring dream because I had equally, if not more, weird dreams my self. I sort of wish I still had them.
Anyway, animation was sloppy and it was short so I'll give it a 6, which seems fair to me.
Sounds fair as bro.
BEST. FLASH. EVER.
A touching and compelling piece of dramatic and political statements, this stretches the boundaries of flash animation and crosses into a whole new vibrant soliloquy, a deep, moving and spiritual work that touches the very soul.
Oh, wait, no it doesn't. What the hell did I just watch then? I'm trying to rationalize this, BUT I CAN'T.
I was worried you wouldn't be able to upload these before we were sixty but you managed to make them really good quality and upload them relatively fast. What really carries this movie is the all star cast though.
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