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Well, this was my first project in my flash class. See? I haven't disappeared, I've just been very busy.

Well, this here is a story about a bird.. you know, the human kind, who's.. well, you'll see. There's no loading screen-- get over it. :D

This is what's called a "frame-by-frame" animation. Yes. I drew every stinkin' frame. XD Took about a week to finish. Ended up being around 600 frames total.

I also created the music, w00t.

Comments and critiques appreciated.
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saylem Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I really thought this was a great piece. I can't believe you just started doing this! Great camera angles!
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EWilloughby Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2007  Professional General Artist
This is really good. I'm glad to see your animation class is providing you with a new set of skills to hone. And this was your FIRST project? I'm impressed. I hope you upload snippets of your progress throughout the duration of the course - I'm sure what you end up creating will be amazing.

It's interesting to think about the little story being told here - what did she do that got her in trouble? Why is she perfectly content, even happy, with her situation? Did she survive?

The music fits it perfectly, too, at least from the point of view of the girl and the mood that goes along with it. What did you use to compose it?

I really like how you made the scenes flow together like you did, and the intro is particularly good.

I have two critiques. First of all, I think it really would be better and smoother with a loading screen. My school connection sucks and I had to let it play through once before I could watch it normally since it kept catching.

Secondly, there are a couple of scenes where parts of it are static, and other parts have the constant squiggly-motion that I think you did a good job with for the most part. The static bits look kind of out of place - the one scene I'm thinking of in particular is after it shows the road being formed by the line from the cop's radio wire, and then the car drives across it. There's also a couple frames where it shows the cop making his call that look kind of jerky, and it looks a little out of place.

Overall this is really good though. Can't wait to see what else you end up making. Animations are tough - I've only ever made one serious one, and it took me over 40 hours.

Where have you been lately? Haven't seen you on AIM at all... I have lots to tell you.
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ezranay Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2007   Interface Designer
Hey! Thanks for the long comment. <3 I agree with you on the loading screen-- (we haven't learned how to make one yet XD). Also, the static-y parts are where I was finally learning how to use the "paste-in-place" function, where I didn't have to redraw the entire frame. Its a very convenient tool I wish I had discovered earlier, because the reason the lines are squiggly in the first place is because I "hand" trace over the previous frame, and redraw the entire thing over... veeeery tedious.

As for the music, I made it with this audio program that the school owns called "soundtrack". They also own thousands of free sounds snippets that students can use to compose their own music. It's really cool-- I could play with it forever. XD

I'll try and get on aim express today-- school had pretty much taken over my life for a while.. I have lots to tell you too. :D

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frito-freely Featured By Owner May 31, 2007
Nice....love how the birds turned into the title.....good job!:D
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frito-freely Featured By Owner May 31, 2007
Nice....love how the birds turned into the title.....good job!:D
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ezranay Featured By Owner May 31, 2007   Interface Designer
Thanks for the kind comment! :D I loved the intro the best. XD
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