I really do enjoy watching this, and probably more, listening to these. I visited China by myself for 2 months and couldn't stop thinking about how much this flash reminds me of China and how complex the language is. Yet, you can make it so much more fun to learn random characters just by using their language to make your flash.
Do you know some chinese or is it an aspiration to learn, or are you chinese? Any way it goes. I enjoy these flashes and do hope to see more as you continue to make a name for yourself on Newgrounds.
Wasn't much animation, but the voice acting and overall artstyle of the flash was pretty good. Everything was crisp, clean, even throwing in humor with mispellings that if read as spelled, made a mockery of a chinese accent. Nice coloring scheme and papyrus look to the screen. 7, may be too high for what it is, but to me, the humor and overall spirit of the flash makes me believe it's worth about so. Thanks and have a great one!
My mother is 100% Taiwanese (grandparents from Hunan). I was raised in Taiwan and Malaysia from ages 10-18, visiting Taipei every Summer since I was born. I speak conversational Chinese fluently, so no politics, science, etc.
I really liked it- non-the less, I'll explain the score.
First I'll go over the things I did like:
I liked the storyline, as vague as it was, it was pretty cool. For once, it was a fair amount of original animation. It has the same concept as some other movie/game titles, but it varies with the creatures and character design. The sound effects were pretty spot on and the voice acting wasn't bad either, usually screams sound like a little kid yelling slightly while fading into the background, but in your case, it actually sounded more "realistic", it reminded me oddly of Left for Dead though.... Since you seem kind of new still, especially with an entire flash in a non-"sprite"-like animation, I think you sparred pretty well.
Though, the things I didn't like, but found amusing, would be some of the cartoon panning of other objects from different sources... such as the sniper rifle from halo and the rocket launcher from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. The creatures were... "unique" to say the least, they were pretty well drawn, considering the rest of your animation. But parts of it that I didn't like was the way it's head would pan back and forth and nothing but a little stretching of the face, so to speak, would occur when their necks would move back and forth. Last thing that kinda bugged me was the opening song, Clubbed to Death. It kinda fit, but in the back of my head it kept pounding "No.". In this type of scenario I suppose it's okay, but I, personally, would prefer something different, more grungy, something that would make you feel your in a camp of survivors or something, not the Matrix or Blade.
A few things that I didn't like at all would be the arms and torso connection of the troops with the AKs. It looked too awkward to me, they seemed to be too far out, like the shoulders were too large for the rest of the body, making more of a "T" shaped body. Their mechanical movements seemed odd also, they also seemed to all breath in unison, I personally don't like that because it just makes it look they're all just copies of each other, rather than unique characters (even though they all look the same..) Idk, there seemed to be a lack of a lot of detail in the background, i did see better detail toward the end, but all around there was a lack of it. I'm not asking for shadow's of the characters or anything you already kinda had that, but just some of the overall background slides... Other than the ally, there wasn't any shading through the city or anything, real lack of detail IMO.
Overall, this animation kept me entertained and that's the main part, I just ask for a little more detail and a little cleaner animation tweening. Maybe when your done with the second one, go through a little more and add some detailed shadowing or something, the more you clean up your animation the better you'll get at animation. This isn't horrible, so don't get me wrong when I ask for a little improvement, I try to pick apart all that I can so I can try to help you improve. Not quite sure I did so well this time around, but I hope it helps a little or something.
Other (I.E. voice acting): 4/5
Keep up the work, you have some potential, you just have to force yourself to be more artistic when it comes to detailing things, that's your biggest problem i think, that and maybe tweening.
At certain parts, the animation seemed choppy and the sound was a bit odd with random cut outs of sound. Though, the timing on the sounding was really good. If you need a Donald Duck voice actor, i can talk like him. Though, it's a little bit higher pitch, but hey, it's better than nothing. Good luck and i hope you continue this series, it's kinda cool.
3/10 suffices for the lack of any difficult animation or artwork. I give you effort for putting time into it to try to sync as much up as you can between the music and the "animation".
That is where the heart of an animation lies, it didn't have much to do with the music choice, but if your trying to parody something like this, the lyrics have to be more deteriorated. Even though I love Disturbed as one of my favorite bands, i haven't ever had any problems mishearing the lyrics. I do find humor in some of this, but it's like trying to put words where they don't belong or something. The only difficult part (i think as possible) was where the song slowed down and he went in his creepy dark voice.
And for those who think he changed the lyrics, he didn't, if you don't read what he has as what he interpreted the song as, the song will sound the same. The reason for this is just psychological, you read it faster than you hear it, so your brain thinks what your reading is what your hearing and for some reason YOUR brain can't separate the two.
On your next "animation" put more animation in it than flashing black and white pictures (other than a still-frame shot of gen....). The music quality was the only thing worth mentioning, it sounded pretty clear rather than muffled and debuffed for media size.
This was very well animated, i loved the whole look of everything in this flash. The drawings were fairly unique, the concept was very nice, the music and little tidbits of audio were perfect for this flash. Great job, i really hope to see more of these.
Hope to see more. Can't think of too many cons worth mentioning right now.
I like the single joke in it quite a bit, this style of animation isn't too bad. There wasn't too much movement, so i just rated appropriately. Voices were pretty good, liked the animation style, liked the joke, in the long run, i liked the little short.
Graphics (drawings): 5/10
Overall: 7+7 + 5 + 5 = 24/40 = 6/10 = 3/5
Nice job, i'll be looking for more. Don't take a 6/10 too harshly, i've been grading flash more accurately than i was before.
:) good to see some people still know how to review on this site, thanks!
The movie Sunshine that your referencing was a pretty good movie, this flash of it is like a funny reenactment of it. I honestly enjoyed it, the graphcis are, of course, weeble and bob style, so it's still consistent. The humor was pretty decent, it was kinda more funny watching it having seen the movie. Nice job, keep up the good work :).
Unlike what you say...
In the comment section of your "flash". There isn't any "flash" involved in this live action movie, other than the "censor" blue on the hoodie, if you want to call it "flash". But My reasoning for 0 stars is more just than the '"UR GHEY!"' that you say most of your viewers do. I watched the entire thing and was fairly disappointed in the lack of effort for this live action music video.
I suggest that the next time you do a "flash" like this that you draw with at least paint and stream the pictures together, or use clay if your going to do live action. That way it could be more considered artistic than you dancing horrifically on the screen and calling it a flash animation.
Again, just try to do a music video with drawn or constructed characters rather than your video camcorder. Good luck next time.
Animation: 0 there is none
Style: 0 No creative or unique artistic values
Graphics: 0 it's live action
Story: 0 There is none
Overall: 0 Stands justified.
It was a fairly touching piece in my opinion. The dark colors with the very smooth animation made it fit the music perfectly. It doesn't really pull you down as much as would be expected with an opening like such. But instead it kinda just reminiscences on the happy times spent with the cat, and the things the cat would do as part of the main characters habits. In the end it was fairly magnificent with the tree and toy that was used as a friend for the cat. It wasn't really as depressing as some others have claimed it to be.
But anyway, very nice job.:
Nice work, hope to see more, do improve a little bit, in this particular piece i cannot recommend much, but find flaws on your own so you can become a greater artist :).
Something that doesn't rip on the ps3 but actually states it's positives, lol. It also brought a lot of memories back with some of the older games that were on the original playstation. Though, in almost every review there is the xbox fanboy ranting on how "the ps3" sucks -.-. Anyway, i liked the overall feel of the animation, it was a little choppy in the sense of graphics wise, the voice acting was enthusiastic but could use a little more improvement on the song part heh.
And obviously, i love the playstation :), after xbox stole the concept and slapped "littled kid magnet" all over it, playstation lost a little of it's momentum. But none the less, the playstation lives on :), bringing entertainment around the world to those open minded xD. ty for the submission.
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