Congrats on the debut. Great stuff. Look forward to seeing more from you in the future.
The animation is great and I'd love to see more. Just get a new voice actor next time because it was painful to listen to.
Great idea for unscouted artists
I may consider doing this at some point myself. I don't even bother with the Art Portal anymore since scouting doesn't work too well yet. I hope this kind of goes as a message to NG that the system is a bit broken. Anyway, the art was pretty cool, but I could have done without the acting. I was hoping for a little more in-depth commentary rather than a comedy piece. Still, you got your message through and congratulations on getting scouted!
Great short animation
The style and storyline reminded me a lot of Calvin & Hobbes, which is a very good thing. Animation was terrific and if it weren't for the lack of sound and the out-of-place music, it would be a perfect short animated film that could easily be compared to the great cartoons of the past.
Definitely reminded me of those Goofy shorts. Great, simple concept pulled off fantastically. This is a Flash done right.
Not as grand as one would expect
I like the idea of a sprite collab, (I doubt this is the first, though) but there are several things that should be taken care of before making the sequel you were considering:
1. Sound. The volume fluctuated like mad between segments. When the viewer has to keep a hand on the volume knob just to keep up with how often the volume changes, that's just not good. All you need to do is watch the whole thing once and fix the sound if it deviates.
2. Set higher standards for submissions. Many of the segments you included in the collab obviously were not up to par with what is generally accepted as, well...decent. What tends to happen a lot in Flash movies is either the writing being great and the animation being crap, or the animation being great and the writing being crap. A lot of the segments in this collab were both (the crap part, I mean). It is pretty uncommon to find excellent writing AND animation in one Flash video, but you should at least make sure something is good about a concept before you include it.
3. Take your time and make sure your collaborators are taking their time as well. Even after you finish putting it together, take the time to tweak, improve, add, or subtract. It's the details that make a movie a movie. Now, I'm not a pro at Flash, but I am a video editor. I know that, if given the extra time, I could continue editing a video for hours and hours, just fixing the little things. And when you think you've got it, show it to some people just to get their input. If most of them think something is off, set it straight. Once you've done that and watch your creation, you'll know it came out much better than it was before.
Good luck on your next collab!
Keep it up
Good start, I suppose. Are you still working on this? Jump back in and go for it! I'm always up for some good SSB parodies. I understand trailers, so I'm not going to rate this video so much on the content but on what it implies.
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