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This is awesome, Syamori! The song and the visuals alike. Sometimes the animation quality seems a tad murky, but the variety and dynamism in the shapes and textures is really nice. I like how a lot of the elements are symmetrical, while others appear to dance around the screen (notably the slats at 5:52). It also seems like some of the elements of the visuals reappear periodically, like the coffee-brown hue around the edges. You play a lot with light, too, which is a fun addition, if a tad harsh and overwhelming at times. The central visual at 7:40ish reminds me of a cootie catcher. :D Really neat work overall! Happy 2021. ^^

Syamori responds:

Thanks TL! I'm glad it resonates well with you. I've been waiting to do this for many years... I've always had an itch to find ways to show others the curious parts of the unspeakable recesses of my mind. Still, it baffles me that nobody else did something like this before I finally managed to. The next step down in terms of what's been documented publicly about synesthesia is still, well... this... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obrBAysVef0

A lot of the resolution and harsh coloration issues came about because my PC could only handle rendering the video at half its intended size... and I didn't realize that until I had already made everything in 4k, so I had to do a lot of reconfiguring. Managing the composition size on my SSD was a hassle too... The final size came out to be 411 GB, though that wasn't until after filling up and emptying ~1 TB of pre-rendered and cached content from my drive at least 30 times. Because of this I often ran into situations where I had to force myself to say "This is good enough" and move on, or else get stuck on the same little details over and over again. I'll certainly know how to manage this better for future videos, though. I hope I'll be able to produce these seamlessly someday.

Super cute song and fun animation! I really like the camera angle starting at around :20 and the text in the sky at :43. The pixelated quality of the animation fits the VGM vibe of the song really well, and I liked when the "protagonist" ship was overshadowed by the larger ships in the music video just in time for the breakdown. It's really creative how the video complements the music like that. The wormhole at 2:20 caught me by surprise, but helped the piece feel more climactic going into the final refrain. Strong work all around, WF! ^_^

Waterflame responds:

Thank you! :D glad you liked it

Amusing content. I think you overused the string glissando sound effects, though. Animation quality is pretty good. Voice acting is probably my favorite element of the piece, actually. That and the facial expressions. Keep up the good work!

meatcanyon responds:

Thank you for the feedback. I will work harder on sound design next time. I appreciate the honesty!

I like the goofy, cartoonish vibe and the sound effects. Music fits well too. Plot didn't have much to it, though, but I guess that's the point. Animation quality is solid, and I like the clear, geometric texture of design. Keep it up, man!

ShizzleCreature responds:

good feedback. thanks!

The animation quality is good, and I love the dark comedy and the suspense ingrained in the plot. If I had to criticize one thing, it might be the wind FX. They sounded a bit cheesy and fake. Otherwise, solid work here. Keep it up, man!

FlumpyTripod responds:

Thank you.

A little melodramatic, but funny nevertheless. Animation quality is super high. Nice job with the sound design/music, too. Keep it up, dude!

Sexual-Lobster responds:


The animation quality is super high. Love the sound effects and facial expressions. The plot was a little lacking, though, and pretty predictable. Maybe I would appreciate this more if I was familiar with whatever it is you're referencing/parodying. Overall, though, solid work. Keep it up, man! ;)

AngelXMIkey responds:

Its the Sun and Moon meme where the Pokemon Cosmog nicknamed Nebby, keeps getting out of Lillie's bag and gets into trouble. She is constantly telling him to get back in the bag. So for the parody she goes over the top trying to keep him in the bag(Referencing old Tom&Jerry/Looney Toon gimmicks.), and it still doesnt work.

As someone who watched Fairly Oddparents frequently as a kid, I think this is amusing. Most of my amusement derives from the first half of the skit, which more explicitly made fun of the actual show. I also thought you went a little overboard with the generic goofy-sounding parodic voice acting, but maybe that's just because I watch a lot of NG movies with similar tones. Overall, cool stuff!

DavisToons responds:

Thank you!

It was okay. The whole movie lacked context, and you overused the studio audience laughter samples. The animation quality is pretty good, though, and you used irony and hyperbole well. Keep at it, man.

zachpaulusart responds:

Yeah, this is one of those shorts where if you are familiar with the source material (i.e. Harmontown) it would make a little more contextual sense. All the same, thanks for the kind words!

I like the concept a lot. It's pensive and inward-looking, and the somewhat simplistic design calls attention to the abstract thinking behind it. The animation quality is not superb, but for what it is I like it. :)

sleepFacingWest responds:

thanks! I'd really like to get better at animation, but I have NO idea what I'm doing. It's a hobby I'd like to pursue under the occasional guidance of those who know more than me.

Hi. I'm Andrew. Audio portal junkie since 2010, supporter since January 2017. I always want to improve what I do! I make music, run the NGUAC, and am active in the writing forum. I love this site, and I want to make it the best I can. :) Formerly TheDoor6

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