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    Our New World (Animation)

    Hi!

    This is a animation I have worked on for a very long time, a bit over 2 years I think.
    When I started it Blender 2.49 was new and hot.
    It's not non-stop work for 2 years, I have had breaks and inspirational lows during the process.
    Work, sleep and family stole some time too.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUB5-SzXKsI
    http://vimeo.com/26063152

    It's the second animation/short film i made, this one being just over 6 minutes long.
    My previous animation was with a static camera, two scenes, one character and a handful of props.
    I wanted a bit more with this.
    I wanted a certain style that would make it stand out, more scenes and action and a good solid griping story. (story is hard)
    On account of a crap computer I needed it to be easy on the CPU therefore the black and white theme.

    About 6 months ago when I picked up this project again for the eleventh time it really started to take speed and I could visualize a final product.
    I didn't want to release it before i feel't I had made it the best I could.
    My original thought was to make everything myself, modeling, animation, cutting, music ,voiceover etc. I soon had to rethink my strategy.
    After 2 days and 25 recording of me trying to sound like a mature man I gave up, i'm 26 so I didn't think that would be a problem.
    I posted in a voiceover forum asking if there were any kind souls out there willing to help me out with my animation.
    I soon got a response from a great guy who was willing to help me out with this. (Joe Pike www.thevoiceitguy.com)
    It was the same with the music, 3 days of failed attempts at making epic music I started searching the internet for a talented guy who if I was lucky would help me with the music.
    I found Zavaroe (Conor Cameron) on youtube and sent him a mail asking if he was interested. He was.
    Now I could focus on the things that I like the most.
    After allot of unorganized improvements here and there it started to shape up.
    I think I had the actual movie done about 3 month ago, since that I have been playing the animation on repeat finding scenes I'm not happy with and fixing them up.

    Now after all this time I am going to close this project and say "I'm done with this". I must admit it is kind of scary to post it but I will hope for the best.
    Enjoy!
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    A huge, expressive work. Astounding soundtrack and voice. I think it has a great use of the resources!
    Great work, man. Glad to see this.



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    Outstanding work!
    The Story aswell as the technique reminded me of Marvel comics, really, really great job!
    It was very entertaining, atmosspheric and great voiceacting also!
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    I really like the graphic style you chose. Very impressive. One little thing, I couldn't understand the very last line in the voice over. what exactly did he say?
    Great work.



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    Thank you all for the comments.
    @Triskelion he said "A long time ago, I had hope in our race"



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    Thanks, my hearing was effected by going to too many rock concerts.



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    Wow outstanding, and I love the style of the animation, it's quite unique I loved it!
    "The art challenges the technology, and the technology inspires the art." -John Lasseter



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    This is truly amazing.



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    A very nice piece.
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    I'm glad for for the positive response on this. Happy to see my animation being appreciated.



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    Wow, absolutely amazing! Everything was well done, the story, the graphics, the music, the voice. A great peice of art.
    - One day they woke me up so I could live forever
    - Youtube: VFX shorts, check it out!



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    This. Was. Epic. I loved it! It was a great decision to include other talents and combine your different expertise, the end result is amazing!
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    Awesome work, in my opinion the black/white and then red colours suited perfectly this story.

    I have one favor to ask, could you please post a subtitled version because english isn't my mother tongue and there were some lines I didn't quite fully understand.



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    I will find some time to subtitle the YouTube version. Stay tuned.



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    Originally Posted by Holmen View Post
    I will find some time to subtitle the YouTube version. Stay tuned.
    Thanks a lot



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    Great Work. It is well thought out and I really like your style. The only issue that I noticed is that the line at 5:08 ("The rest of us was left behind.") is not grammatically correct, as "us" is a plural pronoun while "was" refers to a singular.



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    This fantastic piece cannot be denied as being one of the greatest Blender animations posted within the Blender Artists Forum.



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    @Keyfinder
    That's some really good ego-boosting feedback!
    There has been allot of good Blender animations through the ages, i'm not sure I can put myself up there but I do appreciate you thinking so.



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    I didn't like the ending but still bravo! Very few shorts posted here hold me to the end. This one did. Consider yourself a good storyteller because that's what you are.



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    wow amazing
    good job holmen



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