Final project from my Intro to 2D Animation class last semester--yeah, way back in May. Took me that long just to build up the courage/get enough distance from my own embarrassment to put this up here. In a way I'm still kind of proud of it: just seeing what I managed to do in, oh, 6 weeks or so? in a class I "took" just because I wanted to learn animation... but obviously, I bit off way more than I could chew, and realized just how far I still am from becoming anything close to an animator.
Please don't critique this for the animation or concept or composition; I know it's poor, rushed, cheesy and disconcerting. Most of it makes me wince. I know I really, really
need to practice depth.
But, well... I guess, I just really wanted to show you this roughest version of the animation I WANTED to make. I did this for my final project because this is what I dreamed of every time I listened to this song. This is Ian's song, and Ian's beginning. I'm not even sure if I want to keep this idea--it's cheesy as hell, I know, but for now it's what I'm running with until I can come up with something better. The concept's gonna stay the same either way, because this has always been a story of the fall. For those of you who've been following Angel Dust (bless you guys, seriously), maybe this'll help illuminate something? I hope it adds a little to the story.
The song is "One Day You Will Teach Me To Let Go Of My Fears
," by sleepmakeswaves
, used with their permission in this animation
. You can listen to the unedited version here
, and even download it if you like! Thanks again to this band for letting me use their music; it's the whole reason this animation even exists.
For anyone who spotted the cameos, they are: ~shark-bomb
's Tudor, =theblackbutterfly
's Obizuth, and of course a Cris from AD
. And yes, I did look up Treasure Planet's intro scene a million times, but no, this was not actually inspired by it. This is the beginning to my own story, Angel Dust: [link]
Put together with Photoshop CS5 and Toon Boom Animate Pro. Also available on Vimeo, here
Thank you everyone for the support, you guys are the best!!! ♥