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The Context


Did this as homework for a class at the University of Utah that taught After Effects, Flash, and other things. This project had to be done in Flash, and had to have at least one minute of animation and include interactive aspects. The project was supposed to address an "issue" or modern social concern, and I chose plastics recycling... although admittedly this little animation dealie is an oversimplification of the subject.

The Behind-the-Scenes


All assets were drawn in Illustrator CS5, sometimes with an Intuos3 graphics tablet, and copied-and-pasted into Flash CS5. (Drawing in Flash is a headache! Aiya~) The sound effects came from freesound.org and the robot vocals were recorded by me and pitched up with an old copy of Amadeus Pro. The songs at the beginning were done in GarageBand using a custom software instrument. See if you can spot any Homestar Runner -esque techniques in the animation! There's a few.

The Ranting


First of all, I have to say that I found working with Flash extremely frustrating, especially at first. Having grown up with PhotoShop and Illustrator, I kind of assumed Adobe software uses a similar paradigm all around, but I found Flash largely unapproachable -- After Effects was much more intuitive in comparison. (I realize that Flash wasn't always an Adobe product, but I guess I thought they would have brought it into line when they bought Macromedia.)

The Rejoicing


By the end of it I definitely knew how to use Flash. I certainly don't know very much ActionScript, but I know how to get what I want from Flash on the whole (though it still takes a while).

P.S.


There are twenty-two intro songs in all. Who can name them all?
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:iconsuperawesomegodzilla:
DID I JUST HEAR ANIMANIACS
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:iconglowymixkins:
Glowymixkins Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
MOOOOOOOOOOORE SONG PLEAAAAAAAAAAAASE
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VisheshShellArt Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Student
this is really awesome!
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:iconneon-x-kittenz:
Neon-X-Kittenz Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Never gonna give you up. I officially love you, Alamedyang.
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:iconxtwilightwingsx:
xTwilightWingsx Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've been replaying this and picking different options just to listen to the cute intros haha
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:icongreenstables:
greenstables Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
dawww too cute!
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:iconsilverfangra:
SilverFangra Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Terus Song, Mario theme, Pokemon theme, One of the themes from Ocarina of Time, Tetris theme, Somewhere over the Rainbow, Indiana Jones and i can't identify 2 of them lol
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SilverFangra Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
LOL i'm Blue lol
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:iconxoxaura-selenexox:
xoxAura-Selenexox Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm blue daba dee daba da xD that i could recognize I LOVE THIS JOB god you're so freaking amazing and creative
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:iconironsidemeeper:
ironsidemeeper Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
Did I just hear the pokemon theme?
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:iconrainbowsquish:
RainbowSquish Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I heard the indianna Jones theme song!
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:iconrainbowsquish:
RainbowSquish Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
i think i heard over the rainbow
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:iconultimatedra:
ultimatedra Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
Just got the Muppet show theme. Love it!
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:iconarakareeis:
Arakareeis Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Hah! totally cool!
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:iconyurizemira:
yurizemira Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
This is far too amusing for me. :XD: I've played it through at least 10 times now, did all the endings first. And now I just replay to hear one certain intro song because it's so freakin' adorable in the little robot voice. :XD:
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