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Haritina Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
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Sonic-blue-knight Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
@03:37Poor guy! The music is great! Hungarian dance isn't it? :) the movie looked soo good
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sketchiegambit Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
@01:17Thank-you :) I can't say I've heard that, the music I chose was Hungarian Dance Number 5 by Brahms. The piece is originaly intended to be played at a faster tempo, but in the audition stage it occurred to me that this would be perfectly emotive for the film. I was also fortunate enough to meet a violinist who was full of information on the history of this music and told me that this is among many pieces of music that European immagrants to America would have brought with them and played frequently in this era.

On a side note, it reminds me of one night I had spent all day turning out drawings for the film, I was finally taking a break to eat and I switched on the radio. I kid you not, they were playing "The Devil went down to Georgia", by this time I had violin music on the brain and the violinist burned into the back of my eyelids, lol.
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sketchiegambit Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
@02:35Thanks :)
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sketchiegambit Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
@00:29Thanks! It's funny really, the backgrounds ended up being my way of winding down at 2am in the morning after animating all day. Eisner's (and Crumb's) inking style is really nice and relaxing work on and it creates some really nice looking backgrounds.

I'm glad you like them :D
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sketchiegambit Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, humor in a tense situation has a nice habit of writting itself :)
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sketchiegambit Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
@00:54Thanks :)
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sketchiegambit Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank-you, I'm glad you liked it :D
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sketchiegambit Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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DM2Sleepybean Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
@01:02Yes, but i think this mostly has to do with working off of a set framereat, taking a few frames out in some places, and putting a few in in other places would really make this smoother. depending on the animation program, this could be a snap or incredibly tedious...
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wanwan Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
@00:07Artbeats if I am not mistaken.
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sketchiegambit Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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sketchiegambit Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, this is one of my favourite scenes. When I was working on it I was working some long hours and my own fatigue really enabled me to translate that depressed feeling in this part of the film.
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sketchiegambit Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
It took me alot of time to perfect, but I also had to argue the fact that I thought I could do it at the time. I'm glad I stuck to my guns so to speak :)
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sketchiegambit Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, I like it too :D
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sketchiegambit Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank-you :D
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sketchiegambit Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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sketchiegambit Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, the rotation took alot of tests and planning before I started producing the final version of the shot, I think that took almost two weeks alone.
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sketchiegambit Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
@03:09Thanks, will do :)
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sketchiegambit Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :D Will do :)
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nimblewright93 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008
@00:32i noticed that the arms are a tad stiff here i would spend some extra time makeining the movement more fluid
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nimblewright93 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008
@00:09love this old time countdown part
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Lanny9000990009 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008
@00:36hahah I can understand that one ;P

Well.. I don't plan n leaving soon..... ;P
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A Piece Of The Action is my final film degree project and took 8 months to produce.

It premiered in a local cinema and film festival on the 21st May 2008, winning the Innovation Award and some column inches in the local newsapaper to my surprise.

I'll be post a journal on the subject, where I'll go into more details, acompanied by some layout and background work shortly.

This film is dedicated to anyone brave enough to have the courage of thier convictions to pursue of thier dreams.
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A Piece Of The Action by *Project-Aquarius tackles some very difficult animation with grace and skill. A wonderful film. ( Suggested by feawen and Featured by Marker-Guru )
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Haritina Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
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Sonic-blue-knight Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
@03:37Poor guy! The music is great! Hungarian dance isn't it? :) the movie looked soo good
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Cj-Caty Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010  Student Photographer
@03:54Speechless! :woohoo: :la: awesome! Just love the flow of the whole story and the principle you've carried out are too good :) keep it up!
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The-Theory-Liz Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
@01:17The violin song sounds like it is from "Mystere" (Cirque Du Soleil), but wonderful animation style.
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sketchiegambit Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
@01:17Thank-you :) I can't say I've heard that, the music I chose was Hungarian Dance Number 5 by Brahms. The piece is originaly intended to be played at a faster tempo, but in the audition stage it occurred to me that this would be perfectly emotive for the film. I was also fortunate enough to meet a violinist who was full of information on the history of this music and told me that this is among many pieces of music that European immagrants to America would have brought with them and played frequently in this era.

On a side note, it reminds me of one night I had spent all day turning out drawings for the film, I was finally taking a break to eat and I switched on the radio. I kid you not, they were playing "The Devil went down to Georgia", by this time I had violin music on the brain and the violinist burned into the back of my eyelids, lol.
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Lady-Vampire Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009
You have been featured -> [link]


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sketchiegambit Featured By Owner May 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank-you very much :D
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snowpeace19 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008
@03:54nice job done.......

love the mood of movie...
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sketchiegambit Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thank-you, I'm really suprised how many different elements come together resonate to help create the mood as well as it did :)
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Sangiev Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008
Your film/animation has been featured in this News Article : [link]
Hope you'll enjoy and check out the others too ! :+fav: to show your support and keep doing what you're doing ! Tis awesome :heart:

Regards,
Sangiev
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sketchiegambit Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank-you very, I really apreciate it :D
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Mr-Dummy Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008
@03:54wonderfull!!!!
Which software do you use??
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sketchiegambit Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
@03:54thanks, I'm glad you liked it :D

To shoot and colour, I used Digicell Flipbook, compositing was done in Adobe After Effects with 3DS Max for the panning shot and Adobe Premiere to export :)
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sercantunali Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
@02:35I liked it!
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sketchiegambit Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
@02:35Thanks :)
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em5 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008
@00:29Great job! I like the story and I love the overall feel of this short.

I appreciate your sensitivity to the backgrounds, it seems that oftentimes people neglect them, but yours look wonderful. I've always had a soft spot for Crumb and Eisner's building drawings, and you've brought them to life in a very cool way :)
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sketchiegambit Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
@00:29Thanks! It's funny really, the backgrounds ended up being my way of winding down at 2am in the morning after animating all day. Eisner's (and Crumb's) inking style is really nice and relaxing work on and it creates some really nice looking backgrounds.

I'm glad you like them :D
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DeeWayRomance Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that was great! love the music and and effects fit perfect. job well done!
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sketchiegambit Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, I'm glad you liked it :D
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kinjiru006 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
@03:54wow really love the concept of this one!

the end was a total irony for him and the scene where he plays on stage was simply amazing!!

you really inspire me! Im on my 2d anim track now and this makes me motivated!

you're art is simple but it was superb! I approud you >w<
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sketchiegambit Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
@03:54Thanks, I'm glad you like the concept, it came to me waiting for a bus on my daily commute to Uni.

The simple asthetic of the characters was born from the fact that I was working to a tight deadline considering I was doing everything. People that get ambitious on a student film usually don't get anywhere near finishing it, so the trick is to work with what you have in the time you're given.

I'm glad it inspired you though, I've only just started to draw a few manga/anime inspired pieces recently, its certainly apealing, although I like many other artforms too :)
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kinjiru006 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
@03:54whoah!! seriously?!? that's simply amazing!

I've started drawing since I was little, I was born overseas and my parents intended to buy me a bunch of Disney VHS films
and when I came back to the Philippines, anime was introduced to me..

I was like happy that I learned to draw by myself. but it's really amateur.XD
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sketchiegambit Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
@03:54That's a nice balance of influence, art education in the UK in my experience doesn't really look objectively at other styles, so if you have an open mind its really down to you to keep hold of it rather than be told what's good and what's bad, it's subjective afterall.

Being self taught isn't bad at all, infact I'd probably say the majority of what I can do is down to what I've taught myself. You're gallery is really nice and has plenty of potential, keep it going :D
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kinjiru006 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
@03:54:tears: whoah really inspiring words!
thank you~

same here :heart: hope that your caries as an artist will be more successful! god bless!
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sketchiegambit Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome :blush: :)

I wish you all the best in your work :D
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anime-honeybee Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2008
That really was lovely. I think the pacing was perfect and the story was small, focused and leaves the viewer with a sense of completion. The music suited the style of animation and the setting of the story wonderfully. I think I enjoyed the way this character wasn't bumbling or stupid and he wasn't perfect either. You could see that he had a passion for music. I really liked that when the mobsters took each other out, he didn't become like the hero of the story, he just walked away, it made me feel that the story was just a little story set in a world that was the way it was. :nod: very excellent work, im very impressed. PS: love the sepia(?) tone ;__; it has such a sorrowful and human quality to it.
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sketchiegambit Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank-you very much, I'm really glad you liked it. The period has so much culturally and historically that it was easy to be very inspired by the themes visually and musically :D
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justaraindrop Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2008
@03:54that is really great work! well done :clap:
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sketchiegambit Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
@03:54Thanks, I'm glad you liked it :)
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Muuhck2 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008
I have never seen an amateur film, that great before!
You're really creative, and so are the musicians.
and i LOVE the Mafiosos voice :D it's just so darn good.

Sir. You're brilliant.
Thank you for being born with such kind of talent. :)
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sketchiegambit Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
:blush: Thank-you, I really appreciate that :)
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Muuhck2 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008
:)
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T4l0n Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008
@02:34amazing well done !!
name of the song ?
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sketchiegambit Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, I beleive the score that was featured was Hungarian Dance Number 5 by Brahms and the rest of the soundtrack was composed by Amos Deane :)
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Leonca Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
@03:54I liked the ending. Very funny way to survive a run-in with mobsters. =D
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sketchiegambit Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, it was funny at the ideas stage, I had quite a few other outcomes in mind :giggle:
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random-nothings Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008  Student General Artist
@03:55I definitely liked how the animation followed his head around, it added a lot.
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sketchiegambit Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, this shot was born out of wanting to cut to something else without loosing the outline compostion for the scene :)
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@03:54This is really good o_____o You did wonderful! I didn't know you could add movies/animation to this site! Good work, I'm still getting used to the new dA!
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sketchiegambit Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks and welcome to DA :)

I'm still a little new myself, but it's certainly nice to give film makers a chance to share thier work :)
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Shyhone Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
@03:548 MONTHS WOW I know I wouldn't have that kind of patience
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sketchiegambit Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
It takes alot of coffee and giving up that thing they call "sleep". Only problem is it's a nice trick to remember when your supposed to relax when you've finished :)
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Chillinvillain Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
@03:36stunned that this could even come out of the dA community, well done!
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sketchiegambit Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
It's certainly a nice way to put your film out, thanks for your kind words :)
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emberleo Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
YAY! Grats on DD, you totally deserve it.:)
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sketchiegambit Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, it really came as a shock :)
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spunkyoshi Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
I applaud you, good sir! That was absolutely amazing! :clap:

Faved! :+fav:
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sketchiegambit Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank-you very much :D
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PhantomMasquerade Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
@03:35Oh, I loved it. It was great. I loved the bit of humor among a more serious situatioun.
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sketchiegambit Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, humor in a tense situation has a nice habit of writting itself :)
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