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A FLASH of inspiration

December 12, 2009

If you couldn’t already tell by the title, this little blogalicious morsel of internet space will be about Flash animation. Flash is such a versatile tool and an amazing way to bring animation to the masses without the HUGE price tag that’s usually attached to animation. There are some stigmas attached to Flash animation as far as animated productions are concerned, but that’s not what I’m here to talk about today. There are some amazing pieces of work out there that break the barrier of limited animation we’ve come to accept as typical Flash animation. To get an idea of what I mean, check out http://www.coldhardflash .com to see some really cool Flash animations being done people from all over. Also, if you want to see what my idea of good Flash animation is, check out Bitey Castle by Adam Phillips. It’s some of the best Flash animation I’ve ever seen. His animated water is just phenomenal.
Now keep in mind that there is a huge difference between good animation and good story. Some animators are able to pull off good story with some rather ugly animation, while others mainly concentrate on animating letting the story take a back seat. Bitey Castle has a great story covered in beautiful animation. Go! Look! Be inspired! Hope this helps you in some way. Have fun, and keep creating.

~Emmett/ AN

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