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Level 29 Filmmaker
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If you watch my Metal Slug based series M.S.R.E, you will see a very radical change in skill as each episode goes on. The skill being of course the manipulation of sprites to make them look as cinematic as possible. This was always my goal with sprite animation.
I've been long gone from Flash for a while doing films and such, but I work frequently with After Effects. I decided to try and use the power of After Effects to create a much more cinematic animation than I could ever make in Flash.
Here is the result.
Looks great but there are so many underlying issues. That is a super compressed file and it still comes in at 7.2 mb. Back in my day you could not get away with this kind of file type. So how can I make anything substantially longer? Most likely an .flv upload.
But you can see the cinematic blur, the built in camera that let's me do all kinds of zooms, adding a nice glow to the hit. This is a path I definitely want to travel down if I want to continue to do sprite animation. I would love to create something very beautiful and cinematic that completely trumps anything anyone else is making. It's totally doable but it has its stepping stones.
This animation is something I threw together in 20 minutes. It's very basic and not super smooth. Manipulating the .gif was a lot easier in Flash and it is something I will have to work on. Let me know what you guys think!
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