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The Composer: out now

Posted by Jazza - September 19th, 2007


After several months hard work, I have finished my latest animation! It's up and ready for you all to see!
CLICK HERE TO GO WATCH IT

To let me know what you think about the animation, feel free to post on this topic, and review the animation!

the song is also available for download on newgrounds and jazzastudios.

I worked super hard on it so i sincerely hope you all enjoy it!

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wow, i am amazed that this animation has been received so well! truly, i was expecting it to be ignored or attacked for being too serious. Main reason i came to that conclusion was coz most 'serious' animations ive done have been beaten out by silly stuff, IE: iltimate showdown beat pally 4, dad's work beat pally 5 part 1, blamformers beat pally 5 part 2, and so on...

naturally when i noticed that xombie 10, the series finale, was submitted a DAY before 'the composer', i expected my work to be forgotten completely...

i can't thank you all enough for your kind emails and reviews. i have read EVERY SINGLE REVIEW and will continue to do so, I also respond to any emails, so don't be shy! haha. anyhow, a big thanks to everyone for your immense support.

quick note to say i did not make this animation expecting it to be a hit. i made it to vent things going on in MY life, and in truth, the character in the composer is lightly based on me because i use music to vent and express in the same way.

let's hope madness day doesn't cause my animation to die early, haha...
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-JAZZA

The Composer: out now


Comments (47)

Bellisimo. Easily the most beautiful flash animation I've ever seen. As I stated in my review, it literally brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for sharing it with me.

i sense a front page, simply stunning! you animate in a similar fashion to me, (and i can apreciate how long this must have took you!) plus its nice to see you animate something other than paladin, once again excellent work! and i look forward to your next release

Really amazing.

Everything was spot on.

It almost made me cry, and I havn't cried in about 2 years.

Thank you, for making my day.
I am basicly in love with this animation.

Congratulations.

P.S Is there anywhere I can download it :]]

That was a rather beautiful concept. Was very well put together.

Totally surprised to see you're also a fellow Australian, I had no idea.

Great work, truly inspiring.

It was pretty good, I enjoyed it.

Completely inspiring and smooth to the heart. What more can I say?

Amazing, very nice. I really like how it's sort of a story without an end because you don't know how the composer ends up being but you know what's going to happen to the boy.
Way better than your Paladin series if you ask me ;)

Fantastic, truly inspiring.
Your art is so smooth and clean, it looked really professional.
I liked how the story went along all in sync with one song.

you did a really great job, The only part i dont like is How you made the piano strokes with the fingers so well, but the onther instruments kinda choppy.
I still 5d and Love it :D

I shed a tear while watching this flash. It is everything I wish to be, and will be. Simply the most moving flash I have EVER watched.

I don't even really know what to say, you are incredibly talented, thanks, I am grateful that I was around to see it.

I don't want to be the poop in the pool water, but I guess I'll have to.

It seems as though you always pander to the most basic of emotions. Your Paladin series was all about violence, and no thinking. And this cartoon creates a very simple view of sadness or emotion in general. The fact that he was literally crying makes it all the less convincing, especially when you consider kids that grew up in broken families like that, who don't cry, and never cried about it. Those are the people who deserve sympathy, not the ones who drain it all the time. It's easy to show a crying person and get people to sympathize, but so often is that only due to people's assumption that they are obligated to feel for crying people. On top of all that, this cartoon constantly depicts crying. It's like giving out candy all the time. It's not special or significant anymore.

Also, why do you always have soul patches in your cartoons? AGH! Ty Pennington, you monster!

I already gave you a 10 so I'll drop my criticisms (hopefully constructive) here. The animation is pretty jerky and all your faces are the same. Really thats all.

I must agree while disagreeing with the poster who talked about basic emotions. It is impossible in a flash to be that subtle and still get any message across. It is an exploration in sadness and life, things are larger then life.

I already gave you a 10 so I'll drop my criticisms (hopefully constructive) here. The animation is pretty jerky and all your faces are the same. Really thats all.

I must agree while disagreeing with the poster who talked about basic emotions. It is impossible in a flash to be that subtle and still get any message across. It is an exploration in sadness and life, things are supposed larger then life.

First off, the movie is brilliant.
If it was less jerky and all the faces were more different it would be even more so.

To the guy that said this flash was too blatant with emotions:
It wasn't. Real true complex emotions can't be summarized in a five minute movie, however good. However studies on particular aspects of emotions can. This video dealt with sadness, lose and life. I'd say it portrayed them pretty well.

This really touched me at a moment in life things really could go better. It made me smile, at the small gestures and little details of hope. I guess I registered to say that. I think I'll give a go at animating or drawing again myself. It used to distract me alot. Thank you.

Well, I enjoyed. A ton. Incredible work, man. It was a fantastic movie.

You are a NG artist I respect a lot.
Good luck on your future projects.
Cheers from Buenos Aires, Argentina.

I wish I could vote 6...

Just wonderful.

Thank was rather amazing. It seems like you tween alot for walking cycles, and movements, but you do it so smoothly. How exactly do you make it look good? Usually tweened walking cycles don't turn out looking too well.

Hey, I just wanted to reiterate my thanks here for sharing The Composer with us. It's a really beautiful story, and it's such, such, such a refreshing piece for Newgrounds. I found it really hard not to burst into tears by the end, to be honest (as corny as that is). So, thanks again. I really appreciated it.

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