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Flash’s Powers Raise Problems

April 24th, 2011 by Eamon Brennan on Eamon Brennan's Blog · No Comments · Uncategorized

The only other superhero who I believe could rival the completely horrible aspects of Superman’s life would be the Flash.
I say this as the Flash could also attempt to stop every single crime but unlike Superman the Flash probably could do it. In certain DC proposed futures the Flash has ceased being a person able [...]

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Tags: Superman·Flash·DC·Kingdom Come·Speed Force

Lifelike Animation: What’s the Point?

by Isaac Buchoff on Isaac Buchoff's Blog · No Comments · Uncategorized

The rotoscoping in A Scanner Darkly is pretty cool, but at a certain point I began to wonder what difference it really made. Is it to avoid using more advanced computer animation for complex details like the hallucinated insects and the scramble suits? Is it simply an easier way to make an animated film? Is it [...]

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Tags: Animation·live action·A Scanner Darkly·film·rotoscope·Waltz with Bashir·Flash

There She Is!! Step 1

by Jeremy Potterfield on Jeremy Potterfield's Blog · No Comments · Uncategorized

First, some general information about the There She Is!! series. It is a five-part series (in “Steps”), began by SamBakZa, a trio of Korean flash artists. The animation features a female rabbit named Doki, and a male cat named Nabi. The first “step” was submitted on Newgrounds in 2004.
Without further ado:

Step 1 introduces the viewer [...]

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Tags: Newgrounds·Flash·Animation·There she is!!

Notable Flash Animations: Introduction

by Jeremy Potterfield on Jeremy Potterfield's Blog · No Comments · Uncategorized

Since my first post, I’m determined to make known the contributions of flash animation to the greater world of animation. There are some really breathtaking and powerful flash animations on the internet. Like I mentioned in my last post, I have been a die-hard Newgrounds fan since 10 (and probably earlier, to any parent’s dismay); [...]

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Tags: Newgrounds·Flash·Animation

Newgrounds and Flash Animation

February 21st, 2011 by Jeremy Potterfield on Jeremy Potterfield's Blog · 1 Comment · Animation, Uncategorized

When we think about how the internet revolutionized media we think first of Youtube. Perhaps then of Facebook and Myspace. Digitalized Newspapers. E-readers — the Kindle.
One of the most important, yet overlooked, inventions to spur the internet-media revolution is a web-site called Newgrounds.
Newgrounds.com began in 1998.  Tom Fulp, the creator of Newgrounds, originally created the website [...]

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Tags: Newgrounds·Flash·Animation·User-Generated