Alright. I don't usually do this, but I'm going to do a more detailed analysis of what I just watched. I'm going to review different components of this video, and give it a rating from 1 to 10.
Throughout the video, I found the animation to be enjoyable. There were certain points, however, where I felt the animation was lacking and lazily done, (The dog going out to the race track, and the dog closest to the camera getting herded into the pin being prime examples). The background detail I found to be visually appealing, though I have seen it done before, (Sanity Not included). Still, it works here. One thing I would like to point out about the animation that I enjoyed were its shifts from normal to gritty, which worked really well with what the video was conveying.
The music presented throughout this production really helps drive the point that this video is trying to make home. It helped me, the viewer, feel upset when I needed to be, disturbed when I needed to be, frightened when I needed to be, and things of that nature. In film making, the most difficult task the film maker is given is to have the audience feel what is being conveyed. The music here does just that almost seamlessly. One thing I must say about the music is that, a lot of the time, it sounds similar. Maybe, however, this last part is just me.
When you make a film, there is almost always, if not always, a message to be conveyed. The message this film is trying to convey, from what I can surmise, is that herding animals, like horses or greyhounds, is morally wrong in a large amount of ways. The reasons, you may ask? The reasons are all conveyed through the film. Earlier when I said that it is difficult to convey an emotion through film, sometimes it is even more difficult to convey a message without losing focus of said message. This film does a fantastic job of conveying the message, with the help of the near- perfect musical score and great animation to help drive the point home.
FINAL SCORE: 9 out of 10
This game was deep. And I mean DEEP. It really makes you think, and is extremely fun to see what happens and uncover story elements in this short, fun little psychological thriller. Keep up the good work, SilverStitch!
Thank-you, glad you took so much from it! :)
The best thing about 2014 is staring me right in the face. Keep up the good work!
Thanks man, definitely appreciate it!
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