That is...that is just fantastic.
That was amazing.
I have absolutely no critcisms to make about this.
The ending is just so nostalgic for me that I can barely describe it.
Good fucking job, man.
At Dictionary, the word symbolism is defined as:
"The practice of representing things by means of symbols or of attributing symbolic meanings or significance to objects, events, or relationships."
What we have here is a lack in creative style and symbolism to make way for a simple reinventing of the song. While, for a first attempt, you manage to make fairly crisp animation with some artwork which was good (but had room for improvement) you failed to symbolize anything that wasn't already stated in the song itself.
There's nothing particularly wrong with that but it does bring down the overall quality of the video. Perhaps for the Holiday one, be a little more metaphorical. Use more analogies as opposed to similes.
Bear in mind that American Idiot, as a whole album, is a story, not just another typical Green Day album. Maybe you can utilize that fact in the next video you do.
And if you should manage out a video for Jesus of Suburbia I implore you to take the story idea into consideration. I promise that if you make another video like THIS one to Jesus of Suburbia, it WILL be a waste of time.
All in all, not a terrible video. Lots of room for creativity, that needs to be filled though. Really think about what the song means to you, next time, than make a video based on that. Not just what the song says.
Changing the subject back to the movie...
This was well done, and is probabely your best as far as I've seen.
The song fit with what was happening and the graphics were greatly improved from some of your others.
I think your biggest flaw was, again, the sound quality wasn't that great. It sounded kind of grainy like it was recorded live. But regardless, it's a great song, and it went well with this animation.
Have a nice day.
Hmm Part 2
It doesn't transition too well between the two parts and the melody in the second line doesn't mesh with the string part.
But it IS an improvement. It doesn't sound drowned out by the drums, which I honestly thought were the best part of this.
You're definitely on the right path, but it still needs work. Most assuredly.
Keep trying and one day you will be able to make music that you didn't even think possible.
No offence man but this didn't catch me as anything great.
The guitar is off from the song itself and doesn't sound natural. It sounds as if it's not supposed to be there.
As for the song itself, it sounded like you took a bunch of wind sounds and long tones and mixed it together and randomly inserted notes.
Honestly, I think, as far as effort goes, this was poorly done.
Clarity is your only saving grace on this, because though I didn't personally like the song, it is very clear and it doesn't sound like things are getting messed up. Minus, ofcourse, the guitar not seeming to mix well, hence it not being anything higher than seven.
I think your biggest problem with your songs is a lot of it is sort of off beat.
The drumbeats tend to be fast and have problems connecting with themselves making it seem like everything's wrong.
The music itself also tends to be off with or without the drumbeats.
I think of all the songs I've heard, you're best so far is My Summer Love. That seems to be the one that is most well made.
Regardless, this needs work. I think that if you paid more attention to how everything mixes and sounds together, it'll come out better.
Like the guitar part in this song. While it may be a well made guitar part, it doesn't really fit the atmosphere around it, and it needlessly stands out making things sound off.
This would probabely be better without the guitar part or with an atmosphere that better fits the guitar part.
But meh, I'm no great musician.
Whether you take my advice or not, just keep in mind that the most important things in music creation are flow, atmosphere, mixture, tune, and tempo.
You could have a song that has a fast tempo, a really nice tune, and a good atmosphere. But without the flow, it sounds wrong and you end up with something way off from what could be a good song.
Anyway, have a nice day, and keep up the work.
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