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Lanos-Lovahs Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
@02:55XD
now wut they gonna do
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Lanos-Lovahs Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
@00:44"TIME TO DIE" says the white twist ninja
"NOT TODAY" says the black twist ninja
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Zapamation Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Student Filmographer
@03:11Haha, thank you!
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sweets8 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
@02:51lol, this is better than paint stick figure animations! Good use for twist ties too : P
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Zapamation Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Student Filmographer
@03:41Why think you! that's an epic face by the way :D
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MidnightEbony Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Student General Artist
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Mini-nick Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
@02:57not a problem! ^^
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Zapamation Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Student Filmographer
Yep, exactly :)
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morbuscope Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@03:04The end was surprising me.
Very cool.
Some animations are fantastic, some look a lil funny but it's hard, yea :)
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Zapamation Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Student Filmographer
@03:42Thank you for the feedback! I'm glad you enjoyed it. :)
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Zapamation Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Student Filmographer
@02:48Thanks! I'm glad you like it
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A short film i made about 2 years ago. It's a story about finding a balance between the good and evil in all of us. But like most of my work, the overall story is left open for interpretation.

It was also shown in the Taos Shortz film festival.
[link]

The animation was captured using IStopMotion, and the editing was done using Final Cut Express.

The visual effects are from [link]

sound FX and some of the music are from [link] and GoDigital Media Group.


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Lanos-Lovahs Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
@02:55XD
now wut they gonna do
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Lanos-Lovahs Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
@00:44"TIME TO DIE" says the white twist ninja
"NOT TODAY" says the black twist ninja
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riancattlove Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist
@03:11OMG THAT WAS AWSOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Zapamation Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Student Filmographer
@03:11Haha, thank you!
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Jodie-Woodall Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student Filmographer
This is incredible, you have a whole bundle of skill. Nice work :)
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Zapamation Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thank you!
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sweets8 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
@02:51lol, this is better than paint stick figure animations! Good use for twist ties too : P
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Katies-Cosplay Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
This is so great! I've always wanted to do a stop-motion film =P And thanks for the watch ^_^
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Zapamation Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Student Filmographer
No problem! And you should try stop motion some time, it's fun! But it takes forever..
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Katies-Cosplay Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
I bet it would =D
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Judymape Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
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Red-SkyeArtiste Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Student General Artist
@03:41:iconomg--plz: THis is AMAZING
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Zapamation Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Student Filmographer
@03:41Why think you! that's an epic face by the way :D
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MidnightEbony Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Student General Artist
@03:08Lol it reminded me of naruto. But great short film
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Zapamation Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Student Filmographer
@03:08Haha, thank you :)
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MidnightEbony Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Student General Artist
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whitty-boo Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Lol poor white ninja. I'd be pissed too if some random dude attacked me with a giant fire sword lolll XD

Very good, very smooth. Love the unexpected ending!
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Zapamation Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Student Filmographer
I actually didn't originally plan the twist (pun very intended) at the end. I was going to have the black ninja get killed, but at the last minuet I thought to add the yin-yang effect and mix it up some.
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whitty-boo Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Student Digital Artist
XDD Puns. How I love them so.

Well I think it suits more. More concept, I guess, and its far more original and creative.

Though one question--why didn't the white ninja use his blue fire in the first place XD
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Zapamation Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Student Filmographer
I have to agree with you. It turned out much better with the current ending.

People ask about the flames a lot. My answer is, the entire film is a metaphor for overcoming the evil inside you. The black ninja represents temptation, greed, everything we see to be morally bad. Where as the white ninja symbolizes the power of will. When they merged. The white ninja gained the powers of the black ninja. symbolizing him gaining control over the temptations, and urge to sin.

But I encourage everyone to see it in there own way. That's why the two ninjas don't have faces. There are no expressions telling you how the characters are feeling, which makes the watcher project there own emotions into the story.
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whitty-boo Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Yeah haha. And I see where you're coming from about the flames. I just though for a moment that the white ninja just wasn't as awesome as the black one XDDD

Lol, so no faces was intentional? XDD I never knew that haha.
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Zapamation Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Student Filmographer
i wouldn't say intentional.. More like a nice side effect.
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whitty-boo Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Ahh, I see what you did thar.

So do you plan to do more Twist Ninjas / Twist animation? :3
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Zapamation Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Student Filmographer
I am working on a music video for a band that's going to be done in all twist ties. But other than that, i don't have any real plans to make more.
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Mini-nick Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
@02:57very nice!! totally love this part where the two dudes get merged together ^^
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Zapamation Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Student Filmographer
@02:57Thank you!
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Mini-nick Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
@02:57not a problem! ^^
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AarlaShey Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
@03:14I really enjoyed this. I love when you briefly see the Yin Yang and then POOF...they are one!
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Zapamation Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Student Filmographer
@03:14Thank you. I actually didn't plan the ending originally. I was going to have the white ninja kill the black one, and take his sword. but at the last minuet i thought i would try the yin yang concept, and it totally worked!
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AarlaShey Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
I like the yin-yang idea better because you'd never expect it. You always think the white ninja is going to win.
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Zapamation Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Student Filmographer
Yep, exactly :)
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plmethvin Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
@00:56There was something incredibly deep about this. :iconiseeplz::iconbravoplz:
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Zapamation Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Student Filmographer
@00:56It's only as deep as you choose see it.
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plmethvin Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
@00:56Well I choose to see it deep. :la:
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Zapamation Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Student Filmographer
@00:56Yay!
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plmethvin Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
:la: Yay. One question, how old are you? lol you look about eighteen to me but it doesn't say on your page.
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Zapamation Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Student Filmographer
You totally nailed it! i'm eighteen, lol.
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plmethvin Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Yay! :iconweekenddanceplz: I (almost) chose correctly! :D I'm not gonna lie, my original guess was seventeen but then I youtubed you. ha HA ha HAA I failed. :eyes:
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Zapamation Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Student Filmographer
Lame! you cheated DX Lol, most people guess i'm like 14..
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morbuscope Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@03:04The end was surprising me.
Very cool.
Some animations are fantastic, some look a lil funny but it's hard, yea :)
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Awooo Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
@03:05Great fun. And quite well done.
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MissyNoodleBrainz Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a wonderful animation!
The idea is really good too ^^
:star::star::star:
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Zapamation Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Student Filmographer
Thank you :)
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MissyNoodleBrainz Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!! :meow:
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DarkBowserJr Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
Very well done!
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PirateLotus-Stock Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
Awesome!! Great job, nice use of effects! I loved the whole thing
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Zapamation Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Student Filmographer
I'm glad you like it! Thanks for the feedback :)
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PirateLotus-Stock Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
My pleasure, sorry I can't say more. Not sure how to talk about animation because I don't do it. I just know I really like it :D
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Zapamation Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Student Filmographer
Well, isn't liking it all that really matters in the end? You can know all the animation terms and whatnot, but it's people liking it and giving feedback that really matters :)
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CrystalineKitt Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
@03:42This was very nicely done and the story came across clearly in their actions. Pretty clear what with the YinYang symbol and all.
Love the effects (flaming swords and whatnot) and the smoothness of their motions.
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