Song is "Follow Me" by Muse off their album "The Second Law".
Animation is about 3 minutes and 49 seconds long.
This took a total of 68 hours of work in Adobe Flash CS6 professional, and would have taken less time if I had made my own animation puppets.
So yeah, all the art in this is mine except for the Double Rainboom public domain pony animation puppets and the fire, and this will be the last time I use them because I can't stand how cluttered/layered and limited they are. Alot of the clipping pony parts in this animation were because of that. Anyhow, I plan to do frame by frame animations or ones using my own custom puppets from now on now that I have a tablet.
I sincerely hope you enjoyed this, cause as usual, I'm not proud. xD
Your animation made me feel the desire to create a DeviantArt account just so I could tell you what I thought of your animation and how it's affected me, so thank you. Thanks for the feels, the account, and the newfound appreciation for Follow Me. Now I can listen to every song from the Second Law without wanting to vomit! ^^
straight into favorites!
that was awesome!
*turns off music*
puts on another song to animation
WHAT IS LOOVVE!?!
It might not be the very best the fandom has ever seen quality wise, but it's still one of the better show-like fan animations
and it makes up for what it lacks in technique by being amazingly fitting for the music and having a great story, which I think is better than just throwing around
fancy graphics, that have nothing or little to do with the music.
Parts like the heart at the beginning, the "darkness surrounds"-part, the "fires died out"-part and everything else is just so suitable
for the song and especially the sunrise at the end, which took me a bit by surprise, is amazingly well done.
Sleepless in Ponyville is a really good episode and I think this animation could have easily fit into it at the end.
All that being said, I'd still like to give my opinion of where I could see improvement quality wise:
-In the first scene in which Rainbow's seen flying it looks a bit odd, that the moon moves relative to the stars, but I'm not sure if you based that on the assumption, that
the moon is closer to earth in Equestria which would make sense
-Scootaloo's eyebrow seems a bit to thick in the scene where she falls
-In the scene, in which Rainbow flies upwards through the clouds, it seems a bit as if the clouds were appearing out of nowhere
-In some places it looks as if Scootaloo's mane was split into two parts (though I'm not sure if that's an issue with the puppets)
Altogether, you did a fantastic job though