Overall: 8
Story: 6
Animation: 9
Cinematography: 7
Effects: 8
Sound: 6

Orange Beats Binary

Directed By: Dave Pickett

Genre: Adventure, Parody, Sci-fi
Length: 0:1:10
Released: December 9th, 2010

Director's Comments

Orange continues its propaganda campaign with an appeal to depressed assembly line robots.
Part 2 of 7 of “Robots!”
This animation involved a lot of new things for me. It was my first time animating with the QuickCam Pro 9000, my first time animating using software (Helium Frog) and my first time animating at 30 FPS. There was a lot of masking, color correction and matting done to achieve the look. It took a long time, but I’m very proud of how it turned out.
The next full episode will probably debut in February, but I’ve got a bonus video or two planned for the time in between. Stay tuned!

Staff Review

Aaron Bulger:
fallentomato's latest in his Nightly News at Nine series, Orange Beats Binary, is one of my favorite installments thus far, due to the simplicity and whimsy of it. The animation is quite nice and fallentomato does a good job, as usual, of switching between larger and smaller scales. The color-correction/post-processing is frenetic and fun. The one area Orange Beats Binary falls down in, however, is sound design. While the voice-over is simple and effective and the singing works, I couldn't help but wish for some great, chaotic music that could assist in showing the victory of the orange.
All in all, Orange Beats Binary is a creative and enjoyable short.

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