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Diederick

Hey Alaa,

Apologies for the late response, but congratulations with your final submission! Your story is well told and your drawings are very cute! Also, great line confidence in your drawings. Besides that, you used some very strong shot choices and the addition of music gives it that extra touch of emotion.

Although I think that the story could’ve worked very well without narration, I think you did a great job of doing the narration in a very convincing way!

Well done Alaa! Good luck with your future projects.

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Aug 29, 2022, 1:55 PM

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Joseph (1 like)

Fantastic voiceover, and the turtle designs are so cute! I love how ambitious the project is too, you can tell right from the very beginning that the story is going to be something unique and special, and the message that the story is conveying is so important and much needed. By telling a story of survival, we're really thrust into this world that you've created and I loved every second of it. Phenomenal job!

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Aug 25, 2022, 9:46 PM

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Alaa

OH my god thank you so much!!
Your words mean the world to me! I am super happy you liked it😭♥️♥️

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Aug 26, 2022, 7:14 AM

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Sebastian (1 like)

I really like that you´re not afraid to face a new challenge at this point, go for it! this look like a project with so mych potential! good luck.

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Aug 24, 2022, 5:28 PM

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Alaa

Actually this is in my personality! Risk taker :D
But to be honest it was a huge stress and so much anxiety within haha!
I uploaded the final story reel and would love you to watch it :))

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Aug 26, 2022, 7:13 AM

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Autumn (1 like)

Anything with turtles have always had a soft spot in my opinion.
Im impressed you switched your ideas and still worked with the limited amount of time!
I really feel like your worked hard with the short amount of time and I hope I can see the final product when you finish it!

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Aug 22, 2022, 11:25 PM

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Alaa

Thank you so much for your words!
I definitely worked hard yes, and I managed to finish it at the end, super exhausted but super proud too!
I uploaded the final story reel and would love you to watch it and see the twist happened! ;)

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Aug 26, 2022, 7:11 AM

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Ploypat

Hi Alaa! I'm looking forward to see how the story plays out. So far, I love your illustration style. It is simple but very clear. The music you used goes very well with the story However, your voice is very quiet and very hard to make out the words. From what I can see right now, I think you did a great job of making the audience sympathize with the main character, as the turtle is facing a huge challenge, and I can't wait to see how the story ends!

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Aug 22, 2022, 2:31 PM

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Alaa

Thank you so much for your words!
I finally had the chance to upload the final reel and would love you to watch it and see how the story turned out to be ;)

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Aug 26, 2022, 7:10 AM

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Jelle (1 like)

Hi Alaa! 🐢

First of all congratulations on delivering the first part of your story. I think your drawings are great! It is a brave decision to change the story last moment, but I am sure you can do it! When you deliver the final work I would suggest tuning the voice-over a tad louder, because it was hard to understand sometimes. I am very curious how the story develops. Best of luck these last days!

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Aug 22, 2022, 9:39 AM

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Alaa

Hi Jelle! 🐢
Thank you for your words! I really appreciate it!
I uploaded the final reel and would love to watch it and see where the story went ;)

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Aug 26, 2022, 7:08 AM

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Allen (1 like)

Hey, Alaa!

Below is a bit of feedback since I know you are continuing to work on this until the 25th. Hopefully the notes are helpful, but as always, feel free to ignore any that don't match your vision. And most importantly, congratulations on finishing your storyreel!

- It was pretty difficult for me to hear your voice over, especially in comparison to the music. I think it's an issue of the voice work being to low in volume though, because I had to turn up my speakers quite a bit to make out what you were saying. I definitely recommend increasing that. (Definitely keep the music though because it's beautiful.)

- Your turtle drawings are absolutely adorable! It's all quite beauitful art that looks like it could be straight out of a coloring book (minus the baby turtle massacre).

- It's an odd choice to me to use vultures in this story since they are scavangers that prefer to eat already dead things. There are lots of animals including a few birds that do eat baby turtles, so I'm wondering why you chose vultures. Is it more for their creepy design rather than any sort of accuracy?

Overall, I really like the style of this whole thing and think the concept has a lot of potential. I know baby turtles have to overcome a lot to survive into adulthood, so there are plenty of interesting obstacles you can throw their way.

I can't wait to see the final version! Best of luck getting it all done before the deadline. You can do it!

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Aug 22, 2022, 12:01 AM

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Alaa

Thank you Allen so much for your feedback and comments!
I took in consideration your comments while making the final reel!
About the vultures, I made some research and found out that in some beaches the vultures and some other birds are the predators of baby sea turtles, so I preferred the vultures because there looks is more horrifying than any other bird and it will suite the moral of my story!
I uploaded the final reel and would love you to watch it and give me your feedback!
Thanks alot!

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Aug 26, 2022, 7:07 AM

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Alejandra (1 like)

I love the reaction of the turtles

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Aug 21, 2022, 10:39 PM

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Alaa

Thank you!
I had some challenges doing the reactions but I think they turned out to be ok!

I uploaded the final reel and would love you to watch it:))

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Aug 26, 2022, 7:04 AM

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Allen (1 like)

Interesting! I had no idea the vultures went for anything that was alive. They are definitely more visually interesting, so I totally understand that choice.

I also really love the full story reel! It feels almost like a poem or motivational video in a way. I'd still recommend lowering the volume on the music (or increasing it on your voice), but I was still able to understand you and enjoy the entire thing. Great work, and congratulations on getting it done! It's definitely something you should be proud of!

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Aug 26, 2022, 6:21 PM

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Spencer (1 like)

I think your illustration style and storytelling is very relaxing I think your animal illustrations are awesome. This is a cute portayal of an animal story.

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Aug 21, 2022, 7:25 PM

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Alaa

Thanks Spencer!

I uploaded the final reel and would love you to watch it:))

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Aug 26, 2022, 7:03 AM

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Julieta (1 like)

Hi! Thanks for sharing your work in progress with us! It must have been a very difficult decision to completely change your story when we are so close to the end of the program, I really admire you for that!

The turtle design is totally adorable! I like that your character is forced to face a great challenge as soon as she’s born. Things should be simple in the initial stages of life, however this and many other animals face daily survival.

I am really very interested in knowing what the little turtle will do to face this challenge. I hope you can finish by next Friday, good luck!

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Aug 21, 2022, 4:36 PM

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Alaa

Hi Julieta!
Thank you for your words! It means alot!

I uploaded the final reel and would love you to watch it:))

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Aug 26, 2022, 7:02 AM

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Sophie (1 like)

Congrats on the hard work, I really love how clean your drawings look and could get a sense of your story a lot! Cool!!

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Aug 21, 2022, 5:54 AM

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Alaa

Hi Sophie!!
Thank you! I really loved your story too!
I uploaded the final reel and would love you to watch it:))

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Aug 26, 2022, 7:01 AM

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Bernabe (1 like)


Things got serious and a very fast and very strong change of pace, it has potential.

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Aug 20, 2022, 8:49 PM

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Alaa

Thank you so much!
I uploaded the full story reel now and would love you to watch it!

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Aug 26, 2022, 6:24 PM

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Chester (1 like)

Great work! This has the potential to be developed in many directions. Congrats on all your hard work.

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Aug 20, 2022, 7:19 PM

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Alaa (1 like)

Hello Chester!
Thank you so much for your comment!

I uploaded the final reel and would love you to watch it:))

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Aug 26, 2022, 7:01 AM

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Dakota (1 like)

Great work! The turtle drawings are amazing and very well done! I was not expecting the dark turn after seeing the cute little turtles but that turn was interesting and I definitely want to see this turtles journey!

I definitely look forward to more if you’re able to upload more!

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Aug 20, 2022, 7:07 PM

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Alaa

Hello Dakota!
Thank you for your comment :))
I uploaded the final reel and would love you to watch it:))

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Aug 26, 2022, 7:00 AM

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*Update*
I finally finished!! can't believe that I made it! ^^
My story is about life, I decided to make it through a baby sea turtle journey as it has a lot of struggles from the very first start, but she managed to go through them!
she was a part of the void, nothing, and then she experienced the joy, love and excitement, then she had to see the other half of life, struggle and hardness.
she felt alone, desperate and weak, she had to learn with the hard way that she is not alone, there is always someone or something with her along the way.
And with a lot of trials and a bit of luck, she succeeded, that is what we all need to learn, that we must always learn and try! we have to have hope and believe in ourselves!
even at our darkest moments, we have to keep trying.
I hope you love it like I do :)
Hello everyone,
I decided to change my whole story in the last minute thats why I uploaded this part only because I would love to submit the work in progress until I finish the whole story reel in my remaining four days! Please wish me luck because the time is short and I really loved this new story that popped up in my head just two days ago!
I know it is a risk but I am willing to take it to make the story I love and I hope you love it too!
Thanks!!!

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