Featured GoAnimator: Commedus - The Wizard's Love

Commedus
GoAnimator Commedus is the Inaugural winner of my GoAnimate, Get Featured in TET's Blog contest. Commedus has had his account with GoAnimate since September of 2011 and in that time has had two staff picks and was awarded the much sought after position of Animator of the Month for May of 2012.

Commedus was able to choose any of his animations to be featured and chose one that I hadn't seen until now and am sorry I missed when it was released back in June of 2012. Prop only videos have become something of their own genre on GoAnimate and Commedus, The Wizard's Love is a very beautiful example of what can be achieved.

The Wizards Love by Commedus on GoAnimate

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Commedus writes about his animation...
I have picked my animation, The Wizards Love, to represent my work because of all the things it means to me. I know many people may think my party videos, such as The Throne Room Party 1 and 2 and Dead Mans Party, are a better representation of the kind of videos I do. I am very proud of them and like them very much but The Wizards love is my favorite video for many reasons.  
When I first joined GoAnimate prop videos scared me the most. I thought they were the hardest videos to make by far. So, by doing them I over came my fear of them. 
Doing The wizards Love I learned many things. I never thought I could convey so much emotion through simple props, and of course, a good piece of music. 
I had 12 year old children message me and tell me they cried when they watched this. That hit me hard as I never thought I could touch anyone's heart so deeply, especially children. 
Some told me how much they loved the music. Again, who would think that children would love classical music and I could be the one to expose them to it? 
I have gotten the same messages from adults and it means just as much to me also. We can expand our minds and our likes of different music and mediums such as animation and art in general. We just have to be exposed to it in the right way.
The other reason The Wizard's Love, and all of my Wizard videos, mean so much to me is that they represent me in my real personal life. I am a magician in life and this surely reflects that. 
One reason that magic is so important to me is because it helps me to communicate to people of all languages. Everyone in the world understands what they are seeing when they watch magic. 
In the same way my Wizard videos use no words at all in them. The actions of the Wizard speak for themselves and everyone on the site, no matter what country they live in, understands them. The Wizard will always be able to communicate to everyone in the whole world and is indeed a very special thing!
If you've enjoyed Commedus' work then why not check out more of his animations on GoAnimate.

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15 comments:

  1. TET great job with this contest It was an honor to be a part of the inaugural group of contestants. It is wonderful that you are doing this.

    Commedus nice selection for your featured animation, I had hoped and believed that this was the one you would select. Your others are deserving, but "Wizards Love" is magical. I know we message a lot on about GA and other stuff, but it was nice to learn more about your feelings about this animation and the effect it had on others. Well done my friend.

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    1. Thank you very much Elis! You are a great friend and I am glad you like the video I picked for this. I still find it hard to believe that I won this competition with animators as wonderful as you and JFiles Graphics in it. It is animators like you that push me to be the best I can be. Thank you again!

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    2. Most welcome my friend.

      *Raises a glass of champagne*

      Congrats once again!

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  2. Thank you very much for the oppurtunity to be in this contest and featured in in your blog. I still can't believe I won! I think this is a great thing you are doing for our community and I know you are a very appreciated and important member of the GA community. Thanks again TET!

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  3. Commedus this was well deserved. You're probably one of the unsung heroes of GOA. So this is your chance to shine. You go, boy!

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    1. Thanks JFiles! I never thought I would beat you. Your video was awesome! You and Elis are truely great animators and I look forward to seeing both of you featured in the future!

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  4. Awww, Commedus I remember when I first saw this animation! It was awesome! Congrats! And Very nice heart felt article you wrote! Also Awesome sit etourist!

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  5. Johnny, congratulations again, I am so happy for you! :D You know that I very much agree with your video choice "The Wizard's Love", it is a truly beautiful piece of art, and shows your great animation style as well as it also reflects your wonderful personality. I love this video, and I think you described it very well why it was the best one to represent you and your work. You are a very special person, and you really deserve your success!

    TET, awesome idea with this contest, I think GoA really needs some positive happenings like this, and great site you have here too!

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    1. Aww! Thank you very much Mira! You say such wonderful things about me. It means so much to me! ;) Your the best friend a guy could have and a great inspiration to me also! :) I hope many of ou will watch Miramanee's animations because they are truely amazing!!! :D

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  6. Johnathan Petitte ( Smirks )December 22, 2012 at 8:23:00 AM GMT+10:30

    congrats commedus!

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  7. I only recently watch the featured video, The Wizards's Love, and can't tell you how impressed I was; I loved everything about it and think it's one of your finest videos; glad you decided to showcase it here. I think it is emblematic of you and your profession.

    Enjoyed hearing about the reasons behind your choice, its origins and the feedback you received from other animators. Congrats again, Commedus, on your win.

    And thank you to TET, for giving animators the opportunity to reintroduce themselves and their animations to GA community and other readers of your blog.

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    1. Thank you very much Alex. Coming from you it is in deed an honor. I am so glad you enjoyed this video.

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  8. congrats johnny! i really like your videos and you chose a great video for the blog. i never seen it till i read this. it's the best prop video i ever saw

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