beyond reason productions

Operation Hellfire, March 1998

Operation Hellfire is the first major production under the Beyond Reason Productions label. This was somehow appropriate, mostly because it was unreasonable for me to make this animation in the one month I had available. I also had to learn how to use Premiere as I was making it.

Although it's filled with compression artifacts (I had to use the Cinepak codec), the animation is horrendous, and the plot is almost non-existent, this production still holds a special place in my heart—mostly because except for two voices, everything was done by me. Also, since I didn't have access to After Effects when I made this, I did everything in Premiere. A bit of advice for any aspiring animators: Don't use premiere for long animations. When you get up to 4000 objects in one project, premiere doesn't do so well.

An interesting thing to note is that the only paper used in this entire project was that which the script was printed on (yes, it did have a script). In retrospect, I probably should have spent more than a couple hours on the story. All the pictures in this were either drawn with the mouse, or rendered in Asymetrix 3DFX.

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