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Remember when we all first saw the Mane Six defeat Nightmare Moon? This is how I felt about that scene.

It's been months, and this is still an ongoing project, but I'm just glad I finally finished a part of it. Here's the first test run for Project Luna, my Flash PMV project. It runs through the song "Luna (Dream Mode)", and this is meant to be the sequence starting at the 2:30 mark (about 3/5 through the song).

I like how the sequence turned out, but clearly there's still room for improvement. For example, the "blinds" that show Twilight in the background could be a more elaborate/decorative silhouette rather than just plain black boxes. And the way Nightmare Moon simply zooms in can be improved with effects like the rainbow blast from the show, screen shakes, etc. I'm satisfied with how the Mane Six appear in pairs and with Luna's "fade-to-white" moment here though.

Things to do include:
- Vector the Mane Six's cutie marks
- Redraw and add Twilight's "big crown thingy", not sure about the necklaces
- Add a well-animated rainbow beam effect that defeated Nightmare Moon
- Backgrounds and other effects
- Decide on a distinct vector style for the PMV (colors seem too plain/flat as it is)
- And of course, draw, vector and sequence the rest of the scenes. Easier said than done!

Unfortunately, I'll probably need to put the project on hold for a while during February to March. Things get really busy at work during this time because of tax season. But if there's time, I'll keep at it little by little as usual, in between other regular one-shot deviations. =)

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"Luna (Dream Mode)" by :iconeurobeatbrony: ~eurobeatBrony
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:iconhanacadenza07:
Hanacadenza07 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is absoulutly AMAZING!!!!! Wow. 
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:icontheapathetickat:
TheApatheticKat Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely amazing! Can't wait to see it finished!
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:icondeaththekidfangirl:
deaththekidfangirl Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
ps the colors look great the way they r
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:icondeaththekidfangirl:
deaththekidfangirl Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
this is almost perfect just add cutie mark crown thingy and rainbow beam other wise i think this is amazing
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Mr-Pink-Rose Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
That was my favorite scene in that episode as well...I even remember the names of the Elements(and their respective ponies):
Laughter (Pinkie Pie)
Compassion (Fluttershy)
Honesty (Applejack)
Loyalty (Rainbow Dash)
Generosity (Rarity)
Magic (Twilight Sparkle)
Great job so far...Can't wait to see it finished.
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WhiteflameTheAlicorn Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Almost. It's kindness but overall that was completely right.
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:iconsonicfan450:
SonicFan450 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Student Filmographer
where'd you get that luna instrumental? i was never able to find it Q.Q
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:iconjdan-s:
Jdan-S Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I did some editing with Audacity. The instrumental part was made by merging the sequence from the song's intro with another segment halfway through the song. If this project is finished though, the song will be used with (almost) no editing.

Also, ~eurobeatBrony has released a midi version of Luna (Nightmare Mode). It's in one of his journals.
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SonicFan450 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Student Filmographer
k :3
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:iconsunwurm:
Sunwurm Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Interesting, I'd love to see how this turns out.
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:iconradu-b:
Radu-B Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OH. MY. GOD! I simply can't think of a way to express how awesome that was!
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:iconpewdiepiepony:
PewdiepiePony Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Student Filmographer
BLANK FLANKS
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SonicRainBoom12X Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
BLANK FLANKS
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:iconkira-nyan:
Kira-Nyan Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
WOW! THIS IS AMAZING!!
:iconomgsocuteplz:
I am SO watching you! :heart:
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:iconanrw22:
Anrw22 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
Do you have separate images for the mane six from this video? They were done fantastically!
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:iconjdan-s:
Jdan-S Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I do, but they're technically unfinished as shown here. I still need to decide on the final art style and add their cutie marks.

Maybe I'll make wallpaper versions for each of the Mane Six in this clip. That is, if I don't get too preoccupied with other pics and forget! =p
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:iconanrw22:
Anrw22 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
Hmm, ok. I look forward to it!
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:iconponypulp2:
ponypulp2 Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Student Artist
oh and put the earthlings then both tha pegasi and then the unicorns
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:icondigidestinedazukia:
DigidestinedAzukia Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice work! ^U^
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:iconqwertywerty42:
Qwertywerty42 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Why does this remind me of Homestuck so much?
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:icondarthwill3:
DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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:iconcajesthetabby:
CajesTheTabby Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
That was beautiful <3
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:iconcrystal-eclair:
Crystal-Eclair Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is really good, loved Nightmare Moon at the end
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:iconpriestessofnox:
PriestessOfNox Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO PRETTY! :heart:
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:iconvicviper407:
VicViper407 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
Awesome o :
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:iconask-whillathepeacock:
Ask-WhillathePeacock Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconclapplz: WELL DONE MY GOOD MAN
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:iconmanden:
Manden Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Great project! I could definitely see it as a backdrop to a ddr or something..
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DJ-BLU3Z Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
It's looking great so far, my friend; a very intriguing subject matter indeed! :D

I did have one question that was on my mind, though:

Will the entire Flash animation use the full duration of the "Luna (Dream Mode)" song, or were you only using that excerpt for this particular preview piece?

Well, in any case, thanks so much for sharing this sweet preview with us, Jdan! You flash animation and design skills are truly a great sight to behold, and I will be truly looking forward, with much apt excitement, to the finished version of your great project! :D
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Jdan-S Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. =)

Yes, the finished PMV is meant to use full song, so that's roughly 4 minutes of sequences like this.

I have more than half of the sketches completed and ready to vector, but I'm afraid I'm putting this project on hold for a while. There's quite a few things I need to take care of at work at the moment. Also, I'd like to get ~eurobeatBrony's feedback first on the current progress.
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JXDemon Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
What's the song that plays during this?
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:iconbobinog:
bobinog Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
wow
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:iconsargey4life:
Sargey4life Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so cool!
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:icontrillstar:
Trillstar Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it! Keep it up!
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:iconk4nk4n:
K4nK4n Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
Looks awesome!
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:icontheurbanwerewolf:
theurbanwerewolf Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
astounding work and a good alternate take on the scene.
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:iconzanshlou:
Zanshlou Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
Looks good so far. Keep up the good work :)
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StarFoxFan11 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
:iconmegustaplz: Very nice.
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BloodyPink-M Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
awesome very lovely work
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Woof91 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
Do want. :heart:
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ErindorStryker Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
That picture at the end, the colored one of Luna in the cloud, you don't happen to have that separately do you? Because that (and the entire thing) is amazing.
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:iconjdan-s:
Jdan-S Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep, right here --> [link]
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:iconfizziekauben:
Fizziekauben Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
Cant wait to see more!
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NightmareOnElmStFan Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
That is so cool. :star: :star: :star: :star: :star: out five.
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b1gd4ddi Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
that was awwwesome...
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:iconjdan-s:
Jdan-S Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. =)
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:iconlonewolfmark:
LoneWolfMark Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
That was pretty gosh darn awesome!

If you really do intend on doing all those updates you've listed this piece will be all the more fantastic! :iconlunahuzzahplz:
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:iconjdan-s:
Jdan-S Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, that's the to-do list for this scene and the rest of the song (4 minutes total). It's gonna take a long while, but I really hope to finish the project!
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LoneWolfMark Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
I look forward to it :)
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:icongreatveemon:
greatveemon Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
May balak ka bang gumawa ng fully animated nito? Yun gumagalaw talaga sila?
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:iconjdan-s:
Jdan-S Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maganda sana yun, pero matatagalan lang ako lalo e. ^^;
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