June 13th, 2021: Sudomemo Weekly News - Topic: "Sonic the Hedgehog"

Hey there everyone, DeepRising here with the Weekly Newsletter and Weekly Topic competition. Don't forget to check out next week's topic theme and it's description, as well as the subsequent Upcoming Topics at the end of the Newsletter. 

And now, here are the winning Flipnotes from last week's topic "Sonic the Hedgehog". Well done to everybody who entered. 

Our Favorite Flipnotes from last weeks Topic "Sonic the Hedgehog"

In our first Winning Topic Flipnote this week, by Game Genie, Sonic the Hedgehog steps in with stern but sage advice about the dangers of smoking.

With a colorful cast of characters, full lip-synch animated dialogue, and a very effective structure to its story-board, the message is clear.

Don't smoke kids! It's only for dumb-bots! 

Sonic the Hedgehog shares the hilarious story of Pickle Rick with his good friend Tails, in this next Weekly Topic Winner by ⒷIⒷⒷⒶ.

What a fantastic idea, to mix cartoon worlds together in a Flipnote. And we just loved Tail's hilarious reaction when Pickle Rick actually appears right next to him.

It would be pretty weird, wouldn't it!

Sonic's amorous admirer, Rouge, performs a sultry balad for her true love, in this romantic MV by Some Kid.

The character drawing and expressions are extremely well done, both subtle and expressive at just the right moments. 

This beautifully animated musical showcase of Sonic the Hedgehog, by SaltySonic, features the game's host of characters, as well as fantastic action, movement and style.

The editing is also pleasingly in time with the beat of the music, which makes for great rewatchability.

Go Sonic!.  

We loved the ingenious concept behind this Winning Weekly Topic entry by MMpro51.

What would happen to Sonic the Hedgehog if he was real? (As opposed to a game character)

Cue exhaustion, desperation, destruction, and some extremely chucklesome running.

It certainly would be a tough life for the poor little chap!

That classic Sonic move, the Spin-Dash, is demonstrated by an enthusiastic gamer, in this Winning Topic Flipnote, by DaWaeTU69.

Look at him go! He's really got it down.....

(Massive Crash!)

Ah! Never mind! That's gonna hurt in the morning! (Chuckle)

This Weeks Topic - "High Speed"

This week's topic is all about things that move incredibly fast!

From a racing car, to a speeding bullet, there's plenty of choice.

In the animal kingdom, you could have the chasing cheetah, the diving falcon, the fleeing hare, or even a hovering hummingbird (This looks amazing in slow-motion).  

And in the natural world around us, how about a hurricane wind, a bolt of lightning, a comet in space, or the very speed of light itself!

Animation Techniques to think about for this Topic

Animation is great for creating fast movement, with the use of whizz-lines, ghost images, puffs of smoke, and of course, large movements from frame to frame. But don't forget to include slows and stops, to really emphasize the speed in between.

Also, a big anticipation (A drawing back) before the burst of speed, will not only announce it, but will increase the effect of the fast movement that follows. 

TOP TIP: How about a vibrating stop! (Like a springing ruler). This is a great cartoon effect for a very sudden stop.


And finally, here's a list of some of our favorite high-speed characters from cartoons, movies, games, and comics for ideas and inspiration:

The Roadrunner (Looney Tunes)

Speedy Gonzales (Looney Tunes)

Asterix (Asterix and Obelix comics)

The Flash (DC comics)

Neo (The Matrix movie)

So, make your high-speed Flipnotes as fast as they can be, and we'll try our very best not to miss them as they whizz by!

We really love the way you're all so creative with these topics and look forward to seeing the Flipnotes you create for them. 

Make sure to post your entries to the Weekly Topic channel Weekly Topic - High Speed and the deadline for your entries is June 20th (12pm EST / 4pm GMT). 

Also, don't forget, if you want a cool thumbnail picture on your Flipnote, which ever frame you save the Flipnote on, that will become the thumbnail. So choose your favorite frame for this, or add in a cool title page at the end, and save on that.

Keep on Flipnoting and the best of luck with your entries. 

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