Aces High Short

Programs Used: Adobe Flash CS4 and Audacity

"Aces High" was the result of a short Adobe Flash CS4 animation I was tasked with creating in my Flash class during my time at ACC. I wanted to create something in the same vein as Top Gun, but with the irreverant humor featured in the classic parody movie Hot Shots.

My first task was to come up with a story for the short animation. The plot consists of a Top Gun style dogfight, where a fighter pilot goes into a steep nose dive from which he cannot recover, while attempting to take down an enemy plane. With no other options, the fighter pilot crashes his plane into the ground. At the end of the short animation, we realize that this was all a young mans dream, as he falls out of bed.

Other tasks during the production process included coming up with art assets (Jets, backgrounds, bedroom scene, etc.), recording audio for the radio chatter, spiraling jet, and bedroom scenes, and organizing scenes & layers while creating the short within Flash CS4.

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