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:hmm: If you want to see this in high-resolution, you can go HERE ---> [link]. You can also find it on Youtube here ---> [link]

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- New 2011 Version!

I first got this idea when I came up with the Holiday House Tour project (which turned out to be an epic failure--but that's another story). Since I didn't have a pretty house to showcase, I thought I would pixellate one with fancy lighting and lawn ornaments. Then I got further inspiration from the many videos of actual houselight displays on YouTube. I wanted to tackle the challenge of creating a pixel-house light display choreographed to music. Since I'm an emoticonist, I wanted to tie-in emotes, thus the smaller house size.

This project was a true collaboration with *Ravenswd. I did the art and choreographed the lighting effects to the music. He is the one who put together the various pieces of animation, figured out most of the light timing, and made it sound pretty--which was no easy task. Thank goodness Jim is a math whiz, because it helped a ton with the timing. Still, there were parts of the song that drove us nuts trying to get it timed perfect with the lights.

The art is all mine, every pixel. Even the emote Santa is a blown-up version of my emote here ---> [link] The art was done entirely in Paint Shop Pro and Animation Shop, which are my preferred programs for emoticons. Though I worked with tons of layers, I created separate frames for each single and combination of lighting elements. While this took a lot of work, it helped immensely when putting the animation together, as frames could be moved around and switched out easily.

The music is "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" by Tchaikovsky. This version is performed by the amazing Kevin McLeod of the site Incompetech.com. If you frequent YouTube, you have probably heard his work, as Kevin has a large collection of original music he makes available under Creative Commons and is used widely by independent film makers. He is pure awesomesauce, so be sure to check out his website ---> [link]

The original animated gif (before conversion to Flash) is 575 frames. Since we could only work on it a bit here and there, it took us about 3 weeks to do it. I can't even tell you how many hours total, because we stopped counting after a while. Let's just say A LOT. The music part of the video is 1 minute 45 seconds, which is good, because any longer would have killed us.

That's it. If you like it, be sure to go by *Ravenswd and show him some love.

:nod: Oh, and for our die-hard fans...yes, the house is a version of the K's house from BMW. And that is Jim and me in emote version after the credits.

***:santa: Note, you MAY use this video on and off deviantART, without permission. The only thing we insist on is that you do not edit the video at all, and that the credit info at the end remains in-tact. Otherwise, feel free to share it, post it on your website, etc! ***
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oOMMDoO Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Professional Filmographer
You need to add Patrick singing in it.Patrick (Santa) 
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MirelaVonDela Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Student General Artist
.......Love it!!!!!!!!!1
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
:iconthankyouflashsignplz:
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DivineDesserts Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
Wow, loved it.
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
:iconthankyouflashsignplz:
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DivineDesserts Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
Your welcome.
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ansdesign Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You're so talented! :heart:
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
:iconthankyouflashsignplz:
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Jimni98 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
Thank you so much for the light show 
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
I'm very glad you liked it. :heart:
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MovieCatMar Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is awesome!!!
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
:iconthankyouflowerplz:
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cmdrtekk Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Thank you for the holiday cheer. :)
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
:iconluvluvplz:
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ByPriorArrangement Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
I've put a link to this awesome festive piece in my latest Journal.

:santa: Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. :huggle: :holly:
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
Thank you, love. :iconsanta-glompplz:
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cillanoodle Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
So much awesomeness!:iconawesome-plz:
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
Thank you. :iconsanta-glompplz:
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cillanoodle Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconyourewelcomesignplz::iconreindeerplz:
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my god! :wow: I love this! :happybounce:
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
Thank you. :iconsanta-glompplz:
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh dear, you're welcome! :tighthug: You've been really creative here, I love it! LOVE IT!!! :love:
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icefire8521 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's grrrreat *trying to randomly imitate Tony the tiger from those Frosted Flakes commericials*! Isn't it also known as The Nutcracker because of the movie or something?
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
A lot of people call it the Nutcracker, because that is the song you usually associate with the musical. But the real name is Dance of the Sugarplum Fairies. :D
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Erozja Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
Freaking AWESOME!!! :faint: You did amazing job! :la:
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
:iconflowerforyouplz: THank you
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Erozja Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011
:iconawwwplz: :heart:
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pixiepot Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Student General Artist
Hello, this has been featured here. Great job! :hug:
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:iconarichy:
Arichy Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
oh my god!!!!! it's awesome!!!!
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
Aww, thank you. What I think is awesome is that we did this 2 years ago when I was a total noob at emote animation.
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8-bitCoffee Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
its too blurry but still beautiful did you save it as a jpeg?
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
No. It's in Flash. We actually created this a couple of years ago. We have a much better program of doing it now.
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8-bitCoffee Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
nvm i just found out its a swf
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LaLaCookieChan Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful!
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
:heart: Thank you.
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ILikeRandomness Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Mind. Blown.
Totally.
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
Thank you. <3
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ILikeRandomness Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
You're welcome.
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DryBones44 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it. :la:

I also know how to play that song on the piano. :la:
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
That's awesome. I so wish I could play the piano. I've always wanted to.
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DryBones44 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't they have online courses? :laughing:
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IshtarDragon Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That's gorgeous!!!!!
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LIDIAMARINA Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
gorgeous!!!!!
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
Aww, thank you very much. :heart:
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Kali-Balekrone Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Student General Artist
ooohhh... mezmorizing! :D:D:D
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
:nod: Whenever I watch it, I have to cycle through it 2-3 times.
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Kali-Balekrone Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Student General Artist
I can see why! :D:D
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Bigsissy2010 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
grea-
i mean...
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:clap:EXTRORDANAIRY WORK :clap:
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
THank you so much. :heart:
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Bigsissy2010 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
no problem
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