Losing Light by Billy Polard

Musician/animator Billy Polard made this music video for his song Losing Light entirely on his Nintendo DSi using an animation program called Flipnote Studio. Says Polard: “Two weeks and hundreds of drawings later, not to mention how tiny the screen on the dsi is, here it is…”


  • http://blissfulignorance551.deviantart.com/ A.J.

    I really dig that feature on my DSI :)
    It’s so hard to get even this good at drawing on the thing, ha-ha.
    Great music video! :)

  • http://www.mymedicatedcartoonlife.com Bitter Animator

    Absolutely gorgeous. Having used Flipnote, I’m really impressed with what he got into this. Really excellent.

  • http://www.milkmoneycartoons.com Ohjeepers

    Outstanding work! I don’t think that I can accurately express how much I enjoyed this.
    Every now and then the Internet can be pretty awesome.

  • http://rafatoro.blogspot.com Rafa

    tiny, cute and beautiful…
    both song and video!!!
    Congrats to Mr. Polard!

  • http://www.catpianofilm.com Eddie

    So incredibly simple and so inventive and effective in every part of it’s execution. And real emotion too. Big kudos

  • L

    How sweet (and sad). The song fits the animation well. Great job!

  • http://www.michaelspornanimation.com/splog/ Michael Sporn

    Nice style. If it had used a bit of actual animation it might have had an emotional impact. (Only half a walk cycle that I could see.)

  • http://www.myspace.com/singingsirens Billy Polard

    Hey everyone. thanks for the kind words.

    I have a way better music video up, live action and animation.
    for my song ‘seahorses’

    I can’t copy and paste links on this work computer, but you can check it out on my myspace, or its on my youtube page.

    thanks again to Jerry Beck for posting this.

  • Alejandro

    It’s amazing how easy Billy makes making a 3 1/2 min. short. No matter how limited.

    It was like a really cute animated storyboard.

    Kudos Billy!

  • http://www.arielvillaverde.com Ariel

    Michael.. you seriously didn’t see “any” animation?

    Then how did the mosnter bend down to pick up that rock??

    This was incredibly done. Considering the tools and limited time.

    Congrats Billy

  • Luke

    this was really great, lovely song as well!
    the animation and sound of the music go quite well together i think

  • http://siskavard.blogspot.com corey

    Flipnote was the main reason for to get a DSi

    It’s really cool to see someone using it to this extent!

    Here’s some flipnotes I’ve made:
    http://tinyurl.com/y85ggho

    Aardman Studios has a bunch on that site as well!

  • http://www.daganm.blogspot.com Dagan

    really fun!

    i totally enjoyed this. :)

    great style, to boot!

  • http://www.myspace.com/singingsirens billy

    thanks dagan. I liked the drawings I. your blog a lot too!

  • Warhead

    Really well done. Really shows the potential Flipnote has.

  • http://www.myspace.com/singingsirens billy

    i hate typing on my phone!

  • http://www.cementimental.com Tim Drage

    For anyone with a DS memory card thing for playing homebrew games/software, another really nice (and free!) DS animation app is ‘Animanatee’ which can be downloaded here http://deku.rydia.net/program.html

  • http://www.dsteen.com Dan S.

    Really lovely and cute.
    I want to fire up the DSi and do some animating next bus trip now!
    Keep it up.

  • http://www.milowerx.com Mike Milo

    Wow! I am really impressed! This little thing had more emotion and personality than a lot of crap on TV these days! Nice job Billy!