Rejected CGPGrey Application

Since I spent quite a bit of time on this video and didn't get chosen, I figured I'd put it out there for people to enjoy/criticize/ignore/whatever.


  • StickDK
    StickDK5 dögum síðan

    Not bad at all :) You did well imo.

  • Zeldaboy
    Zeldaboy9 dögum síðan

    I have been watching CGP Grey for a decade and I enjoyed this.

  • RommyJoj • 21 years
    RommyJoj • 21 years14 dögum síðan

    I wonder if there is a person that got accepted

  • Scott Strosahl

    Scott Strosahl

    13 dögum síðan

    Apparently there was, because he has had an animator working for him for a few years now.

  • Burned paper
    Burned paper14 dögum síðan

    I was the 5,000th like

  • bongos mcDongos
    bongos mcDongos14 dögum síðan

    You did very well imo

  • TheHebatKing
    TheHebatKing14 dögum síðan


  • Scott Strosahl

    Scott Strosahl

    13 dögum síðan

    I think there was just one accepted one, and I don't think it was ever posted.

  • Andrew Crisp
    Andrew Crisp15 dögum síðan

    Really impressive, particularly as CGP Grey obviously made it hard to animate. I have found when hiring you often have more than one candidate that you are sure could do the job, but you have to make a choice…

  • Fahad Ibn Hasib
    Fahad Ibn Hasib15 dögum síðan

    it reminded me of charlie chaplain. He once took part in a competition (hiding his real identity) to imitate "Charlie Chaplin". Ya... And he came out third... Feelings are so arbitrary and subjective, no amount of scrutiny is enough to tell something is like some other thing or not...

  • Kevin Smit
    Kevin Smit15 dögum síðan

    Very nice.

  • MadaxeMunkeee
    MadaxeMunkeee16 dögum síðan

    I thought you did a great job. Hopefully you’ve found good stuff to do instead!

  • Nate Thecrazydrummer
    Nate Thecrazydrummer17 dögum síðan

    How was this rejected

  • kourii
    kourii17 dögum síðan

    I enjoyed it, and now I will ignore it! … But seriously, pretty good. Don't have any substantive criticism; the only things I didn't like were places where your style differed in some ways from the CGPGrey videos' style, which is what I was expecting, so that threw me off, but that's not actually an indicator of anything bad.

  • Harsh Joshi
    Harsh Joshi19 dögum síðan

    Oh mannn

  • G_raff 43
    G_raff 4321 degi síðan síðan

    I thought this was an actual video damm sucks you were rejected

  • Javier Sánchez
    Javier Sánchez25 dögum síðan

    It's really good

  • Hugo Walker
    Hugo Walker26 dögum síðan

    Can I send the application via fax or is it too late?

  • daedalus


    16 dögum síðan

    Very late this was years ago

  • No


    25 dögum síðan


  • Infinite Benji
    Infinite Benji26 dögum síðan

    Why did this get recommend 4 years later

  • Spearmint / Latios
    Spearmint / Latios27 dögum síðan

    Great submission. I’m curious as to who won this competition?

  • Tanner Lebo
    Tanner Lebo28 dögum síðan

    The only reason I think this was rejected was because I don’t think he does that many cuts. Like when he said first place, you cut to a 1st place badge fully cutout and a white background. It would’ve been nice if it was like somewhere in his body or something. I’m probably not explaining this well lol.

  • Dylan Brady
    Dylan Brady28 dögum síðan

    I'm glad this popped into my recommended. You've got a new subscriber

  • Dylan Brady
    Dylan Brady28 dögum síðan

    I'm just piling on. You're amazing! This is a great style, and I can see some similarities between other ISsoftsrs. But these guys are right, you're timing is just different. Not wrong, but different.

  • Thomas Livingston
    Thomas Livingston29 dögum síðan


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    Pro Line GamerMánuði síðan

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  • Nate
    NateMánuði síðan

    That’s great

  • Science done right
    Science done rightMánuði síðan

    I can see why this is denied. This is too quality for CGPGrey. Don't worry; it's awesome!

  • Douglas Campbell
    Douglas CampbellMánuði síðan

    Extremely good quality man it's slightly faster pace than grey normally does but that's literally the only thing that isn't perfect

  • Alan Givré
    Alan GivréMánuði síðan

    You almlst got it, but not quitw.

  • Scott Strosahl

    Scott Strosahl

    Mánuði síðan

    Kind of like your spelling...

  • James Hinz
    James HinzMánuði síðan

    This style has a few notable differences

  • Issaalaa - Racing
    Issaalaa - RacingMánuði síðan

    Omg I first genuinely felt this is a CPG grey video. Oh wow good job you should be accepted

  • David Schneider
    David SchneiderMánuði síðan

    "Why show something for more than 1 frame at a time? The viewers can just pause the video if they're THAT attached!"

  • Hel Pfeffer
    Hel PfefferMánuði síðan

    Wow, quite good

  • TomTheMemer23
    TomTheMemer23Mánuði síðan

    its better then the real thing

  • Inkkles
    InkklesMánuði síðan

    nah i can see why this one lost the faces on some of the figures are inconsistent, the path shown here at 0:43 is not only too fast but is also not a perfect arc just a lot of things wrong with it also don't ask why I'm commenting so late, it seems that youtube is just recently recommending these out

  • one man
    one manMánuði síðan

    All fun and games till CGPGrey hires a mass murderer who animates as a hobby

  • Santino Grosz
    Santino GroszMánuði síðan

    It was rejected. Maybe was not what he needed. But don't feel bad, because Is AMAZING.

  • J Lee
    J LeeMánuði síðan

    After watching all grey videos for the 100th times, this video shows up. I honestly thought it was grey for 3 seconds before I read the title/description!

  • Just some guy with a handlebar mustache
    Just some guy with a handlebar mustacheMánuði síðan

    Why do these get constantly get recommended lol

  • blip boop
    blip boopMánuði síðan

    Getting people do do a considerable amount of free work to be even considered as an applicant for a job is a huge dick move

  • daedalus


    16 dögum síðan

    Well how else is he going to find the right person for the job?

  • Joaco Hammer
    Joaco HammerMánuði síðan

    This is so well made. I can´t understand how did this get rejected

  • Altoid24


    Mánuði síðan

    The main reason I can tell is the fps for things like motions, mouths, etc. They made it one frame for a mouth opening, one frame for a hand raising, etc.

  • MJA
    MJAMánuði síðan


  • Samuel Strachan
    Samuel StrachanMánuði síðan

    Over edited

  • Echo D
    Echo DMánuði síðan

    see you in a bit when this goes viral :)

  • Aarush Sai
    Aarush SaiMánuði síðan

    This is perfect

  • Merc at Arms
    Merc at ArmsMánuði síðan

    Task failed successfully. I like this, but it isn’t Grey’s style. I’d absolutely watch a channel edited like this though.

  • Vanitas _
    Vanitas _2 mánuðum síðan

    Down bad

  • Ideenlos
    Ideenlos2 mánuðum síðan

    realy good, the paper plane was genious

  • TraxuU
    TraxuU2 mánuðum síðan

    I tought it's his video LMAO

  • Mr Absolute
    Mr Absolute2 mánuðum síðan

    thats very close, but he does less individual frames and more animation

  • Mai Sage
    Mai Sage2 mánuðum síðan

    The characters are very Grey, but not as much the items.

  • Von Kaiser
    Von Kaiser2 mánuðum síðan

    The thing with all these applications is they’re very good, but just not in his style. Although, Grey should realise that he’s the only one who animates in his style.

  • Scott Strosahl

    Scott Strosahl

    2 mánuðum síðan

    The other thing that people need to realize is that all these applications were made almost 5 years ago, and grey's style has changed because he now has someone else who animates for him. So, actually Grey's style now is not exactly his style, but more his animator's combined with his.

  • Kovacs
    Kovacs2 mánuðum síðan

    This is excellent.

  • Marioman73
    Marioman732 mánuðum síðan

    It's very similar, but it needs more smooth (for lack of a better word) animations. CGP does less instant cutting and I feel like that was why it was rejected. Good stuff though, keep up the good work!

  • Greater Canada
    Greater Canada2 mánuðum síðan

    It’s a shame this was rejected, should’ve Rick rolled him.

  • Oscar Bullen
    Oscar Bullen2 mánuðum síðan

    I actually thought this was CGP Grey before reading anything lol

  • Lesley Zore
    Lesley Zore2 mánuðum síðan

    I thought it's Gray for a moment

  • Wasabi Woo
    Wasabi Woo2 mánuðum síðan

    I thought I was watching his vid lmao

  • Munjee
    Munjee3 mánuðum síðan

    I was going to say if this is what got reject i want to see what got picked but I didn't know he had other animators so I guess that person was that seamless

  • Cowcorner
    Cowcorner3 mánuðum síðan

    I actually thought this was him, not joking. I was watching the video without seeing the beginning. I am serious, I literally thought this was him

  • Confussed-Oddish
    Confussed-Oddish3 mánuðum síðan

    Wow, this is being reconmended to me, but like why.

  • Sebastian Jost
    Sebastian Jost3 mánuðum síðan

    For whatever reason, after four years, the ISsofts Algorithm promoted this video... why?? 😂

  • RedBrain
    RedBrain3 mánuðum síðan

    To fast and to little animations.

  • Olivia12333
    Olivia123333 mánuðum síðan

    I was like huh, Grey really had a different style 4 years ago, then I realized it was a rejected application and it all made sense. It’s not bad quality just obviously not Grey.

  • Scott Strosahl

    Scott Strosahl

    3 mánuðum síðan

    How well it matches his style is certainly up for debate, but if you go back a few years, he did have a different style. Which might be partly because things change over time, but also because he hired an animator 4 years ago who now works with him on the videos.

  • alexander held
    alexander held3 mánuðum síðan

    Are you still looking for a job? There were lots of numbers I needed to calculate

  • Stefan Heid
    Stefan Heid3 mánuðum síðan

    I choose: Ignore and whatever and like for the joke :D

  • Lolan
    Lolan3 mánuðum síðan

    It doesn’t feel exactly like Grey’s style but it’s great in its own way

  • beefjerkythesecond
    beefjerkythesecond3 mánuðum síðan

    Great job!

  • Wolfspy
    Wolfspy3 mánuðum síðan

    Ok now show us yours so we can see how different it is.

  • NotEnoughSpaghetti
    NotEnoughSpaghetti3 mánuðum síðan

    Union jack, Watch your back, Catterack, Lots of slack, Tick tack, *COFFEE*

  • ジャミラ
    ジャミラ3 mánuðum síðan

    I'm pretty sure this was in Grey's top 3 pick. Very accurate to his style

  • smart art

    smart art

    Mánuði síðan

    Clpse but some lines too thick and some drawingas arent his stule

  • sebisonic


    Mánuði síðan

    It's close but doesn't hit the mark

  • bruh.


    2 mánuðum síðan

    it rly isnt imo.

  • Big Milk
    Big Milk3 mánuðum síðan

    I feel like the mouths are a little bit noticeable as something not in his style, great job though

  • robcol125
    robcol1253 mánuðum síðan

    this felt like a CGP Grey video most of the time! You're very good! Did you get any feedback from the CGP Grey team on why it didn't work ultimately?

  • Scott Strosahl

    Scott Strosahl

    3 mánuðum síðan

    Nope. All I know is that he announced that that he'd picked somebody, and I hadn't heard anything from him, so I knew it wasn't me.

  • addledhead
    addledhead3 mánuðum síðan

    Must have been a strong candidate

  • Mac6na6na
    Mac6na6na3 mánuðum síðan

    Critique: Could match his style better. A little too much detail, and could be blockier. I find that CGP’s style is a very wireframe/bare-bones style with simple lines, filled color shapes, and few minor details. Otherwise, this is good!

  • Kent Guiller
    Kent Guiller3 mánuðum síðan

    Return to *monkE*

  • Sinto_HD
    Sinto_HD3 mánuðum síðan

    Well, It wasn't really Greys Art Style, I understand why he didn't chose you, but it is actually good.

  • Sergey Kuznetsov
    Sergey Kuznetsov3 mánuðum síðan

    I think the colour scheme is off, and it's a bit too jumpy between scenes.

  • Luis Felipe Kamphorst
    Luis Felipe Kamphorst3 mánuðum síðan

    It felt too random and fast

  • Flair
    Flair3 mánuðum síðan

    One day the algorithm will let me see the accepted application... one day.

  • Scott Nesin
    Scott Nesin3 mánuðum síðan

    At 1:06 the rolled die went from a 2 to a 5, when 2 and 5 are always on opposite sides of a D6. This is probably why you got passed over, because other than that glaring inattention to detail, I thought it was really good. --- PS: Do I need to declare the /s?

  • Scott Strosahl

    Scott Strosahl

    3 mánuðum síðan

    /s aside... that is an error I should not have made. I was never really happy with the animation of the die, but I had a pretty short window to create the whole thing, and I also had to learn how to draw vector files since I'd never done them before, so the die animation got neglected.

  • ⠀
    3 mánuðum síðan

    I think you were really close to getting the job, it's probably the quick cuts that made you lose over others. Other than that, it's barely possible to see the difference between this video and an "actual" cgp video.

  • Huh Neat
    Huh Neat3 mánuðum síðan

    _sweats in whether the first is "0" or "1"_

  • Scott Strosahl

    Scott Strosahl

    3 mánuðum síðan

    yeah, if I remember correctly, I considered the same issue, but all I had to do was try the 100th, 101st, and 102nd numbers and see which one worked.

  • Femboy Communism
    Femboy Communism3 mánuðum síðan

    Bro i wouldn’t be able to the the difference ngl

  • Heaven on High
    Heaven on High3 mánuðum síðan

    i eat 12 kids a day, can i Appli?

  • PaleRejent
    PaleRejent3 mánuðum síðan

    Man how did you get rejected this video fooled me. I thought you pirated a video from CGP grey

  • JustLostMyCarKeys
    JustLostMyCarKeys3 mánuðum síðan

    I seriously thought I was watching one of his actual videos.

  • Logan Owens
    Logan Owens3 mánuðum síðan

    this is cool! def in his style, i think maybe some of the sprites you used were a little too jagged, though that likely made no difference for the application since that would perhaps be one of the easiest things to change? idk, but nice!

  • Logan Owens

    Logan Owens

    3 mánuðum síðan

    @Scott Strosahl I only say jagged in comparison to grey’s usual style, that certainly must’ve been a challenge!

  • Scott Strosahl

    Scott Strosahl

    3 mánuðum síðan

    We were required to create all our own sprites (obviously), but I had never created vector files before, so I was learning how to draw in illustrator while also doing all the animation, and we had a fairly short turn around window, so it wouldn't surprise me if some were a little iffy. :)

  • shashwat johri
    shashwat johri3 mánuðum síðan

    Im very impressed , don't be discouraged!

  • Lyiam D
    Lyiam D3 mánuðum síðan

    Why this randomly showed up on my feed 4 years later while I have to physically search for the videos I actually want to watch will forever be a mystery. 😂

  • MrValdez


    2 mánuðum síðan

    I was watching/listening to cortex on ISsofts earlier. Maybe that caused the algorithm to think I'll enjoy this.

  • Lyiam D

    Lyiam D

    3 mánuðum síðan

    @Scott Strosahl again why ISsofts thought I’d like this is weird

  • Scott Strosahl

    Scott Strosahl

    3 mánuðum síðan

    That's the algorithm for you...

  • JG-77
    JG-773 mánuðum síðan

    I understand why it was rejected as it doesn't quite feel like his style in several areas, but still very impressive!

  • Drew


    Mánuði síðan

    Then again I still love this application anyway

  • Makaramus


    Mánuði síðan

    you are comparing it to recent videos, this one is very spot on with ones back then

  • Fuckfuckland


    2 mánuðum síðan

    This is his old style

  • Dexter Foxy

    Dexter Foxy

    3 mánuðum síðan


  • Prime Time
    Prime Time3 mánuðum síðan

    I really thought this was cgp and grey at first, but then saw the channel name. really good.

  • smu
    smu3 mánuðum síðan

    Wait this isn't cgp grey?

  • Scott Strosahl

    Scott Strosahl

    3 mánuðum síðan


  • Joel Mulder
    Joel Mulder3 mánuðum síðan

    While I can see why this might've been rejected, it's still pretty damn good! I hope you found a fun job putting your skills to work since making this!

  • Waver
    Waver3 mánuðum síðan

    It felt just a little bit faster but thats the only thing that is different and thats not bad at all =p

  • Mythraen
    Mythraen3 mánuðum síðan

    I thought I was watching a CGP Grey video. I read the description first, watched the video, got confused, read your name... wait... you're not Grey... Then I finally understood.

  • Megan Schafer
    Megan Schafer3 mánuðum síðan

    This is good. I hope he kept your name on file.

  • Penguin Nerd
    Penguin Nerd3 mánuðum síðan

    I keep getting these in my recommended but no one got the job

  • Scott Strosahl

    Scott Strosahl

    3 mánuðum síðan

    Someone did... Don't know who though

  • Oliver Spiler
    Oliver Spiler3 mánuðum síðan

    This got recommended to me yesterday, but the channel was different

  • Zach Cool Plays
    Zach Cool Plays3 mánuðum síðan

    Why is this rejected This is amazing and if I didn’t see the title I would think this is a real CGP great video You see what I did there

  • smart art

    smart art

    Mánuði síðan

    Its nit quite the stule though. Its close but not quite

  • Water Is good

    Water Is good

    Mánuði síðan

    it was rejected because even though it is great, there were many great applications. also this isn't exactly like CPG grey's style while other ones probably maybe definitely were if not the exact style, much closer.

  • Ran
    Ran3 mánuðum síðan

    That cataract is very clever lmao

  • ジャミラ


    3 mánuðum síðan

    Yeah, I chuckled at that one!

  • Scott Strosahl

    Scott Strosahl

    3 mánuðum síðan

    That and the 'who am I kidding' are probably my favorite little jokes I put in there. Oh... and the paper airplane. :)

  • eliljeho
    eliljeho3 mánuðum síðan

    It is great, but there can be only one.