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post Mar 28 2008, 01:44 AM
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So I am just past the half way mark degree in Digital Animation, and so far I have 6 short films under my belt and a stack of art work as tall as I am (and I am very tall).

Finally got around to uploading my films to youtube and thought I'd share. It's all pretty flawed, as these were films made while learning the disturbing amount of software packages we learn in depth in a short space of time.

But still yeah, feel free to critisise, you'll have to try hard to be more critical than my tutors are smile.gif .

Here they are

PS. and yes, there is a couple of screen shots of the Matazone in the History of Iris Film smile.gif.
Probably won't be the last time the Matazone features in something I do either. (sorry Mata, forgot to add you to the credits of that film can add you if you want!)


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post Mar 28 2008, 02:00 PM
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awesome smile.gif

I think Jeff and Christy is my favourite, even though it was your first film? And disaster at the gym was cute biggrin.gif

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post Mar 31 2008, 02:33 PM
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I've just watched the Jack and Jill one, which was very nice. The bit were Jack is pulled from the bench had a really nice sense of contact and weight to it. If I were to be picky, I'd say that I might have chosen different textures (less shiny ones) for the puppets, and that occasionally their weight doesn't lean forward properly before their walk cycles begin (although that's not so bad because they are puppets, after all). I might have added sections to the animation where the puppets were whisked up out of/sideways from the shot when they are changing locations. The dissonant break between the naturalistic movement and their status as puppets would have been nicely enforced. Pickiness aside, it's a nice bit of work! smile.gif

I'll have a look at the others when I get time. Don't worry about the lack of credit, but you can put me in there if you want!


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post Apr 8 2008, 09:17 AM
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ooo, didn't notice people had replied to this.

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I think Jeff and Christy is my favourite, even though it was your first film? And disaster at the gym was cute


Hehe, Jeff and Christy was probably the most fun to work on too actually, thanks smile.gif

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I've just watched the Jack and Jill one, which was very nice. The bit were Jack is pulled from the bench had a really nice sense of contact and weight to it. If I were to be picky, I'd say that I might have chosen different textures (less shiny ones) for the puppets, and that occasionally their weight doesn't lean forward properly before their walk cycles begin (although that's not so bad because they are puppets, after all). I might have added sections to the animation where the puppets were whisked up out of/sideways from the shot when they are changing locations. The dissonant break between the naturalistic movement and their status as puppets would have been nicely enforced. Pickiness aside, it's a nice bit of work!


If those are the worst things you can pick at it with then I think I have done well! I am not really all that happy with it to be honest. I got a really good mark for it, but meh.

Suppose I can't expect too, too much from my first ever 3D animation with a narrative (second one I did overall). My tutors said I did something too complex. I actually ran out of time on this, there's a good few shots missing. Infact I storyboarded to include the shot you just suggested with them being whisked up into the air by the puppetmaster, but alas, deadlines.

Oh well, thanks for the compliments all the same! biggrin.gif


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post Apr 9 2008, 08:41 AM
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I just watched Jeff and Christy, it's pretty good. My only critique is about the sound in the Pub, I feel like I missed a few lines of dialouge. Also just curious what you used to shoot this and edit it? The JFK gun fight a Benny Hill feel it was great, I'm not sure if we would get away with something like that in Chicago, lol that was like day one in my first production class, places we couldn't shoot and props not to use. Guns were number 1 and this was more of my teachers pet peeve cigerettes was number 2, we would probably get arrested and the other big one we were told was not to shoot on the CTA, apperently only big productions can shoot on the CTA, mostly cause you have to have the money to rent an EL or Bus while you shoot and the CTA doesn't sell out cheap.

Here are two of mine the first one is my first film I did by myself, it's silent and black and white. Also excuse the quailty I was to cheap to pay for telecine so I projected it and recorded it with a camcorder.
Caught and Broken Hearted

This one was my third and last film I actually directed, I'm not really director or much of a writer, more of an editor. This story is one I wish to rewrite some day when I have time. Also the ADR sucks cause I didn't do it right at all.
7 Blocks of Separation


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post Apr 20 2008, 01:56 PM
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QUOTE (patback87 @ Apr 9 2008, 09:41 AM) *
I just watched Jeff and Christy, it's pretty good. My only critique is about the sound in the Pub, I feel like I missed a few lines of dialouge. Also just curious what you used to shoot this and edit it? The JFK gun fight a Benny Hill feel it was great, I'm not sure if we would get away with something like that in Chicago, lol that was like day one in my first production class, places we couldn't shoot and props not to use. Guns were number 1 and this was more of my teachers pet peeve cigerettes was number 2, we would probably get arrested and the other big one we were told was not to shoot on the CTA, apperently only big productions can shoot on the CTA, mostly cause you have to have the money to rent an EL or Bus while you shoot and the CTA doesn't sell out cheap.


It was shot on a Sony PD150 camera, and edited together mostly with Final Cut Pro 4.5. Yeah the sound wasn't so great. We only had Kitty (who played Christy) available for a few days. So everything had to be shot that involved her in a compressed 3 day shoot. So going back and ADRing the whole thing was a bit difficult and we ended up recording most of our sound live. I did my best with the pub sound (it was originally even worse than it is) but it's still in a state.

Ah well, it was long ago since we made that, I'd like to think I've improved since. I haven't done anything so dialogue heavy in my second year and have been mostly just doing test projects to learn. But next years my final year and when I start producing my show reel work. I want to do a heavy dialogue film again next year, but involve special effects (since that's what I want to specialise in). So I'm planning on getting to grips with sound more. It's still my weakest area really.

Couldn't get Caught and Broken hearted to work. But I watched 7 blocks of seperation. I think I lot of teenage internet folks will see themselves in the characters and anti climatic meet up.
The end felt a bit unfulfilling though, like I was waiting for a final bit to their little story to tie everything up so you could see where they would go from then on. But yeah I liked smile.gif


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post Apr 24 2008, 06:44 AM
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The PD150 is a pretty nice camera for the price and ADRing is so difficult, we have an ADR stage at Columbia, but I wouldn't have been able to use it for the class I was in, unless I knew the right people, lol. Shoestring shooting is an experience isn't it, lol. Well maybe I can get Caught and Broken Hearted working, but that was shot in like two hours in 16mm on the Bolex. Basically I went to shot the day before had a different actor, but not only was it cold and rainy, but the camera jammed I lost 100 feet of film and had to do it the next morning before I had to work at noon, it was crazy also I had no crew outside of the actors and actress. On 7 Blocks I had a decent crew for all the interior stuff and on my second day of shooting which was exterior it rained all morning but cleared up but I again I had no crew, lol.

As for 7 Blocks that's where the idea came from, this internet and txt generation that has grown up with all of these technologies and often lack social skills outside of the internet and txting. We actually had a discussion about that in my editing class on Tuesday.


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