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usegobos
12-12-2003, 07:00 PM
I have created a short piece about the redemption of a recovering jack-o-lantern who developed a bad addiction in the off season and is trying to make up with an old friend. Its a large mpeg, but if you can, please give me some input. I recognize there are audio issue, since the second half is on camera mic. I'm all ears to any comments on editing, compositing, and animation.

http://locker.uky.edu/~cabake1/Phillip.mpg

and the making of, if you are curious...

http://architecture.uky.edu/Phillip/MakingPhillip.mpg

Thanks,

Al

Frank Dodd
12-14-2003, 11:20 PM
The camera matching appears flawless, and the character animation is executed well both in the expressive characterisation of the Jack'o'lantern and its lip sync.

However I felt the whole thing was way too long containing lots of live action and slow dialogue that did not really engage me as a viewer, in addition to this I think the short did not translate any intended humour.

Although the modelling is simple there is certainly workable technical skill in the production but I think the content needs serious consideration.

I hope this honest appraisal helps.

usegobos
12-15-2003, 02:37 AM
This was originally made as a technical test, but after the maddening struggle with camera matching and the long hours working the character, I opted to stick on a beginning and unfortunately it shows. Sometimes is easy to overlook those larger issues when wringing out smaller ones. Thanks for the input Frank.

Al

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