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neonoodle
07-24-2004, 04:19 PM
Hi, I've been working on my character animation demo reel. I'd like you guys to check it out and give me some feedback on what should be taken out, left in, etc. thanks!

http://studentpages.scad.edu/~dbokse20/dbokser_reel_7-23-04.avi (http://studentpages.scad.edu/%7Edbokse20/dbokser_reel_7-23-04.avi)
http://studentpages.scad.edu/~dbokse20/reel-July23.mov (http://studentpages.scad.edu/%7Edbokse20/reel-July23.mov)

-David

*updated at the bottom*

DemolishMan
07-24-2004, 10:09 PM
The reel is awsome, I woud'nt remove anything ! :)

I would change one thing: Just the credits at the end, I think the letters are a little "destroyed" (I mean the white text: "All animations by....."). (From the AVI version)

Congrats !

jeff
07-24-2004, 10:43 PM
A good rule of thumb is to leave out music that contains lyrics. The less distraction there is from the reel, the more people can focus on it's contents. The song does fit well with the animations, but it's something to consider changing. It's up to you on that point.



The only other thing that really stands out is the lack of a burning noise or a small combustion sound that comes from the barn launching on fire at the end. Whether that was intentional or not i donít know but it stood out in my mind.



The animations are great and the reel is enjoyable to watch. Keep up the good work.

weasel.acuh5o
07-25-2004, 10:31 AM
great reel, really nice animations. I have to agree on the barn-thing... you should add some noise, it's a bit weird the way it is. and though I think there shouldn't be much lyrics contained in reels it's fine the way it is. it suits the wacky feel of most of the characters. :)

Adam-Bomb
07-26-2004, 02:37 AM
Awesome animations! Add a noise to the burning barn and your set. You put as much effort into the minor scenes as you did the major ones and thatís what liked the most, like when the older character opens the closet that was spot on.



P.S. the naked old man will haunt my dreams



Great Work!

neonoodle
07-26-2004, 03:24 AM
Thanks for the positive response, guys. I edited the reel and tightened it up, so check it out at http://studentpages.scad.edu/~dbokse20/dbokser_divx-7-25-04.avi (http://studentpages.scad.edu/%7Edbokse20/dbokser_divx-7-25-04.avi)

Thanks!
David

holbroal
07-29-2004, 08:28 AM
Hi David,

Most of the animation looked good, the only thing I can suggest is the old idiom that you only put your best work in your reel.

One of the very first sequences had that guy going through the closet looked very stiff to me, like you hadn't done anything with the fcurves or secondary action, and I think a company seeing that might start watching and immediately write you off. Put the cream of the crop at the beginning, to catch their attention. Thankfully, the clip after that with the guy swinging from the vines was quite well done and smooth.

The quality of the work in the reel should be consistent, I think you should trim the fat and let your good animations (which are quite good, might I add) shine.

Sincerly,
Allen

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