View Full Version : Short film: Out of Reach
02-28-2007, 06:23 AM
My name is Sandy, I recently graduated from Vancouver Film School (3d animation and visual effects). Finally I have done all the final touch for my work and created a flash website. I hope you will enjoy it and any comments would be very much appreciated. Thanks :)
Or click the link below for the quick time movie
http://www.sandysze.com/sandy_sze_demo1.0.mov (18 mb)
02-28-2007, 09:24 AM
YEAH cool stuff from 3d60! I am proud of u Sandy :)
with that kind of skill and dedication
no problem for job, + has exposure potential
make me wants YOU to animate my 3dgoonies!
ps + rude comment :
need to learn more character design
no offence please :p
02-28-2007, 09:49 AM
Well I just had the pleasure of viewing your film, and I must say...it was superbly animated! You have a very unique style of animation which I can definitely appreciate.
I love the snappy poses, and the complex motion you brought to some rather simple actions :)
My main critique is this: several of the events lacked anticipation. The main one I'm referring to is when the character climbs the ladder and falls off. In your film, the character climbs up....is at the top of the ladder for a split second, and then falls down. Ideally, you'd want to do something where the character climbs up....then the ladder begins to fall (ie...the aniticipation to the falling action)...the audience is given a chance to react to the ladder tipping...and then the character reacts (screaming or whatever), and then falls off the ladder.
Overall very nice though! I'm giving it 5 stars because it was fresh, and fun to watch. Loved the sun's reaction as the picture falls :D
03-01-2007, 06:45 AM
Hey thanks guys!
Ya, Tyson i did realise the problem of this lack of anticipation, that shot is a bit too fast, isn't it. Towards the end of my production , i was rushing to get everything done, I did spent some time tweaking the pose of him falling down the ladder and hope it would turn out better but i guess rushing is never good, should have taken the time and show a better timing and anticipation. Thanks very much for your comment :) and must say that u have pair of good eyes, i love that sun too!
And thanks arif for supporting me too!! Ya, i need to draw a lot more than i am now, it takes a lot more practice to become someone like you, i'll try my best and hopefully some of my 2D work will be posted in the coming future~
03-01-2007, 06:14 PM
Very Nice reel girl!! im so proud of you too
and its been a great year! and very nice to meeting you
congratulations on that reel!
03-01-2007, 06:52 PM
once again another good one from vfs.
nice work sandy
the pulling pants off bed i thought was unconvincing. The character wasn't appealing to look at either.
nice use of Squash and Stretch, good story and shot selection I thought.
Hey, certainly nice work there! Really like the snappiness and funny antics of the character. The aesthetics of the short film is nice too. There is room for improvement on the animation aspect, more so involving adequate use of animation principles. Coincidentally, your short film title is the same as mine, which is based on a box character for my animation assignment seen here (http://s8.photobucket.com/player.swf?file=http://vid8.photobucket.com/albums/a45/Norl/Vidz/Out_of_Reach.flv&refUrl=photobucket.com&ap=1). In any case, I like your version better so keep it up!
03-01-2007, 08:41 PM
I'm afraid I'm with Arif on his remark about the character design, but it was nonetheless entertaining and fun to watch. I liked the animation.
Congratulations on finishing the reel. :)
03-03-2007, 06:39 AM
Rad. It gets funnier the second and third times you watch it.
Yeah, the character is lumpy, the set is beige cubes, and he falls off the ladder like a spastic, but its just got so much charming ridiculousness that all I can do is back off and let it be. No crit.
My favorite bits of animation are the wind with the umbrella and the bird's weird flight path at the beginning.
03-03-2007, 10:10 AM
Although we do not talk much in the school. But, to be honest,
I seriously like your work alot.
It look so so much better than your "end of term 6" work.
I believe you will get a job just right away.
Good luck in future. Wish you all the best here.
03-03-2007, 10:20 AM
Thanks again for your appreciation and those comment, they just right to the point!! it would have been great if i knew about those critiques when i was working on my short:( Oh well, this is just a beginning, they r always gonna help me in the future so thanks guys so much.
And oh yea, i watched Norl's short "out of reach" it was amazing how you could animate a simple box so well, i think u did a great great job, wondering when u did that? HenningK has a very interesting website as well, i like it so much, very nice animation u did too. To Jason, damn that pulling pants shot, haha, i always try to skip that shot and the falling ladder shot when watching my film, they r my most favorite shots and the least favorite ones too. i like the idea of those shots but i went back and fix those shots for a few times after i'm done, they just never turn out so perfect.... as Alan said, i need more design in the character as well, i kinda wish that i could have had a better rigged character as well, it was my first time model and rig a full character, some of the technical problem made the animation so fustrating... oh well.... at least i learned from the experience.
ok this is getting very long now, i just wanna say thanks
03-03-2007, 10:25 AM
Thanks May and Scott,
i think your class is an amazing class, ppl from all over the world and seem if the class of 30 ppl is one person, this person would know everything... well thanks for your supporting all the way, good work on your stuff too!! see you in the next grad show :)
...And oh yea, i watched Norl's short "out of reach" it was amazing how you could animate a simple box so well, i think u did a great great job, wondering when u did that?...
Thanks for the compliment. I did my box animation 'Out of Reach' back in Nov 2006. Well, hope to see more works from you here so keep on animating!
03-04-2007, 09:18 AM
I love your animation. I chuckle everytime I watch it and see him side step on that ladder. Keep up the good work, and I look forward to seeing your future animations.
03-05-2007, 12:21 AM
Great work! It must been a lot of work, and I know for fact that it IS A LOT of work!
You managed to pull it off nicely.
I agree with 'ivanisavich' about anticipation, but that is the only thing that bugged me a bit =)
I like everything else.
I see a lot of interesting poses, snappy pose to poses, and I love that out-take at the end.
Again, great work! and i'm sure you'll get a job no problem!
03-05-2007, 04:55 AM
I would like to apologize since I'm only new to the field. I've been attending Full Sail for 4 months now. I would like to say that your animation was great! It was refreshing from all the super hardcore looking, gotta kick your butt animations. I love those, but seeing something like the uniqueness of your is a great reminder that not every animation has to be blown out of proportion. Story, background and artistic value are everything and you definitely have shown it here. Great job I say! 5 stars love!
03-05-2007, 07:58 AM
Thanks Don!! Thanks for helping me out in the school whenever i need you. i wish that i have time to tecture my characters and set like yours.Anyway, thanks for your comment, i'm glad you like it. Keep in touch!! ^_^
To revolvermd, Thanks for your support, i'ver been through where u r right now, i know how hard it is to start, but always ask and ppl r always happy to help u out, just keep working hard and i'm sure you'll get there in no time, look farward to seeing your work!! Let me know if u have any questions.
03-05-2007, 07:58 AM
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