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03-05-2007, 02:10 AM
This is my Animation Blog ..www.blogcharm.com/Animationblog
I have showcased some of my work in progress animation clips and sketches..
your feedback is valued...thank you
03-05-2007, 02:29 AM
Nice! I love your animations that you've posted so far. Although the blog could definitely stand to look more appealing. I don't know what kind of options that site offers in the way of templates, but something needs to change there, as it doesn't look very clean and the advertisements on the side are a bit excessive.
But my only issues with your blog are with the template. Like I said, the animations are awesome.
03-05-2007, 02:53 PM
Thanks Nathan .....I value your input..:) i dunno if there are options to change the look of my blog ...but i will check ...
03-05-2007, 07:27 PM
I really don't care how her blog looks..... It doesn't matter if her blog looks clean or not.....As this is a WIP/critique:Animation forum, I just care about her animations and her animation skills, nothing else.
I think you're doing pretty good Deepthi. There are spots where you can improve..... Like, you gotta work more on creating a sense of weight in your moves and adding more weight to your animation. However, keep practicing and you'll get better. By the way, I really liked your monkey animation (blocked/stepped tangents)..... Can't wait to see its final version!
EDIT: Deepthi, you can make one blog on blogger, or wordpress..... They are pretty good!!
03-06-2007, 10:36 AM
Everything aint bad there. Smashed is the only one I might have sugestions on. One thing is some of the motions seem a little too quick. Might just be the dive to the ground though. What throws me off more, is why dive in front of a boulder that's coming at you to beg it to stop?
If you're making animation, it's one thing. But if you're making a character act, I think you become responcible for more than just the actions, but the reason for the actions. You have to get into the characters head a bit. The three things I try to address is what the character is thinking, what they're feeling and what they're doing. I can get ok, he's listening to his music ejoying it, sees the boulder comming at him, it freaks him out, he's thinking something like oh no, stop or something, and his initial reaction is that mental freeze, and then his reaction seems to be dive closer into it's path and beg an inanimate rock to not roll at him... And then run away? How ever good the animation is, at that point you've lost me, cause I'm going in my head, what the hell is he doing? before and after the rock comes into play. I'm thinking about that instead of paying atention to what ever you wanted me thinking about.
As well, why he quickly dives across the screen doesn't quite make sense to me. Why across the screen? I mean, even just going to his knees and doing the same thing, like preying to god or something like that makes sense. Are you trying to lead the eye across the screen for where the rock enters? If you are, I might sugest him trying to do like the scooby do type run away where the legs start moving without the body going any where, or the legs even wind up pulling them backwards, he slips, falls down facing the other way, having inched over to that side of the screen by falling. Then you can do the begging prare thing, but maybe either more to himself or god, look back, see it, get up and try to run again.
Anyway, that's my thought. As far as the animation goes it's pretty good. As far as acting, you've completely baffeled and lost me.
03-06-2007, 04:17 PM
thanks sean ..for your comments....i understand what you mean..its all about what the character is and what is the subtext running in his mind ...why he does move or react in a certain way? whats his attitude..how he reacts to his surroundings...and whats the idea?
maybe here i failed to convey the idea which i had in my mind...my idea was to make him react to someone who is trying to push the boulder towards him ..who is off screen not visible to the audience ....whom the guy couldn't see in the beginning as he was enjoying his music.. and sees him very late ......
i wanted to bring out that feeling of someone else's presence by this guy's reaction of begging...... may be i should have given enhanced clear gestures and used the right duaration to register his body language while reacting towards the apparent danger...
thanks...again sean ....
03-06-2007, 07:45 PM
You could still pull that off simply with a couple simple changes. You havenít done anything to introduce the idea that there's another person there. Two things I would recommend would be either when he first looks over, maybe he starts off with a confused look. Maybe then he waves at the person like "yeah, hi to you too... What are they doing? Oh my god. No! Don't!" That would start up some human communication and at least start to give the impression there's another person there he's communicating to. I think that would establish there's another person off screen at least.
Another option would be simply change the object. If you changed it to a car, you could go through all the same motions and it'd make a little more sense, at least in the way he tries to reason with it. Though still diving into the cars path to beg them to stop would still seem a little odd.
I think part of the problem with the giant rolling boulder is that most people don't mentally associate that as a man made event without some kind of set up to suggest it.
Another thought is that with some good folly you could suggest thereís another person off screen setting this up too, just by the sound.
03-06-2007, 08:41 PM
all the animations are nice :thumbsup:, especially the blocking on the monkey and robot animation is cool. cant wait to see the finished animation. :bounce:
03-06-2007, 08:41 PM
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