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endi2
03-27-2010, 06:26 PM
NEW: "Making of" article finished: http://etyekfilm.hu/averylittlewarrior/

My second short film finished.
About: "A Very Little warrior" is a simple and funny short film about a very little knight.

My goals with this film:
-Learn to make a complete and good looking short film.
-Using "home devices" and very short rendering time: 3-4 minutes per frame (1920*1080) on my AMD4600+dual core, with DoF, motion blur and post effects, and nearly one pass render.
-Learning some animating: the animation is a weak part is this film, but now I have basic experiences with it. :)

Created by Endre Barath with the free and open source 3d application: Blender (http://blender.org).
Music by Leeran Z. Raphaely (http://leeranz.com)

More information and "making of" articles (coming soon): http://etyekfilm.hu

Homepage: http://etyekfilm.hu/averylittlewarrior/

Direct link to Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/10461798

Direct link to Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fs5KOEuRHJc

http://etyekfilm.hu/averylittlewarrior/forum_image.jpg

Gauranga
03-29-2010, 07:38 PM
It looks great mate. The animation is terrible though and the story is a little hard to understand. But worth watching because of the rendering. For you next one I'd suggest teaming up with a storyteller and an animator. Lots of potential.

Thanks
Jason

JoshKirk
03-30-2010, 05:21 AM
Have to agree with the other poster about the animation but I thought it was well put together and of course looked BEAUTIFUL. Blender keeps on impressing me more and more although I am sure your artistic skills had alot to do with it!

Scazzino
03-30-2010, 04:49 PM
Looks like you're off to a good start. :thumbsup:

After each short just pick a few areas to improve on your next one (which you have already mentioned you did) and focus on those areas as you move forward. One tip is that if you have a weak spot such as the character animation, just focus on keeping that to a minimum while you're learning (ie. use more close-ups vs. full body shots) with only one or two instances in each short where you try to push that area a little further each time. When done put it away for a while and then look at it again after you haven't seen it for a while before starting your next one. That way you'll more easily see any areas that you'd like to improve. Each one will get better as you expand your skills. Since you've put the whole thing together, you know all the steps that are involved and can continue to improve the areas you want to improve.

Keep it up! :beer:

endi2
04-07-2010, 06:00 PM
Thank you for the comments.
"Making of" article coming soon.

The4thAggie
04-07-2010, 06:10 PM
That was made in Blender?! Hehe. Other than the obvious story and rigid movement issues, this was a good looking animation.

endi2
04-23-2010, 04:57 PM
Hey, if anybody has a question about the "making of" (maybe Blender users?), please tell me here and I will answer it in the article.

endi2
07-11-2010, 11:29 AM
NEW: "Making of" article finished: http://etyekfilm.hu/averylittlewarrior/

ConnortheCraftmaster
07-11-2010, 01:19 PM
I personally think far too much time in this film is dedicated to showing off the scenery with slow camera movement shots... the background and models are well done, but by the time 1:45 rolled around I wanted to move on and not watch the rest. You really could have turned this into a 2 minute animation and it would have been far more enjoyable. Never be afraid to cut your videos down down to size... especially if the scenes are redundant.

The animation cripples this short, I agree with Scazzino in an earlier post that if animation isn't your forte, rely more on upper body shots... its hurts flexibility in camera movement, but if the animation would otherwise be worse its worth the tradeoff.

November10
07-12-2010, 12:19 AM
I'm still very much a beginner and wanted to say thank you for posting your work; reading the critiques and feedback from more experienced members is a great way to learn. Your rendering really is beautiful - nice job!

endi
03-29-2011, 07:13 PM
some news, 8k(!) renders!

raw:
http://etyekfilm.hu/averylittlewarrior/8k_raw.jpg
with DoF, mblur etc:
http://etyekfilm.hu/averylittlewarrior/8k_eff.jpg

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