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12 December 2003, 12:52 AM
i have recently completed a year at the vancouver film school.
the following short is the product of that past year.
comments on all aspects of the project would be more than welcome.

this is my first short film and i'd like to thank the boys of 3D41 for helping me along the way.



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12 December 2003, 01:11 AM
congradulations on finishing your first short! Really nice work ! The animation is really good and the pace of the story to the music is perfect. Great music by the way. :)

the Muffin Man
12 December 2003, 01:33 AM
THAT is awesome :)

The cinematography is really great.. as i guess should be expected. Such a loverly light film, what he ^ said about the music is what i couldn't figure out how to say here :) i r 10v0rz it! :applause: :beer:

12 December 2003, 01:35 AM
Damn your first short.. :D

I love it. The animation, the ball, the music. GREAT.

But i have one point. When the character sits on the tree, the stick he is pulling goes trough the tree.

Thats the only thing i have to complain...

As i said.. GREAT JOB.

12 December 2003, 04:36 AM
It's an excellent short. It's especially good seeing as it's your first. The blue fellow's well modelled and animated very well. Also, for being just a ball, you've sure given it a ton of character. You should be applauded for that!

All I can say is...I can't wait until your next project!

12 December 2003, 05:56 PM
nice little short :thumbsup:

12 December 2003, 06:46 PM
cool! I did notice the stick going through the branch through. Otherwise, it was really nice. :)

12 December 2003, 10:11 PM
I love it :thumbsup:
I watched it three times, and found it great each!

(has a permenant spot in my shorts collection now :beer: )

12 December 2003, 06:39 PM
Awesome stuff. Very fluid animation during the ball push. I really liked the jump cuts too.

Keep up the good work!

12 December 2003, 10:31 AM
Nice work dude! The close-ups on the face were extremely effective, and the story works well. The animation was also very impressive for a first time short. The one crit that came to mind was that I wished the central figures were rendered with the same qualities as the background, with that gorgeous painterly look. But that's personal pref I guess...
Nice one :beer:

12 December 2003, 12:17 PM
yes the backround panintings are a highlight

great job!
itīs always good to see that someone finishes a working animation, by staing down on the ground.

the story is realy nice and the joice of music also ... is this your finishing work at VFS?

good luck!:thumbsup:

12 December 2003, 08:54 PM
thanks everyone for the replies. i really appreciate the feedback. if anyone cares to know, here is a little background info on the project:

the piece was completed over a period of 6 months as my final project while at the vancouver film school. all modeling and animation was done using softimage|XSI. backgrounds were painted in photoshop, which i must say i found to be one of the most enjoyable parts of the process...a relaxing break from the often frustrating world of animating. composites were done in after effects and editing done in premiere.

once again, thanks for taking the time to watch my film and i'd love to hear from more of you out there.


12 December 2003, 08:34 AM
Very very nice. I really enjoyed watching the whole thing. Everything about it worked. The camera angles, the animation, the lighting, everything. Congratulations. I hope to turn out something just as nice when I create my first short.

Pedro Pozo
12 December 2003, 08:24 PM
Great story and great animation!!!

we wait to see your next work.

12 December 2003, 10:33 PM
That's well good. Kind of reminded me of the cyote trying to get road runner! :)

I especially like the atmosssphere when it turned to night time and he was laid by the fire. Great job!

12 December 2003, 06:48 AM
tom.. it is one of the best animation reel from VFS.!!!!
really awesome... :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
keep going man !!!

gary hsu
12 December 2003, 05:02 PM
I really enjoy watching your reel, very very nice and simple. Congrets on a job well done

12 December 2003, 05:18 PM
Hi Tom,
Good to see your film on cgtalk, Cool animation all the best:beer:

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