View Full Version : VFS Animation Reel: Teaser 1- Dark Eagle

03 March 2004, 06:32 AM
Hey guys! I just finished my final term at VFS. This is my final demo reel. Comments and critiques are welcome though I doubt I will be coming back to this piece to make adjustments. Enjoy!

Jesse Irvin
I'm looking for work

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Dark monitors may have difficulty seeing some of the action. THANKS!

03 March 2004, 06:35 AM

Great work man, it's nice to see all your hard work come together :thumbsup:

Everybody should check this out.

Best of luck,


03 March 2004, 06:42 AM
porkchop sandwiches great work and nice looking renders! good luck on the job

03 March 2004, 08:46 AM

COOL, J...

you got the GREAT demo reel as much as you worked hard.
I'm glad you did well.

Good Luck out there.

03 March 2004, 06:24 PM
Thanks for the reply's guys, now go get back to work :D

03 March 2004, 09:01 PM
hi jeasey..
it's awesome man..nice to see your work together man..
i love to see your next work man...good kob and....have a nice a day

03 March 2004, 09:02 PM
Hey dude,

Way to go, your reel turn out really great. Rendering is cool too... Great to know u and hey... all the BEST !!!

adrian ng

03 March 2004, 10:55 PM
that's too dark man..

03 March 2004, 12:10 AM
Thanks guys! I'm sorry it's soo dark, It's calibrated for TV which is never good. I'll try to adjust, brighten it up a bit, and relink it soon if I can.

After that It's time to redo the models and start on the second teaser.

Flud's Keeper
03 March 2004, 01:07 AM

Your stuff turned out great man, I'm sure it won't be long before your working on those cinematics!

I still say Prexis is german....

awsome stuff!!

03 March 2004, 01:10 AM
hey i would like to talk to u. i plane on aplying to vfs but would like some tips and sutche. do u have the time to anwser me to

great joob by the way

03 March 2004, 01:27 AM
Thank you, And of course I'll help you with questions you may have. Check your inbox.

03 March 2004, 02:31 AM
The action was pretty nice. The audio was not. Dark Eagle's voice is bad (an animator should never do his own voice work)... the bad guys voice is okay, but I can't hear either of them over the music. Good animation and cutting, I dont like the render or colors very much though.
Oh yeah, the credits are too long for a demo reel, too.

03 March 2004, 02:59 AM
Best action clip I have ever seen

Keep it up Jes-X

03 March 2004, 07:15 PM
Alright I'll definately admit that doing my own voice work was not a good choice, but it was my only choice considering my time constraints.

At the same time you missed out on the horriblness that was my first dialog recording.

I've had trouble with the music levels as well, fortunately this isn't the final music and there will also be effects and such in at some point. But thats not something being done by me.

03 March 2004, 10:26 PM
Awesome Jesse! Remember to keep us updated on your latest work! :)

Oh, and remember what you still owe me!

03 March 2004, 10:31 PM

03 March 2004, 04:57 AM
Cool! Nice work, love the animation.

Good music too (it's from Halo, right?)

03 March 2004, 04:47 PM
Nice Reel
I am going to 2nd HenningK on his post

maybe even better music, and no voices at all?

might bring more attention to the animation

good luck to you in the future

03 March 2004, 05:00 PM
great reel.

I hope the guys at VFS like it.

03 March 2004, 01:59 AM
Hi jesse,

Your reel rocks! but u rock more!

Yea, youre the one who discovered the pork chop sandwhiches GI Joe thingy, and a proud founder of the "thrusting greeting" (copyright Lea, Jesse, and Adrian)

hey hey, we should go back and do that to Gene kekekekek



03 March 2004, 05:41 AM
Hey Jesse.

Your reel looks freaking sweet, man. If that's the trailor, I can't wait to see the movie ;)



04 April 2004, 08:56 PM
you rules..

04 April 2004, 11:35 PM
I agree with Ho Suck,

... u rulez....



Again, kick ass reel dude


04 April 2004, 05:43 AM
credits need music for sure
Get some animated smoke/lightning instead of the static stuff you have for the title backgrounds.

too many "snarl shots" involving the "bad dude."

otherwise, very emotive and good, natural motion. Good fighting. Camera movements could be a little more interesting but it's pretty good as is. I would also like to see some hgiher quality AA and motion blur on the rendered animation as I think it owuld make it a little more "pro" looking.

My 2C.

05 May 2004, 11:02 PM
Hey Jessy! Good job on your film, the renders came out really nice. I would have loved to have seen the train fly by a station or a little more background. But that is the modeler in me speaking!

Keep up the good work and keep us posted on what your up to.

Peace out

05 May 2004, 11:09 AM
hey jesse,
neat work... looks like the late hours finally paid off. keep up the good work. loking foreward to more stuff frm you... keep it rollin'

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