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04 April 2011, 09:13 AM

Hi everyone...

Last year for a french challenge about animation the subject was to make a flip book on "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland".

i have decided to work ont the part when alice meet the caterpillar and was speaking about the young man and father William.

For this work i have decided to work on the character design from the john tenniel (the original illustration on "alice's in wonderland")

The constraint for the flip book was to make one with 50 pictures.
After to make it, i have maded a very very short with the séquences i have used in my work.

here is the result.

comment are welcome.

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04 April 2011, 02:26 PM
Animation needs a lot of work...the boy in particular. Watch him at the start....his arm/hand is just kinda floating around, his fingers are all completely straight, etc. And look at his hand after he stands up...especially his right one (our left). What's going on there? His fingers are all bent weird. These little things tell me the animation wasn't polished at all.

The actual animation appears to be completely random, although I admit I haven't read the part of the story that inspired it. So the man picks up some kind of snake....balances it on his nose...then does a backflip through a doorway and shrugs his shoulders? I don't get it :)

My biggest complaint though is that the credits are longer than the actual animation.........

04 April 2011, 02:54 PM
My biggest complaint though is that the credits are longer than the actual animation.........

That's one of my pet peeves too... another one is when a developer decides to do a movie-style credit roll, plucking every imaginable job they can think of and pasting their name underneath a bunch titles.

Anyways... I do feel the models themselves serve their purpose well enough though... they just need better facial expressions/rigging. The skinny lad when he stands up just seems to open his mouth without moving any other of his facial features and it helps to kill the effectiveness of the surprised look. I'd say focus first on your character's facial movements, then practice your body animation.

04 April 2011, 03:48 PM
thanks for your comments...

as i sayed in my post... this little sequence was maded only to use 50 pictures for a flipbook... not to make a movie...
see here the result : (pere william)
it is only after make the flip book i have decided to compile my pictures in a very very little movie!
So it is normal that the credit are longer than animation...
this work was not maded for a short movie but for a flipbook!

I agree with you... the animation work is very cheep on the young boy...

here is the original picture from john tenniel :

perhaps you can read on this place the chapter 5 from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland with the originals pictures to understand what i wanted to made! ;)

it is difficult to transcribe a piece of history in 50 frames ... that's what I tried to do... it was a challende and i try to make it in my free time!

04 April 2011, 05:50 PM
Thanks for posting the images for context :) Now it's clearer why your animation has the backflip :)

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