Demo Reel Matthew Akin 2005 [animator]

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  08 August 2005
Demo Reel Matthew Akin 2005 [animator]

Hey all, I just finished my demo reel.
I put together a website hosted on
my class mate's [chrisluce] website.

Like the ms paint layout?

Anyways take a look. I haven't been able to save mov as a "quickstart" movie...
if anyone can help me fix that problem, please leave me a message.

640x480 [23.5mb .mov] (right click save target as)

  08 August 2005
C & C

Your reel shows good staging skills, but I feel it has a weak animation, as any character seems to carry along movements with the same pace. I would work attitudes more, to make a strong contrast appear when two characters are in the same scene interacting one with each other. Also, I would try to get a better balance on poses, add a little overlap after heavy strides, and keep an eye on feet resting firmly on the ground during contacts in walks.
  08 August 2005

i think ure reel is decent enough, the first bit with the guy running away with the helacopter thing is pretty good although there is room for improvement on a lot of it (also the sound fx really put me off at times).

i like the piece with the audio from 'back to the future' best (at least i think thats wat its from?), it could be a little more expresive and over the top, but i still feel its the best on ure reel.

i would get rid of the cat/lion cycle it seems pretty poor compared to the rest.

decent reel


  08 August 2005
well thanks for the replies....

just a note. I've only been animating with maya for 6 months now. thats it. the School im in is only an 11 month program. just keep that in mind.

  08 August 2005
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