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Finals experiment

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Jun 23, 2007 | 11:58 PM EDT

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This is my first flash animation ever. It was created as the final project of my video production class. There really isn't a story other than how things happen when studying for college finals and all.

I am looking for honest critiques of the animation quality as this will help me improve. Thanx...

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Hamy-jamyHamy-jamy

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Liked

I thought you did really well with this piece because it felt like you showed us a student working through a mind block and then carrying on with his work from where he left it. Nicely animated also, im not sure exactly how you animated this but it looks fantastic. I thought the calm music also suited this well. Overall a good watch.

~H-J~


saijm responds:

Thanks. That was what I was going for. I created this using Adobe Illustrator to create the individual frames and put them together in Flash. I used Apple Motion to create the computer screen effects, and did the music using Garageband loops. Thank you for the feedback.


StefanKvanStefanKvan

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

First Attempt

Great First Showing, Very creative. The only thing I would work on is the music. thou it kind of fit the movie, but I my opinion it was alittle bland. Hope to see some more later, Thanks


saijm responds:

Yeah the music was something that was created at the last minute using Garageband. So I can easily see what you mean.

Thank you.


EasedaleEasedale

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Great style convincing animation

This is impressive - I wish my first movie was this well animated. The animation is good and the colour is well chosen although for me - a bit bland. Scene changes work well to maintain interest. You are a great animator and I look forward to seeing your skills applied to something with a more defined story line.


saijm responds:

Thank you. I think a lot of the problems with the colors is that I based them off the colors in my dorm room at the time. I was originally creating this to be displayed on a NSTC screen, and so I couldn't use the vibrant colors that CRT or LCD is able to display. The next project will take advantage of a better color variety.


CoffinfodderCoffinfodder

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Nice Job

You animation skills are really well developed. The graphics had a nice touch to them and the animations flowed together pretty well. Clean up some of the motion and I will look forward to your future submissions.


saijm responds:

Thanks. I am working on fixing a lot of the problems in future projects. I think I benefited from working with Illustrator first, which helped with the drawing aspects of this. I learned a lot, and that should allow me to create something better.


littleNorwegianslittleNorwegians

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Kinda boring. BUT it's a experiment.

If you touch up your animation so it gets a nice flow and smoothness. (Make the animation look natural) AND add some sort of story line. . . .
You will be a great if not a SUPER flash animator!

I wish you luck in your future projects!


saijm responds:

Thanks, given the overall response from people I will submit future projects here instead of wasting time on tube sites. Basically this was me just learning my way around flash, and I plan on doing more complex things with an actual storyline.