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Okay, so after a short break, here is my 3rd clay animation. I am still using my droid razr for the camera for the time being. I moved my set up to a metal table that is right by a standing lamp w/ two light sources. I tried to angle the lighting on the table and also used flash w/ each photo. Now that all that is said and done... my final notes to you all...
I get a lot of flack on my animations. I am very well aware of this. I am aware that not all of the animation is 100% fluid, smooth or clear. I am aware that sometimes the focus of the camera may be a bit blurry. I am aware that the flat surface/board that the clay is on may move around during the animation play back. I am aware that the lighting may not always be spot on. I am aware that my feet are moving in the background off to the side of the table. I am aware that the camera sometimes pans in and out rapidly (I was testing the zoom on the camera... It didn't turn out well).
The reason I am writing all of that out is so I can get that out there in the open, so you don't have to maybe criticize me so much. It seems like in the community, no matter how many times we say that we are beginners in the animation world, our voices fall on deaf ears. I am new to this animation process. This is only like my 3rd animation in my entire lifetime. I am trying a new avenue w/ my clay and hope to broaden my horizon. All I am asking for is just some understanding. If I wanted to get booed off the stage, I would go out and practice my comedy routine right now at the nearest comedy club.
I'm just trying to spread my wings a little here and fly, okay?
Two last things:
Music credits go to Triplejc for his song "Biscuits and Eggs"
I did attach this song to the animation when I made it. and it DID play back fine. If you cannot hear it. I'm sorry. I tried, but if the NG website can't play back the file properly, that's not my fault.
If you want to hear it if it does not work on here then here is the youtube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtILglSbi4I&feature=youtu.be Also my animations are always made just for fun and for no commercial means whatsoever.
The title of this animation is called "rejected face" because as you will see, from the flower a face emerges. Then the flower rejects the face and rolls away, as does the leaves and stem of the flower. The face is then sad and rolls off to the side and the it reforms w/ the yellow center in the middle. The face closes its eyes and it undergoes a metamorphism into an owl.
The wooden thing that carries off the pink clay balls is a wooden turtle. I thought it would be cute to have it run around in the animation.