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May 19, 2014 | 9:07 AM EDT
  • Daily 2nd Place May 20, 2014

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"Greener Grass" is set in a world of floating islands, and follows the antics of the dim-witted Killian, as he attempts to cross to another island that offers a more luxurious life. He is aided by the intelligent Talon, who uses her cunning intellect in attempts to provide him safe passage across the endless fall in between the islands. However, all does not flow smoothly."
Here's my final piece for my Animation Design course at De Montfort University and first ever solo short film! This is the result of 4 months of hard work! Hope you like!
Programmes used: Autodesk Maya, Zbrush, Adobe photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Final Cut Pro, Rebus renderfarm
Music: Earthspan Pastoral & Earthspan Panoramic by Paul Mottram
If anybody fancies seeing any more of my work:
My deviantart: www.schteeveroberts.deviantart.com
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MKelley21MKelley21

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Hooray!



DeadCobraDeadCobra

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Not bad


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LotlLotl

Rated 3 / 5 stars

It's been said many times, but the animations felt very stiff. But I think what really put me off most was the pacing. I feel like 3 attempts to get to the other island would have balanced the piece more. But in particular what bothered me was the final few seconds. When Killian realized that he had sacrificed companionship for food, the conflict was resolved far too quickly. Personally I felt the whole piece would have been stronger if it ended on that note, but even with a happy ending, there could have been much more impact with just a few more seconds for that realization to resonate. Especially if done with a more subtle shift in expression, rather than an exagerated slump of sorrow on Talon's part. I'm sure time was limited, but I think a few more seconds and a bit more subtlety would have added a lot more to the piece, and made the payoff more satisfying.
Overall the environments are interesting and creative. For a single-person effort, this is quite impressive, and I hope you continue and improve in the coming years.


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mustachehammustacheham

Rated 5 / 5 stars

This was really enjoyable to watch. This has a great unique style as well the story line behind this. :D


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CorpusUpirCorpusUpir

Rated 4 / 5 stars

I really liked your short . The characters were simple and nice as well as the environment. Alas the only critic I can give is watch the spine of your characters a bit more and video tape reference of yourself first before animating it. I only say this because some parts of your animation seemed stiff . Other than that great job from another guy in the industry