Hello: magnanimous citizens of Newgrounds:
Here's my animated submission for NATA'14 FINAL ROUND.
The theme this time was to "Animate in the Style of your Opponent", in this case; animator StejkRobot; someone you may already know for his works through the tournament.
So; now you'll watch an animation introducing a lot of less-usual things in consideration to any work I've done before in (hopefully) plenty of ways.
If you've seen some of my works before; maybe you'll be able to point them out through the short.
NOW, with that said; sit back and ENJOY!
I think I have A LOT to say about the process; so once the tournament is over I'll take some bonus time to elaborate some more on the making of this final animated short.
Maybe it's a bit hard to make a propper comparison out of context, but the whole style-adaptation was based on "things I haven't done at all in animation" that my opponent does a lot on his works.
Hoping that you already watched the animation: here's a small list of things I tried to adapt from the latest StejkRobot's works in this short:
-'Heavier' action sequences (chases, fights...); with a dynamic use of camera every once in a while.
-Avoiding using too many "squiggly lines" (contrary to most of my work!), involving more emphasis on sharper lines for character poses and cleaner transissions.
-HUMAN protagonists with long necks and big ears; showing a big emphasis on their gestures and expressions.
And of course, there was one 'theme' we had in common, a theme I wanted to keep exploring in animation:
ROBOTS; which was the main motivation to begin the process of making this short animation.