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Aug 3, 2011 | 11:05 AM EDT

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hi, i'm Daniel, and i have a show reel for you today. this nitpicked pile of mostly unfinished or unused animation, along with many completed portions of work i have made over the years, are assembled before you today, so that you may gander at my talents, if you see fit to allow me such a title as "talented".

any input will be greatly appreciated :D



Rated 5 / 5 stars

your getting better with videos than ever.

Horsenwelles responds:

hehe why thankles


Rated 5 / 5 stars

I'm sorry that we never finished that Zelda flash

i got distracted by other things and well. nobody was doing their part on the collab except you ofkourse :o plus I'm kinda over sprites flashes. Been making flashes on other sites :o and stuff. anywayz Awesome animations :o

Horsenwelles responds:

OH thanks my friend ^^ i've gotten good have i not


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Continuing the streak of 7's...

It's not a bad reel.
The animation was well done, and the art was ok (some parts were much more detailed than others). Of course, this is a demo reel, so I won't take points off for it being unfinished.

Thanks to the other reviews, I'm sure you're aware that the main problem with this is that it's out of context, but I think it's worth repeating. Also, using lip-synced animations without fitting audio doesn't really show much of your talent.

Overall, this was a good demo of what you can do with flash, but it would be nice to understand what's happening.

Horsenwelles responds:

its meant to show my lip syncing talents as well as fluent animation. and thanks for the tips


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Nice reel

A pretty good reel. But the problem is that most of this is out of context and without voice acting. I understand that those are unfinished or unused animations, so of course they look a bit... well, unfinished. ^^

But it would still be great to see some background information on the things you present here. Maybe you could add a menu where the viewer can select the different flash snippets and you can write down some background information on what the viewer is about to see.

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Horsenwelles responds:

the ones with VA are mostly finished segments (words of wisdom: Jman, and QOTSA can both be found finished in my flash page), and it includes more collaboration bits.

and yeah, i could definitely tell viewers where the snippets came from, but it would make the flash seem a bit too long/cumbersome for a simple show reel with some of my better clips from 2009-now.

idk, man.

anyway, thanks for 7 #6!!!


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Not bad

I think that there's one major issue with most show reels is that they portray stuff out of context. This one doesn't seem so hampered by it, which always helps the case.

There was an issue with detail, which I thought should have been addressed, mainly to show that if you're going to do lots of fine detail, you need to do it for everything in the picture, not just the character that you're animating at the time. Come to think of it, making everything else blur slightly out of focus, then plucking them back to sharp focus for the action and depositing them back out of focus when they're finished could make a nice comic-book style animation. Poseidon was the one where I saw this the most - the background looked crisp and the drawing actually took away from it. Perhaps it's a problem with using actual photos for your backgrounds?

The one with the guy on his console had two things I wanted to address - sharp focus on the background, softened and almost ruined focus, because of your additional detail in the foreground. We've covered that earlier, so onward. The controller looked particularly square. If you're animating with an eye for detail, you need to have a stab at making a PS3 or Xbox controller. Without, it just looks naff.

Having characters with speech is great, but showing lip-sync, without anything to sync to really doesn't show us anything. If you've got a piece of audio with lyrics, try to get them to sync with those in places, if you want to show off your talents.

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Horsenwelles responds:

hehe about the controller... Jman was playing with a crappy PC controller, so... i kept it in context.

as for the staggering amount of lip sync sections, tbh, i didn't have much left from last year's reel added with all the content since, so i just worked with what i could muster.

thanks for a 5th "7" review in my long line of 7's :D