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Straight ahead // Animated Short Film

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(Copy pasta from my original YT description: original upload date: 28 Oct 2019)


A man finds himself lost in an unknown darkness. No people, no animals; only shadows, silhouettes and one long path, with a single sign labeled "Straight ahead".


Man!! I'm actually surprised I finished this on time!! I had a month and a half to do this, the first couple weeks spend planning, story boarding and scripting. Then starting the 1st of October, I started the animation.


1 month to animate and edit this... Let me advise all you fellow animators out there.. 1 MONTH IS NOT ENOUGH TIME!! Animation takes time, and I know I could have done much better if I wen't pushed for time. It's been very stressful, but I'm glad I'm done.


This is made for the "Six minutes in the spotlight" Short film competition for schools.


____Mistakes that I could have fixed with more time:____


-Around the end, a camera cut isn't instant, causing a wired motion between the 2 joint scenes. You don't see it, but you can notice it.


-Sliding legs. This rig is good, but h e l l to animate; sliding legs were a big problem throughout the whole of this, but even after my final tweaks, I still couldn't fix it.


-Lighting. Lighting (mainly around the end) looked odd, this is because I didn't spend as much time on it as the deadline was closing it, I made it decent, but it isn't the best.


-Sound effects. While writing this, I realized I didn't have any sound effects for the ending, but I don't have time to be scrolling through YouTube trying to find a decent effect.


-Voice work. The voice actor I got to do this was great and did his role well, however, some part's were too fast / sounded too gruff (like an epic trailer kinda voice). As I didn't have the time, I didn't ask for those lines to be redone, however, if I had the time, I would have ;P


Oh, and here is the rig I used if you want to use it (not including face)

http://www.mediafire.com/file/dbnohyzgqa5ahzr/Human_modle.zip/file


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Credits:


___Animation, Concept & script___

*Duskstar Shine (me)


__Audio__

*SharpWind - Audio editing

https://www.youtube.com/user/www111614YxxREEPERSx

*Jory42 - Narrator

https://www.castingcall.club/m/Jory42


*Duskstar (me) - Female voice


___Music___


'Lonesome Journey' by Keys of Moon Music is under a Creative Commons license (CC BY 3.0)

Music promoted by BreakingCopyright: https://youtu.be/p5cWMxzzMdA


__Other__

Dog rig: Lifecraft


Program: Mine-Imator

https://www.mineimator.com/

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May 3, 2020
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