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real-faker Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Student Filmographer
@00:28Thanks! Haha... I almost expanded on this for my thesis short instead of Welcome to Hell! I'd still like to do something with these characters one day...
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Strawberry-Montage Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Student General Artist
yes you can dream and who knows so dreams have become reality this is such a neat idea I don’t see why not I mean some of the animations out there aren't nearly as entertaining and I’ve just seen a sneak peek lol and yes I did think the walk was intentional :D I can’t wait to see what else you’re going to do :3
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twiliheroine Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
@00:55I love his expression when he's using the track pad, it's like "ffff, what a piece of junk" :XD:
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real-faker Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Student Filmographer
@00:35Yeah.... I agree. I felt that it was too long too. But I wanted to keep the kid's face on screen long enough for the viewer to get the idea that his pupil was a power button. Which is a little pointless I guess, 'cause you just see it in the next shot anyway.
But yeah, I see what you mean and I agree. Thanks!
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As my 2nd Semester Sophomore Final I decided to take my animatic ([link]) and see how far into it I could possibly get in the time I'd been given, then take a wild guess as to how long it might take me to composite the whole thing digitally, and stop animating in time to have time to do that (still following?)... so it was very much just an extensive case of 'winging it'.

I would've loved to get the whole thing done, but there just wasn't time. I still think I got a decent start on it though.... I tend to rush through my animations at first, sketching out rough lines to make sure the movement is right... then I go back in to clean them up a little and give some sort of, you know, form to those mess of lines... and all of that works just fine for me. But I get it in the computer and play it back and realize that ALL MY SCENES ARE RIDICULOUSLY SHORT. So I had to kind of fake some animation and cut lots of corners.... and even then, the animation I DIDN'T fake, it's still, like... I don't know. Just messy. I didn't bother to clean up the lines much (which was sort of intentional. I like the sketchy look), but some parts it's just like... GLARING MISTAKES. Why does his hair change shape like that? Why is he missing a...? OH GOD WHAT HAVE I DONE?! Or not done?!! xD hahaha.

I also learned a little more about After Effects. I'm slowly but surely going to fall head over heels for it, but it's still a rough, painful road to get to that point. I somehow managed to get this... text... thing... going on... with moe-bot's(*) monitor. I don't even remember how. It was MINUTES UPON MINUTES of dicking around with things until I made it happen. So that was cool.
I'd wanted to use some kind of particle effects or something to give some sort of secondary movement in the backgrounds.... but that's another task for another day.
I know it should be like the easiest thing ever but whatever. I'll pick up on it sooner or later.

So... yeah! Pretty much I think my only outstanding regret is that I just need to man-up and put more into the actual animation. I end up skimping out in places where this type of animation clearly shouldn't... skimp. Hahaha.

Learning experiences all around. Huzzah.

(*)moe-bot, as in the japanese slang, moe ([link]), as he was deemed by :iconannisoptera:.
:iconclawshawt: has also dubbed him Rodney though.
THE CHOICE IS YOURS.

Enjoy!
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PainterUnknownRadian Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That was super cutesies! :iconiloveitplz:
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s4ndsurph3r Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
@00:28This was really cool actually
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real-faker Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Student Filmographer
@00:28Thanks! Haha... I almost expanded on this for my thesis short instead of Welcome to Hell! I'd still like to do something with these characters one day...
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Strawberry-Montage Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Student General Artist
@01:09i went to take a look at the full thing that you have up so far and i really love the story line! im wondering if your going to go any further with it?
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real-faker Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Student Filmographer
@01:09I'd like to, yes! And at this point I need to do something for my senior film.... it's a toss-up between this and another story idea I have. But I'm leaning heavily towards this. Either way, I'd like to complete it at some point! : D

Thanks for your interest! Any suggestions? Critique, advice, etc? Something you'd like to see or something that wasn't clear? I'd love to have any feedback or input!
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Strawberry-Montage Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Student General Artist
I really like the sketchy look you gave it and your art style is really cool to watch. It’s not super precise so you can tell that it’s not going to be too serious despite the washed out and kind of dark colors which emphasize on the end of the world type thing (y2k and what not) and not too sketchy that its annoying it’s just right to give it an air of whimsy.
I really love your story that has been done so far, in both videos; you have a lot you can play with. The whole human with a strange robotic kid and the robots past and the whole ending of the world and what lies ahead. I’m really interested to see where it is going to go what this world you have created is like! Also I like the way the main character walks it is kind of comical :P This just looks like such a fun project to work on please please do more :D
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real-faker Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Student Filmographer
Thanks! The sketchiness is actually just 'cause I didn't have time to clean it up, but I ended up just pretending I meant it to be sketchy all along. It could be a really cool aesthetic if I didn't do it so sloppily... when I go back in and finish this I'm going to redo a lot of the animation. There's a whoooooole bunch of mistakes and weird jumps that make no sense. XD

There is actually a whole backstory with the human character that I'm contemplating hinting at or lacing into the intro somewhere.... he's actually from space. Not an alien, just a human from space. Haha... they both have backgrounds actually but they're not relevant enough to the plot to bother explaining... Because like you said, the ambiguity of the whole "end of the world and what lies ahead" thing could make for interesting stories later on.... I'm thinking maybe if I treat this short like a pilot episode that could be a possibility. Maybe. Haha.... like their backgrounds and stuff could be explored later on. As if it'd actually become a show... haha, I CAN DREAAAAM.

And yeah, he has a funny walk. Glad you picked up on that... I hope it looks intentional and not just like I don't know how to animate a walk-cycle. XD haha.

Anyway, thankyou so much for your input! : D Like I said, I'm thinking about using this for my senior thesis, so we'll see! Hopefully there will be more to come.
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Strawberry-Montage Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Student General Artist
yes you can dream and who knows so dreams have become reality this is such a neat idea I don’t see why not I mean some of the animations out there aren't nearly as entertaining and I’ve just seen a sneak peek lol and yes I did think the walk was intentional :D I can’t wait to see what else you’re going to do :3
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twiliheroine Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
@00:55I love his expression when he's using the track pad, it's like "ffff, what a piece of junk" :XD:
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lilbabyree Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
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