One problem I came up against when I did flash animations years ago was the pace and editing. I needed to speed up the pace in areas and cut things a lot tighter before that action would really flow as I'd intended.Your film there is great and having done some stop motion animation myself I can really appreciate the time and effort that's gone into this short, but that's where we get tied up! For example, after the clip reload we watch the character walk off the screen. It doesn't last very long but for some random person watching who doesn't animate, it could be too long. To the likes of me it's great to see such smooth animation and to cut it short would feel criminal, but the audience is who we need to think of.Basically - great animation, v good framing, v good action for such a film, needs trimming for a better flow.No doubt you've already seen this video but it kind of shows what I mean. We never watch the character walk around for the achievement of the animator, it's always for a reason or there's something else going on in the frame to entertain. Sorry to go on nailing at that 1 thing but I think if you hit that on the head you'll be producing some really good stuff!
I'd agree with Nutty Banana with regards to editing. When I animate I try and change camera angles every 2 seconds to keep the pacing fresh and fast (links in my sig to my page if you wanna have a look). Nice work on the fx though and your animating style is really growing so good work.!Cheers Jay
Yeah I agree with you, camera movement in stopmotion is pretty tricky and something I haven't bothered to have a go at yet. There's a guy on YouTube called xxxFancypants who has made a couple of good tutorials on the subject though
hey froi ! pretty good animation, I loved when he reload ! the music came for assassin's creed ? no ?
Hey, thats pretty cooool! Do you do stop motion with a still camera or somehow using a video camera??
Hi everyone, I need some help deciding between two future series, should I do a Lego series on a police man facing a different crime a week, or a super hero one where he has to face a different katasteophy a week?Which one?If you vote and gimme your YouTube account, I will try to mention you in the description of what ever series that gets the most votes!
Go with the Superhero. The new Marvel and DC Lego ranges will be rolling onto the shelves from January. The Batman range looks really nice.!