Animation VOD Fix-em-Ups

Discussion in 'Animations' started by Warren , Aug 15, 2018.

  1. Warren

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    Min came up with a really cool idea where someone in AT could make changes to someone's animation while the person who made the animation could be in a call with the AT member and ask them questions.

    After some experimenting, we've come up with a formula that works a lot better, here's an example of what a VOD would be like.



    This thread is for you guys to post FLAs and the video for the team to review it.
    Here's the format:

    Video:
    Fla file:

    Another thing, don't send us work in progresses. We'll only review finished, published animations.
    Give us an animation with some depth to it as well. Don't send us something that's like, 1-5 seconds long.
    We can be flexible with what we accept but we would really like you guys to send us something around 30 seconds or more so we can really dig into your animation and so you can show us what you can do.

    We only take animations that are made solely by you. Collaborative efforts or things such as 'fla shares' will be rejected.​

    Anyway, the thread's open. Let me or any AT member know if you have any questions.

    Edit (8/5/19):
    We've edited the format so all the team members tackle the video together rather than individual ones so you will get the whole package. Typically we would split up the work with the voice recording being done by @Neil
     
    #1 Warren , Aug 15, 2018
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  2. BlackMegaman

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    This...



    is fucking brilliant

    now i can be lazy nah jk
     
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    This is a really cool and clever idea, I'd definitely be up to ask for this someday. However, there's something and I don't know if it'd be a problem. Since I'm not english I almost never join VCs because when I join those I'm stressed and I eat my words, in overall I just don't feel it. Still, I can hear and understand English correctly. So here's my question: is it necessary too speak during the VODs, and in the worst case, is it possible to ask for questions in the text chat?
     
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  4. Kayas

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    There's multiple ways of going about it:
    - We can both call and talk
    - We can both call and you can type instead of talking
    - I can pre-record VOD reviews and talk about changes. When I am done, I can send the video to you so you can watch it and ask questions from there.
    It's whatever is most comfortable for you.
     
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    Alright, sounds perfect. Thanks a lot.
     
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    There is no better way to learn something than a direct 1 - 1 lesson from someone more experinced than you, im really big fan of this idea and think its awesome. When i drop something serious ill deffo give this a look into.
     
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    you guys are doing gods work lmfao
    thanks for doing this
    I'm also really appreciating the fact that you're giving multiple options of communication
     
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    [Min] Vod #1 - Graceling (MBR vs. Digital)

    #1 - Intro fixes (pre-fight)

    #2 - Fight fixes
     
  10. jose117

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    that is a awesone idea
     
  11. Kayas

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    This is a great idea. This could help new animators get better like myself.


    Thanks fam
     
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    thanks
     
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    I'm definitely about to use this :)
     
  17. Kayas

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    Update:
    VoD reviews are undergoing a change in how they are handled. Rather than the 2-3 hour long marathon footage that both Min and I did - we decided to opt for a more highly edited and condensed style as its more digestible for the VoD requester. This way, you don't need to sit through hours of footage and get to see the necessary bits. This will be around 10-30 minutes instead. This is taking into effect starting with @Warren 's VoD review on @jose117 's animation (which will come out later this month, sorry for the hold-up - we've all been busy).

    Keep in mind, more than one VoD review can go at a time! We have other animators ready to go so feel free to ask!
     
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    Even if it's 2 months old, if you can do something to improve this I'll gladly watch how.

    Animation:
    Animation FLA: http://www.mediafire.com/file/770of9rs9u8fb4p/Nemesis+Collab+-+Sonic+V.S+Metal+Sonic.fla
    Specific AT Member: anyone, though someone with a good quality mike would be better for me.
    Time to have a VOD: exept this sunday, I'm available every day in the next 2 weeks. The best would be in my evening (from 8pm to 1-2am, my timezone is UTC +2).
    I'll only type but I'm good with you talking, I'm also okay if you stream it.
     
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    First off, @jose117 VOD review is finished! Sorry for the hold up once again! My PC broke down for a period of time and there's been college stuff that I won't get into - in any case here you go!


    I'd like to extend a formal apology for the delay - the timing was really bad so on behalf of myself and Warren, we hope you accept. @Elemental Animations Neil will send yours shortly after mine.

    Now as with Miles' one, we learned from mistakes there and made a format change and the same can be said for this situation. The time-consuming effort it takes and the length to produce this style was too much and superfluous. After discussing, we've decided to undergo another format change so we can quickly whip up a video in less than a week. Rather than us revamping your animations entirely, we're going to go over the video itself and edit in clips of other animations and minor edits for specific bits in your animation. Gone are the full-on revamp and here are the video-based criticism. This is why it's taking so long for @Elemental Animations as we had @Pizzaman432 change the format midway. It should be up in a couple of weeks. Apologies for the delay, we are still learning how to use this system ourselves and we will try our best to make changes where we can to improve it.

    Check the availability on the thread to request an animator for a VOD review and now it will not take long at all (1-2 weeks). You also will no longer need to provide an fla, just the video link is enough - however, an fla will help the reviewer a lot more.
     
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