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26th August 2016
Hjalti gives animation feedback to a video by Antonio J. López.
Here is the original video: https://vimeo.com/175859601
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26th August 2016 - 11:17
Such valuable resource and lessons from first half already! Here's to more entries on next round:)
26th August 2016 - 13:35
I really like the animation (even though I'm not native in Spanish, and probably don't fully understand the story). Animation-wise, a lot of interesting and subtle things are happening. Congrats, Antonio!
So, I was pleasantly(?) surprised that there were a few things that could still be improved. What I'm trying to say is that in spite of a few less-than-perfect poses, the animation still looks very fluid and attractive.
I was therefore wondering how we ourselves could best review our own animations. What is good methodology to get past the overall impression (e.g. fluidness/attractiveness), and start improving the things that we don't notice?
26th August 2016 - 13:52
@Ben Meijering<span class="username">(bitwise.ben)</span>: It's not easy to look at it with "fresh" eyes after becoming numb to it. It takes a lot of practice. You could try to look at it through a mirror, fooling your brain that it's new information, or simple walk away from it and return a day/days later. But of course it also depends on the overall animation skill level of the person. This is why animation schools put emphasis on making students give feedback to each other, it helps both students hone their skills at giving and receiving feedback. :)
26th August 2016 - 14:22
@Hjalti Hjalmarsson<span class="username">(hjaltihjalmarsson)</span>: Thanks for the tips, and I can totally imagine that student feedback works in two directions!
I try to optimize the learning process, but in the end it comes down to putting some real elbow grease into it. Animation is hard!
1st September 2016 - 18:18
Really useful, thanks Hjalti, looking forward to the next one
25th February 2019 - 18:09
yeah, this is really quite a bit Spanish from Spain, which is particularly fast and dry. Far more than latin american Spanish usually. I do find it great and well connected but I undertand that it really takes a full Spaniard point of view to be able to get it, too Spanish so to say. But it is funny and and great!
25th February 2019 - 18:12
I just found this. Cool!
25th February 2019 - 18:21
The character acts hesitant becuase he is prompting actually something that he knows it is hard to say to the other person and on "the Spanish way of things" he kinda drops the bomb without anesthesia right away.. that's the meaning..
1st May 2020 - 01:26
*@Gemma María Rull* Actually, he is rejecting a bribe gift, despite of he liking it, he must, he does quickly! (I think.. Antonio? are you still around..to comfirm this)
25th February 2019 - 18:52
Amazing how many details within so short and fast running time!!!!