Feedback Needed!

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by G5Unit, May 16, 2006.

  1. G5Unit macrumors 68020

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMYilA49rxg

    I just made this (took me 5 hours) It's for my 8th grade Computer Graphics class. Wat should I do to change it. I'm trying to copy the Don't Pannic Music Vid from Coldplay. I'd like some feedback!

    EDIT: FINAL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gk-KhpAS05Q

    EDIT: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1815830503221751414

    EDIT: Longer new version (50 sec) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kv0XccyBBP8 (quality sucks)

    EDIT: NEW VERSION: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=2380150715872349250
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9e4Odbn-u3s

    EDIT: I am in 8th grade
     
  2. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Fun video! :D

    Two areas that you might consider modifying:

    - When the cloud goes to ground water. You might make change to rain vice the cloud itself going down.

    - When the cloud comes up from the ground water. You might want to illustrate the moisture rising (not sure how I would do that). Maybe having the cloud be transparent and then loosing it's transparency on the way up.
     
  3. Texas04 macrumors 6502a

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    Thats pretty cool, what did you use to make it?
     
  4. G5Unit thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I used After Effects. I think that's all I can do graphical wise. I just think SOMETHING is missing.
     
  5. Sdashiki macrumors 68040

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    is it supposed to have the Monty Python like jitters?

    You might want to smooth out your keyframes.
     
  6. Sharewaredemon macrumors 68000

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    Wow, that was really good.

    Are you in grade at, or teaching grade 8?
     
  7. pdpfilms macrumors 68020

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    Wow... if you're in 8th grade and can make something like that.....



    That's pretty darn amazing. How did you make the objects? I'd love to hear a general walkthrough of how this was created. It looks awesome!
     
  8. G5Unit thread starter macrumors 68020

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    First I went into photoshop and made the hills and stuff and added textures, layer masks, etc.

    Then I made the sky with a gradient and the stars with brushes.

    Then I imported everything into after effects and pushed the mountains behind the ground and the sky even further back.

    I made the smoke with radio waves and blur and some tweaking.(I forgot how to enter random seed?)

    The water running underground was soon with particle playground and masks.

    The clouds were just some tweaked photoshop objects and I made a motion path using auto sketch.

    The arrows were also on another path and I used auto-orient to make them rotate.

    The rain was also just particle playground.

    Now I need to make the rest of the vid, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gH0lHBOML8&search=coldplay dont panic

    If anyone is an AE buff. Please tell me some techniques in the hard parts.

    I am making a very basic version of the movie.

    EDIT: I am in 8th grade
     
  9. FF_productions macrumors 68030

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    Wow, that's all I have to say...I better stick with FCP...I can't do that kind of stuff at all...You are in 8th grade too...Wow, in 8th grade I had just started using like movie maker and was still playing starcraft.
     
  10. Sharewaredemon macrumors 68000

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    That's amazing.

    Wow.

    I suck at motion graphics stuff.

    I really need to improve my understanding of photoshop, and then get over the fact that After Effects isn't an Apple app, so I should get used to it's UI pissing me off.

    Just like PhotoShop's.
     
  11. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Nice improvement! :D

    Keep up the great work that you are doing.
     
  12. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Interesting. First part is smoother now.
     
  13. Lau Guest

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    You've got a really nice feel for movement and timing. :)
     

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