Rate my new movie and website

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by notnicole, Oct 27, 2006.

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The animations and stuff on positive-thinker.net:

  1. SUCKED HARD!

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    0.0%
  2. average

    2 vote(s)
    14.3%
  3. Really good

    1 vote(s)
    7.1%
  4. Amazing

    11 vote(s)
    78.6%
  1. notnicole macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi everybody.

    haven't posted in ages. I just finished a new movie (Voyager) and just wanted to share it with you guys.

    www.positive-thinker.net (click on the link on the right "Voyager")

    I've also made a new showreel (on homepage) as well as a revamped website.

    Rate it, check it out, tell me what you think.

    cheers

    mitch
     
  2. pknz macrumors 68020

    pknz

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    I thought aliens were stereotypically green? Also I think you mean cats?

    Other then that the animation is awesome:) Very cute
     
  3. GilGrissom macrumors 65816

    GilGrissom

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    Pretty incredible animation, impressed me no end!

    Website seems good too. If you wanted me to give contructive criticism I'd say that perhaps it's a "little "crushed and busy, and I do only mean a little, as it's not bad at all! I like how the buttons glow when you hover over them. Maybe I'd made those buttons along each side a tiny bit bigger and bolder?...maybe alter the font ever so slightly to make the text stand out more?...

    ...But its a very good site, feel free to ignore all this obviously!
     
  4. notnicole thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks!

    thanks for the feedback. I made a little dense cause I was worried about people seeing it on a low-res screen. I wanted it all to fit in the window withour having to scroll anywhere.

    I might fix up the font too if I find the time. Cheers for the comments.
     
  5. notnicole thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks. spelling error fixed.
     
  6. pdpfilms macrumors 68020

    pdpfilms

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    Very impressive. So much detail, and great characters. How long did it take to make Voyager?


    The website could be improved, but it's not bad.

    Oh, and have you considered Channel Frederator? You could get some valuable exposure by submitting your stuff. It's definitely up to par.
     
  7. faustfire macrumors 6502a

    faustfire

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    Your animation skills are awesome! The only criticism I have is your reel is too long IMO. If it was me, I would cut it in half or so.:)
     
  8. notnicole thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Voyager was made in about 10-11 weeks in Maya.

    I don't pretend to be a pro in HTML so don't feel bad bagging my site out. ;)

    What is Channel Freferator? I am Australian so if it's something to do with tv i've not heard of it. A link or some info would be fab.

    mitch
     
  9. pdpfilms macrumors 68020

    pdpfilms

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    Channel Frederator is a video podcast made up of animations and cartoons. Search for it in the iTMS, it's actually pretty entertaining. Your stuff would fit right in with all the rest, and you get credited at the end of your short. It would be great exposure.
     
  10. notnicole thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Cool, I checked it out. I need to redo my new film (Voyager) with some non-copyright material to post it on their first. Hard to find a royalty free song that has the same feel as "Johnny B Goode" though.

    thanks for the tipoff
     
  11. Mr. Durden macrumors 6502a

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    #12
    Very nice! Not only are your animation skills fantastic, but the other stuff I went trough on your site was pretty darn good too.

    Hmmm, constructive criticism.... Maybe when you are looking at the drawings and comic book, there could be an arrow at the bottom to go to the next one instead of having to click on each button for each picture? Seems simpler and then the viewer wouldnt end up having to close a bunch of windows and whatnot. Hope that made sense...

    Nice job! Makes me want to get my butt in gear and get my site up and running.
     
  12. notnicole thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, yeah I should do that sort of stuff. I hate HTML!

    You should get your site up, its amazing the kind of responses you get once you put yourself out there.

    goodluck, post some links when it's done.

    mitch
     
  13. ATD macrumors 6502a

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    Very nice, I know that it takes a lot of work and practice to pull that off. Are the environments Maya/Paints Effects or something like Vue?


     
  14. notnicole thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Paint effects are so tacky! I see them as the Photoshop-Filters of Maya haha

    All envrionments are modelled by hand. No paint fx used.

    I went loopy making plants and rocks for 5 weeks.

    mitch
     
  15. iKwick7 macrumors 65816

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    I am extremely impressed! Fantastic animations (I really like little things, like when the "thing" walks (in the beginning) and pushes the leaf away as it walks by. I also really, really like your website design and layout.
     
  16. notnicole thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks!

    Are you an animator too? Are there many animators here on Macrumors?
     
  17. ATD macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe out of the box Paint Effects are tacky but I've seen some pretty amusing work done with it. Check out Ethan Summers work.

     

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