Introductory animation to test out my home studio set up after my move, and to demonstrate that my equipment is in working order for my ANM 800 Directed Study via ANM 261 Introduction to Effects Animation for my Thesis film at AAU. It's me farting. I'm an incredible human being.
This is the third assignment for ANM261 Introduction to Effects Animation, which I am taking as an 800 level course to strengthen my effects abilities for my thesis.
Instructor was pleased, but noticed some of the same issues I have with the assignment. Probably could have used fewer loops. Wind could have rolled through when it cuts across and changes the fire direction, some of the little doo-dads that flicker off don't flicker off quickly enough or become too frozen in air. Overall it was a success, and it was of course, a huge challenge.
General notes here were to simplify details and then to add a bit more design to the overall shape of the plume, so it is not so "straight funnel" shaped. In addition, as the lines would become simplified, there would be an element of shading and contrast, so to track forms and not lines. It was overall met with success. Recieved an A-.
Major notes were that the held frame was too long, which is true. A suggestion that the lightning should arc straight to the figure, and not have that frame where it is half way there (I totally agree) and that the lightning could do more, especially if the held frame is going to last so long. I agree as well. Overall though, I was very pleased with how this turned out.