June 1, 2003 at 4:13 am #4216
Hello everyone. I finally finished my first “big” production. It is about three and a half minutes long. That’s a new record for me. Anyway, if you want to check it out I uploaded it to Brickshelf. It also kind of goes along with my previous film called “Adventures in Bungy Jumping” available here.
Here’s the link. (obviously)
By the way, it is called “Adventures on a Talk Show” which you could probably tell by the subject title. It is an 11.6MB download and a Real Media(VBR) file as well. I hope you enjoy it.
-AlexJune 1, 2003 at 6:07 am #4227
Not bad! Not bad at all!
Things I like:
Camera work. Lots of good, effective cuts and good editing.
Voices. I especially liked the Southpark-esque narrator’s voice. I can’t think of which Southpark character he sounded like right now, but he was well done.
Arm Leg man. He was just funny.
Animation. Good, smooth with a few very minor set bumps, hardly anything noticeable.
Things I don’t like:
Arm waving. People waving their arms arbitrarily up and down while they talk got annoying very quickly.
The lack of sound effects in the commercial. It was a great idea for a commercial and very funny, but just needed the one sound effect for the item being advertized. Maybe there was one and I couldn’t hear it because I was watching on a laptop, but if I hadn’t been watching closely I wouldn’t have seen what happened when he turned it on .
Overall a very solid production. Good characters, good voices, good ideas, good animation.June 1, 2003 at 7:29 am #4230
First off, thanks for taking the time to download and watch.
The arm waving was definately overdone, I agree, but I couldn’t really figure out a way to show who was talking when during production. It was hard for me to distinguish the voices because most of them were mine, and therefore I thought of them as me doing different parts. After I completed the whole thing and watched it, I realized that I could tell which character the voices belonged to and the excessive arm flinging was quite unnecessary. It was just a bad call by me, but I hope it didn’t detract from the viewing experience too much.
Oh yeah, I did check out the missing sound effect in the commercial. Thanks for making me aware of that, RevMen. It was a careless mistake I made during the editing phase. I had the sound clip, but just forgot to insert it into my timeline. Sorry about that. I guess you can just make the sound yourself during the film. Luke Warm Mediocre Studios is not responsible for any sound creating accidents you may have during the film, though.
Thankful for your comments,
AlexJune 1, 2003 at 5:32 pm #4236
Whoa, Alex! This movie was amazing! Your starting to animate like RevMen! You did a good job explaining that they didn’t die.
The Power Mack 2000. It really sucks.
Can’t wait fo some more, I’d rate it 9/10 smiley emicotons.June 1, 2003 at 11:29 pm #4254
Thanks a lot legotronn. Comparing my animation to RevMen’s really is great praise. I still think I have some way to go before I’m actually at that level, but reading your post really makes me feel like I’m on the right track.
Once again, thank you very much for your kind words.
-AlexJune 1, 2003 at 11:46 pm #4258
Your welcome. Nice tv, too. What was the black screen made out of?June 1, 2003 at 11:53 pm #4259
The t.v. screen was just black electrical tape. It worked pretty well, but kind of peeled up at the corners under the hot lights. If I have a t.v. in a film again, I’ll probably just use black bricks.
-AlexJune 2, 2003 at 12:12 am #4263
Kay. Can’t wait for your next movie! Well, i can’t really wait for any movie.June 2, 2003 at 4:46 am #4275
Very nicely done film. The animation, picture quality, voice acting, and camera angles were all very good. The only real problem has already been adressed, and that is the arm waving. Aside from that, it is an excellent movie. Pretty funny, too.June 2, 2003 at 5:26 am #4281
Well done indeed, I would have to agree about the arm waving. A little to much of it.