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May 12, 2003 at 10:08 pm #2733
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Motfilms

Hi guys,
I got a new Logitech QuickCam Pro 4000 to replace my 8mm camera for animating. I am experimenting before I start on my next movie, so the animation will be good. This test is filmed at 15 fps and is about a guy checking out a strange door…

http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/motfi … oorway.avi

1.92 megs, 9 seconds long.

You can see my house in the background, but I just want to know what you think of the animation.

Tom

PS: Ok, ok, it reminds me of Hali’s Doorway movie, but I’m not trying to copy him! :P

May 13, 2003 at 12:46 am #2753
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legogod

That was a nice quickie. One note I’d like to bring up is the acceleration of the clip. The first eight seconds are the same speed, in the last second why don’t you slow things down? Have the door slowly moving open, creaking to show us nothing is on the other side. (menacing atmosphere) The door flying open and showing nothing cut to blackness in a second is a lot to comprehend. Where did those poor saps go? It would make your clip a bit longer and hold the surrealness that extra couple seconds.

The man falling through the door on second two was unintentional? Thought I would bring this up, it seems too quick to be planned.

Jared

May 13, 2003 at 1:13 pm #2805
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minifigstudios

I loved it!

I watched i again and again and again. Every time it was just as facinating as the first time.

I really admire you for making a little fun film like that just with a door and two people.

The animation was smooth and nice and the lighting was steady. The only thing I didn’t like was that the man incide the door didn’t keep his head out of the door longer the first time he popped out.

Nice work!

May 13, 2003 at 3:56 pm #2809
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Motfilms

Thanks guys. I made it up as I went along, but I sort of planned it before I did it :P The guy popping thru the door was too fast, but I wanted him to seem sort of hyper. He is actually my Bob character, and the other guy who finds the door is a just a guy who sits on my keyboard. I was going for surreal but I guess I got lazy and didn’t do it right.

“legogod” wrote: Where did those poor saps go?

:lol: I don’t know. I guess they went into the unknown…

Tom

May 13, 2003 at 4:42 pm #2813
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Stefan

You know, it looks quite cool when it is looped!

Your colours look a bit washed out, you may want to experiment with lighting and camera settings.

Also, some sound wouldn’t hurt.

Good luck on future films!

Stefan.

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