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Ignorance is bliss

by Shandor

Final Rating: 3.10. Finished 143 out of 162 entries.

43 views including the voting period.


Animator: Shandor

Description: A dog sleeping outside a shop is nearly interrupted by a boy who is stopped short by an adult figure.

Experience: 12 months industry experience

Time taken: 8 days


(Commenting only available during the rating period)

Per Cardell:

Blocking stage. Would like to see the final finishes! Keep at it. It looks promising!

Ryan D Lowe:

Hi there.
When I was first starting out, no one ever
took the time to say anything on my shots.

I can't give you constructive feedback here,
as your work seems to lack an overall
understanding of the principles of animation.

However, I emplore you to seek out these
books, and began your studies.

"Character Animation Crash Course"-Eric Goldberg
"Acting for Animators"- Revised Edition
"How to Cheat in Maya 2012/2014"-Lutha Roy

There are many more, but these will get you
started. Best of luck on your journey!

Jasmine Moody:

Lacks fundamentals. Stiff movements, no overlap. Revise the principles of animation. Better luck next time :)

Aaron Clement:

Too linear. A bit cliche at the end. Nice interesting camera angles, though.

Richard Clark:

Everything looks very robotic. I would suggest filming reference of yourself going through the motions with each character to get a better idea.

Danny Kneip:

Some real potential here. I like the style, but the animation itself, almost in it's entirety, is extremely stiff. The speaking character only blinks once (also closes his eyes at one point, which I don't consider a blink), and does so, at the same time the other character is blinking. He rises up from his knee in almost a straight line - no sense of weight or arc. The walk cycle is strange - four steps and the character hasn't even left the porch yet. The first low angle shot is nice, as is the third shot, but the second shot doesn't really work for me because it's too similar to the first shot. I really like the jaw movement as his hand wipes down his face - adds some great character.


loved that head scratch :P