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Everything posted by mjoshua

  1. For such a strong track as New Noise, I would have expected much more of a fast-paced reel with tons of quick edits after the song takes off. My recommendation? Cut the lead in of the song immediately after your intro title so that the explosion really shows off your work. And clip the reel to probably less than a second. If you don't have a ton of work, don't feel like you have to fill up time. Just work with what you have. The goal is to be yourself and be transparent with where you're at.
  2. My personal pet peeve: Reels using Justice as the audio track - especially when the work is pretty good, but the cuts do little justice. My suggestion? Pick a different track. Your work deserves to stand out. Use something every other motionographer isn't touching. Maybe some Celine Dion...
  3. There's a fair share of tightness to this. I love how your work has sheer personality.
  4. I have little to add past agreement with the other commenters. I dig the Q102 piece. It's very interesting visually.
  5. You really take advantage of the transitions for the purpose of eye-candy: a mark of a classy motionographer. Cool song, but if you're gonna show any of this to somebody familiar with mograph, you're gonna have to cut it shorter and faster.
  6. Impressive! I was wondering where the double-helix would come in. I just had to be patient.
  7. I know a ton of people who submit stuff to Motionographer. I don't know many that got posted. Motionographer's objective is to post that which is revolutionary and inspiring to the rest of the mograph community. If your stuff didn't get posted, it doesn't mean it's not good. It just means that it's not the hottest thing in the world at the moment (something I'm okay with, considering I don't feel like competing with the whole world.)
  8. Sophomore? I'd be interested in what your reel looks like when you graduate!
  9. Justin simply learned that the business world thrives on good relationships - and he does a great job of it. Its a simple rule: the way you treat the least important reflects on how you will be treated. Besides, the "least important" have this way of becoming the "most important". Its all about reaping what you sow.
  10. No problem. The design and the animation style is something you're going to look back at in five years and say "Oh dang! That's so lame!" simply because you're following popular conventions for today and doing things that look like they're done in pop tutorials. In advertising we have this saying, "Nothing is more dangerous than doing what everybody else is doing."
  11. I concur with the saint. Additionally, you're obviously are familiar with the "mograph cool factor". But it says nothing about you. As such, all of your reel says "I want to be like the other mograph kids". Be yourself. Don't be everybody else.
  12. Nice color, texture and details in all of your work. But I don't understand why you repeat the same shots at the end of your reel, though.
  13. It thoroughly captured my attention. Mission accomplished.
  14. Good motion tracking. I'm not finding the story too interesting, though...
  15. Solid concepts. Unique music choice. Maybe try to develop your animations and keyframes, though. Your flow and timing are the main keys to telling a story effectively. Audiences know if something doesn't flow quite right.
  16. The interface thing is kinda cool. Please make the last two links public so we can see them.
  17. Raj, Great pacing. Great length. But the first pieces that you show are some of your weaker ones (the two shots before "the war room" come to mind). A lot of the C4D stuff seems to be a little redundant, too. "Who will take the glory home" looks a little awkwardly kerned.) Maybe take that piece out? Past that, your commercial work is tight. The piece with the Taj Mahal looked good.
  18. mjoshua

    new site online

    Solid work. I never thought I'd actually request for a reel to be longer but, please feel free to make your reel longer.
  19. mjoshua

    New Reel 09

    Your "The Last Minute" piece sucked. (Yes, this is me being pissy because everything else there blows the pants off of anything I've done.)
  20. Tight edits. Compelling visuals. Trendy style.
  21. Cut out anything without personality and intention. We all have those generic projects. We're all wise to hide them and keep them out of our portfolios.
  22. Brilliant work. Definitely run with reel 2.
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