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wheres the originality?

Yeah - geez. Sorry to burst your bubble, but everyone else seems to have already had the idea to copy the same people you copied. As a result, anything done in this style gets panned immediately (and rightly so). It's great to copy stuff as an exercise in learning to use the tools, but actually posting the results and asking for criticism suggests that the work is original, while anyone who's dealt with motion graphics for very long will instantly know it is not. Hopefully this doesn't go on your reel, you'd be likely to damage your reputation.

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i agree that the idea is unoriginal and i never really saw the appeal in it unless it is very moving dialog.

i think with this the dialog wasn't particularly good. i haven't seen the movie in years so who knows.

i felt like the pacing was all bad. it would come to a complete halt then haul ass and i wasn't able to really read it which seems to negate the whole point.

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andy, i couldnt agree more. i couldnt read most of the text, which is the point of doing an all type treatment.

 

sao, thanks for pointing those out. simple, elegant and legible.

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I think the 90 degree typography to movie quotes thing is becoming the next Page Curl. Some people are so excited by making it, while most scratch their heads as to why.

 

The last few times people posted that same schtick, I at least gave them credit for doing a tired idea well. I can't do the same here.

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I thought this would be the best place to receive positive criticism.

 

On the positive side, with that highly refined sense of sarcasm, you should go far on this forum...

 

Seriously, don't take it too hard. What you posted is fine as a first animation test. In some places that will get you plenty of credit. What gets credit here is originality coupled with technical excellence and good visual communication. That is why most of us don't post our work ;)

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I guess I had that coming...at least you guys are honest.

 

don´t take it too hard, obviously you know how to animate or use ae, keep doing stuff and try to have some fun experimenting and playing.

good luck!

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i gotta, say, as far as on it's own (assuming this was...erm not a copy of a copy of a copy of something cool 9 years ago) this isn't actually that great of one.

 

let me hit the list:

 

1) text is hard to read

2) if your going for web, watch the interlacing (i believe i saw some)

3) if you are using a grungy textured background (btw..kinda out of style as of the release of riot gear from andrew kramer, his great pack kinda broke the camels back [side note, watched a video from a prominant World of warcraft site (side side note thank god i no longer play that time suck) that was an exact duplicate of andrew's hallways]) don't have your text float above a solid texture the size of your entire comp you get this odd transparency thing and it looks really bad

4)some of your side graphics are done really...well boringly. I wuld love to see that stack drop and stack up and the syrup to kinda off poor down it. these are the small touches are what make that wedding crashers one rise above the rest

5) not every turn felt right, some of them were awkward, for instance the "oh come on man" part

 

there are also the ubiquitous this has been done 1000x times, etc but im pretty sure your ass is soar enough from the other posts,

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i gotta, say, as far as on it's own (assuming this was...erm not a copy of a copy of a copy of something cool 9 years ago) this isn't actually that great of one.

 

let me hit the list:

 

1) text is hard to read

2) if your going for web, watch the interlacing (i believe i saw some)

3) if you are using a grungy textured background (btw..kinda out of style as of the release of riot gear from andrew kramer, his great pack kinda broke the camels back [side note, watched a video from a prominant World of warcraft site (side side note thank god i no longer play that time suck) that was an exact duplicate of andrew's hallways]) don't have your text float above a solid texture the size of your entire comp you get this odd transparency thing and it looks really bad

4)some of your side graphics are done really...well boringly. I wuld love to see that stack drop and stack up and the syrup to kinda off poor down it. these are the small touches are what make that wedding crashers one rise above the rest

5) not every turn felt right, some of them were awkward, for instance the "oh come on man" part

 

there are also the ubiquitous this has been done 1000x times, etc but im pretty sure your ass is soar enough from the other posts,

 

I appreciate the critique, what kind of person would I be if I shunned any bad talk about what I've done. These kind of critiques are extremely helpful. I like that you guys are giving me reasons why it doesn't work, instead of just saying it doesn't work.

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I guess I had that coming...at least you guys are honest.

 

pretty well done. just would like to see a new spin on this kind of thing, even if its minor. I'm just really tired of reading what im hearing, (yes im talking to you trollbAck). I'd like to think that my imagination with my eyes closed is much more powerful then reinstating what im hearing with neat type.

 

The luxury we have as motion designers is that we can use both sound and vision.. dont tie them together at the ankles and toss them in front of the same train. They each deserve their own train, i think.

 

Just keep in mind, its very hard to do something different and beautiful. Thats why most of us are bitter assholes.

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pretty well done. just would like to see a new spin on this kind of thing, even if its minor. I'm just really tired of reading what im hearing, (yes im talking to you trollbAck). I'd like to think that my imagination with my eyes closed is much more powerful then reinstating what im hearing with neat type.

 

The luxury we have as motion designers is that we can use both sound and vision.. dont tie them together at the ankles and toss them in front of the same train. They each deserve their own train, i think.

 

Just keep in mind, its very hard to do something different and beautiful. Thats why most of us are bitter assholes.

 

 

Nice I'm glad to know someone feels the same way, it's incredibly difficult to be unique.

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don´t take it too hard, obviously you know how to animate or use ae, keep doing stuff and try to have some fun experimenting and playing.

good luck!

 

 

Yeah, you clearly showcase in this animation that you can put something like this together. I personally don't care that you're emulating a style that's a couple of years old... so what! You're developing and building your skills here. It's good to reference stuff already done when learning.

 

I think that many of the mograph pros here are quick to point things out like lack of originality. This is a tough crowd... but at the end of the day these guys opinions are far more valuable than those from my friends, family and co-workers. This is unbiased straight up honesty.

 

Still though... sometimes critisim can be a bit much but I for one recognize that this is your first typography animation and I think it's very good for your first one! I know that many of the peeps here share in this feeling. You're building your skills and practicing AND you're sharing your development with us. That's AWESOME!

 

So I say cudos to you!! Thanks for sharing!!

 

Pat

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Yeah, you clearly showcase in this animation that you can put something like this together. I personally don't care that you're emulating a style that's a couple of years old... so what! You're developing and building your skills here. It's good to reference stuff already done when learning.

 

I think that many of the mograph pros here are quick to point things out like lack of originality. This is a tough crowd... but at the end of the day these guys opinions are far more valuable than those from my friends, family and co-workers. This is unbiased straight up honesty.

 

Still though... sometimes critisim can be a bit much but I for one recognize that this is your first typography animation and I think it's very good for your first one! I know that many of the peeps here share in this feeling. You're building your skills and practicing AND you're sharing your development with us. That's AWESOME!

 

So I say cudos to you!! Thanks for sharing!!

 

Pat

It was all valid. particularly the criticism pertaining to ethics.

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Guest Sao_Bento
this thread was how many months old?

You're right, but that just means we have a lot of new members who are reading every thread ever started. That's probably a good thing.

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