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I finally got my 15-year old reel back from the guy who transformed it to a DVD-ROM AVI for me. Let me just say that upon further review - this isn't as good as I remember! :lol:

 

Anyway, I promised I would post it so here it is. I did this in 1990 in my senior year at Columbia. I do remember it being a lot of work, the total time of actual animation is about 17 seconds, BUT much of it is reused/flipping cels and so forth to avoid doing too much work :rolleyes: so the piece suffers from that. The actual animating of the duck is not too good either! But it was fun - and a lot of work - to do.

 

In 15 years the film really suffered pretty bad. The color is all washed out and there are lots of artifacts and so forth. I have QuickTime Pro, I was thinking of downloading a trial of After Effects or Premiere to maybe tidy it up, but not sure if that would help.

 

The film is 7.56 MB, I suggest right clicking and save it to your hard drive. Enjoy!

 

http://www.pixelmech.com/rev/no_honor_small.mov

 

Tom

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Nice! I look forward to seeing what you can do with AM today!

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That was interesting to watch...why is there a smiley face in one of the frames?

That was an attempt at being innovative or something, I don't know. I think I figured it wouldn't be as noticeable as it was ...oops!

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I like it!

You can do a remake in A:M.... :D George Lucas fixed his Star Wars film, so you can too... B)

 

 

Kinda reminds me of my little claymation movie I did in the early 80's when I was a wee lad. Maybe someday I should show it too. :huh:

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Hey, I never thought of redoing it -- hmmm. My skills have a LONG way to go though before that happens. Still, it's a thought. Frankly some of it would be a lot easier than drawing it all!

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Very fun. For some reason I especially like the coin falling on the ground next to the closeup of the foot. It's cool to look back and see how far we've come. ;)

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Thanks - well I don't know how far I've come, got nothing done yet in AM :lol:

 

Looking back I wish I had taken more time setting the key poses and doing the inbetweens. I do remember being under a time crunch (most likely because I procrastinated) and it was a big project. IIRC there were 300+ cels to draw, ink and color. The backgrounds are horrible too. It's just all part of my thing where I rushed through everything in school - man if I could only go back now!

 

I'm going to try and clean it up somehow, I'm just not sure how...

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The face is surely a attempt to help the viewer enjoying the movie...

 

Coca Cola did that a long time ago... if you went to the cinema, they shown you 1 frame in a minute or something with a nice coke-bottle. After the movie, about 80% of the people in the cinema wanted to buy a coke.

 

This is not allowed anymore, but you tried to archieve a positiv feedback, right?

 

Anyway: It worked... I like it too... *gg*

 

*Fuchur*

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LOL Fuchur, I remember the Coca Cola thing too - maybe that is why I did it. Glad you liked it!

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