I learned a few lessons in October – the most important being “Don’t base your animation concepts on movies that were made more than 5-10 years ago.” The audience may not get the joke.
I don’t have to tell you what a dummy I am, do I? Believe me, I was cruising along just fine with my animation entry for September when THIS arrived in the mail on Friday.
I was shooting to be in the top 20. Missed it by that much, really, and came in 25th place. That’s 25th out of 197 entries. I’m pretty satisfied with that actually! It’s quite an achievement for my first attempt at an animation competition.
This will be the second online competition I’ve participated in (the first being a Christmas themed CG render contest). I started much too late last time and ended up with a half-assed entry. For the 11 Second Club, I’ve employed the entire month of May, and I’ve needed it for my hand-drawn animation.
An animatic is a series of storyboards set in motion to an audio track of music or dialogue. Often, the director will employ the use of an animatic for the purposes of checking the timing, action, and camera angle of their project.