If so (for the first part "scary things"), then please check out my animatic right here in my journal, yo! Right below! C: Story behind it: we had to choose a random scene from a story we made for our Visual Development course at Ringling, and so my story "The Mimic" is about an explorer coming back from a long expedition in Antarctica to visit his little sister and her fiance. But there is something pretty uncool about him that they can't put a finger on. Till it's too late, of course. c:
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OH MY GOD! GET ON FUCKING KICKSTARTER RIGHT NOW, YOUNG LADY AND FUND THE EVER LOVING FUCK OUT OF THAT STORY TO MAKE A MOVIE!!!! D8 FREEKIN STUDIO GHIBLI AND DISNEY GOT NOTHIN ON WHAT POTENTIAL I JUST WITNESSED! GOD! DAMN! I cannot, Andi! I cannot!
Awesome. Just bloody awesome, luv. Kay, bye. Gonna watch that again.
Okay, so I got a message from Fuzzy exclaiming that I should log on immediately on deviantart and check your journal- she was practically screaming in glee :'D
I went over and I saw your thing AND NOW I CAN SEE WHY
HOLY FRIG- first of all, CONGRATULATIONS ON THE GLORIOUS ANIMATIC.
Second of all dear lord- you know, even though you draw and write quite the gruesome scenes, it's very odd to see a first and foremost horror story from you, somehow? I know you have quite some horror stories, but this felt different somehow, but in a REALLY good way too! I love how you still have some of your zanyness in there, especially your expressions, BUT HOLY COW THAT WAS TERRIFYING.
It's not easy to pull off horror when it's animated, because you need to know just the right amount of timing that will really drive the effect through. And I think you nailed the timing perfectly. You know how fast an action needs to be, and when it should take its time. .u.
But not just actions, but also the storytelling! I love how you've managed to establish the characters' personalities without giving us a whole exposition speech, and I really like how while we get the general idea, there's still a few details you can catch on a second view: Like the things happening in the background while Margie is ranting, the shadows, the voices...
Also your camera angles. Just the camera angles.
ALSO YOU GOTTA TELL RYAN AND STEPH THAT THEY DID A FANTASTIC JOB. I LOVED THE VOICES SO MUCH. Especially Margie oh my gosh, I love her to bits. :'D
And the choice of sound effects is delightfully horrifying, so kudos on those too. ;u;
...I think basically I love everything about the animatic but I figured I should let you know what I loved exactly. >u>"
Anyhoo, congrats, hope to see the whole thing soon, it looks brilliant! ;u;
I love the movements and expression of the characters, and the lighting for the fire is just gorgeous. And I love the sister, I can't wait to see what she looks like in the final product.
I thought the voice actors for the sister and brother were really spot on, though I do think that Dave's voice actor was a little flat with the performance. It's fantastic, though, and I can't wait to see the finished product. Although this animatic is a beautiful piece of artwork in and of itself!