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09/08/2016 18:35:23

PatMarrNCMuvizu mogul
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adding images is definitely easier than creating models. And as long as the camera doesn't need to pan or rotate much, it looks very good. You can even split the 2d graphics into different Z planes in order to get parallax effect when you do pan the camera.

But the ability to freely navigate a 3D scene with a camera is a great feature, opening possibilities that probably shouldn't be relinquished lightly. Nothing looks better than a fully 3D environment with lots of camera movement.

I'm of the opinion that since we use scenes, some of which are stationary, it makes sense to use all these techniques.

If your camera zooms around all the time, it gets boring. Mix it up, framing each scene in whatever way captures the idea best. Sometimes that will mean full 3d camera rotation, sometimes it means a stationary scene with flat backgrounds. In the end, it all gets translated into flatness.
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09/08/2016 23:08:24

Rocque
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tonyob67 wrote:
Rocque wrote:
Well here it is, finally, and on time. The video got a lot longer with the final credits that is why I had to make sure before loading it. 20 seconds goes by really fast. I hope everyone enjoys this video. Thanks for hosting the contest MDW13.



I used Hit Film 4 Pro for all of the editing and title credits. Everything in Muvizu was made in short segments in layers and saved as image sequences.


Nice one!!!, I am starting to like how the videos look with real life images mixed with cartoon characters, I think I will go on that line on my videos.

Good luck Rocque..


Thanks for the nice comments Tony. I think your work is incredible with using the studio, but it would be fun to see what you do with other techniques. Pat gave good reasons to "mix" up what we use. Once I get better at using sets and moving around in them and making adjustments, I hope to use more of those throughout the animations.

I love anime and the techniques they use. If I could make a still shot come to life that would be fun, and then to be able to create that washed out water color look to it would be fun, too. Maybe in the future. I like a lot of styles, from bight and bold colors to subtle. I would hate to get bogged down by just one style. However Warner Brothers was quite successful for a number of years doing basically the same style of cartoons.
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09/08/2016 23:41:12

ikesMuvizu mogul
ikes
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Good for you Rocque! Nice to see you keep on trying and learning.

I lately heard a good one:

- The best thing you can do, is the right thing.
- The second best thing you can do, is the wrong thing.
- And the worst thing you can do, is do nothing at all.

Keep it going!

Ikes
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10/08/2016 00:05:06

clayster2012Muvizu mogul
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good Job Rocque, keep up the good work!
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10/08/2016 01:41:15

Rocque
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I like the quote, Ikes.
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15/08/2016 09:37:39

MrDrWho13Muvizu mogulExperimental user
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Another quick update:
The randomly selected winner has been chosen, and judging is currently taking place.
I hope to announce the winners in the next few days.
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15/08/2016 16:57:52

tonyob67
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Days?, well I gues we have to wait.... I am very exited about the result...Wiggle
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15/08/2016 17:56:33

MrDrWho13Muvizu mogulExperimental user
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tonyob67 wrote:
Days?, well I gues we have to wait.... I am very exited about the result...Wiggle

Yep, we have to wait for the judges to take time out of their day to vote.
Good luck, everyone!
edited by MrDrWho13 on 15/08/2016
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15/08/2016 19:46:22

primaveranz
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tonyob67 wrote:
I am very exited about the result...Wiggle


Aw...come back! We need all the people we can get :P
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15/08/2016 20:10:41

MrDrWho13Muvizu mogulExperimental user
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primaveranz wrote:
tonyob67 wrote:
I am very exited about the result...Wiggle


Aw...come back! We need all the people we can get :P

Took me a while to get this one.
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15/08/2016 21:16:13

tonyob67
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primaveranz wrote:
tonyob67 wrote:
I am very exited about the result...Wiggle


Aw...come back! We need all the people we can get :P



Aw? I did not get this one
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15/08/2016 21:30:21

primaveranz
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tonyob67 wrote:
primaveranz wrote:
tonyob67 wrote:
I am very exited about the result...Wiggle


Aw...come back! We need all the people we can get :P



Aw? I did not get this one



Maybe you meant "Excited"? Not "Exited"?
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15/08/2016 22:38:35

tonyob67
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Oh....yes, me and my English writing,
unfortunately for you, there is no


Spanish-speaking forum, so you will have to forgive me if I change a nice word for a bad word
or the opposite hahaha
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15/08/2016 23:14:58

PatMarrNCMuvizu mogul
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tonyob67 wrote:
Oh....yes, me and my English writing,
unfortunately for you, there is no


Spanish-speaking forum, so you will have to forgive me if I change a nice word for a bad word
or the opposite hahaha


no need to apologize, Tony... your English is better than our Spanish
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15/08/2016 23:42:55

Rocque
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It looked great to me! I read excited the way that Tony spelled it and could not figure out what all the other excitement was about. It took me a long time to discover the word.

Tony, just keep animating and we do not need to focus on a language barrier. Right? Es verdad, no?
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16/08/2016 00:27:42

tonyob67
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Rocque wrote:
It looked great to me! I read excited the way that Tony spelled it and could not figure out what all the other excitement was about. It took me a long time to discover the word.

Tony, just keep animating and we do not need to focus on a language barrier. Right? Es verdad, no?


Sip Thanks Pat and Rocque...You guys are right...like always... You make me feel at home since the beginning...gracias amigos
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16/08/2016 00:59:55

PatMarrNCMuvizu mogul
PatMarrNC
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tonyob67 wrote:


Sip Thanks Pat and Rocque...You guys are right...like always... You make me feel at home since the beginning...gracias amigos


you are at home here, and part of the team of friends!
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16/08/2016 20:34:29

PatMarrNCMuvizu mogul
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well, its been two days since the contest ended... maybe the judges need some nudges....

;-(
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16/08/2016 20:35:24

MrDrWho13Muvizu mogulExperimental user
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PatMarrNC wrote:
well, its been two days since the contest ended... maybe the judges need some nudges....

;-(

Judges nudged. Expect results by the weekend.
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19/08/2016 11:47:07

MrDrWho13Muvizu mogulExperimental user
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Hi guys, sorry for the delay.
Special thanks to everyone who took part and supported the competition. The judges for this competition enjoyed watching the videos and some have given feedback on what went well, as well as some constructive criticism about what could be improved.

It’s time for the results

Firstly, as stated in the initial post, there is a randomly selected winner to give each contestant an equal chance of winning.

The randomly selected winner is… ...clayster2012

Congratulations Clayster! You will receive a link to download the two sets to do with as you please.

Now on to the judges decisions. All judges of this competition have many years of experience with Muvizu.

In 6th place is… ...Rocque with “Another Airport Experience”

Here’s what the judges have to say about your sketch:
“The music you've used on this is a bit creepy; it certainly adds to the nightmare airport experience. I like the subtle jokes you've hidden in the video. Good work with the effects like the lightning and raindrops.
I'm not sure what's happening with the announcer in the video, she seems to be appearing and disappearing quite a lot. I would advise against slowing down Muvizu clips as you've done in the waiting area scene since the frame-rate looks a bit odd.
Overall, I can see some improvements to be made, but this is still a very good video.”
“Comes across as a chaotic collage, but I know that's because she didn't quite have the technical knowledge to get what she wanted (yet).”
“A good idea and nice central joke. Editing a little distracting though.”

In 5th place is… ....eugenecheese with “Summer Holiday - Wimbledon”

Here’s what the judges have to say about your sketch:
“Short, simple, and funny. I like the subtle smoke effect so show they've rushed out of the stadium.
I think the lighting on the character needs to be turned down a tiny bit because it looks slightly odd, but there's nothing else really wrong with this.”
“Good timing, only thing that lets it down is the absence of rain - Muvizu rain is black under this lighting, so it's hard to see, and there's no rain in the background picture to help.”
“Very simple but effective clip. Maybe a little confusing for non UK viewers”

In 4th place is… ...clayster2012 with “Popping Corn Dog”

Here’s what the judges have to say about your sketch:
“I like the custom models you have in this one, especially the tent. I also like how you used the ol' zoom into the face technique to show something happening when it's difficult in Muvizu.
I think the timing of the sound effect is about half a second off the reaction, and the fire lighting could be improved by having a single static orange light along with all the flashing ones.
Overall, this is a well rounded sketch.”
“Nicely constructed, lit and shot, but lacks humour (in the sense of a proper punchline).”
“Nice selection of imported objects as you would expect from Clayster (although I don’t actually know what a corn dog is!)”

In joint 2nd place is… ...ikes with “Camping Party” and tonyob67 with “Trip to Hawaii”


Here’s what the judges have to say about your sketch:
“Another great camping based sketch. I liked the careful animation of the effects (Like the puking one), and how you managed to get everything falling off the table smoothly (I don't think I can pull it off that well).
As with Clayster's fire lighting, something looks a little odd when it's all flashing lights. You need a static light in there too somewhere.
Good work, ikes!”
“Good sense of what's going on despite the chaos, so it works. The lighting looks like a strobe though - multiple flickering lights set at a lower rate works better for fires, I find.”
“Nice production values. I think I was at that party!”


Here’s what the judges have to say about your sketch:
“I like the pace of this video, and everything's still understandable. Good use of sound effects and camera shake.
I don't think there's much I can criticise in this video, apart from I've never been to an airport where the check in desks are that brightly coloured.”
“Simple, to the point, well put together and universal. Needs to work on the lighting to help emphasize each shot better.“
“Stylish production – looks deceptively simple but the shot composition is harder than it looks and very effective.”

And finally…. The winner of the 20 second summer film competition is….

PatMarrNC
with “20 Seconds of Vacation Disaster”

Here’s what the judges have to say about your sketch:
“I like the original soundtrack. I also think you've done a great job of using images as the background. The animated avi backdrops work well too. I Especially like the slow zoom at the end.
I think the lighting on a couple of the backdrops could be improved (such as the beach with all the dogs).
Keep up the good work, Pat!”
“Love the escalation of tragedy and the pairing of the music. Again, needs more work on lighting to help sell each shot.”
“Effective blend of backdrops and foreground objects. I’ve been on most of these holidays.”

PatMarrNC, a link to the prizes will also be sent to you.



Thanks again to everyone who took part, and I hope you enjoyed making your videos (Maybe you also learned a thing or two along the way). I’m looking forward to seeing what you all make next!
-MrDrWho13
edited by MrDrWho13 on 19/08/2016
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