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Author Topic: Challenge #35: Talent Show  (Read 4294 times)

bayinghound

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Re: Challenge #35: Talent Show
« Reply #30 on: August 10, 2020, 11:10:45 am »

Used the curtains!
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Re: Challenge #35: Talent Show
« Reply #31 on: August 10, 2020, 12:24:27 pm »

Used the curtains!

Cool...I love the way you blended the curtains with the platform...😁
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Re: Challenge #35: Talent Show
« Reply #32 on: August 10, 2020, 12:26:25 pm »

So what size shall we agree on? Jonah has suggested 640 X 360?
16 x 9  4 x 3. ?
How about 1920x1080 16:9 or 16:10?
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Re: Challenge #35: Talent Show
« Reply #33 on: August 10, 2020, 06:30:55 pm »

So what size shall we agree on? Jonah has suggested 640 X 360?
16 x 9  4 x 3. ?
How about 1920x1080 16:9 or 16:10?

i'd stick with a 16:9 ratio; that's more or less a universal standard these days.

specific resolution is more of an open question; 640x360, 1280x720 or 1920x1080 would all be good options, but not everyone would necessarily have the ability to render at the higher resolutions depending on their computer's capabilities.  so i'd suggest the two best options are: either we standardise on 640x360 as johnar suggested, or maybe we get someone with a high-powered rig to take care of high-res rendering on behalf of anyone whose machines can't handle it.

my rig is pretty capable, so i might be able to help out with a bit of render-farming.
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Re: Challenge #35: Talent Show
« Reply #34 on: August 11, 2020, 07:28:25 am »

thecolclough the details are barely visible and the quality is a let down with 360p(640x360) ,if your screen size is anything more than 1080p...we will be forced to watch the videos with smartphones 😐 Even for a common laptop(1366x768) you need at least 480p to see some details and quality.
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Re: Challenge #35: Talent Show
« Reply #35 on: August 11, 2020, 12:47:10 pm »

I like the 16:9 ratio. I also like a larger size. When you're showing the work in progress, of course, it's fine to use a smaller size to save on rendering time, but with the same ratio.

How about 720p (1280x720 - my preference) or 1/2 1080p (960x540)???
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Re: Challenge #35: Talent Show
« Reply #36 on: August 12, 2020, 02:25:50 pm »

How about 720p (1280x720 - my preference) or 1/2 1080p (960x540)???
720p is a widely-supported format, and '540p' isn't, so i'd go 720 out of those two options
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Re: Challenge #35: Talent Show
« Reply #37 on: August 13, 2020, 10:29:10 am »

I added a stage and some spotlights. Here's a quick render and 720p (1280x720) at 30 fps.

You don't have to use the stage, just open to any scene that you like. But I think it works for an opening wide shot and such.

I put everything into one zip file called package-1 so it's easy to keep together.

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Re: Challenge #35: Talent Show
« Reply #38 on: August 16, 2020, 06:59:45 am »

I like the way the lights go down, it exudes that 'in cinema' vibe.
As a child i always loved that sort of Doppler sound effect you can get in the cinema when the sound waves arrive slightly out of sync....errm? i digress.
So if the 'stage is set' so as to speak. What next? A time frame? A month?
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Re: Challenge #35: Talent Show
« Reply #39 on: August 20, 2020, 05:22:55 am »

Should it be open ended? Post when you have something?  I'm tied up with lots of stuff at the moment, when I find time I have two anim8or projects that I'm tinkering with. 

I think the idea is that they are "shorts" but I my projects always expand, I'm really bad at keeping it short / small / simple ....
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Re: Challenge #35: Talent Show
« Reply #40 on: August 20, 2020, 07:50:28 am »

Should it be open ended? Post when you have something?  I'm tied up with lots of stuff at the moment, when I find time I have two anim8or projects that I'm tinkering with. 

I think the idea is that they are "shorts" but I my projects always expand, I'm really bad at keeping it short / small / simple ....

I think open ended is a good idea. My project are expanding too and I sometime go back and reshoot when I learn something new off of all the supportive people on this forum.
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Re: Challenge #35: Talent Show
« Reply #41 on: August 21, 2020, 07:01:16 am »

looks like i might be at an advantage then, coz i've only got one 'main' ongoing project, on the backburner for now, so am about ready to see if, maybe, froyd might have any 'hidden talents'...

 I think one of the hardest part is deciding 'the act'.
 One person?, 2 people?, or maybe an animal...... or 2.
 Monster?, Alien
  and what's the 'talent'?
 Pull a rabbit out of a hat, juggling, singing...... comedy"
 Knife throwing, balance act, contortionism ..????....hmmmmmmmmm.... yeah, deciding can be hard.
 Sometimes, perhaps there's something you're already working on, or have worked on, that could be 're-ignited' or given a new life.....

 These days, even when there is a 'stage', the 'video, lighting, and digital effects can be so captivating, that you forget there is even a stage there...

 If we are wanting to post our 'act' as a work in progress, would we do that here,? (or in the wip forum.)
 Was wondering in case any of us would like help and/or ideas from other Anim8ors, to help sort've, polish our act, or whatever.


 EDit:
 SINGING   
 will need to find some 'free to use' opera or barbershop .wav files somewhere.... coz i sure can't sing.  :)
 
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Re: Challenge #35: Talent Show
« Reply #42 on: August 21, 2020, 02:35:22 pm »

looks like i might be at an advantage then, coz i've only got one 'main' ongoing project, on the backburner for now, so am about ready to see if, maybe, froyd might have any 'hidden talents'...

 I think one of the hardest part is deciding 'the act'.
 One person?, 2 people?, or maybe an animal...... or 2.
 Monster?, Alien
  and what's the 'talent'?
 Pull a rabbit out of a hat, juggling, singing...... comedy"
 Knife throwing, balance act, contortionism ..????....hmmmmmmmmm.... yeah, deciding can be hard.
 Sometimes, perhaps there's something you're already working on, or have worked on, that could be 're-ignited' or given a new life.....

 These days, even when there is a 'stage', the 'video, lighting, and digital effects can be so captivating, that you forget there is even a stage there...

 If we are wanting to post our 'act' as a work in progress, would we do that here,? (or in the wip forum.)
 Was wondering in case any of us would like help and/or ideas from other Anim8ors, to help sort've, polish our act, or whatever.


 EDit:
 SINGING   
 will need to find some 'free to use' opera or barbershop .wav files somewhere.... coz i sure can't sing.  :)

There are plenty of sites to grab free creative commons music. I'm sure you could find something.
https://freemusicarchive.org/curator/Creative_Commons
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Re: Challenge #35: Talent Show
« Reply #43 on: August 21, 2020, 04:25:43 pm »

...coz i've only got one 'main' ongoing project, on the backburner for now...

...wait, was that a sidelong reference to Deeper?

been a while since anyone mentioned that film.  i fondly remember the days when the WIP was one of the biggest things happening on this forum, and it'd be great to see it finished someday.  but of course i do realise that life sometimes gets in the way of art!
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Re: Challenge #35: Talent Show
« Reply #44 on: August 25, 2020, 08:37:52 am »

"...wait, was that a sidelong reference to Deeper?"

 Ahhhhhh, ..'twas indeed.  ;)

 A good lesson, i should probably learn from,  relating to my workflow in Deeper
 I'm rewriting a Large chunk of the beginning, a lot've work down the gurgler, and a bit of editing to be done.
 A proper plan, from  start to finish, would've saved me a lot of work.
 But, rightly or wrongly, that's not the way this puppy rolls.
  The majority of the scenes so far are still usable and it'll have a better storyline than the original.
 Don't know if i could've 'planned' the movie as it is now. It's more of a 'growing, evolving' thing.

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