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So a while back Cartoon Network ran a pitch competition where you could pitch an idea. I didn't win, but I thought it was a fun enough concept to take a little further with. So over the last couple of months I've been tinkering away with fleshing out the concept a bit.

It's rough around the edges and there's things I'd do differently, but it's time to work on some new projects as this was taking me a fair bit of time to get through now that I've been taken up freelancing.

To get a bit of background on it here's my original submission: [link]
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Given 2012-01-09
Glitchd Intro by ~cronobreaker ( Featured by nasakii )
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RadenWA Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Student General Artist
It's very cute and I like it :) But as anyone else pointed out, the animation can be better. Why not try to add a bit more frame-by-frame instead of having everything tweened?
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eppoif1 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
I do have a bit of a quarrel wit the animation, the designs are great, but the way the characters move, specifically while they're running's a bit off to me.
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eppoif1 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
Cute, this seems like something I would watch.
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NCH85 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I love the character designs and the very polished artwork and backgrounds given to it, but I felt that the animation did injustice to your designs and settings.

I dunnoe, quite a few scenes have really bad pacing or timmings on the animation. like it felt "slow" despite the upbeat and fast music.

like that monster arm grabbing the kid in the starting into the TV, I felt it could be more faster and forceful to give more impact to it.

it felt slow and I think it was a irk to me being someone who also does animation, felt it could had some impact.


the rest of the scenes also follow the same issue, I think your tweens are probably slightly too stretched out to deliver the speed it could had being intended for.

I dunnoe if its just a mockup initially, but after going through some quick checks on your other animation works, it seems like this is your current style. but yeah, I felt its sorta "slow" for such a upbeat and fast intro, which was really nicely composed.


but yeah, its a shame really, if the animation pacing and timming was abit more faster and edgier, I think it would really be great cause I really love the polished characters and the design of the entire set.
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NCH85 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
just to addon, heres a flash animation that has the videogame theme to it too.

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I cant find the actual .swf file of it on the internet, and that video does injustice to its actual speed of it as theres a slight drop in framerate from the video capture.

also motion tweened, but has really good speed and timming to its action. and also great use of gradients for special effects, which I also noticed in your animation that you didnt really fully utilize gradients for some of the effects that could be used in some scenes like your female character doing a magic spell cast, which was just a green vector blob.
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cronobreaker Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for constructive feedback. I really appreciate it. Every animation I work on I always see areas for improvements and there's definitely a look that I'm always trying to achieve but haven't fully grasped the medium yet. I've only ever taught myself but always wanted to do do a proper professional course. Maybe sometime in the future:)
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NCH85 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
yeah, self-thought is a great alternative, tho slower I guess. I'm also a self-thought animator and I'm also slowly improving on my craft over the years.

when I hear some friends who went into professional animation courses, I kinda was quite shocked about the amount of stuff they have to do and had to learn that I thought to myself, I probably would end up hating animation if I went into this back when I first started out lol.... just saying that, these dedicated courses really filter out the passionate ones to succeed and be good at it in a short time. Which I personally felt that back then when I started out on animation, I just wanted to self-learn animation for the fun of it lol.
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frillyfins Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Congratulations on the DD! I wish Cartoon Network had actually gone through with this idea!
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Bigguy11757 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
That would've been awesome!
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kidchuckle Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
wow!
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