This is just a notice that I am moving on with the film and not actively seeking feedback at this time. I won’t check here often, so if you want to give feedback, which you are welcome to if you so desire, I may not see it for a while. You are certainly welcome to watch and comment.
This is a work in progress, far from the finished product, but I just finished the blocking stage and would very much appreciate feedback before pressing forward. I undertook this project both as a creative venture, as an artist, writer, musician, and filmmaker, but also to deepen and broaden my understanding of Blender. It has certainly been educational. Information about the film and what I’m looking for in terms of feedback follows the link.
Here is some information about the film:
It’s an Open GL render, so certain things will appear strange, such as the doll’s (Dolly’s) gray-colored hair (it’s actually red) and the empties associated with the proxies in the scene. I set a deadline and got as far as I could with this, knowing I needed to draw the line or I’d never put it out for feedback.
The blocking stage has been completed and, once I’ve gotten some feedback, I’ll be ready to move on to the Splining and Polishing stages.
As a Blocking pass, this represents the major poses of the story and the planned camera angles.
Some of the sound effects and voice acting have been included, but not all. More will be added later. The soundtrack is also a work in progress.
Each frame is marked with a Frame number (lower left) and a Shot number (upper left). There are multiple shots and the frame numbers are relative to the shot numbers, e.g., Shot 1-Frame 100. Please bear this in mind and include both the shot number and the frame number in your comments when pertinent.
What I’m looking for:
I’m looking for suggestions for improvement, but please also tell me what works and what you like about the film. This will help me as much as any suggestions for improvement that you might have. Please ask if you are uncertain about anything.
Specifically, I’m interested in your response to: A) the major poses, B) facial expressions, C) camera angles, D) timing of actions and shots, E) silhouettes, and F) overall reaction to the story.
- I also welcome other thoughtful and reasonable suggestions and comments that are consistent with the theme of the story, the genre, and the artistic style.
Thank you for your feedback. It is very much appreciated…