View Full Version : Animation: Pilot of russian historical music-project
15-10-2004, 05:58 PM
Hello 3dt users, I would like to present my little project.
Nord russian history. Authentic scandinavien and slavic artifacts.
I would like to get some comments about my project from famous compitent 3d-web portal, 3dt!
Thanks a lot an any case.
Click here to download demo-clip (http://bazurov.com/rurik/)
(Link to divx-clip at this page)
16-10-2004, 09:30 AM
Those russian character's really threw me for a loop. I'll check out the video now!
19-10-2004, 12:20 PM
Ok, I hope you don't mind I'm going to be a little harsh.
I have no clue what the story is about, I can kind of understand that it's a party and one of the guys is singing, but why?
There are many weird camera angles, and at certain parts you pan back and zoom in when you shouldn't.
You focus to much on "pretty stuff" like the medalian, and especially those (horse?) heads.
Who are these characters? Why is there an old man, who is he supposed to represent?
In regards to the music I think it can work, but you need to give a story beyond just having a bunch of guys dancing and singing. Since the song is so long you can't get away with that. I found myself wanting to skip ahead.
The music is very action sounding, I might suggest you make an adventure story on the highseas, or a battle sequence between two men, with flash backs to the reason they're fighting (a girl, land, whatever)
I felt that you did a rush job on the animation, maybe it's because you were excited to see something move (I don't blame you, I've done the same thing)
The lighing and rendering was good for lights sake, but there wasn't any atmosphere, no depth or feeling, it all felt synthetic.
The texturing felt minimal at best, I want dirt!!! I have never seen a medieval period movie that didn't have DIRT!!!
So finally and forgive me if I may, but I found the entire thing boring, I think that with a more concrete story, better lighting, and animation you could have a great piece. Until then however, good luck.
19-10-2004, 10:01 PM
I must agree with jbsniff that there are some weird camera angles in your movie. You change camera angel to often to "quick", let it rest sometimes. Some models may need a little more work, they're little "hard".
But I think you have done a great job! Must have taken a long time to finish, if you work alone.
Keep it up!
20-10-2004, 03:16 AM
OO! Thanks a lot for comments and critique!
I worked alone with composer.
O.. Its story from libretto of historycal opera project about first knyaz of Russia.
This video about meeting vikings konung Harald with slavic pagan leader Gostymusl. 800 year, nord-west Russia.
This is not commercial project (at this moment).
20-10-2004, 09:44 PM
I also must agree with the others. The song took an century but that is because it's opera i guess. If there was prodigy or something i would have liked it mutch better :D. So also no crits on the sound.
I find the characters have no emotion "rigging" (I never animated something more complex then the first rigging tut with max 6.0).
if you can try do some more facial animation and the sword fight defently must look a lot more explosive i think, When i used to play with wooden swords it even looked way more explosive :D
I hope you gonna redoo the animation good job.
you dit it alone?
i see name bazurov B, bazurov E and patrov D. i asumed you dit it with 3 people? or are that other things.
But also i think it's a good overal job. but nothing spectecular.
Maybe you could post the real opera on video (atleast the part some/parts you have done) so we can compare.
28-10-2004, 03:40 PM
Yes, I'am working alone.
Another 2 names are creative directors (music and libretto)
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