View Full Version : Mac VS PC Robot Fight V1/V2
3rd June 2010, 01:02 AM
Since I just noticed that V1 is a featured video (OMG), i figured i'd post it here.
Mac vs PC Robot Fight V1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqzVMptRpm0)
Mac vs PC Robot Fight V2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyXQWe8GX-g)
The music in the background of V1 is Linkin Park - A.Six, the original demo version.
3rd June 2010, 04:39 AM
It's kind of hard to comment on the overall quality of this because the camerawork is so mental. I had quite literally no idea what the hell was going on.
3rd June 2010, 06:31 AM
I liked the idea of two machines fighting it out (i think anyone here knows I do :) ) but I didn't really get the video as a whole if im honest. It didnt flow into or from anything but random scenes where (as Meurig said), the camera goes crazy. The actions suffer from the same issues as the film you mentioned inspired you'd you: Transformers. The camera in those movies were so close and moving all the time it just became a blur. Don't get me wrong they looked the business, but also the action flowed from a story point of view. With a reason for the fight being established and us routing for one of them. This doesnt seem to have that unless during the camera spinning i lost the plot. I don't mean to be harsh honestly, I can tell this took a lot of work on your part but it needs to be refined into something that flows and also the actual movements of weight and character are off.
All in all I'd rather see a video thats a quarter the length that makes sense and has decent characters and weighting than a long video which goes from one spinning antic to another until the song ends.
I think as an animator you could try taking one of the shots and really working on the animation and effects, also learn to use the camera to make it all flow so your audience isn't left with a headache. Sorry for the negative feedback. I know as a featured video you must have a ton of great support, but I'm writing this as an animator not as just someone who likes to see two robots go at it. I hope that helps.
6th June 2010, 10:38 PM
Thanks guys :)
Yeah, one of my old problems was that i moved the camera alot. Ive fixed that, for my current project (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfR9YksGSFE) :)
7th June 2010, 05:14 AM
Just going by the trailer there it seems you still move the camera way too much. From a film making point of view you need to lift the action with dramatic pans and zooms when needed etc, but when you do it all the time it gets lost. It's like having a song with one good note all the way through. It just becomes tired and doesnt lift the chorus' at all. For dialogue you dont need to have the camera rotating around them all the time to the point of making your audience throw up. It would give me a headache to watch 90 minutes of that. You have some great shots in there and if you toned down the slower scenes camera they would be shown off properly. Best of luck with the film.
7th June 2010, 04:59 PM
Thanks, its more of a short film if anything. About 13 minutes long, and the first in a series :D
7th June 2010, 05:49 PM
more explosions ......M O R E ....