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This is my first comic based video! Orinally this ”scene” happened in Book 1 act 5 ”Dancing Wind”. This film clip doesn't follow the pages completely, there are changes and additions.
This scene is the debut for Mai (the girl) whom Ryu (the boy) meets the first time. That's where the naming comes from. These are both my OC-characters and my property, they are not part of existing anime. This was nice and simple motion film, the dialogue pays very little meaning and the main focus is in the atmosphere and scenery. This took long time to make because I experienced a lot of different problems and casulties along the way, but as a first timer that's only to be expected. Now that I've solved all the problems, making movies will become a lot easier and hopefully I have time to make more of them and learn even more new things about animating. In May 2013 I began remastering this animation and turn into a HD version that was playable for different devices.
I haven't used any traced scenes or movements from any existing anime series/copied screenshots and redrawn my characters on it. Everything is drawn by my hands on paper and directed by me. I have watched and observed animations and used them for example as well as living models and I always draw everything on my own.
No profit is being made with this video and I do it for fun and learning. I hope you enjoy it!
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i just want to add some things i might have done a bit better ( no offense)
The sounds you used are great but i don't like it, when there's this silence between the different sounds.. it would be better if you use something to connect the different sounds, you know what i mean? ^^
but its an awesome animation, i never could make this better tbh. great artwork!
I'm not sure what you mean with the connecting the sounds, and there are "silent moments" on purpose lol... As far as I've seen I think I did better job than most amator animators, even those who study animation haha, but it is difficult to add good sounds, and since I don't even have a training for it of course I'm not flawless. I also noticed it sounds horrible if the volume is adjusted too loud from the computer My biggest downfall is that I don't have a good program to use otl... Just placing the sounds on right spots is difficult. What also makes the sounds more dominating is that there is barely any background music, so that is all we hear and it may be too striking. There are also some difference in the volume and it's hard to make them go in sync I have no idea what program would be good for adjusting the voices better because I need to have the animation open on the same program and set the sounds on it to see the right places. Right now all I have is Windows Media player, and it's not very good. I've used the fade-effect on the beginning and end but it doesn't seem to do much good. Adding them on the audio stripe is fairly challenging and I even need to merge multiple different audio streams because there are those "sounds that go on top of each other" So yes if you know a better program meant for this stuff and it's free then let me know! I will get better on this with practice, this was my very first time using sounds so I have my hopes up!
well its also hard to explain. on few parts those silent moments are good but the sound before it "suddenly" stops and thats what somehow bothered me, you know what i try to say? ^^
i know not everyone own's an adobe program ( which is used by the most students of media schools) but i'm pretty sure programs like sony vegaz are working fine (even if i heard that its a little complicated to use in the beginning)
I see the problem, Windows Media Player do is not a good program to do those animations with sound..
I'm not sure if the complete Sony vegaz version is free, but there's a month demo you can use and try to practise with (i'm sure you can download it mulitple times when you delete the version when you can't use it anymore)
but again for the first time it was really good, and i know what i speak of! in my school i did the same thing and it is really hard to focus on the sounds and the animation itself and their harmony and that stuff!
There's also the little problem that the sound clips I have (from free sources on Internet) may be too "short", so repeating them or making them fade isn't a good idea. But yes I guess that fade effect doesn't do much good, it starts and ends the clip with fading silence but maybe it happens too quickly if it's not that noticable xD And yes getting them to sycn with the video itself is so demanding I'm just practically happy if the sound is in correct place rather than worrying over the quality lol...
I've never even heard of that one... I guess I could look it up. I've been planning to search for better programs, but true the downside is that they're often so complicated to use I never have time to actually learn to use them properly. I downloaded Audacity and other audio modification programs, but they're meant more to modify the audio itself, add tones or such. The part where I need to "put the puzzles together", meaning all the separate sounds to be placed on correct places on the audio, that is the tricky part I'll see what happens with the next one, I hope it'll be at least a bit better...
i don't think that quality counts that much when it comes to the first try, like, when i made my first try it was worse haha (but idk maybe more with the animation itself since i got the sound effects from my teacher)
its pretty popular in the movie-edit groups and i've tried it once and it really seems to be complicated, but well i hadn't enough time to learn it either so.. i guess its all a question of time you effort for learning how to use a program correctly.. but there it comes to learning by doing i guess haha xD
though, i would love to see your next try, i'm sure it will be better than the first one, because we all are always improving hehe C:
Oh really? xD But if the sound is, hmm, how do you say it... cracked? Echoes? Anyway it sometimes sounds a bit "unfitting" so it bothers me, but as I said I'm not very centered around quality yet but it's always easier to work with good clips
It probably is... maybe it's meant more to those who seriously study it and take classes, I'm just a silly amator xD Therefore learning to use it would be demanding, but I'm sure there are many guides or tutorials on the Internet
I'm sure it'll be better on some level at least xD But yeah lets hope I'll figure out something to make it sounds better (and less time consuming!) Thank you for the advices!
i heard of a webpage where you can download sound effect which are actually good, but i don't know if i can find it again, i'll search for it and may link you the page ^^
Could be, but i think even "amators" are able to learn it... its really just learning by doing so don't worry.. when i first looked at my adobe movie editor i was like "okay what ... what is.... what is going on here what" and few hours later i got used to it, though i don't know everything about it, since i've changed the direction of studying but i know the basics and that actually enough to edit videos correctly and good~
Sure in Youtube are tons of tutorial on how you use a program, edit videos and all that stuff~
Well I made it as a remix from an existing piece of tone -I modified the tunes and tempo etc. highlighted some certain features and made it sound guite different in Audacity and repeated the same clip long enough to make it a proper music clip. It's originally from free source music clip, but only one little clip from a long composition. I created this clip but I used a source which I modified into what it is now Complicated...