My very first animation on Super8 Film

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My very first animation on Super8 Film

Post by AmigaMan » Sun Mar 23, 2014 4:12 pm

I've just had all my Super8 Film transfered to AVI files and amongst it was my first animation. I was 10 or 11 years old. It's awful as would be expected. I had no idea how to keep drawings 'on model', although the drawings are bad to begin with. :D
Anyway, I thought it'd be fun to post it here.
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Re: My very first animation on Super8 Film

Post by hammerjammer » Sun Mar 23, 2014 7:54 pm

my first animation. I was 10 or 11 years old. It's awful as would be expected. I had no idea how to keep drawings 'on model', although the drawings are bad to begin with
I think its pretty darn good for being 10 or 11 years old at the time. Much better than things I have done using AS10 and I'm 46. Also with more thought and planning put into it than I do now. Don't be so tough on yourself, Anything you made then or now is and will always be something to be proud of... Besides, your probably comparing it to your current animations. Of course the older stuff will look bad to you now, I'm sure your skills have improved. Was it worth making it? That's all that matters. GOOD JOB!

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Re: My very first animation on Super8 Film

Post by AmigaMan » Sun Mar 23, 2014 8:28 pm

Thanks Hammerjammer. Yes, I'm 51 now so it was a long time ago. Seems like yesterday. I did used to storyboard everything out even then.
I will have to upload some more of my early stuff.
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Re: My very first animation on Super8 Film

Post by SimplSam » Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:07 am

Incredibly imaginative and creative. A child genius - no less.
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Re: My very first animation on Super8 Film

Post by AmigaMan » Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:39 pm

Thanks iteque. I don't know what happened later then!?
Your comment made my day though :D
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Re: My very first animation on Super8 Film

Post by Danimal » Mon Mar 24, 2014 1:58 pm

This is great! Oh how I envy you, making Super 8 cartoons as a kid! The best I ever had was flip books. Very nice work!
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Re: My very first animation on Super8 Film

Post by F.M. » Mon Mar 24, 2014 2:38 pm

Keep' em coming! I think it has more stile then most of the new crap that's being put out these days.
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Re: My very first animation on Super8 Film

Post by AmigaMan » Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:09 pm

Danimal: Thanks. I started with flip books but I pesterded my parents for a Super8 camera for a few years and eventually got one.
F.M. : Thanks for the kind comments. I should remake this in Anime studio one day then :D
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Re: My very first animation on Super8 Film

Post by AmigaMan » Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:50 pm

Another one made a year or two later. It's weird watching these again now :D

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Re: My very first animation on Super8 Film

Post by hammerjammer » Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:03 am

AmigaMan wrote:Another one made a year or two later. It's weird watching these again now :D

This is good too. You put a lot of time into these I'll bet. This one reminded me of Poo Bear. I sure that's not the look you were going for, BUT It just reminded me of Poo bear because of the honey. I have read many Poo Bear stories to my daughter back in the day. She's 16 now.
I should remake this in Anime studio one day then :D
I was thinking about that very thing for the first one too. That would be cool.

GOOD JOB on both animations.

The closet thing to this I have ever done was maybe some stop motion type stuff. It might have been back in 2000 or 2001 when I got my first digital camera. I used to use my daughters plastic dinosaurs, figurines and dolls.(WAIT! Did I just tell everyone I played with dolls? Its a sad day!) LOL :lol: :lol: He he.... Well, you know what I meant...... Anyway, I would make these REALLY SORT stop motion type of animations using these TOYS and blocks and stuff. I don't even know if I still have all those photos anymore. Making them was very very very very tedious and I would often loose interest quickly and start to cut corners. Anime studio can be tedious too, but for some reason that doesn't bother me. Maybe its because as your making something you can always watch it to see how things are progressing. Then, the more you do, the more you want to finish it. I guess Its more gratifying that way.
On a side note, There are a lot of really well done stop motion video's using Lego characters and scenes on YouTube.

Good Job AmigaMan

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Re: My very first animation on Super8 Film

Post by AmigaMan » Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:15 am

Thanks again hammerjammer. It's very strange to have these films viewed and judged almost 40 years after making them! Obviously whback then I could only really show to school friends and family. These days anyone can produce a film and have it seen by potentially millions of people and get immediate feedback and advice.
Another thing I couldn't do then was see how the film was progressing. That's something that, as you mentioned, we take for granted now. In the old days you never knew exactly what the animation would look like until the film returned from processing.

I've played with dolls too so don't worry about that. That's basically what stop motion animation is after all :D

I can remember animating Lego and a plastic dinosaur too. My dad has that film somewhere. Strange really as it's Lego that I animate now but on computer.

Thanks for taking time to respond to my primitive old films :D
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Re: My very first animation on Super8 Film

Post by Danimal » Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:15 pm

hammerjammer wrote:(WAIT! Did I just tell everyone I played with dolls? Its a sad day!)
I'm sure we all did, and some may still, who knows? I know I started a stop-action short featuring Go-Bots toys I had. I got about 30 seconds in and decided it was way too much work. Plus I had no story so it just plain wasn't fun.

Definitely enjoyed the second video as well, very ambitious stuff!
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Re: My very first animation on Super8 Film

Post by AmigaMan » Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:14 am

Definitely enjoyed the second video as well, very ambitious stuff!
Thanks Danimal. I have another one that I never got round to adding sound to so I might do that now. Also, I've done an extra shot, using Anime Studio, that I hope will blend in fairly seamlessly once I've added film grain :D
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Re: My very first animation on Super8 Film

Post by Genete » Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:38 am

Much better than many of what I can see lately with "modern high tech tools"!
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Re: My very first animation on Super8 Film

Post by AmigaMan » Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:55 am

Thanks Genete. I'm justfinishing off the last film and will post it here soon. This film features a blue ball. However, in the close ups I hadn't coloured the ball in as the felt tipped pens I used only lasted 2 drawings! So, last night I loaded the film into AS and created a blue vector shape on top of the footage, made it transparent so the outline could be seen and animated the vector shape to fit. It worked out fine :D The extra shot I did fits in better than I thought too.
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