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Ruberjig Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@02:30ah your welcome to you.
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AlexanderHenderson Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Professional Filmographer
@02:39Thank you :)
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Not-TreeAtmos Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Professional Artist
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:iconalexanderhenderson:
AlexanderHenderson Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Professional Filmographer
@02:08Thanks :)
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AlexanderHenderson Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Professional Filmographer
@02:37Thank you very much :)
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Olympiads: Faster, Higher, Stronger is my student thesis film that I made during my fourth year at Sheridan College. So far it has been screened only a few times for industry professionals, where it received a positive response and received a couple of awards. It was a big project about a year in the making, and it has been one heck of a ride. This is definitely one of the biggest projects I have ever taken on, and looking back Im pretty amazed that I managed to get it all done. When I first started this my goal was to keep it under 1 minute and 40 seconds, because I felt that anything longer would be too much to handle. That quickly spiralled out of control into the 2 minutes and 40 second video that exists today. it was definitely stressful as for a while I was worried I wouldn't get it done. There was a lot of animation and a lot of render heavy elements such as fur and grass (the whole film took a month just to render).

Anyway, I hope you all like it. If you have any questions please feel free to let me know, I'll probably be posting some videos showing the process at some point (i.e. initial storyboards, shot progression, etc.).

For more of Mandy Woo's composing work check out soundcloud.com/postmoderndisco
And to check out the voice acting work of Patrick Sweeney (Asterion), visit www.patsvoice.com

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Given 2014-05-19
This fantastic piece has a fun story, wonderful animation style, and has been a long time coming. With a month-long render, it certainly is worth your time to take a look! 
Olympiads: Faster, Higher, Stronger by AlexanderHenderson ( Featured by TimberClipse )
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TimNovar Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
Love it! Really great character animation!
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:iconalexanderhenderson:
AlexanderHenderson Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thanks, I'm glad you like it :)
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MikeBennett1980 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! Great short! Totally love the character designs! Hoefully this becomes a full-length movie someday, it's that great! :D
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:iconalexanderhenderson:
AlexanderHenderson Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thanks, I'd like to do more with it someday, but for now I'm exploring other possibilities.
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MikeBennett1980 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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:iconramwoc87:
RAMWOC87 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This was really good! :clap:

Hard work pays off well! And it's incredible thinking this entire thing took a month to render :0

Now I understand why Pixar and such companies use render farms :)
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:iconalexanderhenderson:
AlexanderHenderson Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thanks, I'm glad you like it. And yeah, there's no way pixar could do what they do without render farms. Without them movies would take decades to render.
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:iconramwoc87:
RAMWOC87 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, and they would be a lot less rich if people couldn't see their films XD
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AfricanObserver Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Love the story, first rate stuff in all the dimensions.
Props!
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:iconalexanderhenderson:
AlexanderHenderson Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thank you very much :)
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:

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:iconalexanderhenderson:
AlexanderHenderson Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thanks :)
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
It's my pleasure! :)

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:iconcliffto:
Cliffto Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow Im so late for the news. But yay finally it is out!!!
I've been waiting this since you first announced it in DA :D
I think all your efforts finally paid off
the animation is really smooth and well rendered.
Anyway is something little glitchy on 1:45?
But over all this is very good.

Are you planning to make another project?
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:iconalexanderhenderson:
AlexanderHenderson Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thanks, and thanks for following the project, I'm glad you like it.

I'm looking at 1:45 and not seeing anything glitchy, it might be the deviantart video player. After working on this film for a year I have a detailed knowledge of all the errors, but that one Im not sure is one of them.
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vegiboy3000 Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
Awesome job! :D. That was fun. Great work.
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:iconalexanderhenderson:
AlexanderHenderson Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thank you very much :)
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vegiboy3000 Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
You're very welcome :)
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ShadowIsStillAlive Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Cute! Also, I think it's fair to say the artist got a fair trade...a few pots for a pretty lady~
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:iconalexanderhenderson:
AlexanderHenderson Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thanks, I'm glad you like it :)
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:iconshadowisstillalive:
ShadowIsStillAlive Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome!
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Di---Chan Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Professional Filmographer
nicely done, and good luck!
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:iconalexanderhenderson:
AlexanderHenderson Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thank you very much :)
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DavidAdhinaryaLojaya Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Congrats!! It was very entertaining! :D
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:iconalexanderhenderson:
AlexanderHenderson Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thank you very much :)
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:iconruberjig:
Ruberjig Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@02:30Well this is INCREDIBLE to see this complete!!! :O You have outdone yourself from its outline to its outcome and I am marveled by this work. Again, great job here :thumbsup:
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:iconalexanderhenderson:
AlexanderHenderson Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Professional Filmographer
@02:30Thanks, that's a really nice thing to say. I'm glad you like how it came out :)
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:iconruberjig:
Ruberjig Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@02:30ah your welcome to you.
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:iconryanlj:
Ryanlj Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
@02:39Hehehe, great little film
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:iconalexanderhenderson:
AlexanderHenderson Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Professional Filmographer
@02:39Thank you :)
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
I’m very happy for you!!! :iconloveloveplz: :tighthug:
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:iconalexanderhenderson:
AlexanderHenderson Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thank you very much :)
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconflyingheartsplz::iconsweethugplz::iconflyingheartsplz:
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LliaOlsen Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks good, unfortunately my sound isn't working. But the animation on the Minotaur was great, there was a part where he rested his body and his shoulders dropped, it looked very natural, and the timing on a lot of the movements both character and objects was really good.

Every once and a while I saw some weird popping or kinks in the joint animation, did you use all IK or a mixture of IK FK?
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AlexanderHenderson Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thank you very much, the animation took a while so I'm glad you like how it came out. As for joints popping, that was probably just details that flew under my radar. These films take a while and we don't have very long to make them, so I probably would have caught them if I had more time. To answer your question I use both IK and FK.
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3laughingladies Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
wonderful! My daughter is taking animation at CCAD. Does the work have to be in a particular format to post it on DA? You deserved this DD!
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:iconalexanderhenderson:
AlexanderHenderson Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thanks, you can upload videos to da by applying to the film group for the ability to do so, and then they can be pretty much any standard video fromat (i.e. .mov, .mp4, .avi, etc.). Just check out the deviantarts FAQ for more info
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ChocolateFun83 Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
just doesn't pay to be an ass
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:iconalexanderhenderson:
AlexanderHenderson Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Professional Filmographer
No it does not :)
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gamewizard-2008 Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Wow, this is amazing!!! I wouldn't be surprised if this becomes a videogame, or at least a movie! This is really neat! ^_^
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:iconalexanderhenderson:
AlexanderHenderson Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thank you very much, I'd like to take the concept further at some point, for now it's just going to be a little short film
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gamewizard-2008 Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
That's how they all start! ;)
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Not-TreeAtmos Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Professional Artist
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skittycustard Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
@02:08The Artist always wins.

GREAT JOB!
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:iconalexanderhenderson:
AlexanderHenderson Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Professional Filmographer
@02:08Thanks :)
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Uomo-87 Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Student General Artist
I didn't like that part where he threw that javelin into the Minotaur's back. To get so violent over being spoken to rudely, that sends a bad msg and makes me question the writers sanity... Other than that, it was pretty good.  =)
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AlexanderHenderson Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Well, rest assured my sanity is completely fine. A big part of the reason I let the situation get so violent was to reflect the original greek myths that these characters/story was based on, in which violent overreactions are pretty common and often the downfall of characters. This story was based on a lot of tropes that appear in greek mythology, and violent overractions are pretty standard in that field.

But I see your point and feel that you critique is valid. I'm sure my next project will be a lot more famaily friendly.
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I-just-want-to-be-Mi Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it was cute. good work
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:iconalexanderhenderson:
AlexanderHenderson Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thank you :)
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Damn-It-Sammit Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Being that you animated this yourself, it's amazing!
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