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
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
I've been waiting this since you first announced it in DA
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?
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.
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?
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.