Exercise 9: Character ball

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  • alispark

    waylow Thanks for your thoughts on this. I will get back to it, to improve it. I often feel I have little time so am in a rush - I think that showed here.

  • crew
    Wayne Dixon (waylow)

    Great work Alispark.

    I have one general thought and then I will get into a few more specific things.
    Overall you've done a great job. I would just suggest letting him/her/it sit for a beat in a couple of spots before moving off the next action. You're almost doing it in a few places, just make those moments longer so we can see him thinking about his next move. Hope that makes sense.

    Now for the more specific stuff.
    -watch the spacing in the arc on the first little jump. And think about arcing into this take off with an anticipation.
    -In the lead up to the big jump, try to arc more and give the antic movement just a few more frames.
    -Watch the spacing on the top of the ball in that landing on the platform. Think about the horizontal momentum he has. So the top of the ball should want to keep moving forward rather than going straight down.

    -Then one last final note. With your forward spin jump off the platform. Keep the stretch in-line with the arc he is traveling, So stretch him and use the spin control.

    But get work - keep it up.