A general animation question...
You've said that you are a professional animator so I am a wanting to ask you how long it generally takes to do a character animation. That way I'll know if I've not spent significantly more time than that then I've not done enough work.
It will help give me a better ideal how much time you spend fine tuning an animation rather than laying it out generally. I can see from the videos you are very fast.
So here's the scenario: the scene is set up with a human character, I suppose that Rivet works too:
a) Animate humanoid for two and a half minutes dancing, say a clog dance, I think they are called Irish jigs too.
b) syncing the dance animation to the music
I suppose (b) requires fine tuning of a(a) so (a) would be the first good layout of the animation and (b) would always be the fine tuning of the animation.
How long does that two and a half minutes take you as a professional? 1 week? 2 weeks? It's two and a half minutes.
I've seen in the credits of animated movies a scary long list of animators; so with movies averaging about 90 minutes long does each person wind up spending the entire production time of the movie animating 15 minutes or less of the movie? Or is it the script and music gets continually so animators are making multiple scenes that never get included in the movie?
Now I'm interesting in learning animating game action but in order to do that I must plan scenes and animate them like a real movie so I'm essentially writing a movie and converting it to a game. I know it will be a lot of work but I'd like to hear how much time it would take to do 2.5 minutes as mentioned above.