#1 02-20-2012 5:58 pm

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Mc 27: The smile

During an 11 Second Club audio, your characters may go through several changes in thought. For the audience to empathise with your character, several questions need to be answered. Twelve of these are listed on Frank and Ollie's website, but we have highlighted a few below.

a) Is the character doing only one thing at a time?
b) Is the character putting over the story point in the scene you are doing?
c) Can the audience tell what the character is thinking.
d) Is it the simplest way to do it?

So as a lead up to the main competition or simply as a practice, we invite you to animate a smile.

Now, a smile is the one thing that can transcend language and cultural barriers. It is the single most important gesture and expression known to us. A smile effects the whole face, right from the eyebrows down to the chin. When we smile our whole face shows it.

But, a smile can of course mean so many things. As well as happy and joyful, smiles can be mean and menancing. Just look at the range of smiles shown by the Coachman in this short scene in Disney's Pinocchio. Please click the pic to watch.

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(The Coachman, Copyright of Disney)

So dig deep and think of a reason to smile. Be creative! You may wish to animate the whole body, but keep it simple.

As always the animation could be anywhere between 75-125 frames. If you have any questions about submission requirements, please check How-to-participate section for more details. Deadline is Monday 5th March.

Happy Animating!

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#2 02-22-2012 9:09 pm

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Re: Mc 27: The smile

Heh, that's great! I will try another one of my 2 hour challenges, this or next weekend. I was wondering where I have seen that coachman's face before, and now I know, it's featured in the Illusion of life too, isn't it?

How about this awesome picture of the worlds greatest caricaturist, I might use this as a reference:
http://www.inkognito-webshop.de/images/articles/1966_7a0d6e9b1c5fcd7efacf76cf221793ac_5.jpg

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#3 02-26-2012 8:39 pm

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Re: Mc 27: The smile

Right, I may seem a bit inconsistent, but I just decided to make this a 3 hour challenge for me. Here's the first, say, 1.5 hours (maybe a wee bit more tongue)

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If anybody wants to participate apart from me, our friend Kenny Roy provided us with some very unique reference material on an evil laugh, if that's acceptable for this challenge. big_smile

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#4 02-26-2012 8:42 pm

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Re: Mc 27: The smile

Haha. Very nice.. Looking forward to seeing it further along.

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#5 02-26-2012 9:59 pm

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Re: Mc 27: The smile

This Wolfor I really like. I knew of course what you planned to go for, but the change was still came unexpected. The facial is pushed and has some really nice poses. This piece introduces me once again to the Wolfor I love smile

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#6 02-27-2012 9:31 am

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Re: Mc 27: The smile

Well I have practiced long and hard to look evil. Let me introduce you to my drivers license
http://www.creativecrash.com/system/photos/000/079/914/79914/user_avatar/self.jpg?1265363358

Mwuahahahahahaha!

Edit: Don't worry I don't look like that very often anymore tongue

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#7 02-27-2012 12:12 pm

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Re: Mc 27: The smile

I thought this could make for some timely reference material:

http://fourfour.typepad.com/fourfour/20 … -lost.html

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#8 02-27-2012 12:44 pm

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Re: Mc 27: The smile

wahaha that last expresion was marvalos big_smile.. love the timing  wolfor


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#9 02-27-2012 6:46 pm

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Re: Mc 27: The smile

Hi!
Thanks guys, and that's just a great compilation, especially of Meryl Streep, Richard big_smile

Well "the devils' in the detail" ©, as we Germans say, the hands are positively going to kill me, so here's another hour into the challenge:

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He laughing now, is that acceptable for the MC?

Edit: Steve told me to copyright the devil proverb tongue

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#10 02-27-2012 7:05 pm

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Re: Mc 27: The smile

Yes, and I believe your work keeps getting better! Already I love it

As he opens his eyes, I'd maybe have bring his focus more towards the camera.

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#11 02-28-2012 3:06 am

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Re: Mc 27: The smile

Loved it!! Loved the maleficent eyes!


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#12 03-04-2012 6:12 pm

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Re: Mc 27: The smile

Hi!
Thanks guys. Like I said, the hands are killing me big_smile Here's another 1.5 hours into the challenge in my first spline pass.

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Maybe I can finish this tomorrow, we'll see big_smile

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#13 03-04-2012 6:17 pm

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Re: Mc 27: The smile

if you need some thoughts, grab me on skype smile

looking great though

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#15 03-04-2012 9:04 pm

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Re: Mc 27: The smile

No problem. Just the look in your eyes I feel may need pushing slightly. the hands tidied up of course, but its a great piece.

Back to mechanics tomorrow and hopefully we'll see these exercises pick up

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#16 03-05-2012 10:12 pm

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Re: Mc 27: The smile

Okay, thanks to Kenny I didn't get as far as I would have wanted to. But... maybe I've still got some time to fix stuff, who knows big_smile

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Cheers!

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#17 03-06-2012 7:32 pm

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Re: Mc 27: The smile

I actually had some more time to adjust the timing a bit and do some minor overlaps if I was missing somethig obvious, let me know big_smile

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