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Surprise, surprise

by Jochem Van Gool, August Competition Winner!

Final Rating: 8.40. Finished 1 out of 51 entries.

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Animator: Jochem Van Gool

Description: It's still rough, but you can see where it's going, right?

Experience: 8 years

Time taken: 2 weeks


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Jonathan Fontaine:

WINNNNNERRR so so good ! so many subtleties..
the way she nods, looks into her own thoughts, then to her friend then back to herself, talking, around 155 is just amazing.
Gesture are quick and sharp ..so good

With so few lines..it looks effortless. i am literally amazed.. i wish i could see your timing charts ;) and learn from you <3

( After watching it a few times, maybe you could have add tiny bit of bounciness / fluidity to the hair - still the very best this month )

Israel Silva:

This is very solid! Good acting, without the exaggerations that are so common here. Could have been ever better if you had finished it!

Marcus Carril:

Excelent. Gestures, pacing, lip sync. Everything on point. Congratulations. Top 11!!

Gaucelm De Villaret:

It's very nice, it'd be even better with advanced lineart... and possibly with the two interacting more.

Gill Frank:

Lovely acting and animated in 2D

Poppy Marlow:

Ooh this is lovely!!

Frans Sjoberg:

The expressions are spot on!

ro crown:

Very strong and well placed hand gestulations from both these char's.....hope to be inpired by you on future competitions.

James Lane:

The anim is super strong! I would love to see this finished. Nice work!

Kyra Simone:

Animation & Pose super duper expressive and successful. This clip is more of a dialogue and it was a little jarring to see all those cuts though. Next time focus more on situation than animation... because you've got animation down.


you can't hide your skills man. you work for Disney, right?

Luke Roberts:

A shot with both of them to end the scene would be nicer. This doesn't establish any sense of them talking to each other.