Final Rating: 3.19. Finished 190 out of 231 entries.

510 views including the voting period.


Animator: Sandra Boogaards

Description: An older European man takes his visiting nephew to his favorite restaurant for dinner only to discover that his nephew is a vegetarian.

Experience: No professional experience.

Time taken: Three weeks.


(Commenting only available during the rating period)

Eric Raffle:

I see what you are trying to do by the guy moving up slowly but you are missing some important key effects and that would be some camera zooming, when animating lip-sync try to animate it a few frames before you hear the word pronounced, it can differ the slower something is spoken but typically you want the mouth to move before the audio comes out, that way you will get better lip-sync.

Adrian Winchell:

Those headbobbles are really distracting, and a lot of the stuff is jumping about. The timing of each of them getting up seems off - the left guy drifts up gradually, while the right guy seems to stumble into place. You don't need to bounce the heads around so much, a few well placed head poses, with deliberate moves between them will work so much better!

Richard Adams:

The vegetarian guy stands up too slow, too floaty--and he's actually acting kind of scary. Did you mean for him to be?

Joep de Laat:

I cannot be the only one that feels like these constant motions (while stuff is happening) are making me nauseous right?
some movements are really ongoing and slow, like the blue shirt man going up, while others don't have weight and just jump from one place to another without drag or easing.

Sam Caudill:

It takes him 4 seconds to stand up from the table. Looks strange

Robert Zhou:

Nice job. First, why did the lamp move with the menu? Second, it was bizarre to see the blue character rise very slowly out of their chair. I think you need to add more detail to the animation there -- it looks like you only used 2 keyframes for that part.