Final Rating: 3.21. Finished 109 out of 205 entries.

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Animator: Joshua Farmer

Description: The boy is late to meet the king pin.

Experience: almost 6 months

Time taken: Longer than it should have


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Dan Lane:

fine staging. but floats through poses.

Kendra Kaye Coffey:

the motion of swiveling in the chair and the man's general gestures seem really organic and not overdone. very good!

Erin Goddard:

the beginning was okay as he turns in his chair and the boy steps in. The movements felt fairly believable but kind of subdued. When the man steps on the desk the audience is led to believe he is about to do something interesting. The hand movement kind of made it feel like a joke without a punch line. I like the pose in the painting behind him, it would have been nice to see something more like that in motion! :)

James Trimm:

The amount of movement is right for the clip. Better posing (for example higher/hunched shoulders when he leans on desk) will help define weight

Timothy Muller:

Hello there. My recommendation for you would be to practice your posing skills. Focus on contrapposto and line of action. Also check out Ed Hook's "Acting for Animators" if you haven't already.
Keep up the good work. Cheers!


A lot of the animation is good. The ending seems very anti-climatic, it looks like you've setup a situation in which the dance master will copy the pose in the painting behind him, and he even gets on the table but then his pose is very stale. I feel perhaps you did this on purpose but it would have been more satisfactory if he had done the pose.