Final Rating: 3.32. Finished 118 out of 164 entries.

342 views including the voting period.


Animator: Chris Hewitt

Description: While searching for scrap parts, Marty discovers a robot amidst a junkyard. Marty excitedly discusses purchasing the robot from the junkyard owner. Little does Marty know that the mech has dangerous power source.

Experience: 6 months

Time taken: 2 weeks


(Commenting only available during the rating period)

Ramsey Parks:

The camera is too far away, it's hard to tell if the character is moving his lips

Jamal Pollack:

not bad but those hands... need a lot pf work. they don't feel natural and they almost never move

Ian Alexander Hanson:

Nice set up and hand rub at the top - his closeness to the machine vs. getting away from it at the end is a good contrast.

Basic body weight is not there, floaty into 332. Limbs move independently of the body.

I would exaggerate his closeness vs. his distance much more, maybe put the machine further to the left and have him reel back (fast, not slow) more to the right.


Staging is too far away to see much of the facial animations. I would start with a brief establishing shot,then bring the camera in closer to the Marty character and focus from the waist up. The animation needs more squash and stretch, anticipation poses, follow through and overlapping action, arcs in movements right now its too linear and variations in timing, its too robotic at the moment and very floaty. Try IK/FK switching in the arms after he steps away from the robot and work on drag in the arms.