The kid`s tools of the trade: Photoshop CS 4 path tool (!!!), the non-extended version of the animation window (classic .gif making style), and windows movie maker to put it all together.
Videos 2 and 3 are his tutorials. Check his channel for more. Bleach inspired...but still...he`s got a lot of original animation vignettes to bundle into a kickass anime reel.
QUESTIONS THAT I ABSOLUTELY DESPISE BEING ASKED.
Woah, where did you get these videos?
I make them myself. They are not of official anime or anything unless stated otherwise.
Did you make these animations yourself?!
Yes, I make them myself and I do not appreciate working in group contributions or doing requests of any sort.
Seriously, though, the videos at least show a decent way to approach animating and coloring in Photoshop. However, I am a little irked by how (s)he spends most of his/her time animating Bleach of all things, and this comment:
Sounds kinda dickish to me, honestly...Yes, I make them myself and I do not appreciate working in group contributions or doing requests of any sort.
Crit for a crit!
this guy has mad good skills for cutting scenes, and camerawork...
at age 14, woah...
Found another guy, but 9 years older. His specialty: Naruto.
After years of seeing the tube polluted with amvs it's cool to see at least a couple of talented guys taking DIY anime to a more serious level artisticwise.
Rough on the edges, but at the rate that their going with their skills I won't be suprised to see a Makoto Shinkai type of artist outside of Japan soon.
With both of these guys, the animation and work on the Bleach and Naruto stuff is great, but their own non-pen traced stuff like in the tutorials lag behind quite obviously in every way.
Still very cool work, but I'd like to see them both work up their fundamentals and do something more personal and unique.
The Sr. Animator draw the key poses and the jr guys or in-betweeners do the additional frames to make the motions, loops or cycles. Cuts and pacing are handled and pre determined by other people too like the Director and storyboard artist.
I totally agree with ItsChoco's last sentence. Lots of room for growth for sure. Curious to see what they can do too once they get their hands on After Effects or Toonboom (which can automate a lot of what they do faster and easier than by hand).
ok, im not so impressed by the whole manga-style, but i thought those cuts where pretty nice, so thats why it felt kinda dissapointing...
still, of course, for a 14 years old it seems like he can have a carreer in this if he stays on it
Definitely. It's not that far off from most mange->anime translations, they pretty much do the same copy/paste framing. They certainly show potential and talent, but I fear especially for the younger ones who may wade into the anime sinkhole because it gets them deviantart and youtube followers faster than working on more fundamental and well-rounded skills. I hope that they continue to grow well.
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its a known phenomena that some authistic people develop an insane skill in something while lacking in some others. So i thought it would be not much stranger to think that he could be authistic then, like jwilson said, hes just very dedicated, since i dont know anybody age 14 that is thinking that way.
now that i know its a little bit easier then i thought, maybe its just a diehard anime fan with talent and dedication.( not that i think autistic people cant have talent or dedication, in case people will be offended again:s)
what irks me is that people get irked so easily nowadays.
kinda offtopic anyway...
I think people got offended because it appears you know little about autism, and even less about the phenomenon you're referring to. It doesn't really work that way.
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Gunner Romantic was doing concept art quality work at 14. I don't see the big deal, if anyone is motivated young or old they'll push themselves to do their best regardless of age.
BTW, there is a nicer way to disagree if you have an issue than insulting somebody who wasn't even addressing you in the first place, FYI.
I guess its cool to see a 14 year old do this, but I was sorta expecting a studio 4c style animation(I am not talking about quality ,just style) . But yeah he has a cool future.
Out of context but how do you put a person on ones ignore list, I am putting riceface on mine.
EDIT-hes on my ignore list, have a goodtime everyone.
Dear lord, get this kid to free his animatron skills from the clutches of anime and blurred backgrounds and he's going somewhere.
maybe at the age of 15 this person will realize that group work and requests are two very nice ways of getting your name out there. I've heard of "Naruto", but I have no clue who actually draws/inks/colors/animates it. Plus the person does not like group work. Well, If you think that professionals in the field of anime DON'T collaborate with each other, good luck. <--I hope noone reads that as if I meant to say you have to collaborate with people.. I'm just saying some things are team projects.
Doctors heal you, Artists immortalize you.
"Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach" - bullshit.
The usual staples for anatomy:
Personally I find passive-agressive comments more annoying that what riceface wrote. But, yeah, forum etiquette should be upheld, don't call people dicks.
And this guy, I don't know what to think of him. I'm always skeptical of "protégées" who's technique involves tracing.
I think its great, I think it is a great example for lots of people who are not yet doing what they love to do just for the sake of loving it, this young person is doing a lot of hard work doing what he loves, good for him.
I still don't quite get how they do it though..
Are they using the Pentool to Change each frame? Instead of drawing it, they just move the Nodes? O_o
I lolled when the second guy said Photoshop only have one Undo, haha.