I made this a while back and didn’t mean for the guy to look like he’s just rolling in place… but he is.
I want to explain something here. These two .gifs are the first flash animations that I had ever made. I did these during my first semester in college in a computer animation class back in 2010. I had no idea what Flash even was.
Now let me just ask you something: Which one looks like it took the most time?
Our assignment was to experiment with Flash on our own, get used to the tools and settings and that sort of thing. I decided to go frame by frame and observed a gif taken from Treasure Planet. The result was that first gif you see up there.
I turned that first gif in to class the next day…and got a failing grade.
“This is not the proper way to use Flash” my teacher said. “Too complicated. This is not what people want to see. No use of tweens. Zero points.”
I was heartbroken to get a zero on my first assignment, so my teacher decided to give me a second chance. “Animate a running stick figure with tweens” the teacher said. So I did. I turned in that 2nd gif you see, and got an A.
To this day I am appalled by the way I was treated. To all of you animators out there, I recommend learning on your own. It could save you time and money. If you still choose to go to college, then that is fine too. You do what you want, just don’t let ANYONE try to downgrade your creative capability.
Sounds like we went to the same school. Sorry to hear.
I’m not gunna lie, I was treated the exact same way. I attended multiple art perquisites to fill in electives for my community college. I know Flash, PS, and illustator like the back of my hand - because I taught myself how to use these programs. I’ve also got enough confidence and know-how to use these programs to get good enough paying commissions on websites such as Deviantart and Furaffinity.
HOWEVER, the moment I step foot into a classroom I was constantly let down and torn apart. Critique after critique, I would finish my ameture assignments that would take the class weeks (not over-exaggerated what-so-ever) to finish in less than 30 minutes, and with better quality.
But, I always managed to pass all classes with B - C grades. This is sad, because these we my lowest grades in college. And it’s ironic, because I, myself, know what I’m doing. And I’m just all-over appalled.
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men at large feel like they are being robbed of something when an attractive woman with a 90% chance of developing breast cancer gets a double mastectomy
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