Rikky Roy Koganti
August 31st, 2014
I like how you took a simple concept like motion - and showed how it related to each of you in such a different and characteristic way. It represented each of you under a unique umbrella topic.
I immediately understood what your goal was, and was not confused at all.
We loved the use of color on a dark background because it drew our eye to the four objects. Our only critique is that there isn't enough motion in the piece to convey the goal above, since only one object is moving at a time. We would suggest a few frames where all the objects are moving at the same time, especially since this project was about integrating the group members in one piece.
I appreciate how simple and straightforward your project is, but it seems a little bit divided because each part moves on its own. If possible, maybe make the video a little bit longer and include part where they all move together to unify each of the separate interests into one umbrella topic of motion and unify the group with one animation segment.
The video very clearly shows what each one of you is interested in. The simplicity of the video makes the video easy to follow. However, I didn't feel like the video tells a story - each part seems to be disconnected from the others. I would love it if you could somehow give it a storyline.
I think it was smart to focus on movement as something that unites the members of your group, and also a good choice to express that through animation. The basketball bouncing towards the center of the frame at the end is a nice touch. I wish there was a little more interaction between each of the four items. I also think you could have taken more care with the composition. The rule of thirds is a good one to keep in mind when composing objects in a frame: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rule_of_thirds
I think this is a wonderful example of how simplicity can convey a significant amount of information. On top of that, I quite enjoy the fact that each part of the image has a distinct feel to it. The violin doesn't feel as dramatic as the other movements, but even that makes sense considering the nature of the action. My only concern is that the basketball at the end moving to the screen seems a bit random - the other actions occur and then end. Perhaps (and I'm not sure how this would be accomplished) find a way to include moving each of the objects to the screen for a similar effect?
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