Here are some clips I’ve gathered
- Scene features pretty expressive body language and (at least from Mark Hamill) face acting.
- Most shots focus on only one character and very simple terrain, it’s a very efficient scene.
- Even then elements like the swaying platform, flapping tubes, hair and cape manage to make it look active rather than just a sound stage.
- Cape, clothes, pipes and hair movement in the wind would require a lot of mucking about with particle systems and xgen, which I’m guessing will add to the animating and rendering time.
- Substituting a character in for Vader who has a face would mean improvising facial animation. care would have to be taken to make sure this is not jarring
- 2 characters are needed, i could model one and alter it for another.
- I’m not quite sure I like the shot direction on this as it seems to occasionally cut away from the characters mid sentence, but it saves me work so that’s always nice.
- I never really realized how pissed off Vader was in the OT when watching this as a child. And then at the end when the falcon escapes he’s like not even mad.
- Single Character.
- Full body movements.
- Contains instructions on animating it within the song.
- Slightly obscured by text.
- Teleporting around, though accurate, probably wouldn’t be considered good animation technique.
- No high quality reference material exists.
- This is entirely and completely stupid, so as you can guess I absolutely love it.
- The late great “Captain” Lou Albano was a wrestler, he certainly doesn’t look it here.
Clip 3: Hush
Here is my token effort towards including a silent/dialogue-less clip.
- Voices taken away by floating butler demons, ergo directing had to rely on expressions and music to tell the tone. perfect.
- Wealth of suitable clips within the episode, so i can be picky. this video is a compilation of the most appropriate scenes.
- Joss Whedon is very good at characterization so actions are very characterized.
- Aside from Doug Jones opening the door it’s hard to find any scene i could easily cut down to 10 seconds, and the door opening scene is only 8 seconds which isn’t long enough.
- Gliding around, though accurate, probably wouldn’t be considered good animation technique.
- Reference material is in bordered 480p.
- I have not watched a single episode of buffy the vampire slayer before this, now i have to watch them all.
- Apparently Joss Whedon made this episode because people kept on praising his dialog, which to be fair is exactly what i would do in that situation.