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Duet - Glen Keane's new animated short

Postby ianmage1 » Mon Aug 04, 2014 5:38 am


Glen Keane has always been my favorite animator. When he left Disney, I was worried that we'd never see anything from him again. But now I'm relieved to know that he's still creating wonders outside of Disney!
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Re: Duet - Glen Keane's new animated short

Postby Danimal » Mon Aug 04, 2014 1:57 pm

Aw come on, I don't need to get all choked up first thing in the morning. How about a warning that this is beautifully sappy and sentimental in addition to being gorgeously animated and scored.
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Re: Duet - Glen Keane's new animated short

Postby ianmage1 » Sun Aug 10, 2014 6:43 am

Here's the "making of."

Glen Keane's a god; he, all by himself, hand-drew the entire thing in 60 FPS! We're going to have to wait for an official release before we can actually appreciate the frame rate though.

"This gives you 60 more possible images to describe an action with... Why wouldn't you want that?"
:shock:

The only thing I don't quite understand is why the engineers made such a big deal about putting the hand-drawn frames into a 3D space. Couldn't that hypothetically be done in Anime Studio? Couldn't the hand-drawn frames be given an alpha channel and then placed into an AS switch layer, set to "rotate to face camera" in order to prevent the distortion of the drawings? I'm only being hypothetical; I know that AS, on the technological side, couldn't handle Glen Keane's drawings [even after compression]. But is the technique really anything special? Or were they only referring to the challenges of implementing the animation into the smart phone's gyroscope-parallax feature...?

Please inform me of what I'm missing before I completely lose my mind...
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Re: Duet - Glen Keane's new animated short

Postby lwaxana » Sun Aug 10, 2014 5:03 pm

Cool! Thanks for sharing! I'm guessing the engineering challenges were related to the interactive functions that he mentions at 11:13.
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Re: Duet - Glen Keane's new animated short

Postby Droxon » Sun Aug 10, 2014 5:13 pm

Beautiful and amazing work!

I believe it has something to do with the interactive version for mobile devices.
I'm guessing that when you rotate the device the images are also going to rotate a bit?

I suppose is going to be kind of an app, rather than just a regular video and they were programming that (3D) effect .

Because if it was just a regular video, it could have been done just with frame by frame, and he wouldn't bother with all the extra work.

of course this is just what i'm guessing, so i guess we'll have to wait and see.
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Re: Duet - Glen Keane's new animated short

Postby ianmage1 » Sun Aug 10, 2014 7:11 pm

That's what I was thinking... the gyroscope-parallax technology for mobile devices. At 4:18, of the video, you can see that the frames were warped in the 3D space to make, what appears to be, part of a panorama with a parallax. Now it all makes sense.
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Re: Duet - Glen Keane's new animated short

Postby 3deeguy » Sat Oct 04, 2014 4:33 pm

ianmage1, thanks for posting. I am now a fan of Glen Keane. I wonder if he and Sylvain Chomet ever collaborated?
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