Joey

23 thoughts on “Joey

    1. Joshua Price

      Man those pictures were really old time like, I like the placement of the tree and bushes in opposition to the monkey. Stop motion is an art that oozes difference and is only to be used when an artist is capable of honoring it, you did. Two thumbs.

    2. Joshua Price

      Man those pictures were really old time like, I like the placement of the tree and bushes in opposition to the monkey. Stop motion is an art that oozes difference and is only to be used when an artist is capable of honoring it, you did. Two thumbs.

    3. Kenneth Christensen

      Those pictures are very good. The animation is excellent. It tells a story that draws the viewer in and makes perfect sense. This piece reminds me of when I was a kid and watched some of the old Gumby and other claymation and animation cartoons. The style used here is extremely charming though and I really enjoyed it. The only thing is for a class project, I do think its a tiny bit long, though this could be used for other purposes.

  1. Daniel Vincent

    I thought the short itself was cute but perhaps a bit long. Maybe more frames per second could’ve made it a smoother experience? That said, I thought the art style was really charming. I’m particularly curious on how you did the shots with the caps falling out of the tree, because objects in the air always seem difficult for stop-motion projects. Still, I liked it.

  2. Garrett Lindgren

    First and foremost I really like the level of detail you put into the setting. Everything seemed to be in its place and had an integral roll in pushing the plot along. It also made for an engaging element for the viewer to appreciate. One aspect I noticed was some issues with the voice over audio. It seemed a bit too obvious when it cut in and out leaving weird pauses. The cut to the sun when the peddler fell asleep felt a little forced to me. I feel like it pulled away from the story. I do like the repetition of the dialogue though; it served to engage the audience in the story book style aesthetic of the film. I am impressed with your use of props in the frame. You were able to rig the characters to hover with ease in the tree with their respective hats. I can only imagine how much effort went into placing the subjects between takes.

  3. Jeremy Thurlby

    It was a tad bit drawn out, but I appreciate the simplicity in props and puppets that you used. It shows that anyone can be a animator and don’t need a fancy set, kind like that of Gumby.

  4. Joshua Price

    Man those pictures were really old time like, I like the placement of the tree and bushes in opposition to the monkey. Stop motion is an art that oozes difference and is only to be used when an artist is capable of honoring it, you did. Two thumbs.

  5. Jon Booker

    Good Job Joey!! For working by yourself this turned out great. I can not imagine how mine would have turned out if I did it by myself. I think the actual film is a tad too long, but it is very well crafted. I really enjoy the use of children toys to make the animation. Well done.

  6. Alejandra Vargas

    I was very confused with the links provided and thought this is more of you showing a rough cut of your animation instead of presenting it. Nonetheless, I enjoyed the stop-motion. I personally like the choppiness of the animation caused by less frames per second. I believe it fits well with the story and the overall look of the film.

  7. Tara Lowry

    The pacing is a little slow on this piece, but I also know that if you sped up the narration it would feel very rushed. Maybe more frames per second would help it out. At the same time, I love the props you used for the most part. I might have just used something different than… is that the easter basket grass filling stuff in the background? I think everything else really worked aesthetically with the wooden block buildings and the cloth road and your great little figure with his hats. Also I love how you did the credits on the chalkboard, it was a very cute touch.

  8. Trevor Leavell

    Although a bit drawn out and choppy animation, it was a really good effort that was pretty awesome and entertaining to watch. I feel maybe you could’ve sped up the frames a bit, but that’s just personal preference. Good work!

  9. Timothy Rosenberg

    Good job, especially for working alone. There could have been maybe a few more frames per second, but it ended up decently enough to where I felt like I was watching motion. The story is nice and child-like, I dig it. Kind of reminds me of a Dr. Seuss book or Shel Silverstein poem.

  10. Fiona Finnigan

    Very cute. I like the use of repurposed toys and everyday objects for the characters and backgrounds. It gives it a very whimsical feel. I did notice that in some places it seems like the camera shakes rather noticeably, but given the over all choppiness of the stop motion animation style, it didn’t seem like a huge detraction.

  11. Maggie Batson

    This was really cute, I recognized the story right away and I liked the retelling. Your video works in the same way that Jon and Ashley’s works where the story is being read and shown, it reminds me of a child’s show like Between the Lions and I think the fact that you used toy like objects really works with it.

  12. Stefan Barnwell

    Great video. The stop motion was pretty smooth. The style was all consistent using the children’s toys. It brought back memories of my kindergarten class where we did a play of this story and I plaid the hat seller! Great job.

  13. Tiffany McLaughlin

    The detail in the setting was the first thing i noticed. I made a stop motion last year and I know how much time it takes to make sure everything looks the way you want. I can tell this is something you enjoy. The monkeys in the tree were my favorite part about this!

  14. Casey

    People have noted the low frame rate, so I will leave that alone. I think a better thing to shine a spotlight on, and which many comments have already done, remains the level of detail and attention paid to the environment in order to tell the story. Keep that up!

  15. Evan Swiech

    Man, I remember reading this story when I was little. Did you insert a wire to keep all the hats from falling off the figure’s head?
    I definitely liked it, although I recommend you get someone to dub the narration if possible. It could be more spirited.

  16. Ashley OBrien

    Very well crafted and impressive because you did this by yourself. The use of everyday objects for characters is great. I think maybe it is a little too long but still great!

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