A GRAND DAY IN

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"As a lead-in to my large up and coming animation project, I decided to use a familiar character to practice my animation techniques and new camera, computer, and animation software. Each test that I complete gives me new insight into the process of animation. For five years, I animated without the use of computers (both a blessing and a curse). Now that I have been introduced to the benefits computers provide towards stop-motion, I am advancing by leaps and bounds as compared to the first years of work. "A Grand Day In" is far more involved than was "The Offended Orange" inasmuch as the set was more sophisticated, and the audio and post production was more detailed. The animation itself was far more intensive as well taking over fifteen hours instead of the previous six for "Orange." Well, I hope you all enjoy my cheerful tribute to the animated character that introduced me to the art of stop-motion animation."

There are 33 comments about this creation.

Ellie M   (Aardman Staff) Jul 19th 2010 8:58am

Great animation, Snoogly- Looking forward to your future animation projects!

VincentAnimations01 Jul 19th 2010 12:56pm

Wow, fantastic lip sync!!!! Really smooth, well done!!!!!! :D

crackers45 Jul 19th 2010 1:32pm

That was very grand Snoogly!

crackingtoast Jul 19th 2010 5:58pm

Wow. That's awesome. The lighting is a bit varied at times,but it's amazing. The wallace impersonation is very impressive,even if he sounds a tad irish. :D

Chelsie J Jul 20th 2010 12:02pm

Absolutely fantaastic better than i could do!

gromitsbuddyinginventor Jul 20th 2010 12:44pm

I have 3 words for this: wow,wow, wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!;)

zevobh Jul 21st 2010 12:32am

that, my friend i amazing. you should go, professional!

zevobh Jul 21st 2010 12:34am

the best i have seen on this website!!

Clay Fighter Jul 21st 2010 4:36am

Thats amazing!
Great job at immitating wallace, its pretty impressive!
cant wait to see your other works!

zevobh Jul 21st 2010 1:27pm
Fionah Jul 24th 2010 6:42am

That is an amazing animation! Well Done! ::)

kameatrix Jul 24th 2010 12:51pm

Brilliant! Really like the facial expressions and lip-syncing!

mmasonghi studios Jul 24th 2010 6:30pm

Great Job!

wubbby Jul 26th 2010 2:47pm

wonderfor:);)

Purple&Brown Jul 30th 2010 10:31am

Amazing, did you use replacement mouths or dis you animate each shape?

Gromit lad Jul 31st 2010 10:18pm

Amazing. I keep going through animation software over and over again, but they all aten't the best of the best. Its all towards the work and the clay right?

6/6, I don't see whats gonna beat this!

lad is impressed.

SnooglyProductions Aug 1st 2010 12:07am

To Everyone - Thank you for all of your kind comments and I'm glad to know you all enjoyed the video.

To Purple&Brown - Funny thing about that, I began animation using replacement mouths, but because I use a soft clay, when taking off the mouth, I literally destroyed the mouth shape, and thus had to reconstruct the replacement each and every time. Ultimately, it was faster for me to simply resculpt the mouth each frame. I got into a pretty good and fast rythym, however.

To Gromit lad - Thank you. I have used two different softwares. The first is a software that sells for around thirty-one pounds. However, I got mine off of e-bay for twelve. The biggest perk is that it has a very good onion-skinning feature. However, I find that the free animation internet download "Monkey Jam" is a viable substitute. While it does not have onion skinning in name, it has a nifty slider that allows you to manually compare the current frame to a previous. I find it works better that even onion-skinning. If you have not tried Monkey Jam, I suggest it. However, you are correct in acknowledging that the work and clay play a factor into the outcome - work more that clay. I use several types of plasticine. My favorite is Permoplast and Klean Klay. The former is softer than the latter. Each has their uses. The time devoted to your animation is a huge factor into how well your video will turn out. I have been animating on and off for over five years, and have learned to not settle for anything less than your best. Learn this, and your videos will improve. I have learned that when I get tired of animating during a session, it is best to simply shut down the oporation and continue in the morning instead of sacrificing frames and finishing quickly. If you feel that you are animating at a high standard, but cannot achieve the quality you want, I suggest scouring YouTube for tutorials. There are many handy techniques to make movements more realistic. Remember as well that quality also comes from sets, lighting, and camera.

Thank you for your questions!

Asa peters Aug 3rd 2010 7:24am

weird.............>:-)

MotionMe Aug 3rd 2010 2:39pm

THAT IS THE BEST FAN MADE FILM I HAVE EVER SEEN!!!!!!!:O:O:O:O;););););)

Animation King Aug 7th 2010 11:49pm

COOL!:D

ilovehutchaaw Aug 8th 2010 8:13am

great

Purple&Brown Aug 16th 2010 2:08pm

Wow great!

jesusfreak247 Aug 17th 2010 5:38pm

i love it! this inspired me to keep making movies! i was about to shut down my company when i saw this and realized how rewarding this could be! keep at it! maybe make a new Wallace and Gromit minisode! I'm tired of seeing bad ones posted on here.

SnooglyProductions Aug 20th 2010 12:18am

Thank you, jesusfreak247, for your kind compliments. The only thing more inspiring to me than finishing a video is seeing other people becoming inspired through it. Please do keep up this hobby if you enjoy it. I look forward to viewing more of you work in the future!

Roosterlee Sep 5th 2010 8:02am

That rocks

defmetaltimmy Sep 6th 2010 8:47pm

that was soo good. have you got any tips for a beginner who has just started.
ps keep up the brilliant work

SnooglyProductions Sep 9th 2010 12:40am

defmaetaltimmy, the best advice I can give a beginner would be to practice. What I mean by that is that you should, for now, simply have fun with your animating. Don't expect to pull off a masterpiece on your first shot. I have been animating for over six years, and I still have not produced anything extravegant yet. Slowly, but surely, however, I have indeed fine-tuned my own personal style, acquired good animation softwares, and observed how people move in real life. This last bit is actually quite useful. If you observe real-life movements, it will be easier to create realism in your work. So, in sumation, just practice and have fun. Eventually, and possibly quite soon, you will find yourself doing things you never would have thought you could.

tedphipps Oct 16th 2010 11:46am

Short, BUT AMAZING>:-)

jesusfreak247 Dec 11th 2010 11:52am

only problem: wallace doesn't have a bow tie.

SnooglyProductions Jan 26th 2011 11:21pm

You are correct in that Wallace does not usually wear a bow tie, but you'll remember that in "Curse of the Were-Rabbit" we see that he does wear them on some occasions. This version is simply my exploring further into his possible tie choices.

chicken lickin May 7th 2011 6:32am

that wasn't good that was amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

gogo9 Jul 7th 2011 2:59pm

who did wallaces voice?

Lunaofthelovegood Apr 28th 2012 5:23pm

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