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Alina



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:19 am    Post subject: Animation Freak meets Owl world Reply with quote

Hi Guys,

I'm totally new to this forum and also totally new to the world of owls! *shame on me*

As the subject says, I'm an animator, to be precise: computer animator.
I'm writing my bachelorthesis at the moment and part of it are the owls of Gahoole (the cg movie), that's why I'm here....i need your help guys!

I know I'm not supposed to start a min OD here so I'm practically asking where to post my actual question.

My thesis is about Anthropomorphism and Zoomorphism in Computer animation, and one of my examples is that movie. So what I actually would need is someone who's kind of an expert when it comes to owl movement and anatomy and has seen the movie. (I already had interviews with some animators of the movie)

So, would you guys recommend to post it here on the Gahoole-movie thread or should I probably join the owl forum, because there are perhaps more peeps in there that are experts about the animal itself? I dunno..Halp!

Besides, I'm super impressed how many people are out there (in here) that are fascinated by owls...I never knew....really cool! And my nickname is superboring in comparison to you guys...so call me Alina...-.-

So I'm happy for every little help that I can get here Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:32 am    Post subject: Animation Help Suggestions Reply with quote

Hey! Nice to meet you Alina!
I'm Midnight, and I'm the first one to greet you! WOOT!!! Very Happy

Sorry, I can't really help you in that area. But you might want to ask Ancient Wind (Abila) or my bud Gwen. I know Gwen personally, she really knows a lot about owls, and is a really good artist. Abila is good too, if her Owl Art posts are anything to judge by. Neither have been on in a while though... I could try to contact Gwen for you though.

And really?! You got to meet with the animators of the movie?! THAT IS SO Cool !!!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Animation? Owls? GoG? Thesi-thingies? Phism-thingies?

Yeah, were your people. I think.

Aaaanyways, I'm Koj. :3

YOU GOT TO MEET THE ANIMATORS SHWEET.

What I really meant to say was that the place to post your actual question is the pace where I post ALL MY QWESTIONS. C:

Night Flight.

It's located in Open Discussion.

So welcome!

That was laaaaaaaate.

Anyways, don't be suprised by the owl lover population of many. Owls are amazing~!

Koj09 out.

*jumps off a ledge*
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Abila is AncientWinds. Not many people come on anymore.

Now, the best guy I know for this is FeoranPride! His dA username is the same as here. Look at his art and talk with him. He's in college I think.


*highfives koj* Koj is the funny one, I would be his apprentice. *bow*


You can call me Ammeg, or A.o.K., but I swear to Glaux I will kill you if you call me TwinkleToes.
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Alina



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Midnight!

Thanks so much for your reply. Would be really cool if you could contact Gwen or Abila, or is there a way for me to do that here in the forum?
So would you recommend to discuss that personally and not to open a thread or something?

and even better: I got to work with two of the animators! uuh, I learned so much from them...was reaaallly cool! Can't really believe it myself...Razz

Edit: ou thx Koj and Ammeg so much! That's all really helpful...so I think i'm going to post my exact question in that open discussion forum and try to conctact the people you mentioned....wooohoooo! Smile


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please, call her NightGown.

Go to where it says "you have no new messages" or "you have a private message waiting" and click. In the left there'll be something like "new post" and then, in the receiver box, type AncientWinds. Then write your message. THen do it again with FeoranPride and Gwendolyn.
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Alina



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks again Ammeg. I'll give all of this a try and see where I'll end up Razz
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No problem! The mods are a great help as well. By the way, welcome to OFF, the magical world of fantasy owls.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ammeg of Kiel wrote:
Abila is AncientWinds. Not many people come on anymore.

Now, the best guy I know for this is FeoranPride! His dA username is the same as here. Look at his art and talk with him. He's in college I think.


*highfives koj* Koj is the funny one, I would be his apprentice. *bow*


You can call me Ammeg, or A.o.K., but I swear to Glaux I will kill you if you call me TwinkleToes.


You really think I'm the funny one, Twinkletoes~?

Hey. You can't kill me. I called you Twinkletoes, not
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TwinkleToes.
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I didn't know you were my apprentice, grasshopper.

Anyways, Alina, have fun here~
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Although you're quite welcome here, when it comes to real life owl habits and anatomy our sister forum, The Owlers Forum, has many more people who could offer an expert opinion on these subjects. That is, for your thesis. As for talking with fellow owl enthusiasts, and people who love GoG, you came to the right place.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome, Alina! I'm Bookworm101!

I have many obsessions, GoG being one of the many.

Hope You have a good time here!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the forum, Alina.

I'm on my second year studying 3D character animation; working on a BFA. I'm not an expert on owls, though I've done many paintings of them and set up basic rigs for other bird models. I'm not sure what help I could be, but if you'd like to discuss anything with a fellow student, feel free to message or email me. I'm very interested in your topics.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 3:45 am    Post subject: Ledge Reply with quote

*Sigh* Oh Koj, it's jumping off a CLIFF, not a ledge. Cliffs are much higher, rocky, and dangerous, whereas ledges are basically jumping off a window sill on to your front lawn. Which do YOU think is better?

Don't call me Nightgown. TwinkleToes is a little hog-muffin, don't listen to her.

I don't know if Gwen will be online anytime soon, but I'll let her know as soon as I can. She's coming to visit me on Friday (YAAAAAYYYY!!!!!), so if I can't contact her before then, I will on Friday.

Good luck with your project! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Alina! I'm Hortense. I'm not very good with animation or anything since my computers kinda old. That is so awesome that you got to work with the animators! I'm jealous. -.-
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 7:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, ABILA is here now.

Anyway, *really needs to get name changed* call me Abila.

Yes, I'm good with animation and know most stuff about owls, but I've never tried CGI. ((I've never even had the right TOOLS to do it)) All I've done is traditional animation ((Though my AMVs are made with paint, it's still flat. xD)).

So it sort of depends on the style you want to do, so I need an example or something. Embarassed

***EDIT: Reworded the last sentence, it looked a little awkward. xD

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