33 thoughts on “Laundry Day”

  1. yeah, quite nice. although well… if you want to do non-sequitur, you’ll have to be more reckless altogether. imo not feisty enough.

  2. Mediocre at best. Storyline was cute and the first 18 seconds of graphics were very good, but the “pencil” graphics from 0:19 thru 1:03 were just tacky (appeared to be the results of lazy artists frantically getting an animation to public as soon as possible — and for what? — a contest perhaps?). And when the color graphics came “back to life,” where was his male bulge (since this had obvious sexual overtones) through the remainder of the animation? If he was transforming into a female (which it looked like at the end), then there should have been some male attributes to transform from.

  3. I’m pretty sure the pencil part just isn’t finished yet. as the creator of that film states on his website: “it’s pretty much as finished as it’s gonna get for the time being” which implies that he originally intended to do it all colour but doesn’t have the time to complete it right now.

    1. As far as I’m concerned, if it’s not finished, don’t post it for public consumption. It just makes it and the artist look mediocre (if that good), tacky and lazy or just plain crappy. And these results don’t make me even want to go to his website to see any more.

      1. Sometimes even an artist has to work for money, on more advanced projects or just on something different and can’t finish his study projects he mainly has done to get his grades (for which a movie does not necessarily has to be “finished” since professionals are likely able to see the quality of the work already at its current state).

        So the question is to trash the work (which gets more difficult when its teamwork) and pretend that it never existed or to upload it half-finished, having a link to be able to show possible employers. I know what I would do – even if it means the risk of people running into it, who wouldn’t spend a single penny on the finished work anyway and still think they were in a position to call me tacky, lazy or plain crappy.

        1. If I were an employer or in another otherwise contractual position to hire/acquire a graphics artist, and had to look at work like this as a “judge” to his skills, I’d pass on him. If he can’t finish one project, how would he finish another (and for what he expects to be good pay)? This is just like Sarah Palin QUITTING while as a State Governor (Alaska) and now going around the country spouting bs trying to persuade everyone she is good Presidential material. That just doesn’t cut it with me.

          I can certainly understand the “starving artist” ideas, but I’d still want to see a FINISHED piece (and therefore know he has the ability to “feed himself”) — AND THEN decide as to whether an artist can live up to then necessary potential — but if he doesn’t finish anything, he’s not worth the investment. If all he’s complaining is that there’s “no time” …. THEN FIND THE TIME.

          1. I’ve exercised self-control for a few weeks in not responding to you, but would you please shut up already?

            You’re not an employer. This guy doesn’t want to work for you – even if he was starving and you had the last grocery stand on Earth!

            Please. It’s his video. You don’t know why he left some of the animation unfinished. It could be any number of reasons. Perhaps, he purposely did it to show the process of illustration.

            And, this has ABSOLUTELY no similarity to Sarah Palin. Oh boy!

            You said your piece.
            You didn’t like it.
            We get it.
            Now, let it rest!

            1. when I saw it I thought it was unfinished on purpose to show his state of complete awkwardness, his feeling completely exposed or something (like when anime characters become just lines without colour when they’re too shocked)…
              It wasn’t a problem at all for me, I even managed to find it meaningful… Sometimes it’s better to have a positive look over things than to just search faults and problems…

          2. I dont mean to be rude, but I get the sense you do not work professionally as an animator. If you did, you would know that its not uncommon for people to present a reel of “unfinished” work. Why? Because the employer is not sitting there with a bowl of popcorn ready to watch a movie, they are looking to see the skill, and style of the animator. They are looking to see if he/she is able to complete certain methods. That can be seen without having EVERYTHING being finished.

            I know as a viewer its annoying not to have it all look perfect, but if he/she is submitting this for a job/class project, there is no need.

            1. @wheatfields:
              No, I don’t do anything that applies to animators. So I obviously wouldn’t know about details such as these. If something like this had been pointed out to us, essentially a “lay audience,” then of course I wouldn’t have posted those comments. Thanks for pointing this out to me and explaining it. It never hurts to learn something new.

              But it’s still confusing to me why an employer would “insist” on seeing the method of how an animator would do his work. Wouldn’t this be considered proprietary to the individual animator? I mean, as long as he “gets the job done” by whatever criteria (2D, 3D, etc) the employer would require, what difference would it make HOW he/she did it? And wouldn’t a personal, “proprietary” method give him/her a “leg up” on any competition?

              And yes, for me who has grown up expecting a certain quality of products (like the photographs I produce), it is a bit annoying to see an unfinished product like this. I generally look at something like this as I would a photograph or a movie in a theater. Again, I seemed to have learned something today, thanks to you.

            2. come on guys, be nice.

              unfinished work can be a bother to watch, but everyone with a little in-depth-experience with the fine/applied-arts-production-practice knows how things go down when time is short. it’s not necessarily a bad thing.

              first, abstraction can be a mean of expression. in the case of this movie, it harmonizes with the plot as a mean of generalization. an ordinary fight among (at first sight) ordinary people. but this isn’t even the beginning of abstraction in art. hard to explain in a couple of sentences.

              second, animation film is about concept and message. if the message gets through and time is running out, leaving out the unessential busywork is standard. it’s the same in music and performance art.

      2. Wouldn’t it be the finished product that makes him look mediocre?
        Impatient perhaps, lazy almost certainly, but mediocre? That’s a judge of what he is capable of producing – the rest of this is obviously a testament to, perhaps underused, skill

      3. Since it says “Made at Sheridan 2008″, I think this was supposed to be a project for an animation class. With time running out and the deadline looming, the creator had to make do with what he had, so it would make sense that not all the animation is finished. What we see is likely the final product of what he could get done in the time allotted. So don’t rage, bro. Jesus.

        1. Hear, hear.

          Not only was it an end of year project, as the description seems to imply, but the student may have even been required to produce something in various stages of completion. Who really knows and who really cares. It was funny. The end.

  4. Cute and funny. I know that is not easy to do… tedious is the word I am looking for.. but yeah it is cute.
    I never got into the whole Sailor Moon thing. It just struck me as creepy.

  5. this was cute, strange in the middle where you could see the artist sketch lines. Ended differently than I expected.

  6. This is one of the funniest things I’ve seen.
    I’m now going as Sailor Moon for Halloween.

  7. Haha. Nothing like a sailor moon costume to avoid explaining why there is a dildo in your pocket. although it sure does raise many more questions. great gestures throughout.

  8. For the record, the artist now works for Pixar. He’s part of the team that made the film “Up”.

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