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Fate Saga Shot 108 by Saetje Fate Saga Shot 108 by Saetje
Hey guys!
Here's a shot I animated for Dana Corrigan's 2010 Fate Saga Trailer. For my shots, I got to mostly animate the villain of the premise, Cyrus, who is a manic, scythe-weilding fire mage.

It was a ton of fun. :B

Also, I totally learned how to make animated GIFS! I can now control the currency of the internet. :D

You can find more insights about this (and another scene I animated) on my blog, which will now be updating every other Sunday. It's not Sunday right now, though, but my blog uploaded this one early and I figured I'd just roll with it since if I take it down now it will still show up on people's list of watched blogs..

Animated by: *Saetje
Directed by/Clean up: ~neo-dragon
Colors: *Robo-Shark
Fire Animation by: Zelda Vinciguerra

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:iconthe-kidde:
The-Kidde Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Student General Artist
How you use software to do this kind of work? btw really very very nice work :) (Smile)
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kwanzantora Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Student Filmographer
This is a really good piece of work! well done!
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UltraEs-Pii Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The animation is so cartoony.
Was that your intention?
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Saetje Featured By Owner Edited Aug 27, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Yep, the character is sort of a caricature in his mood right now, something slightly outside the bounds of this world he lives in.
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vastolordefreddy Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
:lol:
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AlexTehPanda Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Creeeeeeepy.
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PerfectChaos22 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it looks like avatar
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ForsakenDreamsTheif Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist
Creep-ie XD Well done XD
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Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
A true Pyromaniac. Excuse the pun. He definitely has a deranged expression.
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QuantumMythics Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
WOW! This guy's body is so incredibly fluid. You can feel the evil in him just by how... unstable he is with each movement. I love how his head just sort of bobs about. The fire animation is absolutely stunning, and this is overall very well done.
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Eyelids-pie Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Student Filmographer
wonderful slow ins and slow outs
the body movement you got down beautifully and its great seeing someone animating in such a naturalistic style!
the only real problem i see other than minor consistency issues with his clothes- is that fucking head
its sort of bobbing around like a pigeon
i have no idea what is going on with his head there
also his expression doesnt change at all which makes it just look fake rather than insane which i see is what you were going for
maybe have his mouth open and his eyes light up when his scythe sets on fire or some thing- just little things like that would make him look buckets more realistic
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Saetje Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Hi there! Thanks for the nice comment and for the critique! This is an older piece (a good year-to-two-years) and is already in the project (you can view it the piece HERE),so it's a little too late to fix although I really appreciate that you took the time to let me know what you thought!

As far as the head bob goes, I agree with you and everyone who has mentioned it that I over-animated, which is something I've been working on since. I do think the choice has some merit in-context, though, as each bob hits on a laugh he does, and the director of the piece was on board for it at the time since it really brought out that craziness in the character. Again, over-animated, yes. If I could do it again I would make it more subtle! :3 So thanks!

As far as the expression, I agree I could have maybe played with that a bit more! Acting is something I did, and still do, struggle with. So good eye. Thank you!
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Eyelids-pie Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Student Filmographer
thanks for the link!
looks like a good deal of that laugh was cut out in the trailer after all that haha
is that a project you ever finished/plan to finish? or is it forever stuck in trailer form
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Saetje Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Well, it's not my project, it's ~neo-dragon's, and she is hoping to get it picked up at point to make into a full series :) the trailer is for her pitch.
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Eyelids-pie Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Student Filmographer
OH
i see

neat!
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dindakai Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ggggggrreeeeaaaaaaaaattttttt.....no words
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Saetje Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Professional Filmographer
thanks!
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dindakai Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Np
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OneOfLifesMysteries Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Student Photographer
he is...really bouncy
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Saetje Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Professional Filmographer
haha yeah XD thanks for the comment!
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OneOfLifesMysteries Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Student Photographer
Np, I love this :)
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Omar6 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Egoraptor is written all over thisss! :D
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Saetje Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! I don't see it too much, though, nor is he much of an inspiration to me personally, but I am flattered to be compared to a successful flash animator nonetheless ^^
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Bunnairry Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is just amazing in the creepiest way XD very nice~
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Saetje Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks!
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AntiImage Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
this is so cool man :D
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Saetje Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks so much!
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AntiImage Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
your welcome :)
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Floetepus Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so amazing! ;w; You are such an amazing animator!
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Saetje Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Professional Filmographer
thank you so much, your nice comments mean a lot!
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Floetepus Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome! 8'3 :heart:
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neo-dragon Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Professional Filmographer
:love: I loved it when you animated Cyrus. You were great at making him look crazy and any scene you worked on came out so lively. :giggle: Thank you so much not just for animating for Fate Saga, but everything you did for it - concepts, shooting references, matte-painting the backgrounds during crunch time, etc. It never would have been ready to pitch with on time if it weren't for you. :heart:
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Saetje Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Aw, thanks Dana! I really love Fate Saga, and I hope you know that. It's a great idea and the characters are awesome. :> Working on it in college is one of the best things I ever did!
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neo-dragon Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Awwww you're so nice! :heart: Thank you so much, Tito! You've always been so amazing to work with, on any project we ever work on together (even back in Animation History class when we had that first group project!). I sometimes can't believe how quickly the time has gone by.
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fire-camel Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Professional Filmographer
LOVE the facial expression!
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Saetje Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks fire-camel!
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Kattermerang Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
Lovely colours and nice fluid animation, but I musr say you move the neck WAY to much! It bounces around, stretches and bobs up and down. I'd work on keeping the head level, and I get you are trying to make him look crazy, but you can stretch his neck and give it a move steady stretch and shrink without making him look like he's made out of bouncy rubber:)

It's very nice and Im sure your gonna get awesome!:) But I'd just work on not moving things TOO much if you know what I mean^_^
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Saetje Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Hey there! Thanks for the critique for sure! I'll be the first to admit this isn't amazing, and I agree the neck is too stretchy. I'm learning right now how not to over animate, which is an art in of itself. Unfortunately, this is an older piece so it's a little too late to fix, but I appreciate the time you took to help out!
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Bluesigma Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Student Artist
intense!! That is so cool that you've added your own internet construct of "you might also like". Very clever.
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Saetje Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thank you! I'm glad you like both the animation and my little thing at the bottom, haha ^^
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ForeignButterfly Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
this is AWESOME
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Saetje Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Professional Filmographer
thank you so much :)
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Razi123 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great job on Cyrus ^_^ Did you do the fire too?
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Saetje Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Nope! The fire was by an effects animator, Zelda VInciguerra, as I wrote in my description. I agree that it is VERY good!
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Razi123 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its amazing, but I love how Cyrus came out, the perspective on his arms when he's flinging them about is great! Well done ^_^
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Emruki Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very fun~ Great animation work. Love how alive the fire is!
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Saetje Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! Zelda, the effects animator, did a great job on the fire!
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SharpAce Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work! I love how smooth it is!
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Saetje Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks!
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Robo-Shark Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Really glad to see this finished shot on dA!
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