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Video Test
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Published: December 8, 2013
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Testing video submission.

The lighting is weird because this was from when I shot the angles from below set, and the compression isn't quite what I wanted it to be. I'll experiment with other compression settings to get better colour. I'm currently using VirtualDub to compress my footage down.

I used my Canon EOS D40 along with the EOS camera movie record program which lets you capture video from the live view of the camera, which can get 720p resolution.
Because I'm using my DSLR to capture video, there is no sound so far. I'd have to record sound simultaneously and mix it in with a clapper.

I'm not saying anything in particular. "The quick fox jumped over the lazy brown dog" which is actually a typeface test, but it's fun to say and gets some good mouth motion.

The purpose of video submissions is to help with drawing and animation, not for use as stock footage for projects like music videos or commercials.
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Aiseiri's avatar
Aiseiri|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This one is very simple but yet really awesome and could also express a lot of meaning.
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chazillah's avatar
Perfect, please do more of these : D 
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JodeOnslow|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Didn't know what to expect from this then BAM, 15 seconds into it and the awesome facial expressions just flow.
Such an awesome reference, thanks for doing this.
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KobashiHD's avatar
KobashiHD|Student Digital Artist
That is one beautiful smile you have there, show it off more often, please. I'd love to get some teeth painting done. :)
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CHEYENNE75|Hobbyist Digital Artist
that's a real smile !
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narutogoldylocks|Hobbyist General Artist
This is really cool :)
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imtheartisan's avatar
I love your commitment :D this is a great masterpiece to understand facial expressions!...
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Gugoo's avatar
You look like Amelie Poulain :3
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MangleDangle's avatar
MangleDangle|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think she looks more like Michelle Dockery.
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Turtlechap|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I swear I thought I heard you! :D
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Blue-Disciple's avatar
As usual, inspiring stuff.

Is there an easy way to download this?  It would be useful as animation reference.
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Llunet1|Hobbyist Digital Artist

This would be awesome :D I've always thought video-references needed to be out there :D

If you are able to do some of these, I'd definitely use them :D

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alX77's avatar
alX77| Photographer
I'm not getting any sound for some reason, but it looks good. What kind of camera are you using?
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RobynRose's avatar
I'm capturing directly from my DSLR camera, so there is no sound.
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dinshino's avatar
I'm seriously out of practice at lip reading.
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eyeblackout|Professional Digital Artist
here starts the craziness :p .
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ethereal-dancer|Hobbyist General Artist
You look so cute!!!!!! :D
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ale-xander|Professional Digital Artist
Quality stuff. All of this was very appreciated, but I think the part where you run out of stuff to say and you make that awkward shrug where you re-position and your eyes shift off camera is the best part of this test. Also the embarrassed smile was a great reference. Thanks for this informative post, even if just a test.
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EetrsWorld|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You have the just prettiest smile!
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hadthestrangestdream's avatar
Ha, all I could think of was my choir warmups when I saw this! We were encouraged to do them in front of a mirror and exaggerate our faces to see how the sound changed. I would love to see something with a sentence or phonemes repeated with varying levels of exaggeration - like saying versus yelling 'run!' or asking a question while happy and again while angry, that kind of thing. Thanks for this test run, it's such a cool idea!
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RobynRose's avatar
Good ideas. Yes, acting classes taught us a lot about Lion and Prune faces, as well as drooly jaw massages.
Also, possibly saying vs singing? Like doing a christmas carol as song and then as spoken verse.
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MaikuBokeh's avatar
Who are the Patriots? La! Li! Lu! Le! Lo!
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flamesofphx|Hobbyist General Artist
Sent you a message with the codec information they use. They embed with HTML5 in the pages, so the video codec information can be retrieved easy with Firefox's development tools. Did want to leave a huge information dump in your messages though... Hope the information helps... They use a good quality codec conversion though, so there shouldn't be much artifacting in there compression anyhow.
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Meaghz|Professional Traditional Artist
Oh my goodness you're adorable
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