Count the Fail

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  1. Why is there a almost naked woman there?

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  2. In darkest Egypt; why the pretty blue eyes and alabaster skin? I'm sure there is more I missed, but this stood right out at me. And that's how it’s done; through subtleties. Slipping whiteness in antiquity is as easy as easing one's hand in a glove. I'm sure most were appreciating the animation rather than comment on her ethnicity. Makes me cringe when I think of Angelina Jolie being cast to play Cleopatra.

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  3. In darkest Egypt; why the pretty blue eyes and alabaster skin?

    Ah...you noticed that too, huh?

    I'm sure most were appreciating the animation rather than comment on her ethnicity.

    Indeed; her presence "in darkest Egypt" was apparently the natural order of things.

    *shudder*

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  4. "In darkest Egypt; why the pretty blue eyes and alabaster skin?"

    I thought it was green

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  5. Ankhesen Mié said...
    Indeed; her presence "in darkest Egypt" was apparently the natural order of things.

    Much like the pale white paladin; effortlessly swinging through the trees, in deepest... darkest... Africa.

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  6. And if you point out fuckery like this to some white folk they proclaim "It's not a big deal, eyptians were mixed any way". Yet if that is the case, then why don't we see more variety as far as looks are concerned in the way they are portrayed via the media. Why is it that we mostly see actors with a more euro-look portraying Egyptians and not much else? It clearly IS a big deal.

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  7. Oh K, I don't think numbers even go that high -_-

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  8. As an animator and a black woman, I am not impressed by any aspect of this. Scrap this low budget Autodesk-Maya-for-dummies white washed ass mess and start from scratch, people.

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  9. "Makes me cringe when I think of Angelina Jolie being cast to play Cleopatra."

    I think that's what they were going for. But they should of model her off an actual Egyptian woman.

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  10. M. Gibson,

    Excellent question. Since when did the Early Egyptians look like that? This kind of reminded me of an argument that I remembered as a kid. My mom silenced a White Mormon woman who wanted to claim that Aztec Indians were fair skinned as she was trying to relate to it the bible. I just remembered her correcting the Mormon lady and my sibs and I giggling at her. I knew she was mad at all of us because of it,but it should have been common sense to her about the Aztec's origins.

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  11. @ The Girl

    How does one get into animation? Where's a good place to start?

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  12. reminds me of the novel about Nefertiti the cover of which has a fair skin woman with long dark dark hair. This despite the fact that the world famous head statue of Neferititi depicts a woman that resembles Iman.

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  13. Whites must really be obsessed with skin to wanna whiten damn near everything and anything.

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  14. Whites must really be obsessed with skin to wanna whiten damn near everything and anything.

    LOL - yet they're the first to cry "not everything's about race."

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  15. Sooooo ironic how this piece is entitled "The Hall of Truth."

    *shakes head*

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  16. Maybe it's because the hall shows the truth. Check out 1:07 in the video -- clearly not white. I knew I'd seen that before, and sure enough, it's Ramses II (as he chose to be portrayed!) That's what pisses me off, the truth always comes out, but they never learn!

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  17. LOL I just found out why it looks so low budget. It's an animation student's projext. Oh lawd hammercy. It's good (technically speaking) for a project I guess. I'm just glad this isn't a team of people who created this mess.

    @Ankh It was easy for me to get into animation. I've always drawn and illustrated. I then took an animation class in high school (in which we learned traditional 2d which actually isn't used in America anymore). Then I went to commercial art school once I graduated for almost four years. It's WAY harder when you go into art school right out of high school with little to no knowledge of computers/media arts, though. Most people who attended were older and already spent years doing that type of stuff on their own or at community colleges. It was a really tough time especially considering I was 17 when I started. I was thrown into a world of technology that I was unfamiliar with whereas everyone else was pretty comfortable.

    It's one of the majors where you actually benefit if you're older imo. So if an adult has interest in it, they can start by doing online tutorials. Then community college courses, if the want, and eventually art college (but if you have the right connections you won't necessarily need the college part). Art college is extremely difficult and expensive for everyone despite experience, though.

    Sorry that was so long. Hope I answered your question :)

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  18. @ The Girl

    I meant software recommendations & tutorials.

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  19. @Ankh Oh lol. Embarrassing on my part.

    It depends on what type of animation you want to do, really.

    For everything associated with 3d animation, I recommend Autodesk Maya. However, for just 3d modeling and not actual animation itself I recommend 3d studio max. Also if you want to add very detailed texture to those models (and again don't want to animate them) z brush is good.

    For digital 2d animation, Adobe Flash is the best imo.

    For motion graphics, kinetic typography, and special effects I highly recommend Adobe After Effects (although Maya can also be used for some special effects as well).

    For editing different scenes and sequences of your animations together, Adobe After Effects is also amazing for that. No matter what programs you used, you can import them into After Effects to sync them together.

    There are online tutorials all over, depending on what you're trying to do. For getting started, there's tutorials on the Adobe website.

    Hope that was more helpful lol

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  20. @ The Girl

    Very helpful.

    Where's the cheapest place I can get Maya?

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  21. Not surprised. Not even at the resultant headache.

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  22. As and animator and a black woman I feel that I too must chime in. That was a terrible walk cycle. I assumed this was student work because of how bad the animation was. Also nothing happened in the film so this was definitely a midterm assignment.

    Plus they made her white which is obviously fake. The end.

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