Has anyone talked about a Zimbits The Proposal AU yet? Because I have some thoughts.
I had a really hard time working out who should be Margaret and who should be Andrew, as tbh it could work both ways, but I decided it fit better with Jack as Margaret and Bitty as Andrew so for this au unfortunately the Zimmermanns have to be dead, but apart from that it’s fine.
Jack is high-flying [insert appropriate job here - photographer? still a publisher?] and Bitty is his long-suffering assistant.
Jack is known as the robot in the office due to his lack of emotions and apparent ability to work till ungodly hours of the day without stopping, something he expects of everyone else around him. He also doesn’t seem to have a life outside of work.
Jack is from Canada. Jack ignored his visa limitations and went out of the country for a business deal. Jack is about to be deported.
Bitty, meanwhile, had been looking forward to finally seeing his extended family at his moo-maw’s 90th birthday, but is now stuck complaining to his mother about his evil slave-driving boss, and how he’ll be stuck as Jack’s assistant forever at this rate.
When Jack asks him to be his fake fiancé, Bitty wants to say no, but the prospect of a promotion is too much to pass up. So he agrees, on the condition that Jack comes down to Georgia to visit Bitty’s family with him.
“Why would I need to know what you’re allergic to?” “Because that’s the kind of thing couples who are about to get married should probably know about each other?” “Like you know so much about me.” “I know you like PB&Js, what your coffee order is and that it has way too much sugar in it, your dry-cleaning specifications, and everything you’re allergic to; so yes, you do need to know that, I’m afraid. “What am I allergic to then?” “Pine nuts and the full spectrum of human emotion.”
Bitty’s massive family is overwhelming for Jack, who’s been by himself a long time.
Everything is too hot and Jack hates it.
Bitty and his dad don’t get on too well, because Bitty didn’t want to take on the family business.
Bitty’s family make them kiss and it’s awkward as hell until it isn’t, and who knew it could be that good?
THERE’S ONLY ONE BED IN THE ROOM AND WOOPS THEY HAVE TO SHARE.
Jack’s not used to so many people being nice to him, especially Bitty’s mother and grandmother. They persuade the two to get married that weekend. In a barn? For some reason?
Bitty has some really great friends from college who come for the wedding. Jack likes them.
Jack’s not overly fond of Bitty’s ex, though, who’s sniffing around despite Bitty being fakeengaged. To Jack.
Everything is still too hot.
Jack is starting to get used to Bitty calling him honey and sweetheart and he thinks he likes it.
Bitty is starting to get used to Jack’s smile, which had almost knocked him flat on his ass the first time he saw it. Jack should smile more often.
The problem is that, now Jack’s met Bitty’s family, he can’t quite bring himself to go on with this charade. Bitty’s family deserved better than this sham of a wedding. Bitty deserves better.
So Jack leaves, and Bitty spills everything to his family, who tell him to go after Jack.
Where did you learn on what you have to focus while animating? I startrd animating too but i dont know what tutorials are helpful and idk whereto start tbh. ;_; how did you learn the basics?
I learned a lot just by making!! Tutorials always help but I read through them and only really bookmark them if I know I’ll come back to them. Keeps my references an actual not-intimidating source to flip through lol.
I’d suggest following animators!! I learned a lot just from hearing Ross (and Arin to an extent) from GG talk about animation (Ross’s twitter is a good source) it’s good just to see work in progress and individual assets.
I haven’t taken an actual serious animation course, but when I went to study at art colleges over the summer I ended up talking to a lot of the animation students!! just hearing what they do and what the intention is helps.
I’m not a master at the basics (in fact I saw some tweets last night talking about this) animation at its fundamentals are easy to start and hard to master, so practice the basic stuff but also experiment and use that knowledge to problem solve!
I’m not super experienced with animating glasses, but I used my knowledge of using anticipation, pausing, and giving the glasses a little bit of momentum as they flip up and stop to make it work. In a very backwards unexpected way my ap physics classes are paying off lol.
I’d also take your time when critiquing your work. It definitely won’t be perfect at the end, but if it’s not passable, ask yourself for specific reasons why. It’s easy to say trash the file and start over, but look at it and ask what’s throwing you off about it.
is it too fast? too stiff? too wobbly? too inconsistent? does it have the force you want? what about the timing you want? things like this can actually help improve the animation instead of just quitting.
acting it out or testing it and observing always help too.
I hoped this helped you out!! just know it takes time and experimenting.