When Critiquing your peers….


Have you ever given a critique on your friend’s animation and wondered why your excellent suggestions weren’t applied? Maybe you were saying the right things, but at the wrong time. Often times, the following phrase has rung true whenever my peers (including myself) were found on the chopping block:

The closer you get to being finished, the less critiques you want to hear from other people

So you can wish your friend chose your “Zombie Apocalypse alternate ending” idea, but the probability of them going back to 1st keys for your concept may be a bit too much to hope for. As a result, I’ve assembled the Animation Critiquing Poster for anyone to download, apply, or re-use.

Usually, the best way to help your peers is to:

1) Assess what stage they are in

2) Apply critiques that will help them finish the project, without slowing them down

If it’s not good, oh well! It’s better that they finish, so they can move on to another project and make that one into greatness.


My choice of animated material

Here I am linking a series of hard-to-find animations that are labeled as ALL ACTION, NON-ACTION, and BOTH. If any more are located, they will be found here in the future!
All Action —


Cartoon bit from priest



Pokemon vs Pokemon


BigFoot Entertainment Intro

Azureus Rising – Proof of Concept


Non-action —

Rotten Roméo

Out of Sight (敲敲)

O Rei Gastão | King Gaston

Think Brilliance




Both —

Growing Up – Animated Short Film

This one time…

Well Being

Last Samurai (ink animated version)

Le Portefeuille – The Wallet by Vincent Bierrewaerts

CGI Animated Short HD: Multiple Award-Winning “HEART” by Erick Oh

Marooned 3

Serenade to Miette

toujin kit

Dimension Bomb

Palm Springs International ShortFest 2010