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.