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Title: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: jali on November 12, 2016, 10:52:56 PM
Hi,
I've been suffering with depression over 10 years now, it had/ has a strangle hold on me, some days are better then others, I started to feel depressed during my time at university, don't get me wrong I had friends, but family life wasn't too good, I've always had a svelte body, but started putting on weight around the time I was studying at university, I use to tell myself that I didn't have time to exercise due to my assignments, looking back it was me just making excuses, I had plenty of time I just did other things instead,

Let me tell you, when you start putting on the pounds people notice, it started off with the odd quip here and there, you know, puffing out their cheeks, to let me know I've put on some weight, or my favourite one, the finger jab to the gut, I would laugh it off, but deep down it hurt, In time my family jumped on the band wagon, and started letting me know I was looking HEAVY, but in my head it was the same old me, surely I haven't put on that much weight,

I can still remember the day I realised I was fat, it was unsettling to say the least, I was at a job interview and I was wearing an expensive pin striped shirt


, the interview wasn't go well, and to add insult to injury, I bent down to pick something up and my shirt ripped, right where my belly button is, I managed to hide the tear with my tie, I finished the interview and returned home feeling pathetic, I felt that way for a long time, falling deeper into the abyss.

I was a university graduate who didn't have a job, I felt like a complete loser I would spend all day online., It was during this time while on youtube when I stumbled across an old interview of Pat Morita AKA Mr Miyagi, he talked about a lot of things he had to over come in life, it struck a cord with me

it's this quote that helped me

"people say, well you gotta be lucky,
luck has an element, yeah you gotta have some talent,
yes you gotta be at the right place right time,
it takes a whole hell of a lot of perseverance passion and love,
and many many many steps along the way,
and not always in a direct line,
in order to get from here to there,
you have to walk side ways some, you gotta walk obliquely,
and maybe two step backwards for one step forward, and vise versa,
it's a whole process, it's called a life,
and as long as one, regardless of his or his perception of where they want that life to ultimately be, they cant give up,
for one reason or another, you know, your out of work, or life seems to be against you,
you hit all these bottoms, it can break your spirit, break your heart, and cause you a lot of grief and stuff,
you know if your really meant to get some where, regardless of what profession it is, your gonna get there, but you can not keep trying, to get there,
cause nobody hands you anything in life, we all know that,"


man, that really hit home for me, and thus filled me with a greater sense of vigour, I started training again, it's been a few years since, and I've managed to lose the weight and out on a little bit of muscle, I still have that ripped shirt, I like to look at it at times, it motivates me to never let myself become that way.

I've been documenting my progression, challenging myself, here's what I've done so far,

[url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kF-hH5hjD5U (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptlgPxFEYpQ[/url)

[url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAJUvW8Opz8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7Yi-1gCZMc[/url)

[url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZqeFAw-JE0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjoFHtWCOi0[/url)

[url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsno9jlerdI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZ976WX2_LY[/url)
youtube.com/watch?v=l_p-wokHvzQ[/url]
youtube.com/watch?v=zK1v_5G-Jdc[/url]
youtube.com/watch?v=nY85aGZo3Go[/url]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bg_D-q02g0w (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bg_D-q02g0w)

I know that was a long rant, but it's something I've been wanting get of my chest
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Amanda_George on November 13, 2016, 08:54:37 AM
I understand where you're coming from 'cos I've been in the hell-hole myself.  You're doing the right thing though, Jali, keep on keeping on and you'll get there in the end!
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: jali on November 13, 2016, 06:54:07 PM
thanks for the reply,

everyday is a struggle, i'm glad I can get things off my chest here, i've been hiding the fact that I suffer with depression from everyone, friends and family alike, these challenges are a way to keep me on track,
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: jali on November 13, 2016, 07:00:05 PM
I anyone is interested, here is a link to the Pat Morita AKA Mr Miyagi interview,

http://www.emmytvlegends.org/interviews/people/pat-morita (http://www.emmytvlegends.org/interviews/people/pat-morita)

man, did this guy have to over come some series stuff
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Amanda_George on November 14, 2016, 07:58:26 AM
Do you keep a diary or blog or anything like that?  I just know that sometimes there are things you don't want to make public is all.  I couldn't be without my blogs now!

Let it all out here and we will always listen to your words.  We may not have magic words or anything, but we all know where you're coming from 'cos we've prolly been there ourselves or can feel your pain.  Let it all out to us, Jali!
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: jali on November 14, 2016, 06:19:49 PM
Do you keep a diary or blog or anything like that?  I just know that sometimes there are things you don't want to make public is all.  I couldn't be without my blogs now!

Let it all out here and we will always listen to your words.  We may not have magic words or anything, but we all know where you're coming from 'cos we've prolly been there ourselves or can feel your pain.  Let it all out to us, Jali!

No, I don't really keep a diary or blog, I did contemplate keep a journal (manly version of a diary lol ) but I decided against it, I cant risk someone reading it, even right now as I type these words I feel some what ashamed, don't get me wrong I am a strong willed person, but it's the sadness and feeling of despair that get me down some times, I wish I didn't feel like this, but I am on the road to recovery, I felt a lot worse a few years back, I at least have a job now, be it a crappy one, but a job non the less, and those challenge videos give me a sense of accomplishment
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Amanda_George on November 15, 2016, 04:57:16 PM
How about a private blog and not giving anyone the url?  That's how I started mine and when I got used to seeing that big, fat zero in the "number of times read" column, I started putting more and more personal things in each time I needed to... maybe try that or something?   :happy0158:  Or use a totally different name for your blog that no-one would be able to connect to you?   :happy0158:
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Pip on November 15, 2016, 10:24:40 PM
Welcome Jali,

I've suffered with depression for most of my of my life so have had to change my ways of coping over the years.                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: jali on November 19, 2016, 10:47:15 AM
Welcome Jali,

I've suffered with depression for most of my of my life so have had to change my ways of coping over the years.                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

I've been suffering since by 20's im 32 now, it just sneaks upon you, i wish they would told me about the pitfalls of life in school, college or university, I've been kick in the proverbial teeth probably a million times, be it from getting ripped off from employers, to scammed  in life as well as online, (i'm looking at you ebay), it doesn't help that people these days have forgotten what kindness, compassion and decorum are,

my ways of coping is to train hard, push myself to be the best i can be, i'm done listen to the nay Sayers, and the people who have mocked me, I know as long as I keep trying i'll  get to where I need to be, I know it wont be easy, and i'll probably get smashed against the rocks, but that will just motivate me to try harder
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: jali on November 20, 2016, 02:11:24 PM
UPDATE:
Completed another challenge, 1 hour Single Leg Jump Rope non stop,I did roughly 1000+
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKzSKamVjeY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKzSKamVjeY)
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Amanda_George on November 20, 2016, 04:05:03 PM
Blimey!  I hope you're feeling really proud of yourself   :happy0158:
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: jali on November 21, 2016, 10:05:38 AM
Blimey!  I hope you're feeling really proud of yourself   :happy0158:

thank you for your comment, I always feel a great sense of accomplishment whenever I complete these challenges, I feel like if i can complete a feat like this, then i cant be a complete loser, right?  :chin:
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Amanda_George on November 21, 2016, 12:20:17 PM
Blimey!  I hope you're feeling really proud of yourself   :happy0158:

thank you for your comment, I always feel a great sense of accomplishment whenever I complete these challenges, I feel like if i can complete a feat like this, then i cant be a complete loser, right?  :chin:

Definitely!  I don't reckon you are a loser at all anyway though    :biggrin:   :hug: if you want it
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: jali on November 22, 2016, 10:14:48 AM
thank you for your kind words,
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Amanda_George on November 22, 2016, 11:42:25 AM
Just being honest   :biggrin:   :hug:
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Pip on November 23, 2016, 07:46:33 PM
You do deserve to feel proud of yourself for getting fit and being focussed on that  :happy0158:
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: jali on November 26, 2016, 01:27:33 PM
thank you Amanda, and Pip, some times all it takes is a kind word, I Completed another challenge, 1 hour Squat Kicks, I did 1100
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCVF_voRAbY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCVF_voRAbY)
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Amanda_George on November 26, 2016, 03:47:03 PM
That's so totally awesome, Jali!   :happy0158:  I'm guessing you were cream crackered after doing them all though!
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: jali on November 26, 2016, 04:49:04 PM
thank you ,I was pleased with myself, but the camera cut off my lower legs, I only have myself to blame for that :bash:
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Amanda_George on November 27, 2016, 08:21:02 AM
 :hug: Your camera filmed most of your body though and I could see what you were doing so there's no harm done!   :happy0158:
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: jali on November 27, 2016, 02:02:45 PM
thanks for the comments, it's just sloppy presentation, though that being said I now know why it happened, it would appear that the leg extenders on my tripod have become loose, and must of slid down a little while filming, cutting off my legs, it almost happen today when I was filming this weeks challenge, but I was able to nip it in the bud, before any damage was done, looks like i'll have to buy a new tripod,
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Amanda_George on November 27, 2016, 04:54:40 PM
Would you be able to use your current tripod until Christmas so that you can get a new one or money towards a new one without paying out too much of your own money?   ;)  Is there a temporary fix you can use on it or anything like that... sellotape or tightening the wheel or whatever?   ^-^
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: jali on November 28, 2016, 10:07:09 AM
i think i'll buy a cheap one from poundland  or something, I used one before and it worked pretty well
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Amanda_George on November 28, 2016, 03:36:25 PM
Okey dokey   :D
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: jali on December 03, 2016, 10:00:44 AM
Update:
Completed another challenge, 1 hour T Push Ups STRICT FORM I managed to do 565,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJyluw_51A4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJyluw_51A4)

Im really proud that I completed this challenge, i maintained strict form the entire duration, the only down side is the camera stopped recording at 52 minutes,
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Amanda_George on December 03, 2016, 10:07:26 AM
 :o just push-ups are hard enough, but to add the T to it and doing so many of them was just incredible!

 :happy0158:
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: jali on December 03, 2016, 01:24:02 PM
:o just push-ups are hard enough, but to add the T to it and doing so many of them was just incredible!

 :happy0158:

thanks, i'm proud that I accomplished this, but alas my happiness was short lived, just got some bad news, (personal) one step forward two steps back, :bash:
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Amanda_George on December 03, 2016, 04:55:02 PM
We'll listen and do our best to support you if you want to talk about the bad news you had?    :hug: if you want it
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: jali on December 10, 2016, 10:19:42 AM
UPDATE:

completed another challenge, bench dips managed to do 1140

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tw_ordnTlvk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tw_ordnTlvk)
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Amanda_George on December 10, 2016, 10:33:47 AM
!!!  That was impressive in my eyes!  Keep going, Jali!
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: jali on December 10, 2016, 04:21:01 PM
!!!  That was impressive in my eyes!  Keep going, Jali!

thanks, I will, I've set myself a goal, and I will achieve it
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Amanda_George on December 10, 2016, 04:44:22 PM
Can I be a nosey cow and ask what that goal is?  Feel free to tell me to get knotted if you want to   :tongue0015:  lol
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: jali on December 11, 2016, 02:53:50 PM
Can I be a nosey cow and ask what that goal is?  Feel free to tell me to get knotted if you want to   :tongue0015:  lol

Sure, my goal is to complete a challenge every week for one whole year, i know it will be hard, and the challenges really take a toll on my body, but, upon completing these challenges they make me feel like i'm not a complete loser and maybe i am worth something
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Amanda_George on December 11, 2016, 03:12:35 PM
Can I be a nosey cow and ask what that goal is?  Feel free to tell me to get knotted if you want to   :tongue0015:  lol

Sure, my goal is to complete a challenge every week for one whole year, i know it will be hard, and the challenges really take a toll on my body, but, upon completing these challenges they make me feel like i'm not a complete loser and maybe i am worth something

!!!  You're a stronger human than me then!  Have you got 52 things already planned or are you taking it a week at a time?  Will they all be done at home or will some be at a gym or in the park or something like that?

Feel free to tell me to get knotted if you like!  lol
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: jali on December 12, 2016, 07:45:19 PM
Can I be a nosey cow and ask what that goal is?  Feel free to tell me to get knotted if you want to   :tongue0015:  lol

Sure, my goal is to complete a challenge every week for one whole year, i know it will be hard, and the challenges really take a toll on my body, but, upon completing these challenges they make me feel like i'm not a complete loser and maybe i am worth something

!!!  You're a stronger human than me then!  Have you got 52 things already planned or are you taking it a week at a time?  Will they all be done at home or will some be at a gym or in the park or something like that?

Feel free to tell me to get knotted if you like!  lol

hi,

i'm taking it a week at a time, yes they will all be done at home, i'm running out of body weight exercises to do, so I think I will include some dumbbell exercises as well,
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Amanda_George on December 13, 2016, 08:49:19 AM
Have you thought about searching the internet for other body weight things you can do?  Or seeing a personal trainer just once to get other ideas of things you can try?  You're doing so well, Jali!
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: jali on December 13, 2016, 06:06:39 PM
thank you, for showing interest in my well being and goals,  :hug: your words are uplifting
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Amanda_George on December 14, 2016, 09:44:52 AM
Just being honest and hoping I'm not offending you   :happy0158:
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: jali on December 15, 2016, 06:29:48 PM
update:
shredded mother f*cker push up challenge (fitness addict)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAfBygg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAfBygg)

sorry about the bad language it's a video someone on youtube challenged me to do, so here it is
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Amanda_George on December 16, 2016, 08:38:18 AM
I couldn't watch it... got a message saying "This video does not exist.  Sorry about that" with a sad smiley where the video should be   :chin:
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: jali on December 16, 2016, 09:52:45 AM
I couldn't watch it... got a message saying "This video does not exist.  Sorry about that" with a sad smiley where the video should be   :chin:

try this one
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAfBygg4g3Y (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAfBygg4g3Y)
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Amanda_George on December 16, 2016, 11:21:54 AM
You're getting some decent shoulder muscles, Jali!
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: jali on December 16, 2016, 06:56:18 PM
You're getting some decent shoulder muscles, Jali!

thanks, just an added bonus of doing all the exercises :biggrin:
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Amanda_George on December 17, 2016, 10:01:25 AM
You're getting some decent shoulder muscles, Jali!

thanks, just an added bonus of doing all the exercises :biggrin:

I'm guessing you are getting fitter and the Endorphins are kicking in each time you do it too!

Edited to add:  Don't suppose you know of any exercises to get rid of huge fatty thighs do you?  I'm getting muscular calves and my stomach is shrinking by walking the pup every morning but it's not affecting my thighs at all... I can only get jeans just above my knees because of my thighs being so big   :-\
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: jali on December 17, 2016, 01:38:37 PM
You're getting some decent shoulder muscles, Jali!

thanks, just an added bonus of doing all the exercises :biggrin:

I'm guessing you are getting fitter and the Endorphins are kicking in each time you do it too!

Edited to add:  Don't suppose you know of any exercises to get rid of huge fatty thighs do you?  I'm getting muscular calves and my stomach is shrinking by walking the pup every morning but it's not affecting my thighs at all... I can only get jeans just above my knees because of my thighs being so big   :-\

the exercises that target the thighs are squats and lunges, do those and you will see an improvement,

also another UPDATE:

dumbbell triceps extensions
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4GYNF-p9qk&t=62 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4GYNF-p9qk&t=62)
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Amanda_George on December 17, 2016, 03:34:52 PM
OMG... that dumbbell looked really heavy and you are getting good arm muscles too!

Don't suppose you fancy doing a short video showing me how to do squats and lunges do you?  Would I be able to do them leaning against a wall or on my bed or anything like that?  It's just that my legs aren't very strong and I walk with a quad cane everywhere!
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: jali on December 18, 2016, 03:56:02 PM
OMG... that dumbbell looked really heavy and you are getting good arm muscles too!

Don't suppose you fancy doing a short video showing me how to do squats and lunges do you?  Would I be able to do them leaning against a wall or on my bed or anything like that?  It's just that my legs aren't very strong and I walk with a quad cane everywhere!

thanks, yeah the dumbbell is fairly heavy, 20kg, I have some video on youtube showing how to do squats and lunges check them out,
here is a video for assisted squats, same principle would work for lunges too

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0q941WQLcyg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0q941WQLcyg)
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Amanda_George on December 18, 2016, 06:03:22 PM
OMG... that dumbbell looked really heavy and you are getting good arm muscles too!

Don't suppose you fancy doing a short video showing me how to do squats and lunges do you?  Would I be able to do them leaning against a wall or on my bed or anything like that?  It's just that my legs aren't very strong and I walk with a quad cane everywhere!

thanks, yeah the dumbbell is fairly heavy, 20kg, I have some video on youtube showing how to do squats and lunges check them out,
here is a video for assisted squats, same principle would work for lunges too

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0q941WQLcyg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0q941WQLcyg)

OMG!  I don't know how you even lifted it up let alone exercised with it... don't suppose you fancy coming over and helping me carry a 6kg bag of vet food into the kitchen tomorrow or Tuesday do you?    ;)

I'm going to give the squats and lunges a go tonight, that way my legs can recover while I'm asleep!  lol
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: jali on December 19, 2016, 01:53:05 PM
OMG... that dumbbell looked really heavy and you are getting good arm muscles too!

Don't suppose you fancy doing a short video showing me how to do squats and lunges do you?  Would I be able to do them leaning against a wall or on my bed or anything like that?  It's just that my legs aren't very strong and I walk with a quad cane everywhere!

thanks, yeah the dumbbell is fairly heavy, 20kg, I have some video on youtube showing how to do squats and lunges check them out,
here is a video for assisted squats, same principle would work for lunges too

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0q941WQLcyg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0q941WQLcyg)

OMG!  I don't know how you even lifted it up let alone exercised with it... don't suppose you fancy coming over and helping me carry a 6kg bag of vet food into the kitchen tomorrow or Tuesday do you?    ;)

I'm going to give the squats and lunges a go tonight, that way my legs can recover while I'm asleep!  lol

when i started getting back to exercising, i started off with 10kg, after 6-12 i felt strong enough to move onto a set of heavier 20 kg weights, i'm planning on moving up in jan 2017 to 30 maybe 40kgs,
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Amanda_George on December 19, 2016, 03:48:02 PM
!!!  Just take it slowly and introduce smaller weights first so that it's not a painful transition for your body is all!   :hug:
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: jali on December 19, 2016, 05:51:05 PM
!!!  Just take it slowly and introduce smaller weights first so that it's not a painful transition for your body is all!   :hug:

I think i'm at a point where I can handle the heavier weights,  :happy0158: p.s thank you for taking interest in my thread,  :hug:
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Amanda_George on December 19, 2016, 06:22:54 PM
I just meant 25kg then 30 then 35 and then 40kg was all!   :tongue0015:  lol
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: jali on December 24, 2016, 02:46:15 PM
1 hour jumping Jack jabs challenge non stop
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lOFI7hr0bk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lOFI7hr0bk)
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Amanda_George on December 24, 2016, 05:26:34 PM
Looking good, Jali!

Daft question, but why do you punch the air in front of you after the star jumps... or is that the jabs bit?
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: jali on December 31, 2016, 02:47:24 PM
Looking good, Jali!

Daft question, but why do you punch the air in front of you after the star jumps... or is that the jabs bit?

yeah, that's the jabs, nit, I saw someone on youtube do it, and it looked fun,
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: jali on December 31, 2016, 02:47:42 PM
Update:
Completed another challenge 1 hour push up mountain climbers, I managed to do 1030
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGrJ-9UOjeY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGrJ-9UOjeY)
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Amanda_George on January 01, 2017, 08:42:25 AM
That's awesome, Jali!  Well done you!   :happy0158:
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: jali on January 07, 2017, 04:06:46 PM
1 hour Dumbbell Squats Challenge I managed to do 1030 in total
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuLZitYFefk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuLZitYFefk)
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Amanda_George on January 08, 2017, 08:37:22 AM
Good going, Jali... you've got the start of a 6-pack growing above your belly now!
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: jali on January 08, 2017, 05:12:51 PM
Good going, Jali... you've got the start of a 6-pack growing above your belly now!

thank you for your kind words,  :happy0158: they always put a smile on my face
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Amanda_George on January 09, 2017, 06:57:17 AM
Just being honest with you!   :tongue0015:
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: jali on January 16, 2017, 06:48:53 PM
update:

1 hour steps
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWcRuy4D8z0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWcRuy4D8z0)
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Amanda_George on January 17, 2017, 07:12:01 PM
Looking good, Jali!  Keep going, you're doing really well!    :cheerleader:
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: jali on January 18, 2017, 09:55:51 AM
Looking good, Jali!  Keep going, you're doing really well!    :cheerleader:

thanks for the kind words
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Post by: Amanda_George on January 18, 2017, 10:10:28 AM
Just being honest with you!   :happy0158:
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Post by: jali on January 24, 2017, 06:44:42 PM
Update,
1 hour dumbbell shoulder press
! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LU6WLhZonLo#)
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Post by: Amanda_George on January 25, 2017, 09:08:28 AM
It says it's no longer available!   :(
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Post by: Pip on January 30, 2017, 09:13:34 PM
Amanda, I can see the video okay  :happy0158: so I don't know why the message is under the video.

Jali you do look good  :biggrin:         
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Post by: Amanda_George on January 31, 2017, 08:24:27 AM
Amanda, I can see the video okay  :happy0158: so I don't know why the message is under the video.

Jali you do look good  :biggrin:       

I feel like a right dumb arse now!  I just read the error message and didn't see the arrow on the video!  D'oh!

Jali - I'll go and have a look at the video now... your arm muscles are incredible!
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Post by: Amanda_George on January 31, 2017, 08:39:26 AM
Amanda, I can see the video okay  :happy0158: so I don't know why the message is under the video.

Jali you do look good  :biggrin:       

I feel like a right dumb arse now!  I just read the error message and didn't see the arrow on the video!  D'oh!

Jali - I'll go and have a look at the video now... your arm muscles are incredible!

Are you starting to struggle with the weights, Jali?  Don't hurt yourself... slow things down and ever so slowly increase the weights you lift, maybe?

 :hug:
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Post by: jali on November 25, 2017, 06:02:34 PM
Amanda, I can see the video okay  :happy0158: so I don't know why the message is under the video.

Jali you do look good  :biggrin:       

I feel like a right dumb arse now!  I just read the error message and didn't see the arrow on the video!  D'oh!

Jali - I'll go and have a look at the video now... your arm muscles are incredible!

Are you starting to struggle with the weights, Jali?  Don't hurt yourself... slow things down and ever so slowly increase the weights you lift, maybe?

 :hug:

Hi,

sorry for the late reply, thanks for the encouragement, i'm still training as usual, I've improved a lot since the videos, I'm still dealing with the depression, it's not as bad as it use to be, but I think it's something that I will have to battle with the rest of my life, spending time with my nieces and nephew helps a lot, i'm an animator/ graphic designer by profession, so my niece has been asking me to make an animation of her,

so after months of nagging I finally did it, boy was she happy, :happy0064:

I was going for a Mr bean for kids type of vibe I hope it comes a cross

Test animation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5YHJTvEK8s

Episode 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p56sAiST2bo

Episode 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLWYXXLQ24c

once a again, thank you from the bottom of my heart, for all the encouragement and help you have provided :-*
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Post by: Amanda_George on November 26, 2017, 10:56:25 AM
They are all awesome video's, Jali!  WTG you!   :happy0064:

Just a bit of constructive criticism though, the "is" in "episode" is really hard for me to read, so maybe you could use a slightly darker background or font colour on each one you make?  Same with a couple of the letters in the bit at the bottom of episodes 1 and 2?

Sowwy!  Feel free to tell me to get knotted if you like, just thought I should mention it is all   :hug:
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Post by: jali on November 27, 2017, 12:44:03 PM
They are all awesome video's, Jali!  WTG you!   :happy0064:

Just a bit of constructive criticism though, the "is" in "episode" is really hard for me to read, so maybe you could use a slightly darker background or font colour on each one you make?  Same with a couple of the letters in the bit at the bottom of episodes 1 and 2?

Sowwy!  Feel free to tell me to get knotted if you like, just thought I should mention it is all   :hug:

thanks for replying,

yeah, I realised that too, the weird thing is they look fine on my laptop, I might just change the font colour so it's darker, it's good to hear from you, I've missed chatting with you, your messages with motivate me, sometimes all you need in life is for one person to ignite the spark to get the fire that burns inside of you to burn brighter. so thank you,

by the way did you try those exercises I suggested for you?

i'll be posting more often, hope to hear from you soon :love0003: :cathug:
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Post by: Amanda_George on November 27, 2017, 05:40:33 PM
I'm using a laptop too... maybe try looking at it on a PC monitor instead of a laptop just to be sure?

Can't remember if I tried the exercises or not!  Can I be a PITA and ask you to send them again please?  Sowwy!
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Post by: jali on November 27, 2017, 07:55:08 PM
I'm using a laptop too... maybe try looking at it on a PC monitor instead of a laptop just to be sure?

Can't remember if I tried the exercises or not!  Can I be a PITA and ask you to send them again please?  Sowwy!

you're right, I checked on my brothers pc, it is hard to see will fix in the next episode,

here is the video to a exercise that will target the thighs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0q941WQLcyg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VusCUj61wDA

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Post by: Amanda_George on November 28, 2017, 06:31:07 PM
I'll give the assisted squats (the first video) a go if I can find anywhere stable enough to support me holding onto it but there's no way I can do the exercises in the second video because I'm not stable enough on my feet and even laying on my side ones would weaken my knees too much... not trying to be a party pooper, just realistic is all   :(
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Post by: Pip on November 28, 2017, 09:35:20 PM
Good to know you're doing okay, I like the videos.
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Post by: Amanda_George on November 29, 2017, 11:03:40 AM
I like the first video and I'm gonna give it a try but the second video was a no way right now kinda thing lol

How are you doing today, Jali?
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Post by: jali on December 19, 2017, 06:57:36 PM
episode 3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImjzvNX2boE

Amanda I took on board what you said about the font colour being hard to read, so I changed it,
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Post by: Amanda_George on December 20, 2017, 12:11:39 PM
Much better... just wondering if a child would be allowed to use a saw and hammer on her own though?  Just a minor health and safety thingybob   :-\
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Post by: jali on December 21, 2017, 09:26:12 AM
Much better... just wondering if a child would be allowed to use a saw and hammer on her own though?  Just a minor health and safety thingybob   :-\

thanks for the reply, lol I suppose a child could use a junior hammer and saw :chin:
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Post by: Amanda_George on December 21, 2017, 10:31:43 AM
I've never even heard of junior hammers and saws so you're one step ahead of me there!  lol  Maybe include a parent or much older sibling to it or something like that so that the child is still doing the hammering and sawing but they have adult supervision so that children aren't tempted to use their parents tools without supervision?

Just a thought so that you aren't sued after a child breaks their fingers with the hammer or slices through a vein with a saw is all   :happy0158:
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Post by: jali on January 12, 2018, 07:33:18 PM
I've never even heard of junior hammers and saws so you're one step ahead of me there!  lol  Maybe include a parent or much older sibling to it or something like that so that the child is still doing the hammering and sawing but they have adult supervision so that children aren't tempted to use their parents tools without supervision?

Just a thought so that you aren't sued after a child breaks their fingers with the hammer or slices through a vein with a saw is all   :happy0158:

Thanks for the reply, lol at being sued  ;), i'm aiming for the type of cartoon of a bygone era, you know like old tom and jerry and the loony tunes cartoons, mixed with a little bit of Mr Bean thrown in for good measure,, adding other characters will complicate things, it'll mean another character for me to draw and animate, I did contemplate it, like just drawing the lower half of the adult character, the same way they did it in tom and jerry, who know perhaps a might, but as it stand right now i'm trying to keep it simple,

 I just finished a new episode,
https://youtu.be/h_Ocm2xYAT8

let me know what you think,
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Post by: Amanda_George on January 13, 2018, 01:54:48 PM
Lookin' great!  You're so talented!   :happy0064:
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Post by: jali on January 13, 2018, 05:55:55 PM
Lookin' great!  You're so talented!   :happy0064:

thank you very much, in means a lot, most people don't have any faith in me or my dreams, they wont me to become a mindless drone, I know if I keep at it, I might get some where in life, thanks for believing in me, sometimes in life all you need is someone to create the spark to ignite the fire inside of you, :hug:
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Post by: Amanda_George on January 13, 2018, 08:51:57 PM
Keep at it, Jali!  Bad days are bound to happen 'cos that's just the pooyness of life, but have faith in yourself and confidence in your abilities and you'll get there before you know it!

 :youtheman:
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Post by: jali on January 14, 2018, 12:40:03 PM
Keep at it, Jali!  Bad days are bound to happen 'cos that's just the pooyness of life, but have faith in yourself and confidence in your abilities and you'll get there before you know it!

 :youtheman:

thank you :hug:
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Post by: jali on January 31, 2018, 09:35:55 AM
Episode 5

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykcdKcmGGn8

my niece came up with the plot
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Post by: Amanda_George on January 31, 2018, 02:38:41 PM
Another good one... the text at the very beginning is a bit quick to read though, sorry!
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Post by: jali on February 01, 2018, 09:18:43 AM
Another good one... the text at the very beginning is a bit quick to read though, sorry!

do you mean the text at the end? it reads " don't worry it's just a cartoon i'll be fine" I thought it was a little fast, will do better next time, thanks for the critique  :happy0158:
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Post by: Amanda_George on February 01, 2018, 04:26:55 PM
Nope, I think I meant the bit before it starts... hold on and I'll have another look, just to be sure   :happy0158:
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Post by: Amanda_George on February 01, 2018, 04:34:36 PM
When she's reading the tablet at about 35 seconds in, it's way too fast to read it all is all... I know the voice-over is reading it too, but being able to read it along with the voice would really help your younger viewers and encourage them to read is all - sorry!   :hug:
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Post by: jali on February 01, 2018, 06:25:18 PM
When she's reading the tablet at about 35 seconds in, it's way too fast to read it all is all... I know the voice-over is reading it too, but being able to read it along with the voice would really help your younger viewers and encourage them to read is all - sorry!   :hug:

ohh, I see, It didn't dawn on me that people would actually want to read along, I thought the voice over would be enough, thanks for letting me know, will bear this in mind next time
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Post by: Amanda_George on February 02, 2018, 10:30:35 AM
It depends on the age of your intended viewer... if they can't confidently read for themselves then it's fine, but if they are learning to read or the parent wants them to read along then they will want to be able to read along on the tablet screen too... sowwy!
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Post by: jali on February 20, 2018, 12:15:44 PM
Episode 6

 https://youtu.be/Lf7MlLcPySs
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Post by: Amanda_George on February 20, 2018, 05:37:32 PM
It's a good episode, just waaaaay too grown up... a child the age of Jannat would be getting their exercise on bikes or playing kiss-chase or whatever, rather than lifting weights... the bike riding is good and realistic for her age, but the weightlifting is waaaay too mature... sorry!
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Post by: jali on February 21, 2018, 08:27:09 AM
It's a good episode, just waaaaay too grown up... a child the age of Jannat would be getting their exercise on bikes or playing kiss-chase or whatever, rather than lifting weights... the bike riding is good and realistic for her age, but the weightlifting is waaaay too mature... sorry!

thanks for the reply, believe it or not my niece has lifted weights, not to the extent of the cartoon, she lifted 15kg with two hands mind you, she's unusually strong, but I do see where you're coming from, it was mainly for comedic effect, just like when she used the pull down machine and  it shot her up to the ceiling ;D
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Post by: Amanda_George on February 21, 2018, 10:42:00 AM
Ah right, I just thought you were aiming it at kids was all   :happy0158:
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Post by: jali on March 24, 2018, 04:13:06 PM
Episode 7

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4-vzEvNKBA&t=5s

this one took a little longer to complete,
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Post by: Amanda_George on March 25, 2018, 11:00:18 AM
That's a good one too!  I loved the toothpaste bit!  lol
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Post by: jali on March 25, 2018, 01:42:18 PM
thanks for the comment, my goal is to create 10 episode, i'm almost there :happy0064:
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Post by: Amanda_George on March 25, 2018, 07:08:40 PM
Keep at it!  You're so creative!   :happy0158:
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Post by: jali on March 26, 2018, 09:19:19 AM
thanks, my niece really enjoys them :happy0158:
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Post by: Amanda_George on March 26, 2018, 11:12:28 AM
I can see why!
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Post by: jali on April 09, 2018, 07:35:22 PM
Episode 8

https://youtu.be/hSCEDmk7Tp0
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Post by: Amanda_George on April 10, 2018, 09:56:58 AM
lol - great stuff, WTG Jali!   :happy0064:
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Post by: jali on April 10, 2018, 10:09:03 AM
thank you, I'm getting close to my goal of 10 episodes,  :happy0064:
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Post by: Amanda_George on April 10, 2018, 12:00:30 PM
I'm guessing you did the illustrations to make the video's?  If you did, I seriously reckon you could make a living doing it if you make the video's longer too!  I'm not saying that just to improve your confidence, it's how I genuinely feel!
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Post by: jali on April 11, 2018, 09:46:19 AM
I'm guessing you did the illustrations to make the video's?  If you did, I seriously reckon you could make a living doing it if you make the video's longer too!  I'm not saying that just to improve your confidence, it's how I genuinely feel!

thank you, yes I did all the illustrations, Believe it or not I did work as a graphic artist for a very big company, I made good money, but alas like all good things my contracted ended, I've done some small freelance stuff here and there since, thank you Amanda you're one in a million, your reply's make my day and motivate me to keep pushing forward :hug:
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Post by: Amanda_George on April 13, 2018, 09:36:08 AM
Do you know how to create webpage animations?  Do you do graphic design or video's?  Whichever one it is, get yourself over to Fiverr (not a typo, there really are two r's) 'cos they are a worldwide freelance dooberry that offers all kinds of things that people need.  Steve's on there as a web developer and I've used them to plan out novels for me when I'm stuck for ideas and you charge whatever you want then wait for people to find you! 

Every time someone pays for you and you've done it, you need to put the ad up again 'cos it's taken down when you've got someone who has paid for your work which is slightly frustrating but it's all free... you only pay when you sell and you can look around the site for people who are looking for your type of things for free too.  It's the advertiser that pays when it's been done!
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Post by: jali on April 13, 2018, 10:13:36 AM
Do you know how to create webpage animations?  Do you do graphic design or video's?  Whichever one it is, get yourself over to Fiverr (not a typo, there really are two r's) 'cos they are a worldwide freelance dooberry that offers all kinds of things that people need.  Steve's on there as a web developer and I've used them to plan out novels for me when I'm stuck for ideas and you charge whatever you want then wait for people to find you! 

Every time someone pays for you and you've done it, you need to put the ad up again 'cos it's taken down when you've got someone who has paid for your work which is slightly frustrating but it's all free... you only pay when you sell and you can look around the site for people who are looking for your type of things for free too.  It's the advertiser that pays when it's been done!

I do everything 2d/3d animation illustrations ect ect, will check it out thanks
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Post by: Amanda_George on April 14, 2018, 11:10:34 AM
Bearing in mind that I know nothing about illustrating, how about putting your name out there on the interwebs to see if you can get your name out there too?  If you search for job sites advertising for illustrators then it might lead to something more permanent that you can do at home?
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Post by: jali on May 02, 2018, 09:50:21 AM
Episode 9

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XSnbhtFVzg&feature=youtu.be
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Post by: Amanda_George on May 03, 2018, 09:12:25 AM
Looking good, Jali!!   :happy0158:
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Post by: jali on May 03, 2018, 07:06:17 PM
thank you
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Post by: jali on May 19, 2018, 10:51:01 AM
episode 10

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5nFuhgyj9w

finally reached my goal of ten episodes :happy0064:, feels good, i'm going to take a short break, threat not will be back, thank you to all the people who encouraged me along the way, your kind words kept me motivated
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Post by: Amanda_George on May 19, 2018, 11:09:58 AM
I was worried at the start that it'd be too violent but I'm glad I was wrong   :happy0158:

Congrats on reaching your target... keep going after your break too!
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Post by: jali on May 20, 2018, 02:18:10 PM
I was worried at the start that it'd be too violent but I'm glad I was wrong   :happy0158:

Congrats on reaching your target... keep going after your break too!

Thanks for the comment, I try to makes these as kid friendly as possible, my niece and her friends watch them, I try to give the animations a looney tunes type of flair to them, don't worry I plan on creating more animations
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Post by: Amanda_George on May 20, 2018, 04:09:30 PM
Now that you've said about Loony Toons I can totally see that now... maybe try making each video a bit longer for your next target... aim for a minute and a half or two minutes or something??   :excited:
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Post by: jali on July 17, 2018, 03:07:30 PM
Check out my new animated series, it's aimed at a more mature audience, I tried out some new techniques in this one, I hope it shows

it's called UFC Reanimated

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xiah3DQoSzg
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Post by: Amanda_George on July 18, 2018, 09:38:39 AM
Blimey Charlie!!  That's a lot different to your previous ones!
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Post by: jali on July 18, 2018, 03:59:07 PM
yeah!!! it's different, I tried to create a narrative from sound bite's of the characters real life counterparts, I also wanted to incorporate talking, I think it turned out well, will continue to improve
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Post by: Amanda_George on July 18, 2018, 07:28:20 PM
You did really well... definitely a new career if you can eek out the length of each of them to be 2 or 3 minutes!
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Post by: jali on August 07, 2018, 06:58:07 PM
UFC Reanimated Episode 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyU-QiaizAs&feature=youtu.be

viewer discretion is advised  :P
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Post by: Amanda_George on August 08, 2018, 02:01:47 PM
Good going!  The viewer discretion was because of the language used, yeah?  I was hoping it wouldn't be someone getting their head chopped off or throwing up or whatever, but swearing is OK by me... might be wise to send future swearing bits to Pip first though, just in case there are any small ears about when a member clicks on the link?
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Post by: jali on August 08, 2018, 06:29:37 PM
Good going!  The viewer discretion was because of the language used, yeah?  I was hoping it wouldn't be someone getting their head chopped off or throwing up or whatever, but swearing is OK by me... might be wise to send future swearing bits to Pip first though, just in case there are any small ears about when a member clicks on the link?
Hi.

Yeah, the discreation was for the language, lt's nothing anyone hasn't heard before, episode 3 will be more child friendly, p.s what did you think of epsiode 2? for anyone who isn't in the loop, there is an ongoing gag in the mixed martial arts community that edmond is in love with ronda, and that he is a creep, (well according to ronda's mother anyway) so all I did was, use sound bites to create a narrative,
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Post by: Amanda_George on August 08, 2018, 07:45:50 PM
Honestly?  I found it a bit confusing, but that could have been from not being able to remember what happened in episode 1... I'll go and watch them both again now though   :biggrin:
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Amanda_George on August 08, 2018, 07:57:47 PM
It has potential, but it's not as good as your child ones that you did before these 2 episodes... sorry!  Maybe I'm just not used to grown-up stuff so can't give you any helpful feedback.  Keep going though, as long as you enjoy it you will find the right audience one day! 

As it's for adults it needs to be a lot longer and more intense though as well as filling in the gaps between the different scenes - right now you start off OK then within literal seconds we're at the end... what happens in the middle?  Why does it go from broad daylight to the middle of the night in less than a step from the character?  Even for the most hardened walker, walking for hours on end will get boring... maybe the character could kick a can or stone or a car could pass or something?  Things like that... sowwy!   :hug:
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Pip on August 12, 2018, 05:41:30 PM
You are talented  :biggrin:
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Amanda_George on August 13, 2018, 10:30:41 AM
Definitely agree with Pip!  You've got more talent in your little finger than I've got in my entire being!  Keep at it for as long as you enjoy it, Jali!
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Post by: jali on September 14, 2018, 12:31:52 PM
thanks for the feed back, will take on board what you guy's have suggested, check out episode 3, it's a little different

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KyLubfycUA&feature=youtu.be
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Post by: Amanda_George on September 14, 2018, 08:36:50 PM
Like it!   :happy0064: :happy0158:  You really should make them longer... this one is really good and I've got the song going round and round in my head now lol
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: jali on September 14, 2018, 10:12:55 PM
Like it!   :happy0064: :happy0158:  You really should make them longer... this one is really good and I've got the song going round and round in my head now lol

thanks for the kind words, believe it or not this 1:39 piece of animation took 5 weeks, I was working on it 5-6 days a week, maybe in the future I might make longer videos, I know right, the song is catchy

here is the original video the animation is based off

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0CfNA12aFw
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: jali on September 15, 2018, 10:49:39 AM
Definitely agree with Pip!  You've got more talent in your little finger than I've got in my entire being!  Keep at it for as long as you enjoy it, Jali!

this is one of the few things that keeps the depression at bay, I feel a great sense of accomplishment when I've finished these animations
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Amanda_George on September 15, 2018, 12:16:03 PM
So you should!  They are great and I can't wait to see your next one!  Just no horror or throwing up for me please!  lol   :happy0064:
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: jali on September 16, 2018, 06:44:27 PM
So you should!  They are great and I can't wait to see your next one!  Just no horror or throwing up for me please!  lol   :happy0064:

thanks for the kind words, I think I might do some animations of my favourite comedians,
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Amanda_George on September 16, 2018, 07:00:15 PM
Go for it!  Might be wise to email their management if you're planning on anything other than personal pleasure with them though, 'cos of some kind of legal thing that stops you gaining profit for using their fame or something like that?  I ain't a legal bod, but surely it's better to be safe than sorry?  If they are just for you and the forum then forget I said anything though   :happy0158:   :hug:
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Pip on September 19, 2018, 09:33:08 PM
Good luck with your idea to do animation  :happy0158:
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: jali on October 09, 2018, 09:52:23 PM
Just finished an animation based on the locker room segment from the congratulationspodcast

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZnmbBgRL3Y&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Amanda_George on October 10, 2018, 09:34:55 AM
That's great work, Jali!  Good going and you should definitely look into putting it on a site or something if you want more people to see it too!
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Post by: jali on October 10, 2018, 09:48:54 AM
thanks for the kind words, I think the animation turned out really well, I tried some new things in this one, the animation is based off an American comedian, I've sent him a message on twitter with a link to the animation hopefully he sees it and shoes it to his friends and fans
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Amanda_George on October 11, 2018, 03:32:20 PM
I hope you get a reply from the comedian!  If he replies, maybe ask for a quote that you can put in any future ones featuring him?  If he agrees it will give you such a confidence boost and by putting all your animations on a site, you can put other quotes from other featured famous bods too which will boost your ranking and you'll get more visitors and maybe even requests from others... you can so do this, Jali... remember us when you're famous?   ;)   :happy0064:
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: jali on October 12, 2018, 11:00:22 AM
I hope you get a reply from the comedian!  If he replies, maybe ask for a quote that you can put in any future ones featuring him?  If he agrees it will give you such a confidence boost and by putting all your animations on a site, you can put other quotes from other featured famous bods too which will boost your ranking and you'll get more visitors and maybe even requests from others... you can so do this, Jali... remember us when you're famous?   ;)   :happy0064:

believe it or not, he has done it before, for another animator who created a video about him, i'm hoping he does it for me too, I worked really hard on the video and think it shows,

here is the video in question
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lzoQvOC_GI&t=43s
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Amanda_George on October 13, 2018, 02:16:17 PM
My internet connection is like a yo-yo for some reason today, but I'm hoping it'll stay up for long enough to watch the video... hold on!

Is it just my iffy internet connection or is it supposed to be jittery?
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: jali on October 14, 2018, 11:20:44 AM
it might be your internet connection
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Amanda_George on October 14, 2018, 06:57:20 PM
Ah right.  Okey dokes   :bash:
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Amanda_George on October 14, 2018, 07:00:41 PM
Yeah, it was my internet connection 'cos it was fine when I watched it again just now   :happy0158:
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: jali on November 02, 2018, 11:18:19 AM
new animation based of the segment from the JRE podcast, If it's 2 in the afternoon and you aint high
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tg-CIR7xvT4

(https://preview.ibb.co/chJaHf/Joey-Diaz-Thumb3.jpg) (https://ibb.co/gL4FHf)

WARNING BAD LANGUAGE
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Amanda_George on November 02, 2018, 09:24:58 PM
Honest feedback?  It was good but hard to understand most of it because of the background noise.  Keep going though... you're really good with the animation stuff!
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: jali on November 03, 2018, 11:35:13 AM
Honest feedback?  It was good but hard to understand most of it because of the background noise.  Keep going though... you're really good with the animation stuff!

I get where you're coming from, I've been listening to this guy for 9 years now, he does have a thick new york accent, you're right about the background noise, the actual clip is longer but I decided to cut it short because of the noise, that being said, it's one of his most famous quotes and people have asked for an animated version of it,
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: jali on November 03, 2018, 12:26:58 PM
added subtitles to the video, you should be able to understand what is being said :happy0158:
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Amanda_George on November 03, 2018, 01:55:06 PM
Thank you so much for adding the subtitles... makes it a lot easier to follow now   :happy0064:
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: jali on November 03, 2018, 04:36:03 PM
Thank you so much for adding the subtitles... makes it a lot easier to follow now   :happy0064:

your welcome, it didn't dawn on me that it would be hard to understand, I've been listening to this guy for some time now that it's probably sounds normal to me
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Amanda_George on November 03, 2018, 09:23:08 PM
It's not you, it was the background noise that interfered with my understanding of what he was saying but the subtitles really helped, so thank you for adding them!   :biggrin:
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: jali on November 07, 2018, 12:44:01 PM
feeling a little disheartened, sometimes it's the people closet to you that are the ones that can say things that hurt the most, I do all these animations and extra things in life and "THEY" still think I'm a loser, why can't I be like everyone else, is what they say, because i'm NOT, that's why,

if anyone here can retweet or pass on my animations to people you know it'll be much appreciated, i'll prove them all wrong one day, sorry for the rant, been eating away at me, since yesterday,  :bash:
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Amanda_George on November 07, 2018, 09:02:53 PM
I'm so sorry they hurt you and I totally agree with you, you're doing your best and you are really good at it too!  You've got more talent in your little toenail than I will ever have.  You can do it, don't listen to the people tearing you down, they are just jealous of your creativity is all.   :hug: if you want it?
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: jali on November 08, 2018, 01:32:00 PM
thanks for replying, they want me to be a drone, a sheep, to follow without question, but I refuse, i'd rather go with out, then sell my soul,
I'd rather toil in the dirt for years trying to achieve my dreams, then work some dead end job. it's not like I don't have money, because I do, a decent amount, it's never enough, some times I wonder why. god does it infuriate me :bash:
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Amanda_George on November 12, 2018, 09:53:26 AM
I'm so sorry it's taken me so long to reply!  Totally agree with you about needing a fulfilling job and I definitely agree that you should work somewhere that does your heart good, rather than dreading every day of work!  I hope you find something soon and that you find it fulfiling when you eventually find it!

Keep on keeping on and it'll happen for you eventually!
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: jali on November 17, 2018, 11:49:04 AM
New Chris D'elia Eminem rap parody animation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhOwzbuXxLM&t=11s
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Amanda_George on November 17, 2018, 02:57:42 PM
You're doing really well!  Maybe keep a list of all your links that you can give to prospective employers so that they can see just how talented you are?
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: jali on November 17, 2018, 06:28:02 PM
thanks for the advise, believe it or not I worked for a big company doing this kind of stuff, the only downside was you get worked like a dog, I want to do my own thing, be my own master so to speak, this latest video has done well I've got 500+ views and it's only been 1 day, usually it takes weeks or months to get that many, someone was kind enough to retweet it and it got a lot of likes, will do more comedian stuff, they usually appreciate it when someone does things like this for them
 
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Amanda_George on November 17, 2018, 07:33:28 PM
I can see why you got so many views!  Do you post it on Facebook and Twitter too then?  I think I asked you this before and you said you did, I just can't remember for sure... sowwy!
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: jali on November 18, 2018, 02:04:00 PM
yeah, I do post on facebook and twitter, I don't have many friends on facebook, only a handful, and the same goes for twitter, twitter is better because you can send direct messages to famous people, and it isn't considered creepy or annoying, i'm hoping someone recognises my efforts and I can get a following to do the thing I love the most, which is be creative, i'm more of a lone wolf type person, I don't really like working with other people, it's not that I can't I just prefer working by myself,
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Amanda_George on November 18, 2018, 05:10:59 PM
I know precisely nothing about how the animation world works, but is there a society you can join to help you to expand your reach or anything?  Not an agency or anything (unless you want to of course) but like peer support and crits from others who are animators too?  Similar to this forum but instead of being a depression support group, maybe a peer group for animators so that you can get feedback on your works, gain contacts in the industry and find the sort of job that you want... some way to earn money by working on your own but still that support to give and receive when you want/need it?  Like SCBWI and the SoA for children's writers and illustrators?
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Pip on November 20, 2018, 09:21:31 PM
I'll be passing on your animations  :happy0158: - my mum was the worst for putting me down which just encouraged me to be me and not what she wanted me to be.
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: jali on December 22, 2018, 12:04:27 PM
I am a part of a bunch of animation forums, not too dissimilar to this site, they do help a lot, with the likes of critique,

Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: jali on December 22, 2018, 12:06:00 PM
I'll be passing on your animations  :happy0158: - my mum was the worst for putting me down which just encouraged me to be me and not what she wanted me to be.

sorry to hear that, my family are a lot like that, here's a new animation I just completed, it just so happens to be a motivational speech I animated

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=431f0KjakWc&t=5s
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Amanda_George on December 22, 2018, 03:10:40 PM
I agree with Uncle Joey... next week is going to be the best week of your life!  You can so do this, Jali... just keep giving it your best and grab every opportunity as it arises!  Make full use of the animation forum and don't forget about them or us when you're rich and famous! 

Is there a book or website or anything that like that which lists all the companies looking for new talent right now?  Might be worth poking around on Amazon or your local library or asking the animation forum about what your next step should be?

Keep up the great work, Jali!   ;D
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: jali on December 22, 2018, 08:23:05 PM
I agree with Uncle Joey... next week is going to be the best week of your life!  You can so do this, Jali... just keep giving it your best and grab every opportunity as it arises!  Make full use of the animation forum and don't forget about them or us when you're rich and famous! 

Is there a book or website or anything that like that which lists all the companies looking for new talent right now?  Might be worth poking around on Amazon or your local library or asking the animation forum about what your next step should be?

Keep up the great work, Jali!   ;D

thanks for the reply, I've worked in the animation/games industry, I did enjoy it but, you get worked like a dog and are forced to work on things that you might not find interesting, I want to go at it myself, create content that interests me, carve my own path, be my own master, I know it will hard,
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Amanda_George on December 23, 2018, 05:22:19 PM
It'll be hard, but worth it if you can create the path of your dreams... it won't all be easy going, but you can do it!   :happy0064:
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: jali on February 06, 2019, 12:39:28 PM
Hi guys,

finished another animation, it took a while but I got there in the end check it out,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3huVC8zBeQA&feature=youtu.be

here is the original clip

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7U3wmUCe8Q
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Amanda_George on February 06, 2019, 12:58:47 PM
Lookin' good, Jali!  You do realise that the video jumps just very slightly at around the 2.10 mark though, right?  Other than that you should feel really proud of yourself for everything you've achieved!
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Pip on February 06, 2019, 10:04:25 PM
Well done  :happy0158:
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: jali on February 07, 2019, 10:38:46 AM
thanks  for all the encouragement
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Amanda_George on February 07, 2019, 11:24:48 AM
Have you thought about making a career out of doing animations?  Or do you just want to do it for fun and as an escape?  You've definitely got a talent to be proud of!
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: jali on February 07, 2019, 01:57:10 PM
Have you thought about making a career out of doing animations?  Or do you just want to do it for fun and as an escape?  You've definitely got a talent to be proud of!

Yes I worked as a digital artist for a massive company, made good money but had to relocate to another city and worked long hours, don't get me wrong I enjoyed the work, but missed my nieces , I've been doing freelance work and working part time retail/ office work,

the problem with freelance work is, clients want the world but feel like it's ok to pay peanuts, i'm working really hard on my youtube channel and hope I could make something from it, plenty of people on youtube make a decent living, my channel is small at the moment but it is growing in numbers,

I would love for me to turn making animations on youtube, into my main source of income, it doesn't even have to be much,

for me it's not about money, but doing something you love and enjoy doing, I usually put in 5 hours a day, 5 days a week into my animations,
It's hard work but I enjoy it, I wish I had support from my family but they think it's just a stupid dream, I just need to believe in myself and keep pushing forward.
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Amanda_George on February 07, 2019, 05:05:24 PM
I understand how hard freelancing can be 'cos my hubby is a freelancer too. 

I know I've prolly asked this before but my brain damage has made me forget - do you have a website for all your animations?  If not, I can help you to come up with a basic one if you want me to?  Either pure html or in an online editor like Wix or whatever?  You just need somewhere to put all your creations so that when you get a company interested in your work but want to see your portfolio, you can send them just one URL with all your animations listed instead of a list of YouTube URLs is all.

What about your CV?  Is that up to date?  You'll be able to put your site URL on that too so that future employers can feel impressed by your talents and call you in for an interview.

Do you have business cards ready to hand out too?  That's something else to think about too!
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: jali on February 08, 2019, 10:25:12 AM
I understand how hard freelancing can be 'cos my hubby is a freelancer too. 

I know I've prolly asked this before but my brain damage has made me forget - do you have a website for all your animations?  If not, I can help you to come up with a basic one if you want me to?  Either pure html or in an online editor like Wix or whatever?  You just need somewhere to put all your creations so that when you get a company interested in your work but want to see your portfolio, you can send them just one URL with all your animations listed instead of a list of YouTube URLs is all.

What about your CV?  Is that up to date?  You'll be able to put your site URL on that too so that future employers can feel impressed by your talents and call you in for an interview.

thanks for the offer but it wont be necessary, I already have an online portfolio, you can help by just forwarding links to my animations to any friends or family members, every view counts, it  doesn't cost a thing and really helps me out
Do you have business cards ready to hand out too?  That's something else to think about too!
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Amanda_George on February 08, 2019, 10:42:08 AM
Send me the URL of your online portfolio and a brief bit of info about you and the job you're looking for so that I can put it on my jobs blog for you?  No guarantees, but surely anything is better than nothing?   :happy0158:
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: jali on March 26, 2019, 12:40:15 PM
just finished a new video, check it out,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JElP...ature=youtu.be
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Amanda_George on March 26, 2019, 07:28:18 PM
It says the video is unavailable   :(
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Amanda_George on March 26, 2019, 07:39:11 PM
:(
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Pip on March 26, 2019, 08:43:00 PM
I clicked on your link and got a message saying Video unavailable
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: jali on March 27, 2019, 11:07:14 AM
that's strange, try this one

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JElPLfY3k9g
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Amanda_George on March 27, 2019, 11:49:34 AM
What a great animation!

You know that the first little bit is blurry before it suddenly becomes really clear and HD-like though, yeah?  Keep going, Jali - you've got a real talent there!  Maybe contact Ariana Grande's musical team to see if there's like a team of fans you can join who make video's or animations or whatever from her music?
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: jali on March 28, 2019, 10:44:56 AM
thanks for the kind words, I have sent a tweet to Ariana Grande, god knows if see will see it? I worked really hard on it, it's one of the longer animations I have done, took five weeks to complete,
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Amanda_George on March 28, 2019, 08:34:34 PM
I hope she replies!  You did really well with it and, I'm guessing, a reply from Arianna Grande will do your confidence and maybe even your depression the world of good!
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: jali on March 29, 2019, 03:06:28 PM
I hope she replies!  You did really well with it and, I'm guessing, a reply from Arianna Grande will do your confidence and maybe even your depression the world of good!

I can only hope she she's it, but I wont hold my breath, i'm proud of completing this project, it took a while but I got there in the end, i'm always trying to improve, and I hope it comes across in each piece of animation,
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Amanda_George on March 29, 2019, 05:26:06 PM
Don't give up too soon... maybe email the link to her management bods or fan club or something like that?  It's definitely not what most of her fans could do so hopefully if you get it to the people who look after her she stands more of a chance of seeing it?  Maybe don't expect a reply so that you don't get disappointed, but it's definitely something to be proud of and hopefully by going via the people that look after her too, you stand a better chance of her seeing and enjoying it?
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Pip on March 29, 2019, 09:02:52 PM
I like that one, very professional  :happy0158:
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: jali on March 30, 2019, 09:49:14 AM
Don't give up too soon... maybe email the link to her management bods or fan club or something like that?  It's definitely not what most of her fans could do so hopefully if you get it to the people who look after her she stands more of a chance of seeing it?  Maybe don't expect a reply so that you don't get disappointed, but it's definitely something to be proud of and hopefully by going via the people that look after her too, you stand a better chance of her seeing and enjoying it?

I've sent a link of the animation to her facebook and twitter groups, so hopefully she might see it, I know she's a busy person, and perhaps she cant respond to everyone who sends her stuff , but I think her fan would appreciate it, it's still early days yet, will see what happens over the next few months, I will try harder in the next animation,
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: jali on March 30, 2019, 09:50:41 AM
I like that one, very professional  :happy0158:

thanks, I actually worked as an animator for a graphic design company, it paid well, but had had to work long hours,
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Amanda_George on March 30, 2019, 02:02:42 PM
I've sent a link of the animation to her facebook and twitter groups, so hopefully she might see it, I know she's a busy person, and perhaps she cant respond to everyone who sends her stuff , but I think her fan would appreciate it, it's still early days yet, will see what happens over the next few months, I will try harder in the next animation,

You're doing great already, Jali... I hope you get some kind of reaction from her, even if it's just a smiley   :happy0158:
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: jali on April 16, 2019, 12:07:01 PM
just finished an animation of one of my favourite comedians

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuG_uxQbhww

original clip

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEW6ETubR-M

(https://i.ibb.co/x5zh3xY/Shot10100.jpg) (https://ibb.co/dKkB78t)
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Amanda_George on April 16, 2019, 06:14:54 PM
Lookin' good, Jali!

Do you have a website to put all your animations on?  If not, it's definitely something to consider and it doesn't have to cost a single penny as long as you don't mind having ads on your site!

Might be wise to contact the people you animate in advance just in case they don't want you to do it though?  Just a thought   :hug:
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Pip on April 17, 2019, 08:39:59 PM
That is good.
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: jali on May 28, 2019, 01:12:31 PM
just finished a new animation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfTBMBvbypE

(https://i.ibb.co/Q7VN6BZ/Brendan-Thumb-Nail.jpg) (https://ibb.co/Fk1wBv9)
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Amanda_George on May 28, 2019, 04:12:58 PM
That was so good.  You're really talented at this animation thing!
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Pip on May 28, 2019, 08:27:42 PM
 :happy0158:
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: jali on May 29, 2019, 10:28:45 AM
That was so good.  You're really talented at this animation thing!

thanks you very much it means a lot, i'm always trying to improve, this along with exercise are the few things that help with my depression, it gives me something to do,
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Amanda_George on May 29, 2019, 10:43:18 AM
You've definitely found something you're good at with the animations!  How long, just roughly, does it take from you getting the idea to posting it up here please?  Are they drawn pixel by pixel too?  Which programme do you use to make them?
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: jali on June 01, 2019, 06:09:28 PM
You've definitely found something you're good at with the animations!  How long, just roughly, does it take from you getting the idea to posting it up here please?  Are they drawn pixel by pixel too?  Which programme do you use to make them?

I usually plan well in advance the projects i'm going to undertake, the length of time it takes depends on how long the audio clips I animate to are,
for example, a 1 minute piece of audio could take between 2 - 3 weeks, I use a combination of frame by frame and tween animation, I use Adobe flash cs6,

thank you for you kind words, i'm just finding it difficult to grow my youtube channel, it bums me out some times, I put in so much effort and it feel like i'm not getting anywhere, Every animation I do I try to push my skill and try to add something new, I just have to keep on trucking and maybe i'll get somewhere  :(

Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Amanda_George on June 02, 2019, 09:13:03 AM
This is by no means a quick solution, but do you have a website that you put all your animations on?  Ideally with your own domain so that it's ranked higher in search engines but it's a great way to get your talent out there!

I've got a link on my homepage about how to create a basic webpage for free so that might be the next step for you?  It takes maybe an hour to get the basics of a subdomain and hosting sorted on Bravenet and I think the more frequently you update the index page and get those meta-tags chosen well, the easier you are to find by Jo Public.

Domain names and hosting cost you money but they are sooo worth it and it looks more professional too.  It's better to be able to remember "jo-public.com" rather than "my_subdomain.freehost.com/?457934/#RaNdomcharActers/m0reCharacters" right?  lol
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Pip on June 02, 2019, 07:26:30 PM
Adobe flash cs6 is one of the best you can use but that's the problem it takes time to promote anything including your channel.
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Amanda_George on June 02, 2019, 08:58:28 PM
I know enough about websites to get myself online but my hubby is a web developer by trade and I can put you in touch with him for some advice if you want me to?  He knows his onions 'cos within a few months of creating a site for someone from scratch, she had her first sale after the customer found her site in Google.  She was over the moon and it was all purely because of what Steve did.

He can build your site and support it for you for a year for a really good price if you want?  I'll PM Pip now to see if she approves of his URL and if she does, I'll try and remember to put it here for you!
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Amanda_George on June 02, 2019, 09:24:29 PM
I know enough about websites to get myself online but my hubby is a web developer by trade and I can put you in touch with him for some advice if you want me to?  He knows his onions 'cos within a few months of creating a site for someone from scratch, she had her first sale after the customer found her site in Google.  She was over the moon and it was all purely because of what Steve did.

He can build your site and support it for you for a year for a really good price if you want?  I'll PM Pip now to see if she approves of his URL and if she does, I'll try and remember to put it here for you!


Pip's approved the site so the URL is http://dohsoft.co.uk/ (http://dohsoft.co.uk/) - quotes available on request and his brother can do the graphics for an additional price too!
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: jali on June 05, 2019, 01:09:37 PM
Thank you for your suggestions, I do have a site where I can promote my site,
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Amanda_George on June 05, 2019, 01:31:26 PM
You can start by putting it in your email sig and on forums and stuff like that (click on the globe on my profile, here on the forum, to get to my navigation page for example).  If you've got Facebook or Twitter you can add the link to your profile and Steve can help you with getting into search engines like Google and Bing.  Steve's contact details are on his site. 

I know nothing about how to get listed on search engines except that you need to regularly update your index page to stay listed in them.  Steve's definitely the man to ask about things like that!
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: jali on June 18, 2019, 01:38:22 PM
Bill Heder presents schwarzenegger baby Animated

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cftxLvSYA8
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Amanda_George on June 18, 2019, 08:14:50 PM
Lookin' good.

The yellowy cream thing behind the character though, is that a cot or radiator please?

Keep going, you've got a real talent!
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Pip on June 18, 2019, 10:14:44 PM
 :happy0158:
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: jali on June 19, 2019, 09:59:44 AM
Lookin' good.

The yellowy cream thing behind the character though, is that a cot or radiator please?

Keep going, you've got a real talent!

thanks for the kind words, it's supposed to be a cot,
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Amanda_George on June 19, 2019, 06:57:38 PM
Ah right... is there any way you can maybe put in the two end bits (head and foot of the cot) or maybe a mobile or pillow or something like that to make it more obvious maybe?  Give it more of an extra dimension that it's not thin and attached to the wall?  Sorry!  You're so good at the animations, it just needs a little bit more work on the cot to make it more immediately obvious what it is?

:arms: if you'll accept it from me now?
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: jali on August 05, 2019, 01:27:39 PM
New video, my laptop finally died after 10/11 years of service it will be missed, but I have a new laptop now cost a pretty penny but boy is it powerful,

here is my new animation preview, let me know what you think,

Speechless animated music video preview, hope you like it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnUeF1MZ7Kw&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Amanda_George on August 05, 2019, 07:45:45 PM
:o  You did that from scratch?  It must have taken you forever!   :thud:

Definitely one to be especially proud of there, Jali!

:party0038:
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Pip on August 06, 2019, 12:47:35 PM
That is good  :happy0158:
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: jali on August 06, 2019, 04:53:01 PM
:o  You did that from scratch?  It must have taken you forever!   :thud:

Definitely one to be especially proud of there, Jali!

:party0038:

thanks for the nice comments, yes I did it from scratch, I would have upload it two weeks ago but, my laptop died just before I could complete the last few bits so I had two wait until the new laptop arrived before I could finish it, it did take a while, I know a lot of people upload a bunch of crap (to put it lightly) on youtube,  I want my videos to be quality of quantity, if this videos gets a good response then I will complete the entire song, if not I will leave as is
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: jali on August 06, 2019, 04:53:26 PM
That is good  :happy0158:

thanks means alot
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Amanda_George on August 06, 2019, 06:57:29 PM
:o  You did that from scratch?  It must have taken you forever!   :thud:

Definitely one to be especially proud of there, Jali!

:party0038:

thanks for the nice comments, yes I did it from scratch, I would have upload it two weeks ago but, my laptop died just before I could complete the last few bits so I had two wait until the new laptop arrived before I could finish it, it did take a while, I know a lot of people upload a bunch of crap (to put it lightly) on youtube,  I want my videos to be quality of quantity, if this videos gets a good response then I will complete the entire song, if not I will leave as is

:yourock2: 

I'd say to get on with doing the rest of the song if I were you!  I don't know how many people you've told about it, but definitely get it publicised as it's your best so far I reckon!  Keep on keeping on, Jali... you've got an awesome talent!

t0409     :cheerleader2:
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: jali on August 07, 2019, 11:01:20 AM
:o  You did that from scratch?  It must have taken you forever!   :thud:

Definitely one to be especially proud of there, Jali!

:party0038:

thanks for the nice comments, yes I did it from scratch, I would have upload it two weeks ago but, my laptop died just before I could complete the last few bits so I had two wait until the new laptop arrived before I could finish it, it did take a while, I know a lot of people upload a bunch of crap (to put it lightly) on youtube,  I want my videos to be quality of quantity, if this videos gets a good response then I will complete the entire song, if not I will leave as is

:yourock2: 

I'd say to get on with doing the rest of the song if I were you!  I don't know how many people you've told about it, but definitely get it publicised as it's your best so far I reckon!  Keep on keeping on, Jali... you've got an awesome talent!

t0409     :cheerleader2:

I've posted the video to Naomi Scotts twitter page, shes the girls who sings and stars in the Aladdin movie, I hope she sees it, and retweets it, could do with more eye balls on my youtube channel.
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Amanda_George on August 07, 2019, 02:32:06 PM
:o  You did that from scratch?  It must have taken you forever!   :thud:

Definitely one to be especially proud of there, Jali!

:party0038:

thanks for the nice comments, yes I did it from scratch, I would have upload it two weeks ago but, my laptop died just before I could complete the last few bits so I had two wait until the new laptop arrived before I could finish it, it did take a while, I know a lot of people upload a bunch of crap (to put it lightly) on youtube,  I want my videos to be quality of quantity, if this videos gets a good response then I will complete the entire song, if not I will leave as is

:yourock2: 

I'd say to get on with doing the rest of the song if I were you!  I don't know how many people you've told about it, but definitely get it publicised as it's your best so far I reckon!  Keep on keeping on, Jali... you've got an awesome talent!

t0409     :cheerleader2:

I've posted the video to Naomi Scotts twitter page, shes the girls who sings and stars in the Aladdin movie, I hope she sees it, and retweets it, could do with more eye balls on my youtube channel.

I hope she sees it too.  How about coming up with a webpage to display all your talents on?  You could put it in email sigs and on profiles for Facebook and Twitter as well as forums you visit.  It's totally free if you use Bravenet and it really is point, click and drag... adding URLs is just copy and pasting the URL into the link box et voila!  Takes maybe an hour to get it set up and online and is soo worth it if you don't know HTML!  It would look more professional than just a YouTube link that could be to anything   ;)
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: jali on September 11, 2019, 10:56:17 AM
just finished another animation hope you like it,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YheSHW3nhWA
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Amanda_George on September 11, 2019, 02:05:56 PM
You did that?!  OMG it was awesome and I honestly thought it was a Disney ad before your animation first!  You are doing sooo well with your animations... definitely get them up on a website so that they are all in one place for your fans to enjoy - you've got an amazing talent there!

:yourock2:
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: jali on September 11, 2019, 09:37:12 PM
You did that?!  OMG it was awesome and I honestly thought it was a Disney ad before your animation first!  You are doing sooo well with your animations... definitely get them up on a website so that they are all in one place for your fans to enjoy - you've got an amazing talent there!

:yourock2:

thank you for your kind words, i'm trying very hard to improve may animations, every piece of animation I create I tired that little bit harder, I hope it comes across
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Amanda_George on September 12, 2019, 10:10:10 AM
I know precisely nothing about animations, but what I've seen so far have been amazing!  Maybe try making the video's a bit longer and coming up with a series so that you can gain a following?  Definitely get a website created so that you can just put new ones on there to give to people instead of trying to find YouTubes weird URLs?  How would you feel about researching (small to start off with) companies who create animations both online and eventually on the telly to see if they are interested in what you are creating?  It'll take a lot longer, but if you can get your animations to like 10 or even 15 minutes long, then I definitely see a potential career in animation for you!

:youtheman:
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: jali on October 10, 2019, 11:48:13 AM
new animated video, tried a few new things, this piece is based off a children's cartoon called Gravity Falls, it kind of like twin peaks for kids,

Gravity Falls Theme" Original Lyrics Animated Videos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRDnmJskJs4
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Pip on October 10, 2019, 05:31:40 PM
I enjoyed that :happy0158:
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Amanda_George on October 10, 2019, 08:08:10 PM
You are soooo talented, Jali!

:yourock2:
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: jali on October 11, 2019, 10:39:34 AM
thank you, trying to improve with each piece of animation
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Amanda_George on October 11, 2019, 06:15:32 PM
Best way to be... you are sooo talented with your animations!  Maybe start making them longer though?  Keep up the fantastic work!   :happy0158:
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: jali on November 08, 2019, 07:15:13 PM
new animation, did some new things in this one, more of an experiment then anything


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72SxYsad0kc&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Amanda_George on November 09, 2019, 09:30:43 PM
Lookin' goood, Jali!!  Keep it up for as long as you enjoy it!  :youtheman:
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Pip on November 11, 2019, 08:47:50 PM
 :happy0158:
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: jali on November 12, 2019, 09:43:18 AM
thanks, always looking to improve and stay motivated, this is one of the few things that keeps me from feeling depressed,
Title: Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
Post by: Amanda_George on November 12, 2019, 10:01:47 AM
Definitely keep it up then!  As long as it's not gorey ('cos it gives me nightmares) I'll keep watching your creations!