Rebecca Parham answers some of the most commonly asked questions she gets in the comments section of her videos or even in her social media.
Her fans have asked many questions about her and her animations in the video and Rebecca has answered 9 of these questions.
Questions & Answers
|Why doesn't Rebecca include a mouth in her characters?||This is because it is an animation style. She had a theater teacher that once said he loved Gromit from Aardman Studios' Wallace and Gromit because viewers could understand everything he is thinking and feeling just from his actions. Something about that observation just stuck with her, and she carried it into my work. There are many different ways viewers can convey a character's thoughts and emotions: through the eyes, through body language, and strong storytelling poses, and depending on the stylization of their animation, they can really push the boundaries of your characters emoting. She always liked animating eyes, and not having to animate lipsync, as it gives her more time to come up with livelier poses for my animation.|
|What's the answer to the riddle of Can You Solve My Secret Code?||The answer is "dolls." In the poem, she said Mabel's name was a key and that the viewer needed to remember this phrase. Those are the two most important aspects of solving this riddle. The alphabetic numbers of the letters in Mabel are 13, 1, 2, 5 and 12. And if they go to the 13th, 1st, 2nd, 5th and 12th letters in this special phrase, they spell out the word "dolls."|
|What software does Rebecca use?||For animation, she uses Flash Animation. However, there is other software that she uses to make her animated videos as well. She draws all her keyframes in Photoshop because she draws better in Photoshop than in Flash, she has been recording all of my audio on Audacity, and she edit everything together in Premiere Pro. Also, she can press all those giant video files in Adobe Media Encoder and Handbrake.|
|Why doesn't she have more subscribers?||There isn't really an answer to this question, as she asks this question everyday.|
|Rebecca pronounced wrong in Flan.||That was part of the joke. She actually went to several dictionary websites, and when I press the sound button, they all pronounced it /flan/. Which confused the heck out of her because she heard people saying flAHn many times before. However, she went with flan because comedic mispronunciation is funny to her.|
|Why am I only now just finding Rebecca?||With JaidenAnimations's collaboration on How to Creep Out Your Favorite YouTubers at Conventions, the YouTube algorithm is starting to associate her videos with creators who produce similar content. Popular YouTube animators are Jaiden, TheOdd1sOut, TimTom and more, with them having around or at least 1000000 subscribers each. She has been creating content for years with a very slow climb in subscribers back then. However, because of the bigger YouTubers who believed in her, more viewers are able to see her animations.|
|Was Kid President really that awful?||In her 2015 VidCon Recap, she recreated a moment that happened at the exhibitor party when she was playing video games with a friend of mine. Kid President came up behind her and started smack talking her bad gaming skills. Now one of the principles of animation is exaggeration, and that means pushing poses and facial expressions and emotions past realism to create more entertainment value, visual appeal, and contrast. However, in her attempts to be an effective animator and exaggerate the emotions for entertainment sake, she thinks she portrayed Kid President awfully. Truthfully, in that situation him smack-talking me and joshing me for my bad gaming skills, was really more lighthearted.|
|What's up with her friend Ami from the 2016 VidCon Recap?||She has been asking that question too, and she thinks it's just a really good moisturizer. TomSka agrees.|
|Jaiden only said, "Ah!" in her How to Creep Out Your Favorite YouTubers video!||She already knows that, and JaidenAnimations sent her audio of her constantly saying "Ah!" for 20 seconds. It was hard for Rebecca to choose her best take, because Rebecca said that she knows how to be startled.|
The reception for this video is positive in general. What some people liked most of all is the part where Rebecca hugged Jaiden Animations.
- Normally, her characters have their hands sometimes representing five fingers on each hand. However, in the thumbnail, Rebecca was shown with four fingers on each hand.
- The reason why she puts "no mouths" as a question in her title and the thumbnail is because it is the most commonly asked question.
- It is currently unknown if Rebecca will make another questions and answers video in the near future. However, it is likely to be made if some of her fans ask more common questions about her and her animations, and she could even make a series about it.
- Rebecca Parham mentioned the fact that her sister, Rachel Parham, is afraid of dolls, which means she has petiophobia.
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