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WolfSplicer Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Student Filmographer
@01:27of course
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ShotzgoBoom Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student Filmographer
Haha, don't you worry, that was never my intent :) I designed it to be a black and white film. I'm glad you agree! And thank you so much!
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allshadesofblue Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Well, I'm just not sure exactly what I'd be signing up for! I've got the basics down, but I still can't help feel just a little nervous about diving right in. Not sure if I'm "on that level" yet, or if there would other semi-newbies like me in my classes...
How much did you know about animation before you started taking animation classes??
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ShotzgoBoom Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Student Filmographer
Thank you! :D
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Here it is! My first year film at CalArts! It was animated on paper and then composited using photoshop and after effects.

There are a lot of things I wish were better about it, but I'm at least proud of how hard I worked, and this basically ended up looking how I wanted it to. I'm going to try to shoot for a more interesting story next year for sure, though.

Sound design by Mitchell Hampton, and original music by Karl Kummerle.

If youtube tickles your fancy: [link]
or vimeo:[link]
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AlyssaMilanoi Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
Whenever I see it still touched people thank you for your idea sharing please continue to.
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liloy123 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
tres belle morale
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ShotzgoBoom Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student Filmographer
merci!
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Skull-the-Kid Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
Brilliant work! Seems like I've made a great discovery with your gallery.
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ShotzgoBoom Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Student Filmographer
Thank you so much!
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WolfSplicer Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Student Filmographer
@01:27that was beautiful
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ShotzgoBoom Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Student Filmographer
@01:27Thank you so much!
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WolfSplicer Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Student Filmographer
@01:27of course
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TimTheScarecrow Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
This looks wonderful. Really inspiring. (for animators)
I was wondering, how did you do it? i know you used photoshop and after effects. But did you do all your cropping in photoshop? or did you leave it in several layers then piece it together in after effects?
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ShotzgoBoom Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Student Filmographer
Thank you so much! I'm glad you liked it! :) My process was this:
I animated by drawing on paper, and inked it traditionally. Then I would scan it in. My school's computers have little peg bars at the side of them, and you can set it to crop the animation to the size you wanted it in the scanner, so it was already registered when I scanned it in. On photoshop I hightened the image's contrast and deleted the background white space, and converted the images to PNGs, I then inserted the images to after affects, moved the animation where I wanted it and sized them to how I wanted them to look, and that was it! :) Hope that was helpful
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TimTheScarecrow Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
it most certainly was. thats pretty much what i was doing, except i dont have the peg bars so i guess that was my problem.
(i had never really done any animation before with more than just 2 layers.) its harder than it seems. and for pulling it off you take the metaphorical cake!
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mianna Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is wonderful! The character designs are neat as well, and putting your detailed drawing style in while keeping it easy to animate.
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ShotzgoBoom Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Student Filmographer
Thank you so much!
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viripoodle Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
@01:27AWESOME!!!!!
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ShotzgoBoom Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Student Filmographer
@01:27Thanks! :D
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Marcos-VOM Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
@01:27serene and beautiful!
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ShotzgoBoom Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student Filmographer
@01:27Thanks so much!
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Hevfas Featured By Owner May 18, 2012   General Artist
@01:27Fantastic!
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ShotzgoBoom Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student Filmographer
@01:27Thank you!
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Grasswhistler Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist
@01:27What a wonderful little film. ♥
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ShotzgoBoom Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student Filmographer
@01:27Thank you so much!
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PebblePenguin Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Student Filmographer
@01:27This was amazing and touching I can actually see this as a Disney short film Bravo truly bravo :clap:
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ShotzgoBoom Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student Filmographer
@01:27Wow! Thank you so much!
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nerdsman567 Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really, REALLY like the style you went for here. The animation is well done and the scenery is beautiful to look at. Wonderful all around! :thumbsup:
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ShotzgoBoom Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student Filmographer
Thank you so much! I'm glad you think so!
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lessons on life and death, beautiful animation.
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ShotzgoBoom Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student Filmographer
Thank you! :)
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BenevolentRose Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
@01:27I physically applauded after the ending! I love the art style, the story, the music, all of it. Thanks so much for this! <3
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ShotzgoBoom Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student Filmographer
Wow, thank you so much! I'm so glad you liked it!
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BenevolentRose Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome~ ^_^ I more than liked it, I adored it. >w<
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NavySeuzz Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Student General Artist
@01:27Oh, so cute! :) the animation is so smooth and i love the way you drew their noses.
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ShotzgoBoom Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student Filmographer
Thank you so much! I really wanted to make them a little bird like :)
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WarlockHunter Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Student Filmographer
@01:27I think animators are drawn (pun not intended) to become such artists, to get mastery at movement and storytelling. For a long time i've seen that most first world institutes which still dedicate themselves to the teaching of 2D animation, are empowering generation after generation of talented animators.

Seeing this brings me joy for that who performed and those who appreciated the piece, but it also brings me an uncomfortable sad feeling, that which reflects the fact that i might never be able to accurately get to such level of craftmanship, even though this is a "first year" film, it is very well done respecting several of the principles of animation and of course it can only get better from this.

My best wishes and please continue to create such wonderful craft, and dedicate yourself to bring great meaningful stories into this world of ours.
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ShotzgoBoom Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Student Filmographer
We are. There's such a rich world of art making for us to draw upon and bring into our own work.

I'm glad you liked the piece, but please don't be down on yourself! You really can do anything you set your mind to. I believe art is a developed skill, you just need to work at it and you will get better, and eventually you can achieve anything! And it's certainly not like I didn't have help on this. My teachers were there every step of the way to help me make my boards better, my designs better, my story stronger, my animation clearer. You just need to find some people to give you some advice when you need it and look at your work to help you grow. Try emailing an animator or story person you like. Even if they're "famous", it's only by animator terms, and they'll more than likely be really happy someone liked their work, and want to share their knowledge with you!
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dark-dragoon-gao Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
@01:27That was a beautiful animation to watch.
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ShotzgoBoom Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student Filmographer
Thank you!
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uchuubranko Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Student General Artist
@01:27This is fantastic!:love: So original and beautifully executed. I love how the style is detailed yet simple. Yet so meaningful! The sounds and the last part with the song were lovely also. Somehow it reminded me of the time I was always in the mountains when small.
This truly made my day! :love:
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ShotzgoBoom Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student Filmographer
Thank you so much! I'm really glad you liked it, and it was able to bring back nice memories for you. Hope you have a great day!
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LanieBugg1213 Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
@00:32Great! I only have one thing to ask you, DONT EVER COLOR IT!!! It would take away so much of the charm and the feeling that I love so much about it!
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ShotzgoBoom Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student Filmographer
Haha, don't you worry, that was never my intent :) I designed it to be a black and white film. I'm glad you agree! And thank you so much!
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dandelionfire21 Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
@01:27this is amazing!! I love the concept of the entire film overall, it was adoreable and just plain fun to watch keep up the good work!!
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ShotzgoBoom Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student Filmographer
Thank you so much! I'm so glad you liked it!
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Shippuden23 Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
@01:27Love the art-style and animation. I also love how you did their faces.
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ShotzgoBoom Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student Filmographer
Hey, thanks so much!
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AmbeeAnimation Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Professional Filmographer
@01:27Brilliant work! You've got such a lovely, distinctive art style.
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ShotzgoBoom Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student Filmographer
Thank you so much!
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AmbeeAnimation Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Professional Filmographer
You're welcome! :D Congratulations again on the DD, you deserved it!
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Chibipikagirl Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Student General Artist
@01:27DAT BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!
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ShotzgoBoom Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student Filmographer
haha, thanks!
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Chibipikagirl Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student General Artist
you are welcome
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