He's Like Some Lubed-Up Weirdo!
Hello, I'm Loomy, a British girl wasting her life away on the internet very happily.

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Dear Princess Twilight,
Missing you already, and I hope you’ll be back soon. Things are definitely looking up for me here at Canterlot High. But I know I still have a lot to learn about friendship. Hope you don’t mind if I write to you for advice when I need it.
Your friend, Sunset Shimmer.

The Hidden Life of the Burrowing Owl from mike roush on Vimeo.

parkersimmonsyall:

shirtsnshorts:

MIKE ROUSH / The Hidden Life of the Burrowing Owl / 5:16

I have always been fascinated by wildlife documentaries. As a kid I would take my mom’s camera and try and get as close to the neighborhood animals as I could. Most of the time this would mean long hours sitting motionless on the back deck with bird seed sprinkled on my lap and shoulders. I never got the shot I wanted, so when Chris and Shannon  asked me if I wanted to make an animated film for Titmouse, I said yes before they finished asking. 

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Chris and Shannon Prynoski, Dik Pose, and I Line up a shot in the middle of nowhere. photo by Steve Kellener.

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Early thumbnails of the burrowing owl.

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Rough turnaround.

"Owl" was animated in Flash. I used a technique where I would animate traditionally very rough, then I would take a second pass cleaning up symbols that I would be able to reuse later. Most of the final animation you see in "Owl" is puppeted symbol animation with hundreds of symbols and a different puppet for each shot. This way I could get the detail and animation quality I wanted.

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The Flash break-down on one of the owl puppets. Lots of feathers!

One of my favorite parts of making this film was having to get out of the studio and go on location. I found an amazing place in central California called The Carrizo Plain using google maps. I spent the weekends driving all around taking pictures and exploring. Fun fact: The burrow used in the short was an actual owl burrow. On one of the days I was taking photos of the burrow one hissed at me from inside the burrow with it’s rattlesnake like call. It scared me nearly to death.

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This is how I made all the “live action” backgrounds. I drew a storyboard of what I wanted and photo collaged lots of pictures together to make it look like what I drew. Unfortunately these places don’t exist in real life.

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Whenever the owl had to touch the flower or fork, I took hundreds of photos, cut them out in photoshop and animated them. Fun.

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On location I used a couple stand-in models to get the lighting right and a maquette when animating for inspiration.

I had a great time making this film and when I was done we were lucky enough to show it at festivals around the world. After 4 years the “Owl” showed at more than 40 festivals, in over 25 countries. 

Can’t wait to do another one.

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Mike Roush’s incredible short film is now online!!! Don’t miss this one, folks! It’ll stick to your ribs likes delicious cartoon BBQ!

lordzuuko:

I cannot believe the day finally arrived that I draw two guys kissing /sweats nervously/ Good Lord, I say my humblest apologies but I had to do it for self satisfaction. My first MakoRin art and it had to be this? HAHA HA OTL They’re both so damn attractive don’t look at me GOODBYE

lordzuuko:

I cannot believe the day finally arrived that I draw two guys kissing /sweats nervously/ Good Lord, I say my humblest apologies but I had to do it for self satisfaction. My first MakoRin art and it had to be this? HAHA HA OTL They’re both so damn attractive don’t look at me GOODBYE

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Favourite Movies → Meet the Robinsons

"Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious… and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”                                 - Walt Disney

Has anyone else imagined Cecil meeting a human-tiger hybrid in Night Vale and saying “That’s neat, that’s neat, that’s neat, that’s neat, I really love your tiger feet”?

lyssa-fer:

ekayart:

HTTYD modern AU !

Animals instead of dragons! :Y 

Oh my god Meatlug is adorable :3

 
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