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tsulala:

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I did the thing!!! First post has 7 pages for the launch, then I’ll be posting one page every Monday and Friday. Thanks sooooo much for all your support and encouragement through the years, guys!! I’m so freakin’ happy to finally have this out there~~!!

ecosapienshow:

Our latest infographic. See the episode here!

ecosapienshow:

Our latest infographic. See the episode here!

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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.

Mike’s Tumblr

feminerds:

I guess this falls into the Inktober category. 
Edit - This will also be in the WoolfPack Hallow-Zine. 

feminerds:

I guess this falls into the Inktober category. 

Edit - This will also be in the WoolfPack Hallow-Zine. 

Loved the 4 arm lady but some bad line management. #mwfrightnights

Loved the 4 arm lady but some bad line management. #mwfrightnights

Starting our FrightNights at MovieWorld. Lining up at the poorly marked Evil Within maze line.  (at Warner Bros. Movie World - Gold Coast, Australia)

Starting our FrightNights at MovieWorld. Lining up at the poorly marked Evil Within maze line. (at Warner Bros. Movie World - Gold Coast, Australia)

ecosapienshow:

New episode out today! - The amazing world of Bats.

As night descends, many species of nocturnal animal emerge. Bats are by far the most iconic and amazing. Join David as he explores amazing bat facts in this introduction to the group.

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gravesandghouls:

Mickey Mouse in The Mad Doctor (1933)

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Went to Fork Locks at Fortitude Valley!! Escaped the Jail cell in 55 minutes. Phew!! (at Fort Locks)

Went to Fork Locks at Fortitude Valley!! Escaped the Jail cell in 55 minutes. Phew!! (at Fort Locks)

Here’s an #inktober of a Common Vampire Bat!! It’s only one of 3 species of bats that ‘drinks’ blood. Btw only found in Mexico, Central America, and South America.

Here’s an #inktober of a Common Vampire Bat!! It’s only one of 3 species of bats that ‘drinks’ blood. Btw only found in Mexico, Central America, and South America.

redribbonrobot:

colemanengle:

here is an old comic i did when skyward sword came out! just realized i never chopped it up and put it on tumblr! hope y’all enjoy !!!

Dude, you are quickly becoming my favorite artist~ <3

This is a Northern Ghost Bat!! Keeping it spooooky for Halloween!!

This is a Northern Ghost Bat!! Keeping it spooooky for Halloween!!

This is a Painted Bat and they are literally Orange and Black in color!! You def need to google a pic of them. They&#8217;re gorgeous!!! #inktober

This is a Painted Bat and they are literally Orange and Black in color!! You def need to google a pic of them. They’re gorgeous!!! #inktober

kateordie:

life-writer:

a not so little dipper (●´□`)♡

Oh well marry me

kateordie:

life-writer:

a not so little dipper (●´□`)♡

Oh well marry me

Here is Tome&#8217;s Sword Nosed Bat!! It&#8217;s found in northern South America and most of Central America! #inktober

Here is Tome’s Sword Nosed Bat!! It’s found in northern South America and most of Central America! #inktober