strangepan:

You are lying if you say that you have played through all of Ōkami without doing at least one of these two things at some point:

High-speed turning for no given reason:

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Or air dashing through the middle of portals because why not:

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pardonmewhileipanic:

thestasher:

That’s a keeper for the wedding album.

this would be the cover of my thank you for attending cards

pardonmewhileipanic:

thestasher:

That’s a keeper for the wedding album.

this would be the cover of my thank you for attending cards

pensacosi:

How to make comics

My first vine

soyrwoo:

dajo42:

reverse werewolves. wolves that turn into confused but excited humans every month at the full moon and run around doing weird human stuff until they wake up the next day in the middle of an office with a suit loosely draped over their wolf form

"hey, jen, did you finish those taxes?"

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"uh… jen…?"

king-emare:

rickyhitler:

All hail the brick-phone

shit

king-emare:

rickyhitler:

All hail the brick-phone

shit

pleatedjeans:

via

modmad:

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.

Mike’s Tumblr

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!

I was lucky enough to catch this at an animation festival a while back and it blows my mind as much now as it did then

shouldnt:

I just feel so distant from everyone in my life

yelled:

me attempting to reach the goals I’ve set in life

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thebritishteapot:




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bibliophilicwitch:

indigobluerose:

openbookstore:

So dramatic!

This has made me laugh really loudly, twice.

I’M FUCKING PRINTING THIS AND POSTING IT EVERYWHERE

bibliophilicwitch:

indigobluerose:

openbookstore:

So dramatic!

This has made me laugh really loudly, twice.

I’M FUCKING PRINTING THIS AND POSTING IT EVERYWHERE

misterhayden:

Twitter // Gumroad // Patreon

thedashinghoodlum:

nefertsukia:

spoopyflamealchemist:

The only version of this damn meme I wanna seeimageIs a happy Izumi Curtis

*right in the feels*

ow…like seriously…Ow

itsstuckyinmyhead:

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