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The Fox and the Mirrior
::Full-animated-Short::
:Not Animated in Flash::

Behold I have completed it! The first Creation Warrior Production!
After 3 months I can finally show off my short film “The Fox and the Mirrior.”

I did it because I am currently attending CalArts and every year we are expected to make a short film. I Have to say the people in the department are the most hard working insane awesome people before. I am just one of the individuals who accomplish this great feet every year. It’s Awesome! Only now can I appreciate the amount of work that goes into hand drawn animation. So much work for such a short thing. But it means so much! Now I feel like I can accomplish anything!

About:
Title: The Fox and the Mirrior

Length: 1:48 sec (25 shots)

File Type: currently crappy 3 meg swf (looping)

Created with: Pencils lots of pencils, Mostly with my trusty mechanical pencil with .5 HB high-polymer lead(man it killed my hand) but also a lot with Crete-color Monolith and Tombo HB drafting pencils. All on “12 field” animation paper, (about 14” by 12”) I tested the animation on a “lunch box system.” I then scanned it in using Animation Stand and put the drawings in order in After Effects then Edited all the shots (27 of them) together with Final Cut Pro. The only place Flash had was in out putting it for the web. Other than that nothing was done in that program. All Drawn! Crap!

Death Toll: Some 1600 drawings over three months, average of 3 to 12 hours strait work a day (yes this is true!) and many, many sleepless nights. This isn’t all just drawing I also had to plan it out x-sheet it, scan it, compose it and output it. Well for every second there needs to be 24 frames I drew about 24 -12 frames for every second...yeah just do the math.

“The Fox and the Mirrior © copyright 2005 Margaret (Razi) "Creation Warrior" Mathison and Creation Warrior Productions, creation_warrior.com@hotmail.com [link]

You can also view it here:
(it's in the news just click the link and tell me what you think in the tagboard next to it)
[link]

Answered Questions:

Music: I go the music from one of my friends who had it around I heard it and I just had to use it. I think however it was done by Dead Poetic.

Gender?: The fox is actually female. I wanted it to kind of come across without being weird. But really she is just a fox.

Were you Helped? : I did it all on my own

Don't understand it?: Yeah I ran out of time and was unable to complete like 5 shots...Maybe I'll upload the storyboards for those shots so people can see the whole thing.

Meaning?: Yeah it's more of just a piece that expresses in an abstract way my emotions. The butterfly is supposed to be kind of the dream, what the fox wants...It's supposed to represent desire. The Mirrior (Yes Mirrior) is just supposed to show our worse enemy, ourselves. The fox is me because I am well a fox .

How long have you been animating?: I've been at CalArts 1 year and this is my first animation.

Reviews


SaraiSarai

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Sweet

Hello!

Not quite sure if this is the right place for this... Afterall it's not really a flash movie, but I do really like it and can see the large amount of work you've put into it...

The story is a little bit complex for me to follow, but that might be just me...

I liked the graphic style and hope you got a good assessment for this.

-Sarai

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xxxrobxxxxxxrobxxx

Rated 5 / 5 stars

whoa

that was... cool
how did you make that? did you draw that yourself?
dont blam this, its stuff like this we need on newgrounds
P.S.: fox looks like a woman, thats scary man, dont be scary :p
keep it up!

xxxrobxxx, reporting



damnhooligandamnhooligan

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

Skillful, but...

You've definitely got talent, but I'm not sure if poorly compressed jpgs in a flash movie is the best way to present this. It also gave me some creepy Furry vibes, but any anthropomorphic characters that are not mutant or ninja do that to me these days.

Also, it's "mirror." One "i".



The-Dark-JstrThe-Dark-Jstr

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Amazing!

That was amazing... The animtion was great, and smooth, although it did hiccup a couple times. The music was supurb. It was great. I would love to see more works from you. If i could make a suggestion add a play button and a replay button. Other than that excellent work.


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ChalaceaChalacea

Rated 4 / 5 stars

I like it!

Pretty good, you don't always see shorts as good as this on NG.