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the Last of the Dashkin

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Dec 9, 2009 | 11:48 AM EST
  • Frontpaged December 11, 2009
  • Weekly Users' Choice December 15, 2009
  • Review Crew Pick December 15, 2009
  • Daily Feature December 10, 2009

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Author Comments

This is the story of the last of the dashkin. The people are all gone and in a world of innocent animals, the solitude, the sadness and bitterness have corrupted his view of life. What does the future hold for such a tragic creature? Will he wander the planet, forever alone until his death? Will he always be the wild King of Brackenwood?

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It's a massive honour to be nominated for a 2nd Tank Award, thanks NG! Thank you for front page, all the great reviews and the incredible score for Daily Feature.
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Thanks to Brackenwood fans and donors for all the support not only during the 4 weeks I spent making this, but also in the 2 years since I submitted Waterlollies.

Since then I've been working on the Brackenwood feature film outline with my good friend Ryan O'Loughlin. With no plans for a new web episode in the meantime it occurred to me that Brackenwood fans could be waiting years for the feature. I didn't want to abandon them altogether, so this new movie is my way of staying in touch with them and the NG audience.

This is the first Brackenwood short to break away from the "character introduction" style movies that had little or no character motivation and plot. This is a story, not only answering a lot of questions, but asking just as many new ones.

I used Flash CS3, the .fla is over 300MB (half of that is audio) and it took me 4 weeks.
Don't worry I won't be leaving it another 2 years. I plan on starting storyboards on the conclusion in jan-feb 2010.

Reviews


GloineFiodhGloineFiodh

Rated 5 / 5 stars

The most definitive.

Easily the best in your Brackenwood series. You've developed your storytelling skills immensely, and took Brackenwood to a different level in this short. The establishing celestial shot was honestly epic. You revisit *practically* every other short and put some more meaning behind it which helps redefine the series as a whole. Great cliff hanger ending also and as always, (do we even need to tell you anymore?) flawless fucking animation my friend. Just beautiful. Do you animate on 1's or 2's for the most part? It looks like the running scenes were on 1's, but some of the close ups and whatnot are on 2's... Lovely work.


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chluaid responds:

yeah mostly on 2s wherever possible but 1s when necessary. if you go frame-by-frame in those 3D floating camera shots, you'll notice that the animated background is on 1s but the character animation is mostly on 2s. That's the cos the character is more time consuming X)

Thanks for the awesome review, I'm glad you got something out of it!


SheersilenceSheersilence

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Very Well Done!

It's so nice to see another installment for the Brackenwood series. And likely one of your best, for we finally get to undestand Bitey's past (albeit somewhat due to the cliffhanger) and a taste of what you're planniong. I, for one, can't wait to see what you come up with next.



JMac85JMac85

Rated 5 / 5 stars

I teared up a little.

Simply wonderful. Good luck with that feature length project, I'll be sure to buy two if/when it ever comes out!



BoltBrewBoltBrew

Rated 5 / 5 stars

words fail...

Wow, just wow.
This is the another great in a great series of great animations.

I wait with baited breath for the next animation.



doomsdaydoggysdoomsdaydoggys

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Wonderful as always...

But there is a small problem that got on my nerves and that I found really distracting throughout the film, maybe its just me, or its supposed to be part of the film, There was a massive grey border going along the top and right hand side of the screen, I used a popup, I expanded the screen size, and it just wouldn't go away, I found this to be VERY annoying and its the reason why I gave it an 8 instead of a 10.

anywho your attention to detail is staggering and the narrator was a brilliant touch, hats off to you, this is the best thing since waterlollies (I have always wanted to know where Bitey came from!)

8/10