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Dec 9, 2009 | 11:48 AM EST
  • Weekly Users' Choice December 15, 2009
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  • Brackenwood
    Brackenwood The world of Bitey and company is full of magic and wonder!

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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


GonzossmGonzossm

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Fantastic.

I see no flaws in this. I love how you do the enviroments so sexy ;D


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notlob88notlob88

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Please, sir, I want some more...

I love the character of Bitey and the world of Brackenwood. I can't wait for the feature!!


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JwrathJwrath

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Adam Phillip, a true artist among scribbles

Every piece, every installment, every clip brings you closer and closer to somewhere to a goal i see not. but in your latest step, i placed my the sticker of favoritism upon you once more. although your creations be far apart, i always look forward to seeing you more.


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chluaid responds:

thanks :)
I think it'll only be a few months until my next submission.


MoonSpiritMoonSpirit

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Wonderful

Such a great mystical story! Can't wait for the sequel!



DaveBlazerDaveBlazer

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Great stuff!

Hey Adam,

The movie was fantastic. As always stunning visual background and detail on characters. I thought the shot of the one creature trying to reach for the fruit over the water then falling in was just beautiful. Looking through your stuff I can see your progression as a character animator getting further and further. And your effects are as strong as ever.

There were a few shots that kind of jumped out as being off visually. The parts where it shows Bitey as youngin with all the other little creatures around him. I think the overall color tone and staging of that shot stood out against the style of the rest of the movie.

Other than that this was great. Keep it up!


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chluaid responds:

oh yeah he's inside a globe tree there, which is a luminous chamber so there's light coming from all around. The result came out a little washed and desaturated. I also cut a few lines of narration out of there too, which mentions the "softly glowing chamber" so yeah it kinda stands out from the others. Thanks for the review!