My next animation project, Kanon Rock, is now in pre-production, and for the first time, it's seeking crowdfunding at kickstarter.com. If you're interested in backing the project, you can receive the film early, or even make an animated appearance within the film! Check it out here: http://t.co/iaosDJ2PKV
Edit: Thank you so much to Tom and the others for putting this on the front page! All constructive reviews, whether or not you enjoyed the piece, will be replied to, so please feel free to share your thoughts!
A Japanese writer struggling to write a poem finds inspiration when he least expects it.
Inspired by the famous poem by Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), the first master of Japanese Haiku:
"An Ancient Pond,
A frog jumps forth,
The Water Sound".
Created about a year ago, to experiment with the integration of painted backgrounds into flash and try drawing on ones at 24 fps. A moderate success, if I may humbly say so, and a serene work at that. Enjoy!
Edit3: Some users have reported problems with the video (ie inability to play through the entire piece) when using Chrome on Windows 7. The problems have apparently been fixed, but if this happens to you, you can view the video on youtube (remove any spaces between words): http://www.youtube.com/wa tch?v=xP9D9OvEoZ4