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A Very Short Western

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I really need to take a break!
Sometimes I tend to get a little carried away.
At least that's what the girls keep telling me.
And they should know.
-----------I've received inquiries from some of you about this movie and how I produce my work
technically. Rather than answer each one individually, I'll explain a few things here.

In addition to Flash, I use a program called Toon Boom Studio. This software is completely compatable with Flash and works beautifully hand-in-hand with it. Obviously, in my work, drawing is very important, and the program is designed to accomodate artists who concentrate on quality drawing. It has no action scripting or automatic shape tweening, but that's where flash comes in.

I also have a Wacom Cintiq tablet which is the most fantastic creative tool I've ever owned. It too is a device designed to accomodate one's drawing skill.

I always do a little research in preparation for making a movie. For example, I used Muybridge's book "Animals in Motion" to make sure the drawings I made for the horses' walk cycle were authentic and correctly paced. The cowboy's Colt revolver was researched to make sure I drew it accurately. This all takes time of course, but I have a hell of a lot of fun doing it.

Thank you all for your kind reviews.

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I could tell that this was going to be one big joke. There was so little happening. Of course, I still loved this. I think it's because the animation was gorgeous! I just find it amazing how you work so hard for something so short. That IS what the title is about, right?

It's just great that you put so much work into this. I love how it all fits together. I thought it was the horse talking at first. I guess it gives a whole new meaning to something coming straight from the horse's mouth! Okay, that was lame.


Great! Beautifully drawn and very funny!

Good Job!

very good movie! sort of corny, but funny. keep up the work!


I don't get it.

fantastic as always

you consistently throw in one liners which are almost always funny. this was not as good as some others, but nonetheless i enjoyed it and there was no factor which took away from the aspect of the humor.

i always enjoy your work.

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4.21 / 5.00

Aug 10, 2005
6:13 PM EDT