the Last of the Dashkin

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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?

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.
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.


BEST of the BEST!

Best of the best this indeed is! I can only understand why it got awarded so much! And the storytelling and voiceover makes it even better. The fact that we hear about the species and race of the Dashkin is GREAT! Its so original! Would love to join your productions on future projects and the feature films, and iam professional at many of that kind of jobs!
Seya my friend, and remember if you need any help, just call me!

Another wonderful job

Another great film, keep up the amazing work!

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Obviously great artwork

There is no question that the artwork in this animation is high quality. The backgrounds and water animation in particular are stunning.

However, there is a large problem with storytelling. Specifically, the voiceover is completely unnecessary. There is no need to have someone talk over the film to tell everybody about the character. The idea with film is that you should show your audience Bitey's loneliness, rather than simply tell us that he is lonely.

There is something to be said about subtlety.

The animation succeeds only because if the amazing art within it, but as a film it is not tied together well.

I love it

Awwww baby bitey hehe, your so creative your work is amazing!! I always anticepate your next movie with happyness :D

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amazing as always

you just can not not love the dashkin stories

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4.44 / 5.00

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