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Beyond Treelines

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This was done for a final diploma project and took a solid few months to complete. The short story it is based off of was written by my brother, Blake Ouellet. I adapted the screenplay and did all the artwork/animation/post production. It was topped off with a narration by James Hammett.

The project started out in Flash for the animation and drawings. Photos/Textures were created in Photoshop and brought back into Flash. Finally it was brought into after effects for some filters and editing.

One final note: The quality had to be reduced somewhat to fit NG's 10mb limit so I apologize for the drop there. I'll post a link when a full quality version is available if you guys like this.

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hold onto your brother

No one will ever construct a prison darker than the one we build for ourselves. Guilt, shame, pain, are very cruel masters/mistresses that all of us will obey. None of the demons within are born of choice, yet none can or ever will be purged by another that lives outside.
If your brother is/was a veteran, tell him "welcome home" from me, and alwys tell him thank you for serving. No one that served came back unharmed. we are all casualties of wounds others will never understand.
I don't animate, I'm a musican, but I understand what I watch and you can tell more than just a story, so please continue. If you reach one, you have touched the world. Thank you.


I'm taking a wild guess that the guy thought he was hiding from monsters, but in fact he was hiding from survivors of what used to be, who were pleading to get in for food and shelter.

Not sure. A prequel (or a follow-up) would be much appreciated that explains more of the world that used to be

WadeOuellet responds:

Not sure why this review got voted as useless. I like the take on it, nice!

strange, not bad

um okay then it was a bit strange the artwork was meteoger but overall it wasn't bad just not good


The story was well entertaining and kept me ongoing to the well end. Good job with the animation and sound effect, keep up the great work!


It was kinda scary and creepy and very interesting to watch... I was hypnotized till the very end...
Well about the ending, I think that he shot someone who came to help him because the hand in the end was a humen hand... Still correct me if im wrong :)