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Play is an animated short about a Forest Dude and his buddy, who happens to be a bird. While having just the most joyous time for the both of them, the bird is dramatically hurt! For a term project in my DMT Course in college we had to basically make some type of "Media" project in any shape, like 3D animation, a website, graphic design, movie. I decided to mix After Effects with Photoshop and Flash and see what I could do. The project that I made is kind of a Bitey of Brackenwood remix, I was definitely influenced by that, and a desire to paint lots of green plant stuff.

I think I'm going to actually try to do some work in ToonBoom now too, it seems sweet.

If you're interested in further "Making of" stuff, check out my devblog here.
http://www.lifeinexile.ne t/news/2010/11/28/play-ma king-of.html
(And of course, remove the spaces)

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This is gorgerous! :'( I can see the Brackenwood and Phillips inspiration. But your own style shines through a lot. Such beautiful and smooth animation!! River, keep doing such great work, please.

Your message is so pure, goosebumps when the tears fell
Realism/correct physics in the action of the humanbeing is quite messy though.

this should be a video game!!!

im not sure why though...

Its really cool!

And awesome!

.. uh ..

is this real life?

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4.70 / 5.00

Dec 14, 2010
2:34 PM EST
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