A thrill-seeking ski-tourist speeds down a secluded mountain.
An Indigenous ski-hunter primes his bow for the killing strike.
Their paths are about to collide...
Yooo its been a minute Newgrounds! Don't worry, I never forgot about you. This one took over 8 months of obsessive work. Most of that time was trying to come up with the right story and adjusting the animatic. The last month was spent animating and coloring it, then I added an extra month onto the end of production just to tweak it, fix scenes and rework parts. I even traveled to the French Alps to record reference before animating it. I really gave it my all. It is my thesis film for my final year at Portsmouth university and with any luck, it will propel me into the British/ European 2d animation Industry. I have shown it at a few private screenings with very positive reception. I have some film festivals lined up for it, hopefully it gets in!
I've been making a lot of videos about the process of creating an animation, including tutorials and advice videos. This week I will release a behind-the-scenes featurette of Encounter. Check out my channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/HowardWimshurst
I'm now on Patreon, you can support the production of videos like this by pledging an amount of your choosing every two weeks. I offer some cool rewards which are worth looking into: https://www.patreon.com/animatorguild