This is owned by Cyanide & Happiness, but I drew and animated everything here! This is an animatic, not the final animation, but if you're interested in how it turned out, click here to watch The Execution on YouTube!
I was still pretty green when I made this in early 2016, and I made a couple of staging mistakes with the opening shot, and how the prisoner and guard appear from around the corner of that same hallway in the next cut, almost immediately breaking the 180 rule with the back-and-forth between the guard and executioner.
There was a lot that I loved about this though! I love the Executioner in general, and his voice is really fun. I'm also a big fan of puns, so this was my favorite for a while. I also loved what Steve Lehman, our music guy, did with his original composition. I just slapped in the Skyrim soundtrack for temp music, and he turned it into something way cooler. Also, meta, when I was designing the layout for this whole execution area, it was inspired by the execution scene in the intro to Skyrim as well.
Directed by Mike Salcedo
Written by Kris Wilson
Featuring the voices of
Dave McElfatrick as the Prisoner
Ben Lewis as the Guard
Ben Governale Sr. as the Executioner
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