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May 17, 2006
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FINAL ANIMATION - Rolighed by spoonbard FINAL ANIMATION - Rolighed by spoonbard

It's an avi file just under 30MB and uses X-Vid compression. If you can't play it, download Div-X player for free, here: [link]

If you have problems with Div-X player, download the the VLC media player [link] This works with inbuilt codecs, so doesn't require your computer to have anything else installed on it.

Here we have it, finally! :D
The plot is an extract from 'Rolighed', a story by that we're both working on pitching to Tokyopop as a full length manga. This is a trailer of sorts for it ^_^ I'm trying to get this seen as widly as possible, so please, download it, show your friends, show your proffessional contacts, anything is a big help! If anyone wants to make a feature of it on thier website or blog, that would be fantastic as well, I just want to try and get as many people as possible to see it! ^_^

(*note, the story and concept is still at the pitching stage which means Tokyopop haven't said anything definite about wanting or not wanting it...)

Tech stuff:
Animation hand drawn in pencil coloured in Photoshop.
Backgrounds in Maya, with hand drawn textures, no lighting effects, and Toon lines for some sections.
Compositing and special effects in After Effects (the god of all programs).

EDIT: Unfortunately, the manga that I was working on, that this animation was a sort of 'trailer' for, didn't get accepted. We put so much effort into the project, and so many things went wrong that we've decided to put it on the shelf for the moment. Maybe we'll dig it out in a few years once we've gained some perspective, but for now we're working on a new project entitled 'deck' :)
Just thought I'd add this edit in case anyone was curious, since a few people have asked.
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Suzy4ever Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
I cannot tell you how much I am in love with this animation.
spoonbard Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
Wow, thanks!! It's been such a long time now, it feels very old to me, but it's lovely to know that it still feels fresh to watch ^_^
MilitaryMulle Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
I love your work, and i just noticed, that this is called "Rolighed".
Now, i just felt like telling you, that in Danish, "Rolighed" means like "Calmness" : )
Inkthinker Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
How do you pronounce "rolighed"?

And be aware, if you're not already, that Tokyopop can take a long time to make a call on something. Don't be discouraged if it takes several months, but don't be surprised either.
kangel Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2007   General Artist
I remember seeing this a while ago and it's stuck in my head since. It's a really stunning piece of work!! :3 Extremely original and beautifully done! o◡o
One of my favourite pieces of animation! : )
OhKey-FreeFlyer Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's a chilling video but very well made and very thought provoking :thumbsup: absolutely beautiful.
spoonbard Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007  Professional General Artist
:D Wow, thanks so much! Thanks for all your other comments on my gallery as well. Much appreciated!
OhKey-FreeFlyer Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^____^ your work is amazing, and your style is unique. It's no problem commenting on good art <333
Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
What a wonderful talent you have - faving for later and full-appreciation. :D :+fav:
kiyoshite Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2007

I am part of a film company in London. We are making an Anime Animation Film and requires an Anime Animator. If you think you're up to the task let me know and i'll send a job brief to you. Thank you.

Thanh Tran
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