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Darkenmarr Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@00:01Awww... well. I'll keep my hopes alive. lol :)
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Karinta Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Student General Artist
@00:20Ohh wow.
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DavidSadler Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Professional Filmographer
@00:11thanks.
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DavidSadler Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Professional Filmographer
@00:17hah! hope you find it, brah.
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Baher-Amin Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
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DavidSadler Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Professional Filmographer
@00:34thanks very much.
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DavidSadler Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Professional Filmographer
@00:22thats our lead animator i bet, check out more of his work here: vimeo.com/chavdaryordanov
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Submission for the UK's national BFX competition 2013. We won best animation and best editing for this short. 

Made in 6 weeks, in conjunction with 3 friends from Portsmouth University. WE ARE TEAM WIZARD!

hand-drawn traditional character animation(and FX), 3d animation and rendering, digital painting.

scanners, printers, pencils, erasers, PAPER, lightboxes, computers, memory sticks, cameras, and lots of other stuff was used to make this short. 

Billy Mpetha - The Cyclops / 3D character Animator, Modeler and Rigging (2D effects animator for last shot)
David Sadler - The Surfer Old Guy / 2D Animator, Compositor, Concept Artist
Dan James - Odysseus and Cat / 2D Animator, Sound Design
Chavdar Yordanov - Wizard Girl / Lead 2D Animator, Storyboarding, Concept Artist

You can view the making of here.
youtube.com/watch?v=VLAAzh1TXU8

Also available on youtube.
youtube.com/watch?v=WofpLjcUVzw

Here is the BFX competetion that made the sequence possible.
bfxfestival.com/competition/competition-briefs/


Thanks for looking!



Edit:

My goodness, thanks for the DD!


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Marcotonio-desu Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Student Filmographer
I keep coming back and checking this animation out, it's truly one of my favorites favorites in dA. :P
Now that the tide has calmed, I think I may ask some more stuff...

The pace of this thing is insane and we have an abrupt ending, with the explosion eating up the Cyclops head. While it's an interesting way of ending, because of the shock of stopping right in the climax (TV series do this a lot these days), I am left to think it was made this way due time (or resources) restraints. Could you elaborate on those? Was there a time limit for the contest? Or maybe did you have to shorten it to meet deadlines?

Aside from BFX, did this short achieve any more visibility and awards? Have you folks found good opportunities because of this short? Received any serious or weird proposals?
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redragon669 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
wouaw
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:icondavidsadler:
DavidSadler Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Professional Filmographer
thaounks
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HighPriestSatanis Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015
Bad ass!
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DavidSadler Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Professional Filmographer
yup. sums it up well.
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DracowormArt Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
This is Awesome!! Applaud fella (Reactions) 
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:icondavidsadler:
DavidSadler Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Professional Filmographer
thanks! we are proud of it. 
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DracowormArt Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
It is pretty cool!! :D
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josegoncalo Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice!
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:icondavidsadler:
DavidSadler Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Professional Filmographer
cheers!
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:iconmagicmidnight13:
magicmidnight13 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
this is AMAZING
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:icondavidsadler:
DavidSadler Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Professional Filmographer
haha thank you very much
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animatrocities Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oh man awesomw work guys.Best of luck to all of you to continue the dream of animating and animation in general!!! : )
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DavidSadler Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Professional Filmographer
thanks for the kind words. career is looking promising right now!
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animatrocities Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
DUDE THAT'S FANTASTIC : D YOU GUYS SHOULD MAKE A SERIES ID WATCH IT :D !!!
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Agacora Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I would describe this as Attack on Titan meets Full Metal Alchemist meets The Iron Giant. Absolutely amazing.  
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DavidSadler Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Professional Filmographer
good description! we should have used that.. haha. 
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YgvantheShaper Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Kitty Cannon for he win!!!
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:icondavidsadler:
DavidSadler Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Professional Filmographer
only weapon that can defeat a robot cyclops. 
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:icondarkenmarr:
Darkenmarr Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@00:01WOW!!!! Great work! Can't wait to see more :heart:
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DavidSadler Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Professional Filmographer
@00:01there probably will be no more :( well...you never know. 
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:icondarkenmarr:
Darkenmarr Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@00:01Awww... well. I'll keep my hopes alive. lol :)
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Lila-Hani Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Goosebumbs o
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DavidSadler Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Professional Filmographer
*shivers*
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zaick13 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Student General Artist
wow, esta increible
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DavidSadler Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Professional Filmographer
muchas gracias
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unitzer07 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Well done.
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:icondavidsadler:
DavidSadler Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Professional Filmographer
why thank you. 
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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DavidSadler Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Professional Filmographer
cheers! unexpected to say the least!
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015
It's my pleasure! :)

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LordCastigator Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
Nicely done. Old guy didn't have much luck, but still, did better than most would in that situation...
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:icondavidsadler:
DavidSadler Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Professional Filmographer
he was going to make an appearance in the credits, but we just ran out of time.
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Karinta Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Student General Artist
@00:20Such amazingly smooth animation!
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:icondavidsadler:
DavidSadler Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Professional Filmographer
@00:20Our lead animator animated that character. you should definitely check out his other work here: vimeo.com/chavdaryordanov
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:iconkarinta:
Karinta Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Student General Artist
@00:20Ohh wow.
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RomanticStelma Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
WOW!
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DavidSadler Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Professional Filmographer
thanks :)
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Endrance88 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
trine 5 XD
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:icondavidsadler:
DavidSadler Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Professional Filmographer
whats that may I ask?
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:iconendrance88:
Endrance88 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
a game
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litmanen1 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love Your work.
Great Animation the moves are nice and correct to the eye keep animating.
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DavidSadler Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Professional Filmographer
thanks. we did spend a long time refining the keys and re-drawing the movements over and over. we made it in 6 weeks and about 5 weeks of that were spent animating.
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litmanen1 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the result is great the animation is fantastic  nice moves and the character talk at its own.
you bring the character to life.
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ratnendra Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
@00:01good work
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DavidSadler Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Professional Filmographer
@00:01thank you

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Hyperfisk Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Professional Filmographer
wonderfull! I think you did well on animation, and integrating 2d, fx and 3D. Thumbs up!
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DavidSadler Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Professional Filmographer
thanks very much! we weren't sure if we could pull it off in the beginning. 
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Hyperfisk Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Professional Filmographer
I see why! It is always difficult to merge different medias, if you want them to look convincing.
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Shippuden23 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
That was awesome.
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