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ADFTlove Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013   Traditional Artist
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So here is my final film from Sheridan College! I kept holding out for the day I would get some time to tweak some tiny things that were bugging me before uploading it here, but I kept not having time and now that four months have passed I might as well just go ahead and put it here. XD I can always go back and reupload if I retouch it at some point in future!

This film was a ton of fun, I learned so much while I was making it (I'd never so much as touched Maya or AfterEffects before starting that course in Computer Animation at Sheridan, but I feel pretty confident with them both now).

Sound - Eric James Mayer

Everything else (concept, designs, storyboards, modeling, texturing, rigging, animation, lighting, compositing, etc) - Me

Software - Autodesk Maya 2012, Mudbox, Adobe photoshop, AfterEffects, and Premiere

Happy new year!

Edit: oh gosh oh gosh thank you ^kingmancheng for the DD!! And thanks to everyone who's commented and faved so far *A* Flail!
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Given 2013-02-26
Raven by ~Varethane is a fantastic mash of different animation mediums, that works together fantastically. Great job on the backgrounds in particular! ( Featured by kingmancheng )
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014
Amazing artwork! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:

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Varethane Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014
Thanks!
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014
It's my pleasure! :)

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Delrymple121 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The artwork and animation in this film was flawless! Brilliant <3 
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Varethane Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
Thanks! Really glad you like it! C:
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ADFTlove Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013   Traditional Artist
@01:09this is wonderful and this is so cool Ravens are the best thing in the world
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Varethane Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
@01:09Thank you! C:
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ADFTlove Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013   Traditional Artist
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hellbeasts Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
why in the fuck does maya have to be so expensive!! by the way love the film!
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Varethane Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
If by any chance you're a student, you can download a 3-year license from autodesk for free (:
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hellbeasts Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
really? it suks imnot a student :p
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ani-nystrom Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student Writer
Oh. My. Gosh.


This is freaking brilliant.
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Varethane Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
Thank you!
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Lisa22882 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
nice
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ariebaba Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
Nice work!
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ApocalypticHome Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Student Photographer
OMFG that was fuckin amazing
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Varethane Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
Thank you!
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ApocalypticHome Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Student Photographer
yepsi!
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MercenaryBuster Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AMAZING!
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Lemmy-koopaling Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Great movie!
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Varethane Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
Thanks!
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Lemmy-koopaling Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome!
Understand why this had to be a DD though!
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IllEatYourself Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This... THIS IS AWESOME!! The funny thing is, when I first saw him put that stone into the ground, I immediately thought of the talismans from Jackie Chan Adventures. XD Still, this video was awesome, and I love the little story it implies. I'd love to see it turned into a full movie or something like that, perhaps a series of short films made by you to tell one big story? How long did it take you to make this (NOT counting the time you were holding out)? And do you do commissions for videos like this? I doubt you do, but I think it's worth asking.
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Varethane Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
Oh maaaaaan Jackie Chan Adventures, I remember that show!! Blast from the past, dang XD I'd forgotten it til now.

I wouldn't mind continuing this story on, though it gets tricky the more characters and sets I introduce. This took about five months of nonstop full-time work, all told... because I was in school and this was basically all of my classes I could afford to dedicate myself to it completely, but now that I have a job I'd have to tackle my own projects in my spare time (which I have significantly less of :C ). I don't think I'll ever take commissions for films like this, although there's always a chance of it if I ever find myself between jobs and I get a good offer...

Anyway, thanks! I'm glad you like it, and I do hope to continue this story one day (I really enjoyed working on this).
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IllEatYourself Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad to hear it, and yeah, I heard about/saw a commercial for that show a few years ago and was like "Oh yeah! That was the show that introduced me to Jackie Chan! I remember him being interviewed by those yellow guys from MIB on having his own cartoon around the time it started airing on Kids WB!" A while later, I watched a few of the first episodes on Netflix Instant Play just for nostalgia's sake. XD I STILL think that show has some brilliant elements, such as the idea behind the Talismans, the bladed boomerang that shows up later (first weaponized boomerang I ever saw, and I instantly fell in love, although I'm not exactly an enthusiast about such things now XD), and the freaking hilarious comedic action the show and Jackie himself are known for. And we can't forget that one line that he never actually says outside the show for some reason "Bessy bessy bessy!!!" and we CERTAINLY can't forget... Uncle...
"One more thing!"
Best old man uncle character in anime/cartoons EVER. XD
And now that I think about it, the Jackie seen in the show not only looked very different from the real one, but he even sounded kind of different too, almost like the accent was a bit forced. Doesn't that seem kind of odd to you? I wonder what they were thinking when they changed Jackie's design in the show. XD
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DontTouchTheMap Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is great!
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Vixie-Bee Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Congratulations on the DD, Varethane! I watched the video at work the other day and forgot to comment when I got home, but it's fantastic. I loved the mood in the piece, and your style is fantastic. Gave me a Shadow of the Collossus kind of feel, if you don't mind my saying so, but I'm not sure why, as the short is very unique looking.

Again, fantastic work. Hope to see more animation work from you!
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Varethane Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
Thanks! (: Haha, a few people now have said that it reminded them of Team Ico games, which I cannot see as anything other than a compliment (I love those games so much, ahh). It's probably the mist effect and the geometric patterns on the clothing that evoke it specifically.

I do have another animation from the program I'm planning to upload soon, I just need to update the sound, though that's all I have finished for the moment until I maybe get a chance to update my demo reel. I'm not stopping anytime soon, though!
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F0x-DWS Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
That's great !
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creampuffluvr Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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DyLaN-gReNkE Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is gorgeous! I love it!
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SherlockWhogirl Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
That. Was. Freaking. AMAZING!!!!!! :D :D :D :D That was awesome! Loved it!
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Nikaleles Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this reminds me so much of ico/shadow of the colossus
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iwillburnyou Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Very nice!
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black-ronin1228 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
Very very awesome!
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FrukeChan Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Woow.... that was.... wow. All the pieces came together incredibly well!
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sevenofeleven Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Well done.
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Uzi-Muzi Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is really cool; great ambience, great animation and the lighting from the sign and the raven are all really good :)
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Varethane Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
I had so much fun making that symbol and all of its effects :U It took awhile (and a lot of work) but it paid off!
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Uzi-Muzi Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
I can imagine that it took quite some effort to pull it of like this, but it came out great :)
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Varethane Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
Soooo much trial-and-error, hahaha. Thanks!
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Fractaldragon Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
WOW! This is amazing. Love the imagery, love the feel of this. Congrats on the DD!
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Varethane Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Thanks!
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jlyvers Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your vision is wonderfully expressed! I enjoy everything about this film. I've watched it over and over and enjoy many different things each time. I hope your studies and talents give you many wide scoped avenues to share with others. Thank you for sharing with us.
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Varethane Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Thank you! I'm glad you liked my work, I look forward to bringing even more stories to life in future. (:
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Kalia24 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice one :)
One thing just need a little correction - timing of character movement and steps. I know it's difficult, but when we first see the boy he sometimes slides a bit when 'walking'.
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Varethane Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Thanks!

Yeah, there are a few things I could have tightened up further, and a couple of things I wanted to add... if I ever get some time to sit down and work more on this, I'll definitely try to clean that up!
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HotPinkSexFiend Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Reminds me of ICO for some reason.
Really interesting. :3
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Varethane Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Thanks! Ico and Shadow of the Colossus are some of my favourite games, so it's awesome to hear my work evokes them. :')
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HotPinkSexFiend Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mine too! And you're very welcome! :heart:
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