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07-12-2007, 11:26 PM
So the following spot may not be the typical CG spot, considering most of the work was done with mechanical pencils and markers. That being said we used After Effects so that makes it CG!

We have done a lot of 3D and motion graphics here at MAKE and are now getting our feet wet by venturing into more traditional animation as well! Hope you enjoy Spilled Oil....

Direct link to "Spilled Oil" - 7 MB QT (

07-13-2007, 12:12 AM
I think this is a great piece of work. The style is unique and visually appealing. Great animation work as well. All around great job.

07-13-2007, 06:10 AM
This is amazing!
Great idea and awesome animation!

5* and I would give more if I could!

07-13-2007, 10:50 AM
You guys already know how I feel about this one....but it can be said again for the record: BEAUTIFUL!!! Makes me want to learn 2d animation :(

07-13-2007, 05:01 PM
really good stuff, i love the idea, the message and obviously the animation

07-13-2007, 08:40 PM
Love the Style, animation, and concept:applause:

07-16-2007, 12:00 AM
beautiful work guys. nice seeing great traditional animation and the idea and message are very respectful....kudos

07-16-2007, 12:09 AM
Excellent work guys. Plugging this right now.

07-16-2007, 12:33 AM
Inspiring stuff. Very nicely done.
The animal animation was completely believable- each animal behaved the way it should.

The oil reminded me of the character Hexus in the kids film "Fern Gully". Following much the same theme.

07-16-2007, 12:35 AM
yeah...absolutely amazing criteria about such sort films is based on whether the idea is clearly shown, and can it be easily consumed by the most of the people who going to watch the film....on that basis I can say you ultimately made I can say nice work, and the style of drawings are well done...and considering that all of the animation is made by markers, i mean, clasical and the appeal, thats the most fascinating part in that movie, at least for me. I think this days our society suffers huge necessity of showing the idea of the oil polution. I admire very highly such way of expresion about the matter - congatulations !

07-16-2007, 12:43 AM

This is couldn't be done without traditional animation
Great work 5*

07-16-2007, 12:56 AM
That's a great sequence.. the animation on the oil underwater reminded me of the "Heart of Darkness" shadow dudes.. 5 stars guys. :buttrock:

07-16-2007, 01:38 AM
Really beautiful and inspiring !

It's a great piece of art with a message... I love it.

Well done !

07-16-2007, 02:22 AM
two for two Chesworth :curious:

nice job guys.

07-16-2007, 03:12 AM
Great stuff! :thumbsup:

07-16-2007, 03:23 AM
This is really nice. This piece proves that sometimes the best solution is brute force animation and let the computer do little to nothing.

Great stuff!

07-16-2007, 04:50 AM
makes me want to walk to work tommrrow... mabye i will... great work excellent five stars an A+

07-16-2007, 06:13 AM
great stuff guys i love it!!

07-16-2007, 06:17 AM
Great job. Definitely gets the point across. Very effective. :thumbsup:

07-16-2007, 06:35 AM

Only thing I think could be better is the audio and sound, especially where the oil-slick-wave heaves up onto the dolphin and where it crashes onto the beach and walruses. I could be louder and have a more menacing sound. Other than that

07-16-2007, 07:55 AM
its just beautiful :eek:
I love the dinamics and style :)
afcourse the theme is sad a bit :sad: all that sea animals.. dying becouse of oil :cry:

5 stars:thumbsup:

07-16-2007, 08:29 AM
very nice flow animation

07-16-2007, 09:57 AM
Very well executed, combines the sense of appeal in the beauty of the visuals combined with the horror of the concept.

I feel the struggle drives this concept. the will to live and the horror of not getting that chance. Animation wise its there but has potential for more. The motion is so continuous and fluid that it communicates the struggle less strong. the slowing down of exhausted birds could`ve helped it to step way beyond the beauty of the motion.

Overall, awesome work!
Thanks for sharing

07-16-2007, 10:04 AM
Yeah, really great work guys, the style and animation is really nice. How many people worked on this? Really cool that it's made from markers!

07-16-2007, 10:52 AM
Thanks for the great comments guys!

It's really nice to see everyone digg the animation, as well as appreciate the concept. It is very important to us to have the idea come through when we create an internal piece.

As mentioned, the piece was animated traditionally. The animators were Andrew Chesworth (who recently posted his Mortimer & Bracket animation) and Aaron Quist. Yours truly just did a bit of After Effects work (I couldn't draw my way out of a post it). These guys have actually been doing quite a bit of design/concepting and smaller projects here at MAKE, but look forward to seeing big things in the future!

07-16-2007, 12:33 PM
No comments....

5 stars...

And forwarding it...


07-16-2007, 04:48 PM
awesome work, i always enjoy the animatiobns you guys produce. Keep it up! :bounce:

07-16-2007, 05:43 PM
Where is the "making off"????

Excellent work!!

07-16-2007, 06:45 PM
Oh WoW! really great job!! just superb, its so great to see traditional animation done well!

07-16-2007, 07:30 PM
great work as always, guys. Only crit has already been mentioned and thats the sound. Other than that really nice.


07-16-2007, 10:00 PM
That oil sure showed those stupid animals who's boss! That was really cool!

07-17-2007, 12:02 AM
Beautiful. Any chance to get a making of? I'd be interested to see some breakdowns and before any post was added etc.

07-17-2007, 08:00 AM
this reminds me of The Pirates of Dark Water :dreamy:

extraordinary work :applause:

07-17-2007, 12:53 PM
5 stars :eek:

07-18-2007, 01:22 PM
Beautiful. Any chance to get a making of? I'd be interested to see some breakdowns and before any post was added etc.

Sure thing! Almost finished animation with some effects test but mostly line work still.

Spilled oil WIP - 4 MB (

07-19-2007, 07:59 PM
Ahh awesome. Thanks for that.

07-20-2007, 05:49 AM
amazing. damn cool. fantastic. feels like 2d is still alive

07-22-2007, 01:30 AM

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