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The studio I work for www.titmouse.net had it's annual '5 Second Animation Day' where the studio is shut down for the day and everyone in the studio, where you are an artist on not, get to create whatever we wish and it has to be 5 second minimum. We then have them compiled have have an in studio film festival! Every one had creative, funny, and beautiful works.

This 30 seconds of fun was my humble submission. A quick description of my animation: What you are looking at is a window into my brain. You will see basically why I became an animator. The wonderful kinetic and exuberant anime animation that I had a steady diet of growing up in the 80s. You would say, this is my homage to what eventually inspired me!

Enjoy.
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:iconlord-crios:
Lord-Crios Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Coolest
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:iconmatch25:
Match25 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
too little Xixa
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:icondadward:
Dadward Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Professional Filmographer
but she's in there!
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:iconmatch25:
Match25 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
yeah that is the only reason i watched it, but its like all the people that were psyched to see Angel in X3 where he only had three scenes
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:iconmistuh-b:
Mistuh-B Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
I remember this from years ago.
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:icongriff-84:
Griff-84 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Professional Filmographer
This is bomb my man. Great stuff.
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:icondadward:
Dadward Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Thanks!
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:iconpimecomb:
pimecomb Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
i swear i've seen this animation of yours before, though i never forgot it.
i guess its about time i favorited it.
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:iconj-rok:
j-rok Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
That is some slick animation. :nod:
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:icondadward:
Dadward Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Thanks.
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:iconj-rok:
j-rok Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
Welcome good sir!
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:iconrini-sama:
Rini-sama Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
Xixa :3
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:icontatsujinedge:
TatsujinEdge Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
Nice work i must truly awesome given form. Really like the vehicle design and why do you tease us with Xixa :lol:
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:iconsashageorge:
SashaGeorge Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
I loved it
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:iconmonele:
Monele Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Kick ass, sir! :D
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:iconboobella:
Boobella Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Love it ! Did you see this animation : [link]
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:iconthe-sax:
The-Sax Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010
Quite an exciting compilation.

I seem to recall the low flying ship from before somewhere. Didn't you use it previously?
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:icondanielboik:
DanielBoik Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
Sweet man :)
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:iconniekitty:
niekitty Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
Heee! =^^= fun!
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:iconballoonprincess:
BalloonPrincess Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010  Hobbyist Filmographer
Very cool work! :)
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:iconhotaruthodt:
HotaruThodt Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010   Digital Artist
This...is pure epic win, good sir. I can't stop watching it. :D

Did you create the music playing yourself? I want an mp3 of that track. :XD:
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:iconrongs1234:
rongs1234 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
still very very cool
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:iconcrazymew:
crazymew Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
EPIC
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:iconafrodisium:
Afrodisium Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
Wicked stuffs as always, dude. :)
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:iconkaijuduke:
KaijuDuke Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
awesome animation!
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:icondsanchez:
DSanchez Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
I dig it - I particularly like the craft animation and mech. Two favorite items of mine although for some reason I never draw them anymore :o
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:iconsatam-cheesecake:
SatAM-Cheesecake Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
Your inspiration is dakka dakka dakka?
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:iconmistypine01:
mistypine01 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
EXcellent animation, Dadward. More Xixa!!
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:iconbaikobits:
BaikoBits Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Definitely reminds me of the olden days of Robotech/Macross. You've outdone youself yet again, sir. :)
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:icongwebber:
gWebber Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
Space ships, mega cannons and ..well ... boobs .. all good reasons to get into animation :)
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:iconkskillz:
kskillz Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010  Professional General Artist
Fan-Freakin-Tastic my freind!!!!!!!
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:icondevilpig:
Devilpig Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
Great job mang. I'm sorry I missed out this year.
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:iconyuxtapuestoelmono:
Yuxtapuestoelmono Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
A-MA-ZING-!!!!!!
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:iconmacktruck84:
macktruck84 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
Very nice and I was wondering what song you used for it?
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:iconoptimuspraino:
OptimusPraino Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I am blown away and macross missile massacred by this awesomeness.
Certainly miss 80s anime that had that fierce and strength.
Ive been doing some research on animators and directors of that era, and Ive become a big fan and researcher of Masami Ohbari, who was responsible for many greatly animated gorgeous women and awesome mecha, not to mention extreme camera angles and dynamic shots such as these.
Its worth checking him out!
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:icondjgaijin:
djgaijin Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010
Those are some very Robotechy missiles!
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:iconshatteredrealms:
shatteredrealms Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010  Professional General Artist
awesome work ^_^ your inspiring me to push forward with my animation to ^_^ keep up the grate work ^_^ who knows maybe all be working for thew same company soon ^_^
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rsj Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010
I'd love to see this with a bit more tweening on Xixa's part... And the 80's kid in me wishes the robot guy had a bigger explosion. ^^;

But for what it is, this is some seriously awesome stuff. Nice timing with the music you've got here, too.
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:iconpesto-posta:
Pesto-Posta Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010
Hmmm :D
as always love your work,
but what with the icon for
it I was hoping for more Xixa ;)
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:icondracothrope:
dracothrope Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010
So epic. I love the description to go with this, as well. ^_^ Sounds like a lot of fun!
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:iconvest:
vest Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010
Very cool. I remember at art school doing a similar thing where we had a day to do one animation, and it's quite awesome when you work in only 10 to 15 second scripts (is it appropriate to call it the 'Robot Chicken' style?). You don't feel bogged down by the project, and from the moment you first press pencil to storyboard, you already see the light at the end of the tunnel. And nothing quite like that light to really push people into working super-hard, and not getting detracted by, oh for example, writing long-winded comments on deviantArt...

...

...I just totally forgot what I was working on, now...
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:icondadward:
Dadward Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Hahah, I don't mind the long winded comments. I enjoy when people take the time to put some thoughts together.

Yes, the idea of calling it '5 second day' was to prevent us animators from getting bogged down and trying to create 20 minute epics. Having only a day to work on the projects forces us to be brisk with our work.
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SuperCDR Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beyond awesome!
Those kind of toons (and many others) heavily influenced me on the artistic level as well. The current crap that you see on TV is visually unoriginal (well, as a matter of fact, several current toons are facsimile generation 6 of pokemon, storywise, as well) and provide no sense of energy or story depth at all. We have a few honorable mentions like Chowder and The Secret Saturdays...
Thanks for your art!!!
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:icondadward:
Dadward Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Thanks for your thoughtful comments. In a lot of ways, I boiled down to it's essence what has inspired my over the last 30 years.
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:iconvest:
vest Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010
And Flapjack! :w00t:
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:iconzaelya:
Zaelya Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
so this is what you were working on today? XP
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:icondadward:
Dadward Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010  Professional Filmographer
It was yesterday actually. Today was the screening. I waited till after the screening to post.
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:iconzaelya:
Zaelya Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
aaaah spiffyface. so that's why you were "really really busy" XD
totally came out great.
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:icondadward:
Dadward Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010  Professional Filmographer
*bows humbly* thank you.
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:iconkalad1:
kalad1 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010
I note the way the missiles fly.
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