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Please go to sleep - it will greatly help you with retaining all the information. You will also feel much better! Good luck with your test! Love you and your blog!

mmmmmmm thanks i might be able to sleep a llittle better??? now that ive listened to violebnt music and drawn a gift for a buddy ill put it up 2morrow tho unless they fllow my DA then they dsaw it alredy hh uh thanks man uh this will be the “goodnight” post mmm *kisses all ur foreheds*


ugh i think im just so worke dup and mmm ad i dokne eknow if im gona b able to sleep ugh i ahve like 3 fuckin tests tomorrow in shcool too hh

even if i do sleep id only get 5 1/2 hours of sleep

ugh i think im just so worke dup and mmm ad i dokne eknow if im gona b able to sleep ugh i ahve like 3 fuckin tests tomorrow in shcool too hh




MIKE ROUSH / The Hidden Life of the Burrowing Owl / 5:16

I have always been fascinated by wildlife documentaries. As a kid I would take my mom’s camera and try and get as close to the neighborhood animals as I could. Most of the time this would mean long hours sitting motionless on the back deck with bird seed sprinkled on my lap and shoulders. I never got the shot I wanted, so when Chris and Shannon  asked me if I wanted to make an animated film for Titmouse, I said yes before they finished asking. 


Chris and Shannon Prynoski, Dik Pose, and I Line up a shot in the middle of nowhere. photo by Steve Kellener.


Early thumbnails of the burrowing owl.


Rough turnaround.

"Owl" was animated in Flash. I used a technique where I would animate traditionally very rough, then I would take a second pass cleaning up symbols that I would be able to reuse later. Most of the final animation you see in "Owl" is puppeted symbol animation with hundreds of symbols and a different puppet for each shot. This way I could get the detail and animation quality I wanted.


The Flash break-down on one of the owl puppets. Lots of feathers!

One of my favorite parts of making this film was having to get out of the studio and go on location. I found an amazing place in central California called The Carrizo Plain using google maps. I spent the weekends driving all around taking pictures and exploring. Fun fact: The burrow used in the short was an actual owl burrow. On one of the days I was taking photos of the burrow one hissed at me from inside the burrow with it’s rattlesnake like call. It scared me nearly to death.


This is how I made all the “live action” backgrounds. I drew a storyboard of what I wanted and photo collaged lots of pictures together to make it look like what I drew. Unfortunately these places don’t exist in real life.


Whenever the owl had to touch the flower or fork, I took hundreds of photos, cut them out in photoshop and animated them. Fun.


On location I used a couple stand-in models to get the lighting right and a maquette when animating for inspiration.

I had a great time making this film and when I was done we were lucky enough to show it at festivals around the world. After 4 years the “Owl” showed at more than 40 festivals, in over 25 countries. 

Can’t wait to do another one.

Mike’s Tumblr

Mike Roush’s incredible short film is now online!!! Don’t miss this one, folks! It’ll stick to your ribs likes delicious cartoon BBQ!

I was lucky enough to catch this at an animation festival a while back and it blows my mind as much now as it did then

hh i cant te to sleep cause im fuckin mad at everything

uhhnghgg ugh whatever just a fuckin psa bc im not workign againto make that lng ass post 

psa satrt:

okay dont call me cute.

thats it. do not call me cute. 

dont call me cute unless i know you and are hella comforatble around you. alright?????

because other wise it makes me feel awfula nd it brings up terrifyign memories that i dont want to think about like uggh.

SAME for flirtign. do not fuckign flirt with me unless i ahve reblogged one of those things tellign you to in the last 10 hours.

ohmyugod im so pissed what the fukcign shit i was writign a v important page ont he dos and donts of CWW and it fuckign sghut out an dits all gone it was so big im pissed fuckgin