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Hey people!  You can now watch METRO, a short I animated in my school days, here on vimeo:

vimeo.com/25034611

We just finished the festival cycle, and now it's online.  Enjoy!
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Samster360 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Student General Artist
Very nice. Where did you go to school?
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MNQuattlebaum Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014
This is brilliant!
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krukof2 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Professional
:wow: amazing ... wonderful ... I'm speechles... great story, great pictures, great music , beautiful characters  !

thank you so much for this powerful moment of pure poetry :love:
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JakeWyatt Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Professional Artist
Hey, I'm so glad you like it!
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MasikaRain Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
I just need to say, Jake, that I keep this journal entry in my inbox so that I can come back and watch this short periodically. It makes me go :la:
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JakeWyatt Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Artist
Awww, thanks Court!
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AmandaMullins Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Loved the art direction and mood in this.... I really can tell the illustrative quality in it and that is something I really like. I think when illustration meets animation it can be a very genuine thing.

I've contemplated doing my own animation on the side, but mostly I only am familiar with After Effects and at that fairly limited when it comes to actual fluid animation - at least of my knowledge. Regardless this is still inspiring!
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JakeWyatt Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional Artist
Why thank you, miss! Those are very kind words! I love your comics, and I'd be really interested in seeing you make a film.
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AmandaMullins Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Sure, your work deserves it!
And well I'll let you know if any animation is coming along. :] Thank you!
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scrii Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Student
so fluid and wonderfully charming, the animation and colours and composition and music are all amazing. probably one of the best things i've watched in a while and definitely something i'll remember and be sure to watch again! looking forward to your new short too.
just one thing that i'm curious about: may i ask how you did the train and the ripples on the lilypads?
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JakeWyatt Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Professional Artist
Yes you may. The train and the ripples are both After Effects trickery. I painted the train cars and animated the ripples straight-on, with no perspective or anything. Then a few of my brainy friends took those assets into After Effects and animated/relocated them in perspective in the scene. They're basically 2.5 D sprites. Think old school Duke Nukem.

So... you caught me cheating. :)
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scrii Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Student
haha not cheating at all! it's clever and works effectively and seamlessly, so why not :)
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Braise Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist
That was great! I'm curious about your process. The song felt so fitting, I wonder if you have it in mind prior to actually animating?
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JakeWyatt Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Professional Artist
Good question! So my younger brother is a composer, and I brought him the animatic, before animation, and we talked about pieces of music that I wanted to pull from, music that had the right vibe or feel to it. So I had some things in mind, specific styles of music and emotional beats, but not a tune or a melody.

Then he worked out a first draft of the score to the animatic. We played it back and discussed where to push certain emotions, where to pull back, etc. as the animation process went on. I don't know quite how many versions we went through, but there were quite a few, and it changed quite a bit. We locked the final sheet music to the finished and edited animation, then my brother, a performance pianist, and I all recorded different parts of the score to the edit for mixing later on. Mixed the music to the final cut and called it good.

And that was the process. Working with a good composer can't be beat. I'm gearing up to start another short in a few months and I'm planning to work with my brother again.
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Braise Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist
I'm a little late here, but thanks for that reply! Very insightful. When you watch Tom and Jerry, you'll notice the music really complements the animation, which makes the animation feel very natural. I got that same feeling when watching your animation; everything just flowed perfectly. Nice to know you really thought things through, especially the song choice.
Hope to see more from you in the future!
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Red-Fox2009 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
That was just beautiful. Thank you for making my day with this. I'm going to share this with as many friends as I can. Congrats on a job well done!
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JakeWyatt Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Professional Artist
Awwww, thanks!! I appreciate the help in getting the word out!
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theforestishaunted Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
Wow, really-really beautiful and moving! This just made my day! :aww:
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JakeWyatt Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Professional Artist
Awww, thanks!
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JeffStokely Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Professional
Wow. Absolutely gorgeous, sir. Just perfect!
It's awesome seeing people so multitalented as yourself, especially in animation. Got a big soft spot for it!
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JakeWyatt Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Professional Artist
Thanks, Jeff! I, too, have a soft spot for animation. It keeps pulling me back in.
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Rin-Uzuki Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sweet! I'll watch it straight away! <3
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vehemence-41 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
that was so amazing, I really like the colour and the beautiful envirnment.
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JakeWyatt Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Professional Artist
Thankyou!
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decembertiggerX Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
Love the lineless animation! The whole film is so cohesive, every part fits together so nicely. Well done!
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JakeWyatt Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Professional Artist
Whythankyousomuch!
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MasikaRain Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
Wow, that is really beautiful, Jake! Everything about it, the animation, the story, the music. Well done.
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JakeWyatt Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Professional Artist
Awww, thanks Court! I'm glad you liked it, man!
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MasikaRain Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
Yeah, it was fantastic!
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dio-03 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Student Artist
absolutely loved it. felt like something out of pixar or ghibli, really.
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JakeWyatt Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Professional Artist
Whoa, that is one serious compliment! Thank you, sir!
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dio-03 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Student Artist
it's probably a combination of the music and the whimsical/artistic interaction between human and animal. plus a young girl being the protagonist. the magical underground subway reminded me a lot of Nausicaa, but all these elements were done really well in your short film and they also felt original in their own way.
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JakeWyatt Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Professional Artist
Well, thanks! I had a lot of fun making it. Working on putting together another short with [link] . We'll see how it goes!
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dio-03 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Student Artist
good luck, though I know you both won't need it : )
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JakeWyatt Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Professional Artist
Thanks, man!
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ARTofANT Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful!
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IrianWhitefox Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
I saw it! Really awesome work! Interesting concept and style and quite a good story, keeps you wondering why the fox took the ticket.
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JakeWyatt Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Professional Artist
Thanks, man!
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IrianWhitefox Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
The pleasure is mine!
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AmandaMyers Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
So happy to see this! Very lovely Jake!
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JakeWyatt Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Professional Artist
Thanks, Amanda!
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Sulfate-free Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
That was just beautiful! Great work, its a really interesting and original concept. :>
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JakeWyatt Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Professional Artist
Thank you so much!
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leftb4right Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
That was lovely mr wyatt! The animation was beautiful and the mood was perfect! Great job!
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JakeWyatt Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Professional Artist
Thank you for the kind words, Miss!
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leftb4right Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
no problem ^u^
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AfuChan Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Professional General Artist
That was wonderful. Well done. I also love the music choice. It went well with the animation.
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JakeWyatt Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Professional Artist
Thank you, sir! My little brother did the music, and it's my favorite part of the whole thing.
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AfuChan Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Professional General Artist
Your brother is very good.
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