Aug 13,
2006

chinese translation


Hey so here’s a quick video Eric Johnson and I co-directed for the good M. Ward.

Thanks to Gene Blakefield and Darin Bendall for the animation help and the mighty Chris Chua for the art contribution.

Youtube backup here.

30 Comments

  • Aug 13,
    2006

    I like it I like it! Again, strong concept – well done! Looks purty and sounds shiny too.

  • Aug 13,
    2006

    loving it dood!! Your designs are just awesome!! They make it totally easy to animate, because all the character is allready there. Plus you are a joy to work with, ‘cept for that time you found a shotgun..that was a little scary. Anyway, congrats on another excellent video. It was my pleasure working on it with you.

  • Aug 13,
    2006

    Nay my friend, the pleasure is all mine for even being associated with this fine endeavor, so thank you.

  • Aug 13,
    2006

    Man! I am such a fan of you animation!

    That’s it I am starting the Unofficial-Official J. Trussell Fan Club. We’ll have buttons with your likeness and we’ll meet on Tuesdays at 2:00am on your lawn. I hope that works for you.

    Best,
    Steve

  • Aug 13,
    2006
    by russ

    wow! aint that charming!

    great stuff, love the characters and the subtle animation style.

  • Aug 13,
    2006

    ok this is too much.. one of my favorite artists doing a video for one of my favorite musicians.. i just imploded from sensory overload. amazing!!

  • Aug 13,
    2006

    Cool. I asked the people over at Frederator if they would try to get your Cold Cut video so hopefully as their popularity grows so will yours . . . just like War Photographer.

  • Aug 13,
    2006
    by Mega

    Wow, great work Guys! the designs were super tight looking, and it paced itself well to the song. something to be proud of!

  • Aug 13,
    2006

    THat was sooo cool! I love the birdies!! Good job :)

  • Aug 13,
    2006

    Thanks a ton for the good words, everyone. It was a supertight turnaround and in the middle of a work flood, but I definitely wanted to see it through. Glad we made it.

    Gene & Darin- I’m truly indebted, goodgents.

    Warren- Belated thanks, man! I just found out you commented on this back when I originally posted this weeks ago.

    Steve- I’m beyond flattered. Let’s just have your fan club that I head up meet at the same time same place, then we can both sit and trade buttons. My place is good… just watch out for the doggy lawnmines.

    Russ- Many fine thanks. I swung by your site and now have extreme blogenvy. Thanks for the link, bruddah!

    Paublo- Ha ha! My plan is working. Now if I can only take out all the other talented people I can have all the JOBS!!!!!! Glad you dig it, man.

    Mega- Thanks a big stack! More to come hopefully super soon.

    PaulSketch- Thanks, man! Birds always seem to creep into my work for some reason. Glad you liked it.

    Thanks again, dumpster viewers!

  • Aug 13,
    2006

    supercool dude!

  • Aug 13,
    2006

    Super!!!! Man you gots vision!!! And you knows how I feel about M.Ward.

  • Aug 13,
    2006
    by russ

    Thanks yeah, just posted up an entry with a link to your new vid. Hope you don’t mind.

  • Aug 13,
    2006

    wow, joel :)

    …absolutely charming stuff… the art fits the music so perfectly.
    Very warm, and very sweet!
    -Dagan

  • Aug 13,
    2006

    me encanta tu estilo!!.un abrazo

  • Aug 13,
    2006

    Thanks a ton, everyone. Glad the visuals seem to fit the music. The style’s something new for me, so I’m glad you dig it!

    Russ- Mind? I’m honored, good sir.

  • Aug 13,
    2006

    The animation reminds me of all those cartoons of chinese classical and mythical stories. Mainly those with Sun Wukong (Monkey God) and such. They used to show them around the Lunar New Year period here in Singapore. The scene where the mountain moves towards the flying bird to simulate movement is so typical of chinese animation. I love the movement of the chinese fairies when they dance….wonder if you’ve seen them before too.

    Love the video. Love the song too.

  • Aug 13,
    2006

    congrats on anutha cold hard flash appearance!! you are on a roll baby!!! Soon you’ll be rich, and then you buy a ticket up here and we can hit the gate hard baby. yeah!! wooooooohooooooo.

  • Aug 13,
    2006

    little fish- Thanks so much! Glad you like it. Glad to know you see so many Chinese influences as well.

    geen- I think the rich part is a stretch, but hopefully richer than I am currently. I would absolutely love to hit the gate. Or better yet go to the Canterbury and get a cajun chicken sandwich.

  • Aug 13,
    2006

    Oh, the Canterbury…

  • Aug 13,
    2006

    i loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooovee it…it told you in an email i think i remember,…
    so…anyways….
    how about a new post;)?

  • Aug 13,
    2006

    very very cool joel! the textured rice paper action in the background really helps set the scene/mood. cool tune too! must have been a fun one to animate!

    still need to go check out the atomic swindlers live while i am still in rochester. that was a killer video too!

    -Andy Smith

  • Aug 13,
    2006

    Hi -

    swung by as an M. Ward fan, quickly becoming a jtruss fan too.

    excellent video!

  • Aug 13,
    2006

    Hey thanks, gentledudes.

    anton- One day I’ll make it back there and we’ll scrawl more drunken exquisite corpses.

    robokid- Thanks a billion, man. You’re right… I’m way overdue to post something. I’ll try an remedy that soon.

    smitty- Many thanks, sir. It was a fun one to animate, but loads of pressure to make a quick turnaround. God bless the internet for making it happen.

    carson- Thanks for stopping by, good sir. Glad you enjoyed the piece! Mr. Ward is a fine talent indeed.

    Hopefully new things very soon. Just trying to tie up about 1,000,000,000,000,000 things at the moment.

  • Aug 13,
    2006
    by Ron

    Great designs, great work!

  • Aug 13,
    2006
    by Neil

    Yes, this is really nice! My brother found this on YouTube and passed it along, and I posted it on my site after Kazu identified you as one of the creators. I’ve been an M Ward fan for a long time, and it’s very nice to be introduced to your work.

  • Aug 13,
    2006

    ron- Thanks a bunch, man! You’re up in Halifax? How do they pack so much animation talent up in Halifax?

    neil- Glad you found the piece! Kazu’s a supertalented and superfriendly gent, isn’t he? I had the pleasure of hanging out with him a while back and he showed me your work in the new “Flight”. Great stuff, m’man. I’ll be keeping an eye out for new works!

  • Aug 13,
    2006
    by Anonymous

    I absolutely love this video…Buddhism at it’s best…Superbly done! My good friend sent it to me today and I think I’m going to pass it along to my other fellow Buddhist buddies! Thanks so much for making such a kick-ass video!

  • Aug 13,
    2006

    Thanks anonymous! My pleasure.

  • Aug 13,
    2006
    by Anonymous

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