"The Barley Way" Work Reel
So here's the work reel for the film I've been hard at work on.
Production started in March 2009 when I recorded the voices of Pete Emslie and Brock Gallagher.
My goal was to make a cartoon with everything I like about the medium. I was interested in tackling musical timing (I used bar sheets) characters and relationships, a Tex Avery story structure (with a topper gag that reflects on the characters) clear & fun posing (for which my new hero is Floyd Gottfredson) wild animation (I studied Rod Scribner) and facial acting (for which I studied the mirror).
In short I was trying to make the kind of cartoon I'd want to see. Now that most of the hard work is done, to get it all colored, I'm gonna keep working on it like a monk in the back room. Enjoy!
I'd like to give a huge shout out to Ben for his amazing contribution to the color styling! You're pure talent, man.