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The Hidden Life of the Burrowing Owl from mike roush on Vimeo.

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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. 

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

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Early thumbnails of the burrowing owl.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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"dont worry, mister romney, were only going to the park to play fetch!" says mitts campaign manager

"oh boy!!" says mitt

mitts jubilation slowly turns to horror as they pull into the veterinarians office

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Hahaha

"Men’s Rights" activist and self-proclaimed philosopher Stefan Molyneux pretends to be a woman posting a positive comment on his own video “debunking” Frozen but completely fails at account switching

amazing

Men do things like this a lot

I never want to stop thinking about this.

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Mother cat walks through flames 5 times to save kittens from building fire in Brooklyn, NY.

That’s a FUCKING mother right there. Best mother of the year award goes to a god damn cat. I wish my mom was a cat

This is amazing.

YOU GO MOMMA CAT! This is the best post I’ve seen all day!

I hope that cat and her babies have a good home now!

daniemore:

shaun-coco:

honeybooboolovescheetos5ever:

stunningpicture:

Mother cat walks through flames 5 times to save kittens from building fire in Brooklyn, NY.

That’s a FUCKING mother right there. Best mother of the year award goes to a god damn cat. I wish my mom was a cat

This is amazing.

YOU GO MOMMA CAT! This is the best post I’ve seen all day!

I hope that cat and her babies have a good home now!

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too-kawaii-to-die:

I don’t care what kind of blog I have I will blog this no matter what.

"Craving sensation: feeling unreal" was such a huge part of the beginning of my relapse. I was convinced that people in front of me didn’t even exist and I kept touching things and trying to feel sensation. I’m reblogging because I know that that was so horrifying for me and I never want anyone else to go through it. 

In case someone needs to see this

Just in case this can help someone. Some suggestions also seem harmful (eating a hot pepper really hurts!!!) but steps to feeling better and not self harming is most important. Sending you love and light

STOP SCROLLING! Please reblog this vitally important information because at least one of your followers is self-harming. Thank you!

I need this

I’ve used some of these and they really do help! Reblogging forever simply because this could help save someone

(Source: mentalhealthnostigma)

Better Identification of Viking Corpses Reveals: Half of the Warriors Were Female | Tor.com

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"Researchers at the University of Western Australia decided to revamp the way they studied Viking remains. Previously, researchers had misidentified skeletons as male simply because they were buried with their swords and shields. (Female remains were identified by their oval brooches, and not much else.) By studying osteological signs of gender within the bones themselves, researchers discovered that approximately half of the remains were actually female warriors, given a proper burial with their weapons.”

Women have always fought. We have always been there, ‘contributing to history’. Our own, modern sexism contributes to the erasure of it.

(Bolding mine)

"We have always been there, ‘contributing to history’. Our own, modern sexism contributes to the erasure of it."

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CREEPY THINGS TO WATCH
A compilation of all the horror filled movies, t.v shows & documentaries I could find. It includes some of my own masterposts and other people’s masterposts. 
Scary Movie Masterpost
Childhood Halloween Masterpost
Psychological Thriller Movie Masterpost
Not So Scary Movie Masterpost
Link to Horror Movies You Shouldn’t Miss
Another Horror Movie Masterpost
Foreign Horror Films Masterpost
Creepy Short Film Masterpost
American Horror Story Masterpost
The Walking Dead Masterpost
Supernatural Masterpost
Scooby-Doo Masterpost
Top 10 Disturbing Documentaries
A Haunting Episode List
X-Files Episode List
Ghost Hunters Episode List
Ghost Adventures Episode List
The Twilight Zone Episode List
Unsolved Mysteries Series
Buffy The Vampire Slayer Series
Ghost Whisperer Series
Psychic Kids Series
Is It Real Series
Sightings Series
Strange But True Series
COSTUME/CREEPY MAKE-UP TUTORIALS
A compilation of amazing people with a talent for art and expression. Some of these are gorey, so be cautious. 
Cracked Doll
Infected
Severed Fingers
Dissected Arm
Maggot Eyes
Corpse Bride
Nightmare Before Christmas
Coraline
Dead Bride
Creepy Dummy Doll
Annabelle Doll
The Exorcist
The Ring
Silent Hill Nurse
Chucky: Child’s Play
Candy Demon
Unwanted House Guest
Monster Girl
Blood Nail Art
Scary Fairy Nails
Cute & Easy Halloween Nails
CREEPY STORY NARRARATIONS
What’s better than reading scary stories? Listening to them from people who have a voice that perfectly match the suspense needed for such stories.
MrCreepyPasta
DeadJosey
WellHeyProductions
CreepsMcPasta
Cry Reads
TheLittleFears
ChillingTalesForDarkNights
TheCreepyPastaRaven
Otis Jiry
TheCreepyBookworm
MissShadowLovely
Madame Macabre
Litter Bot
TalesofTim
KittenReadsHorror
Baranabas
CreepyPastaJr
TheCreepyDark
CreepyRainbowPasta
NIGHTMARE FUEL
Creepy compilations from around the web and from posts I’ve made before. 
Top Rated Scary Stories
Cracked on Horror
Listverse Bizarre and Creepy
Creepiest Gifs
Reddit No Sleep
Reddit Paranormal
Reddit Horror
Creepy Contacts
Top 10 Sixpenceee Stories
Top 10 Reddit Lets Not Meet Stories
Top 10 Creepy Short Films
Compilation of Short Creepy Stories
Unsettling Things on the Internet
Top 10 Terrifying YouTube Videos
Top 10 Creepy Audio Recordings
Creepy Dares List
Creepy Facts Compilation
Top 5 Disturbing Topics
Top 5 Fake Documentaries
6 Terrifying Comics
Common Nightmares & Their Meanings
Creepy Japanese Urban Legends
Creepy Lost Episodes Compilation
Compilation of Horror Pranks
Top 5 Mass Extinctions
Glitch in the Matrix
Top 10 Found Footage & Creepy Videos
Top 10 Long Scary Stories
Ways to Contact the Dead
Creepy Meaning Behind Nursery Rhymes
Creepiest Glitch Experiences
Paranormal Science Resources
Map of Monsters/Ghosts/Cryptids in the USA
Everything on Astral Projection
Everything on Terrifying Dolls
HORROR MASTERPOSTS
The first couple are masterposts I’ve made, the rest are masterposts I’ve gathered from other blogs. 
Masterpost of World’s Scariest Places
Masterpost of True Terrifying Events
Masterpost of Creepy Stories
Masterpost of Gothic Novels
Masterpost of Creepy Websites
Masterpost of Creepy Online Games
Masterpost of Creepy Sleep-Over Games
Masterpost of Scary Music
Masterpost of Free Indie Horror Games
Another Halloween Masterpost
Halloween Pixel/Background Masterpost
Another Halloween Pixel/Banners/Cursor Masterpost
Chilling Tales For Dark Nights Masterpost
Paranormal Podcast Masterpost
Scary App Masterpost
Paranormal Creatures Masterpost
Superstitions Masterpost
Creepy Wikipedia Articles Masterpost
Masterpost of Creepy Stuff
Myths & Urban Legends Masterpost
The Bloodworth Saga Masterpost
Scary October Masterpost
CREEPY TUMBLR BLOGS
Some creepy blogs to keep your dash scary 24/7. Thanks to everyone who contacted me for this. Sorry, if I’m forgetting you. I really am. I made this list during midterms week & I was half dead.
hauntergrave
frighteningme
nightmaresaround
unexplained-events
hellyeacreepyshit
fuckyeahnightmares
fifteenhours-creepystories
terrifiantus
spookymrsboo
paranormalstoriess
scare-me-silly
forget-no-sleep
needtostayawake
fatalitum
thecryptocreep
frightningmares
theoddcollection
factualfolklore
cryptidclub
girl-from-uncle
clarence-and-nora
msnohbdy
mysticmud
spectral-shenanigans
littlesplicerbun
paranormal-witness
wishbonee
horror—forever
spookispooks
ominousvox
whispersinanemptyroom
thenordicbeast
phasmophobiaa
macabreproductions
forestofthebloody
creepiesandcryptids
creepyconfession
77743
that-other-creepy-friend
ghoulcatt
crybabycreeper
northpacificdreams
sciophobic
creepycrawlies-and-ghoststories
spooksayer
horrifiedhorror
countingaliens
psychologyofterror
hairyghostleg
thebrightsideofinsanity
theliterarybreaker
crypdoezoology
zencreepypasta
spookyookycity
p1ckm3
creepyartetc
gloriouslymacabre
human-chernobyl
horrorstoriescentral
fuckyeahstrangeshit
spiraphobia
angelicvibes
horror-is-not-dead
deep-dark-fears
cryptidcrossword
nightmarishthings
Well, there you go! :) Be sure to check out my halloween special, where you guys get to share your halloween spirit. Have a lovely October & Halloween everyone!

sixpenceee:

CREEPY THINGS TO WATCH

A compilation of all the horror filled movies, t.v shows & documentaries I could find. It includes some of my own masterposts and other people’s masterposts. 

COSTUME/CREEPY MAKE-UP TUTORIALS

A compilation of amazing people with a talent for art and expression. Some of these are gorey, so be cautious. 

CREEPY STORY NARRARATIONS

What’s better than reading scary stories? Listening to them from people who have a voice that perfectly match the suspense needed for such stories.

NIGHTMARE FUEL

Creepy compilations from around the web and from posts I’ve made before. 

HORROR MASTERPOSTS

The first couple are masterposts I’ve made, the rest are masterposts I’ve gathered from other blogs. 

CREEPY TUMBLR BLOGS

Some creepy blogs to keep your dash scary 24/7. Thanks to everyone who contacted me for this. Sorry, if I’m forgetting you. I really am. I made this list during midterms week & I was half dead.

Well, there you go! :) Be sure to check out my halloween special, where you guys get to share your halloween spirit. Have a lovely October & Halloween everyone!

vivacosima:

cat: places paw tentatively on boob
me: please–
cat: presses paw down on boob
me: don’t–
cat: slowly, agonizingly walks across boobs

(Source: majesdanes)