James Dashiell is a dick. The toughest P.I. in all of Palookaville. At least that's how he fancies himself. Truth is he's flunked out of the police academy five times, and has little more than a lost kitten to his case credits but when Wanda Warrendoffleekhifenstein walks into his life, that all changes. Her brother's sister's aunt's uncle's mother's friend's son was murdered and she wants Dashiell to find the killer. Now he has to scourer the seedy underbelly of the city, running afoul of busboys, waitresses, film fanatics, hobos, hookers, horny geriatrics, and even the police. If he wants the truth, he'll have to keep digging. If he wants fame and fortune, he'll have to stay alive. Written by
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The film was animated using Adobe Flash with some traditional hand drawn animation peppered here and there for various reasons. Each scene had to be rendered out in several layers of image sequences to then be recomposited in Adobe Premiere where additional digital effects could be added. These effects largely consisted of lighting techniques and blurs to add to the film's sense of depth. The recomposited scenes were then re-rendered into new image sequences that were edited together to make the final film. Accounting for multiple layers and render passes the 84 minute film at a rate 24 frames per second would have generated a low end estimate of 604, 800 images. See more
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