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    Lightbulb Iraq - A Soldier's Perspective

    http://www.break.com/index/the-war-i...rspective.html


    This is done comic style; very powerful short film. Thought it was worth sharing.
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    WOW! That is well done....art and animation too. Thanks for posting.
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    This is just one excerpt from a series CBS did on the whole iraq war, I cant remember the title of it but it was really good.
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    I was gonna say, is this from a REAL SOLIDER or is it just written in the First person? The art is fanTASTIC. Milligan? It isn't quite as textured but it has sort of the same feel.
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    The documentary that this short was made for came from a book of soldiers accounts in Iraq.

    No clue on who did the animation, if I remember the original name of the documentary I'll look it up.
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    very cool.. creative take on things. - JAG
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    Reminds me of Sin City, especially when he said "I was smoking like a chimney". Very very well done.
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that was really nicely done! but still terrible in the end..
Great animation and "look" or style.. thanks for sharing it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue View Post
    very powerful short film. Thought it was worth sharing.
    I'll have to disagree with you on the powerful part, but it was extremely well executed and, I daresay, a pretty accurate reflection of a soldier's experience in Iraq. Myself and two friends are planning to do a similar animation for a school porject, so big thanks for posting this - I haven't come across many such animation to look up to. Definitely worth sharing, big thanks .
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    I thought it was pretty powerful - I was just about to post this, a friend of mine sent it to me today, very well done. I'm gald this experience could be shared with the quality and energy behind it. I'm interested in seeing more about the whole documentary.

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    This is probably the documentary which contains this well done animation:

    Operation Homecoming: Writing The Wartime Experience

    And the illustrator in charge appears to be a "Christopher Koelle" of Portland Studios.

    http://imdb.com/name/nm2559643/
    http://christopherkoelle.blogspot.co...ht-on-pbs.html

    This is his gallery site and contains some stills from the movie.
    http://www.christopherkoelle.com/gallery/

    The animation was done by "The Law of Few" as stated by C. Koelle in the second link above.

    Some more information on the CartoonBrew Homepage.
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    I thought the name Colby Buzzel sounded familiar. He got kinda famous when he started writing an anonymous blog during the early part of the war... without army approval. His book is called My War, Killing Time in Iraq.

    His blogspot is...

    http://cbftw.blogspot.com/
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