Lucas Martell is an animation director best known for his hilarious short Pigeon: Impossible - the film has more than 10 million hits on YouTube. Martell's latest short film is The Taking Tree, which he made in conjunction with fxphd.com. It's now available to watch in full below.

You can learn how Martell created the film - from writing, storyboarding, animation, sound, effects, lighting to rendering - in these two popular fxphd courses that take you through the entire process with incredible tips and tricks for animators: Writing, Directing and Animating a Short Film and Texturing, Lighting and Finishing a Short Film.

Martell will soon be releasing online another new short - The OceanMaker - which is currently playing at several festivals .


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