Normally these weekly flight segments feature crazy stunts that defy the law of gravity bringing inspiration to anyone daring to break through boundaries, but for the sake of mixing things up a little this tuesday we wanted to do something a little different . This award-winning animated short film is about a bird by the name of Dougal who oddly has a fear of flying. As he prepares to spend the cold winter alone disaster strikes and he is left with no choice but to face his fears and fly south to be with his fine feathered comadres. Created by the Irish director / animator Conor Finnegan the film mixes live-action puppetry with 2d and 3d animation to bring forth this amazing childlike animated short . For me the best part about it all was reading Finnegan’s background story and realizing that he started off as a graphic designer and after a year switched over to film. Which isn’t and uncommon switch . I got advice from award winning film maker Elliot Raushe just last year at the 2012 vimeo festival. I can’t say that I haven’t been thinking about doing it.