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Oct 23, 2008 | 1:51 AM EDT

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An allegory for the life of an architect, set to the dreamy tone of Eastern music.
Created as a gift for my brother's birthday (he is an architect by profession), and derived from two verses of his poetry:

(loosely tanslated from Russian)

"I awoke with fog behind my window
As if a cloud of Paradise.
The people fled, their dwellings and the crane
All vanished with the Earth.

The fog wreathed everything around
Devouring all the world contained
And all that inspired and that soothed
Remained encloistered in my room."

I'll facepalm myself very hard if someone shows me how to make a gradient opacity mask to soften the edges of clouds in some sequences.

Music credit goes to Shahram Nazeri, the Pavarotti of Persia.

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TheBoogleyTheBoogley

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Lovely Atmosphere!

I got all swept up in the mood of it... And didn't want to come back to reality again.


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flaw1flaw1

Rated 5 / 5 stars

great!

not exactly a poem but it probably wouldn't have been any better if it was one. things i didn't like were that you could see his eyes through his eyelids and a little bit the detail in his face. but, other than that, great job! keep submitting


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UrakhUrakh

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Beautiful

Deep and moving for a flash. It's like something I used to see at the animation festivals in college.


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wrayboywrayboy

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Wow!

I'm speachless.
This is art and a flash, alot of people sorta just use shapes but this is great.



gravitygungravitygun

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Very nice

But tell me..what did he tried to do in the end?Lock himself in a house?Try to get deeper into the meaning of architecture?That if you don't understand your job and embrace it there's no future?I don't get it..really..


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