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The Masquerade

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Jan 3, 2012 | 9:32 PM EST
  • Frontpaged January 16, 2012
  • Review Crew Pick January 11, 2012
  • Daily 3rd Place January 5, 2012
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The entirety of this was made over the course of the last seven days. I'm actually really surprised at how efficient I was here, since I managed to get around 25 seconds done each day.

Even though the actual animation is not pristine or anything and the frame-by-frame is sort of choppy and shaky, I'm proud of how this turned out, mainly due to the atmosphere of it and the story. I think this time it actually has some meaning behind it. Also, this time I actually have some REAL INSTRUMENTS in the music. CAN YOU BELIEVE IT? OMG. Except I mixed them in with synthesized versions of themselves so it's occasionally hard to tell. Oh well.

Edit: Wow, I'm genuinely amazed by the quality of these reviews! There's been a lot of thought put into each and every one of them. Thanks so much, everyone!



Rated 5 / 5 stars

It's time to shed your mask

And show the world who you truly are. For there will always someone who will accept you.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

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This is an incredible depiction of the psychological side of something as simple as going to school. I especially like the scene after-school where the teacher has, not one, but four or five masks taken off, each showing a deeper level of emotion before revealing a defeated man underneath it all. Everyone has to hide their emotions until they find someone they can open up to (as the end). Smooth animation, good story, intense meaning. This is deep, man, thanks for making this.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

this messed up world IS our world.

in some cases not really, in others, 100% true. when u leave ur house, do u change ur personality or how u act? (changing masks). if u act the same way no matter where ur at, then good for u cuz u don't have to pretend something ur not. In this case, the boy was forced to act a different way ( the way everyone else is doing) and to not be himself so he can be shuned by society. this is all to familiar with the real world. just be urself, of course shit happens but how u deal with it can change ur future.

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Not bad

I have to say that was some fucked up world with those masks, but I liked the end. It was bit dull, but it looked like that it had to be that way.


Rated 5 / 5 stars


Whilst in some interpretations it may seem rather politically incorrect (which I personally don't really care about all that much), I thought it was an intriguing little video. Be who you want to be. Strive for your own goals.