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This is my first serious animation. If you haven't seen my other two, don't. They aren't very good.
This is about depression and how one of the greatest weapons against it is the support of your friends and loved ones.
I'd love some support on youtube!
i really liked this short, it is very well coriographed and it shows that we need someone to rely on and help us when we are down and at our weakest moments.
That's exactly the message I was trying to get across with this short, nice observation. I've been critisized a lot for being too simple and that's okay, but being my first cartoon and also something I wanted to get off my chest before getting into other stuff, I wanted it to be simple.
Very good and simple
Really nice minimalist art direction. It evokes a very clear mood. It's a simple story, but it's effective.
I'll keep an eye on you.
Thank you very much. Considering this was my first animation, i decided a minimalistic approach would be the easiest to do. Since I have plenty enough experience with Photoshop, I decided for more detailed backgrounds. I felt it all fit nicely after testing it out in concept.
This is very well done! Your a great animator you know that? You've done well with your use of style. I especially admired your use of the background in its lighting and shading techniques. Most animations concentrate way too much on the forefronts or the center stage of their topics (Such as characters). Audio was exceptionally good. The melody that accompanied your short add more of a visceral and deeper impact of your story. The real winner of this subject is your tale. The dreadful powers and fears of depression and its destructive effects. I learned sometimes strength and will alone may not fully vanquish such malevolent forces. Sometime as you've mentioned and said one needs a helping hand from someone in one's family or friends or even loved ones to help heal and aid you and give you comfort from the dark thresholds of an unforgiving world. you've shown great expressionism here, and it makes me wonder (forgive me if I pry) what you've gone through if possible to craft something that is expressed and given a manifestation on your part? To me this is very deep to be crafted by anyone who has not went in this path before, To me something speaks to me that you have suffered some scars before too. I love and admire art since not only is something presented by the great keen mind, heart and soul of the artisan but their very essence of pure emotion and what they deem and see the world as. Picasso taught me such and insight and then Van Gogh. These men have shown the world and to this very day the power of emotions through their art forms. They have shown how happy they become and the depressing side they can fall to (its known as the "Blue" period in an artisan's life). I humbly apologize as mentioned previously. You appear to be a very intriguing artisan. I've reviewed and seen many works here and rarely feel so much pure emotions but only from a few. You are a unique soul friend. I'm gong to bestow you a 3 in a half out of 5. And a 4/5 in voting power. You've done well to express your tale. I am here for you and if anybody has any heart or understanding, then they will know too. I hope you've enjoyed this review. I hope you contribute more woks in the future here. And to quickly note you are on my list of favored artisans here. I wish you a good day friend.
Holy crap, this is a detailed review. Thanks! I plan on doing something like a pokemon, Smash Bros. or Zelda cartoon next or something with games and comedy, so I won't be doing all serious stuff. I'm really glad you like this.
To answer your question and not really get too much into my personal life, I have a lot of experience with battling depression and I felt that this would be a great way to express myself before I try out some comedy.
Giving you a 3 for a good animation. It's solid work, but I have to dock you for the storyboard (if you used one.)
You have a great emotive piece, but it falls short in how easy it is for the protaganist to shake the shadows. It's far too simple. The shadows should've swallowed the girl and left him alone and messed with him some more. More faceless people should come and seem to be concerned only to be swept away. The world at his fingertips should tauntingly be kept just out of reach.
The protaganist should have an epiphany and realize these shadows are of his own making. We create our own hells and that's the thing that pushes others away. Then when he confronts the darkness the girl reappears and she pulls him into the light. You can't just run away from the dark -it's always there. You have to confront it. People just show you where the light is when you're ready to embrace it.
What to expect when you're expecting (an acceptance letter)
Some magic frog BEATS!
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