Gift of Ages

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Gift of Ages is an animation I made in about a week and a half for my church's Christmas program.

Ah, there's so much to say about this one, but I somehow feel that explaining it will make it weaker. I should hope that the piece is strong enough to stand on its own without my having to prop it up with words.

And so for some of you I might have ruined Christmas. But to everyone else, I hope you've enjoyed this presentation and that it brings new meaning to the secular symbols we see annually.

Programs used: Flash 8, openCanvas, 3D Studio Max, and Sound Forge. All 3D work was done by my brother Brian (thanks!), and the music is Chopin's Etude in E major Op.10 No.3, as heard in the OST for Fullmetal Alchemist.


Ah, a spendid creation

A very nice piece of work, captures the essence of Christmas we should not forget. Maybe I haven't seen the most recent flash animations, but I was very delighted to see a volume control in addition to the player controls. My monitor setting allows me to pick '3' (too quiet) or '6' (Too loud).

I'm not religous in anyway I must be honest, however, I always wondered how Santa Claus turned up in Christmas over the years. Athough this may not be historically accurate, it allows me to have a visual image in my mind now, whenever I see presents and Santa, about how they came to be.

Very well done!


I'm not religious, but the animation is good. Quality stuff.
I too, still hope for more people to live by the golden rule.

Excellent Work and Status Quo...

This is a powerful animation, sadly one that has been seen late due to my behalf, yet however, still a tale of incredible spiritually innovating emotions. There is not much to be said about your work, other than that it is always at the highest quality and impressive work put into your animations. My blessings to you and your family who put great strides and effort to put this animation into it's place.

A fan of your work


Good animation! Just plain good.


I'm not religious or anything but this is a really great cartoon with a unique style, you did a great job. I obviously dont have to say that the graphics were brilliant, but the storytelling was very well judged, it gets the message across without being preachy. Nce.

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Dec 23, 2006
9:57 PM EST
  • Daily 4th Place December 25, 2006