The Architect's Poem

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


I think we see way too few submissions of this artistic quality. Shure - there is a lot of great flash films on newgrounds, A LOT, but it is not that often people try to find a different way of telling their stories, so often you sit and feel that what you are watching is just a product, pop - some might say. This is NOT one of those submissions. This I will call art and for that I salute you.

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..


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

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Oct 23, 2008
1:51 AM EDT
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