I quickly understood this to be an analogy of the illusion of control.
It is comforting, and people always seek it and imagine it to hide from the randomness that often pervades life.
But, to assume control over something one does not understand is a danger, for that which is truly in control asserts itself without regard to those who imagined themselves in control, and their disappointment at the end is quite crushing.
A great interpretation, I'm glad that held some meaning for you. There really are lots of ways to approach this, and its amazing to me that some people are taking the time to share their thoughts.
It's ok I guess
Oh it "means" something
Same with everything else
In the end it's boring and forgetful
The flash is forgetful? I suppose you're right, Flashes don't have very good memories.
That baby sounds like Smeagol xD
I was expecting him to go 'Preciousssss'
lol NICE :D
this is good, i like it. very deep atmosphere.
Your animation was spot on. great angles and very nice feel/atmosphere to the entire piece. As far as art like this goes, I always feel that the artist is intrigued by what the viewer gets out of it, so I'll give you my impressions.
In the beginning, the baby has no control over his own destiny, he is in the arms of the parent and free-will is non existent. The baby is put into a crib and his lack of control is reaffirmed. It isn't until the baby see's the crane, something that the baby does not understand, that a sense of control is acquired. Now that the baby is experiencing something that he doesn't understand there is a sense that control is now evident. The baby feels the control and enjoys it. However that enjoyment is short-lived when the baby realizes that the crane is a completely separate entity from him and that control never truly existed.
Theme: Control over one's life is a conflict evident in humans from birth to death.