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Apr 19, 2010 | 9:11 PM EDT

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My first solo flash submission!??! Just kind of a short experiment.. do pardon the file size, I know it's a little on the short side. A five-day exercise based on a story a professor of mine once told me. I'll spare the details so you can decide what it means for yourself.

Done entirely in Flash CS3 and Photoshop CS2 (including the 3D looking stuff, which is actually only some 2D trickery)... rendered to video because the number of simultaneous filters and effects in some parts tend to make Flash players seriously unhappy :0
It actually took me longer to sort out the file formatting than it did to animate and draw... go figure?!

Using the "dim the lights" feature kind of helps too.

Plz do enjoy.



Rated 5 / 5 stars

Philosophy Through Art

I was pleased to see Jszostak's interpretation of your animation (read a few below this review)-- I'm glad others can see that this actually has some depth-- albeit some ambiguity. The father's appearance and behavior seemed especially important-- he was completely black, a void of color and connection. I would think the animation was more a comment on lack of connection than lack of control-- but definitely see how it could be interpreted another way. When it's this ambiguous, it's hard to say for sure what the author truly intended.

As far as animation goes, I thought the use of filters and blurring to denote depth was masterfully done. The father's movement, especially during the brief close-up, was amazing; very fluid and appropriately blurred.

Anyways-- very cool animation. Keep up the good work!

redminus responds:

Oh man,
It's awesome that people are thinking about this little thing and offering their own interpretations. I could've gone into detail describing the meaning, but I think that (like most things) people who like it will get more out of it if they can look at it from their own angle.
Sort of like some kind of an animated rorschach test?
Okay but I'll stop now. Thanks for your review~!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

the meaning to me feels like this
the crib being a metaphor for a prison
and the crane being freedom
the baby reaches for freedom he cannot grasp


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Nice job

The animation overall was awesome and for the first time i watched it i tought the crane was real.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Epic Fail!

This baby is mentally challenged (retarded) for lack of a better word


Rated 5 / 5 stars

It was interesting, needs some things though.

It was interesting to see the baby mimic the crane. That alone was OK. You may not be ambitiously seeking to make a great movie, but I would recommend more story and character development to draw the crowd in. (maybe the babies dad works on a crane and he/she remembers that too.
That is all....Cheers

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