The Masquerade

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The entirety of this was made over the course of the last seven days. I'm actually really surprised at how efficient I was here, since I managed to get around 25 seconds done each day.

Even though the actual animation is not pristine or anything and the frame-by-frame is sort of choppy and shaky, I'm proud of how this turned out, mainly due to the atmosphere of it and the story. I think this time it actually has some meaning behind it. Also, this time I actually have some REAL INSTRUMENTS in the music. CAN YOU BELIEVE IT? OMG. Except I mixed them in with synthesized versions of themselves so it's occasionally hard to tell. Oh well.

Edit: Wow, I'm genuinely amazed by the quality of these reviews! There's been a lot of thought put into each and every one of them. Thanks so much, everyone!


This really does show the true face of society. The "feel" of this was perfect, not sure why, but I just can't explain it.

Society's reflection. very nicely done.

music needs work though.

everybody wears a mask to hide their true selves. disgusting. the animation was freaking awesome however.

This really does show the way society, no, humans as a whole really are. Those who do not act like the mass are shunned. Those who do not believe what the mass believes, are shunned.

You either act like every other person or you are an outsider. Hated by everyone. To act like everyone else we don't show negative emotion. It brings negative attention. When it comes to the point that you can no longer hide it, you break. Some break away and take their anger out on society, others decide to finally end the cycle for good.

This was a great animation. It really gets you thinking. Thank you very much.

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It's sad how this reflects... Reflects upon society... Reflects upon humans... Reflect in general.

With the sad people, whom I call the Saddies: Those are the ones whom we reject. The geniuses... The amazingly brilliant people who can help us the most... They are whom we despise

The smilers, as I call them: Those whom we embrace. We think that they are the best, and so do we. They're oh-so great, when really, they're not, and they only hurt the Saddies because they wish they were one...

And the adults: They represent things like the government and society in general, not the people exactly. You're 'good': you get treated well. You're 'bad': Life is one big beating.

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4.42 / 5.00

Jan 3, 2012
9:32 PM EST
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