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 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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Nice Vid

You should make a scond part!

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this reminds me of a poem I worte called the mask about people hiding behind masks of their true selves it's like we read eachothers mind without knowing eachother,, anyways really good animation proves a point as well never hide

This describes how well

High school was for me and also how friendship can be made in a world where people try to hide behind things

u just blew my mind

thank u thank u so much for this story it really reminds me that there may'nt b a smile behind a mask...great story i especially liked it because i feel the same way stuck in a mask unable to do anything about it....really great animation

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4.42 / 5.00

Jan 3, 2012
9:32 PM EST
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