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The Distortion

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The Infrastella Project - The Distortion - Animated short
June 2012 – November 2012
1762 frames running at 25 frames per second
12 shots, 478 symbols and 36 layers
Total running time: 1 minute and 10 seconds
Programs used – Adobe flash CS3-6

Written and Directed by – Ryan Catania
Art and Animation by – Ryan Catania
Music - Crisis City by Tomoya Ohanti


The infrastella project is an animated concept involving my original character " Celeste ". Celeste as a character is a representation of my motivations and my inspirations; She is the embodiment of my passion for animation and music. I believe music and animation go hand in hand, the two influence one another and form together to create such emotional and visually stunning experiences. That is what Celeste represents, my passion for animation and music together.

Celeste is one of the many “Celestrial beings “that make up the sound dimension known as the “Infrastella “. The Infrastella is a mechanical driven dimension that maintains the natural BPM and pulse of the musical universe. The universe is constructed and made up of highly advanced technology that acts as living entities to maintain the pulse and flow of the Infrastella.

The short acts as pilot ( Test footage ) episode introducing the setting, characters and animation style. It was developed during my second year at University as a part of a 2D character animation unit.

Mark: HD

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nice lots of potential in it keep going

not bad animation though I think the movements could've been more fluid but overall pretty good it's like an anime version of Tron except better

a little to short could have put longer story into it like the animation and graphics hope u made new video with this girl tell us how the world got that way

Even with it being so short i felt a certain kind of connection to the world you created. I would love to see more! You started with an amazing concept and if you follow through im sure your work will be appreciated. 4 stars only because the length. Graphics were great. Music was epic.

THAT'S IT???!! the scenery and all around design had me going against my chair kinda flipped me to the side how i have a simlilar idea but that had nothing to do with how annoyed i felt when BAM!! over!!

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3.35 / 5.00

Dec 20, 2012
4:30 AM EST