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A musician becomes deaf and struggles to adapt to a new life.

Check out my other animated short films;
Followers - vimeo.com/117047469
Priorities - vimeo.com/93124212
Aqua - vimeo.com/36338055

Written and Directed by Gints Zilbalodis
Music by Bertrams Pauls Purvišķis


Made with Maya, After Effects, Photoshop and Logic Pro X.

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This is pretty poignant and made me feel sorry for the musician, especially at the end although it's bittersweet rather than an all-around downer. Also, the animation is superb. Great job!

Rarely am i so moved and truly astonished by an animated show let alone on Newgrounds. Always fun to be surprised in my favorite medium.

The true success of it is i feel that for the first time in my life i can understand what it means to be deaf even if it's just a little bit. So thanks for the perspective and the tears of both joy and sadness which really is the best kind.

omg amazing


Awesome cartoony and graphics. Flowed pretty well.

Good story. I would be concerned that there wasn't much else to the story but it's a short film so I wont be harsh harsh harsh. (I watch some short films but not a fan of the genre). Other than the fact that this felt LONG, it's a great vid. Watching this makes me think that if I was to break my hands. how limited and upset I would be. I'd probably feel like killing myself because that's all I know is how to use my hands to make my thoughts and ideas come to life through typing. Can't even imagine being like Steven Hawkings and typing everything by mouth. :(

Btw, I noticed he was alone for all of this video. Maybe performing gave him ease and without being able to hear himself perform, he'd lose the only thing keeping him alive.

The only thing.

This is sooo great! I really loved the art style and the sound effects are so good! Too bad I don't have headsets. This video made me love my ears a lot. :D

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4.39 / 5.00

Aug 16, 2015
2:34 AM EDT
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