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[I AM looking] is a visual 3d animation short that expresses emotions with colors and scenery. The story is about a boy seeking acceptance.

Let me know what do you guys/gals think? The best comment will be featured on my next Newgrounds frontpage new post.

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I don't know much about 3-D but I can tell that this must have been hard to make.

I know that this is completely unrelated to the video but:

This is also in Chinese, right? In school I am taking Mandarin (Haven't completed my first year yet) and I recognize [ 我 ], and the third one down at the end looks similar to [ 有 ]. May I ask how it translates over?

Black-Crystal responds:

Yeah it is Chinese, actually if you directly translate the Chinese title into English, it will mean "I am looking at I". [ 我 ] refers to 'I'.
The third letter is [看] which means 'looking or watching'.
The way I write the Chinese title is not the correct way to form the sentence but it serves as a fun abstract meaning for me.
Haha hope i explained it clearly enough. Thanks for the review!

This was such an emotional piece.
Oh and, Congrats on accepting my 3,000th comment here on Newgrounds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Black-Crystal responds:

Thanks for the compliment!
Congrats to your 3000th comment! :)

This is a good 3D... up to the standards, indeed.

It's very luminous, and that gives a strong "cartoon" feeling, and the meshes are neat (though the kid is quite off proportion, and I don't really "understand" the figures marching towards the end) but the animations still feels a bit stiff: some movements ends too abruptly.

The water reflection effect at the beginning is a masterwork, but the sharp line between water and earth draw the attention... music is great.

Overall a nice work,
Massimiliano Ciullo - Ciullo Corporation

Black-Crystal responds:

Thanks for the in-depth review :)

The figures marching scene is part of a dream/fantasy scenario that the boy has. It reflects the boy's imagination. The stiffness is on purpose :)

The water scene is inspired by a real pond especially the colors and the little leaves floating on top of it. I am glad that you like it.

You can listen more to her music but sadly she deleted her soundcloud.

ITS rarely to see such a decent 3d animation in NG

Black-Crystal responds:

Thank for your compliment! You can catch more 3d stuffs on my youtube if you are interested :)


Interesting. The title literally translates to "I'm looking at myself", suggesting introspection. The setting seems to be in an Asian metropolis. The music is very beautiful.

Black-Crystal responds:

Yes you are right!, the animation is about looking within ourselves. It is also about accepting ourselves too. Actually it has a developed story but sadly i cant get it to be finished.

Credits & Info

3.48 / 5.00

Feb 16, 2016
2:35 AM EST
Music Video
  • Daily 5th Place February 17, 2016