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The White Oak

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Hi! My name is Luka and I'm 16
This is my first animated film on this website :D

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8t8TEwQxIUeriuno9EaFBA my youtube - follow me here, I don't make much content yet and nobody knows about me but this is my main page.

A small creature boy accidentally finds a mysterious white tree in the woods. He quickly goes to tell his parents, but they warn him that it is dangerous to go there. However, during the night he sees a dark figure that wants him to follow it. Unable to control his curiosity, he makes his way back towards the tree while his parents are sleeping. His journey becomes harder and harder and eventually he is lost in a strange dark world. He meets the dark creature face to face, decides to conquer his fear and stays determined to reach the tree, only to be surprised by it's real nature in a way he never expected...

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You're really talented I love your animation! I hope I can see more in the future ^^

Serious skill, I really liked it.

This is your first animation?? Man this is really good for a first animation. The modeling is great, and I'm impressed with how you animated the characters walking. You clearly have a knack for the nonverbal communication. Not just between the parents, but for the kid when he's thinking of turning back before he goes in. Keep up the good work!

Lyrog responds:

Thank you! I wanted to make as simple models as possible because it doesn't look that bad if i mess something up. I did have some 3D animating experience from before because I used to make Minecraft animations, but there my models were already made. This is my first animation where I made everything myself.

Nicely done, mate.
I like the overall atmosphere that little world has, which you created - especially the nonverbal communication :P
I have one question though:
Did the small creature travel time eventually?

Lyrog responds:

Thanks! :) The ending doesn't have a fixed meaning, I've seen people understand it in many different ways and I love that! It is possible that he time traveled, if we assume he was lost on his journey for a long time. The only certain thing is that his horns got bigger since he grew as a person, understanding that his beliefs about that place, and possibly many other things, were wrong.

Really good instincts, Luka! There's also some great compositional choices I feel are not getting the attention they deserve. Keep telling stories!

Lyrog responds:

Thank you :D it means a lot

Credits & Info

4.12 / 5.00

Mar 13, 2016
5:30 PM EDT