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The Price of Living

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This is a project I made with some other friends, it was some kind of experimental idea, so hope you enjoy it! :D

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Aope responds:


Wow! This short was great. I think somethings could be improved, such as the walk cycle (add ease and make it less robotic) and keeping the blood on the character model when he tears something off. Also, some scenes had a way too large line size and looked undetailed. As a rule of thumb always go for small line sizes as they look more professional and also keep it consistant. Although this short was a bit rough, I really loved it. Super engaging and the sounds were great. Good job team!

Good animation some parts may be sloppy but still good. I guess the moral of the story is that money will consume almost anyone's mind on earning money easy for doing nothing. And spending on spending on stuff you could not get before. Which leads to greed and consumerism for the person wanting more. To the point where they would sacrifice anything to get more.

I don't know what to say.

There is a lot of discussion in the comments about the meaning. It seems to me that what the artist is saying is that money represents the part of your very finite life that you gave in order to acquire something. If wealth comes from work, then money is literally a physical manifestation of your spent time. The character in the animation sees the rich man leaving the office and is excited by the promise of getting rich from doing nothing. When the money starts to roll in, he is... well, consumed by consumerism. He spends it all and looks for more easy cash. He pours his soul into the acquisition of wealth, and it isn't until the end that he realizes that all the wealth he acquired is really just the spent souls of others.

It's art, so maybe the discussion is more important than the intended message, but that's my take. I thought it was pretty well done. Some of the animations could have been cleaner, but it made me think, so 5 stars.