my thesis film.
the idea for this project grew from a single image in my head: a giant, brooding monster watching over a little girl outside her bedroom window. overall, i'm satisfied with it and glad i was able to finish such a large production, but i look back and i know i could've made it better. perhaps sometime in the future i'll remake it and do the story the justice it deserves. what i had planned is too heartfelt and epic for a short film.
still... my favorite aspect of the entire film is the music. once again it was composed by Derek Zhao, the man who did the score for "To The Sun". this time around we went for something more grand: a full orchestra (22 musicians i believe). the recording session was the most amazing part of the entire production and Derek did an excellent job interpreting the emotions i wanted into music.
animated in Toon Boom Digital Pro.
backgrounds done in Photoshop.
composited in After Effects.
edited in Premiere Pro.
*I love the story and the WHOLE entire animation
*This is beautiful, keep going
My theory is:
The darkness was her sickness or whatever. It watched over her and tried to make her last moments great. It was eating her pills that was given to her,it eating them (i guess) showed or pointed out that they were not working for her.
The larger it got the closer to death she was, so once it got really big,she died.
I'm guessing I got it at least pretty close to what it was.
Anyways it was an amazing animation~
But... But I don't really understand the ending :/
This disease killed her?
The concept is deep. Makes me wonder whether you've had any experience with terminal illness. IMHO, there are a few things that keep this amazing piece from being truly epic. 1- The speed. There are times when I feel as if this lags a bit. 2- The music. It's good no doubt in certain places. But I feel as if it's missed its mark emotionally speaking. The music needed more emotional depth. On a personal level, I wish the monster at the end could have looked less like a blob.
On the other hand, what I love about this is the small nuances in movement of the girl. And also the watery secondary movement of the creature/illness. It's what takes this animation to a higher level.
I am intrigued by your gallery and hope you make it really big someday. I also hope you didn't mind my critique. X
Honestly, I hope to one day remake this film into a feature length animated movie, and do it RIGHT, and make it absolutely perfect. Heartbreaking and joyous all at the same time
By the way, if the disease was eating her pills, it means that the girl was intentionally poisoned.