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Won me Best in Show at my Senior Art Exhibition :)

deviantArt is sometimes a little weird when it comes to playing this, so I apologize in advance if the music is out of sync with the animation. If it is (which will be obvious, I think), I recommend viewing elsewhere, selecting download on the right, or letting the video cycle once over before watching. This is the highest resolution version I have online.

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Here's the animation I worked on all fall semester 2011. It's an excerpt from the fourth chapter of my fantasy novel series.
This isn't the ending I had in mind; the original ending was a lot more complicated and definitely longer. With my time limit, though, definitely not feasible. My teacher liked this ending, so I'm fine with it.

There are a million things wrong with it, I know; please don't point them out to me. :forgiveme: I'm much better at animation than I was before, but I just don't have the time to fix the problems right now. Maybe I will later.

After Effects Animation

Music: "Mausam and Escape" by A.R. Rahman

Lea Faske 2012

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Given 2012-12-10
Chapter 4 by =Eksafael
Minato-Kushina "The animation really absorbs you and makes you wonder about the story depicted!" ( Suggested by Minato-Kushina and Featured by kingmancheng )
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NadiaDibaj Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Student General Artist
OMG OMG OMG OMG....that was AMAZING...WOwOWOWOOWWOWOOOWOO!!!!
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:iconeksafael:
Eksafael Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Bipper Slapping Himself AAAAAHHH THANK YOU!!!
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NadiaDibaj Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Student General Artist
you are most welcoOoooOmeHug 
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maglor20 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
This is beautiful. :love:
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:iconfishter911:
fishter911 Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:clap: I love how this depicts light and darkness to an individual, the animation is amazing! Well done! :D
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hollowheartlessIzsak Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Oh my fricken goodness!!!!!!!!! O.o This is one of the best animations I have ever seen! <3
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Kitoria Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
THIS IS SO COOL
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elen89 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
.....Awesome X3 
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FirstDarkAngel2001 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I assume you intentionally made the character's eyes change colors a lot, so I am curious of why his eyes do in fact do that. Great animation, though.
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KakotheShadowWolf Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That was very nice.
If I had to give you a piece of advice, though, I was say not to make your introductions so long. I don't know whether it me or not, but the first few minutes of the video, in which the main character was floating/falling seemed awfully long to me, and I got a tad bored.

Nonetheless, it was very good, and seemed pretty professionally done to me. I would adore seeing much more of this. :) Keep up the good work.
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Eksafael Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I appreciate your insight.
I agree that the sequence you mentioned took more space than I wanted. I think you forgot to consider, though, that the animation was confined to the pre-established structure of the song. Since I did not commission the music, I had no power over that, unless I were to edit the song in Garageband and therefore sacrifice its flow and natural build-up. I have to also point out that the sequence you're talking about occurs within 30 seconds; if it really did take you a few minutes to get through that scene, I apologize, and I recommend viewing it on YouTube or Newgrounds. DeviantART is a little laggy in playing the animation on my laptop PC, while perfectly fine on my iMac, so I can't tell how it plays on the average computer. The animation itself isn't much longer than 2:30, including the 15-20 second introduction, and timing is crucial.
Again, thank you; I really do appreciate honest comments.
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KakotheShadowWolf Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, okay. :) I realized it must have been laggy; I didn't think you'd make it that long on purpose. ^_^
I'll have to re-watch it on Newgrounds.
You're very welcome, by the way.
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HeavensDawn Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
Such smooth animations, and I love the illustrations. That music, yesss
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nuttydino Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
Cool animation!!
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Kawana-n Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
awesome!!!!
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:iconkarinta:
Karinta Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Amazing quality animation, and interesting story. I love the choice of music!
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PinkRose3101 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Student General Artist
I love how the character's eye colour changes throughout the animation. Awesome work!
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Eksafael Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you <3
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PinkRose3101 Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome ^^
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whitelily18 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist
Holy *beep* It felt like a game trailer and i fell in love.
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Eksafael Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh man. That'd be great.
Thank you :heart:
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whitelily18 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist
>3> you should reeeeeally make another. (if you aren't already) :heart:
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Ayuuumu Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This was absolutely inspiring regardless of the little things you can easily point out but if you could do this you can do even greater things with the more experience and ease of both the usage of your own technique and the familiarity with the animation. I also love your beautiful work on the face and the small details like the changing colors of his eyes. Wonderful job :) !
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Amenarae Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
OMG.
That was SO FREAKIN' AMAZING!!!
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circusclownx Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
that was awesome i loved it!! what program did u use??
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Sarcastic-Squirrel Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
That was brilliant!
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:iconmartza:
Martza Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Student General Artist
I got goosebumps watching this OAO
so amazing~!
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purplekyloe Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student General Artist
This is wonderful!! :clap: My only question is how did you manage to make it load so fast?
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kossaban Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Loved it!!
And, believe me, I'm one of those prone to seizures but had the highlight of my day with this!!
Incredible production which should be concluded...
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SkyLandWarrior Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student General Artist
That song was in Slumdog Millionaire, right? xD
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:icontouya-dono:
touya-dono Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well this was utterly fantastic.
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roundworld Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Incredible work. Loved it!
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blackdragonthebad Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
Meh, I've seen better.
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circusclownx Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
could YOU do better? this was pretty amazing
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blackdragonthebad Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
No, I can't do better. But I don't get the point of this.
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touya-dono Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aw mean
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blackdragonthebad Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
Read my signature.
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:icontouya-dono:
touya-dono Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol you could be polite honest!
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blackdragonthebad Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
I'm trying as hard as I can!
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:icontouya-dono:
touya-dono Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you poor thing! there's just too much to comment on in this world!!
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:iconeksafael:
Eksafael Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, so have I.
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VictoriaRay Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing! really amazing!
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Jessy-Scarlet Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional Photographer
the most beautiful animation i've ever seen
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rbl3d Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Another "plotless" good looking animation.
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:iconeksafael:
Eksafael Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Excuse me?
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lobokitsune Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Blew. My. Mind!
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kymyit Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's really awesome *^* I love this!! ***
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Amazing!
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ARTabstraction Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
WHOAH!!! That's amazing! (To me at least.) You may say there are mistakes, but hell it's a lot better than I could have done!
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Ashlmet Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
So-..I found myself watching..sitting here...
Utterly enticed.

Who else realized, after it had looped once, that their jaws were agape?

Yeah. .....yeah.

WELL DESERVED OF THE DD! BRAVO!
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