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:iconindigo-98:
indigo-98 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
@02:33It's a fiction book about a "perfect" world where everyone is the same, is assigned jobs and lives, and there is no color. One person is designated to take all the memories because they can "see" things different from everyone else. It is pretty cool!
have a lazy Wikipedia link :P [link]
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JennyJinx Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
your welcome!
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JennyJinx Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
XD
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:iconallumai-burns:
Allumai-Burns Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist
@03:09Alright I will, thanks^^
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eagledream Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, I still think that's really impressive :D I wouldn't be able to do it myself :)
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FoRtheLoVeofCooKieS Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
@01:15ohmygosh that gave me shivers D:
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:iconphantomskull1:
PhantomSkull1 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
@00:18Um... was he asking for death or something?

It was cool and all, but i still don't quite understand it.
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:iconmisstwist:
MissTwist Featured By Owner May 1, 2010
@03:00That was gorgeous. I do hope you get the time to do another some day, or the big budget and studio to do it real large.
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:iconblooper-boy:
blooper-boy Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009
@02:39Aw creepiness!
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:icontheblindcerberus:
theblindcerberus Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009
@02:51Your welcome. You deserve more, but It's all I got for the moment XD
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:iconjustclaire44:
justclaire44 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Student Digital Artist
welcome ^u^
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:iconmoso-stuff:
Moso-stuff Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009  Student General Artist
Haha, I can see why, eh? XD
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:iconspoonbard:
spoonbard Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009  Professional General Artist
@02:55:) Thanks!
We live and work together, so we share many of the same techniques.
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spoonbard Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008  Professional General Artist
@03:03wow, thanks!
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:iconspoonbard:
spoonbard Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008  Professional General Artist
@00:36^_^ Thanks so much!
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:iconspoonbard:
spoonbard Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008  Professional General Artist
@00:31^_^ Thanks! I tried to pay as much attention as possible to the transitions in this.
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Radar-Man Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008  Student Writer
@02:28I'm looking forword to the next instellment
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:iconspoonbard:
spoonbard Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008  Professional General Artist
@00:12:) Close!! You got the role of the Nametaker right... he's based on the mythological figure of Azrael (who has the same job of those fates that you mentioned).
The people with wings are 'nothings' in a way. They have no body, no direct sensations, are formed of nothing but thought and never die. The kid is asking to be made real, to be given a body.... and the Nametaker is telling the Kid (later called Enda) that there are sensations that he won't find pleasant (and implying that if he gains a body, he'll end up dying). So the same sort of thing, with slightly different details.
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spoonbard Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008  Professional General Artist
@01:38^_^ Thanks!
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:iconspoonbard:
spoonbard Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008  Professional General Artist
@01:28Hahaha! Yeah, I wouldn't mind a room like that either XD
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:iconspoonbard:
spoonbard Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008  Professional General Artist
@00:26^_^ Thanks!
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:iconmackenziebedford:
MackenzieBedford Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
@01:24Maybe he's ambidextrous. 8O
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:iconkairimun1988:
Kairimun1988 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
:giggle: why so shocked? I wish I could do stuff like this.... :innocent:
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:iconalloronan:
Alloronan Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008
Ahh, yeah. Pity!
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:iconspoonbard:
spoonbard Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008  Professional General Artist
@02:21^_^ Thanks! yeah, when you start contemplating the absence of something that you've never been without, it's very hard (if not impossible) to imagine.
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boobootoo Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007
@01:07great silhouette effect
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:iconhoard:
hoard Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2007  Student Filmographer
that's a lot of work (I'm guessing) :D It reminds me of eh....Spirted away...all the books on Ubaba's desk. really sweet..
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:iconhoard:
hoard Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2007  Student Filmographer
late night maybe? hahaha...weird stuff leaks into our minds in the wee mornin' hours, eh?
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:icontarteviant:
Tarteviant Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009  Hobbyist Filmographer
yay me~♪
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:iconwaxwng:
waxwng Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007   Traditional Artist
Oooh yeah, I didn't notice that.
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Apologies for yet another upload of this to all who've seen it before... I'm taking advantage of the fact that I've just joined the Deviantart Film section to upload a higher quality version that you can watch from the deviantart page, and annotate and all that!

--------------VERSIONS-------------

DVD with full TV quality is available to buy here! :) The DVD also includes 3 extra short animations.

Watch it on youtube here!

-----------------INFO----------------

Creation: The animation was created by me over a 6 month period as my final project for an Animation course at Kingston Uni.

Story: The story and characters are based on a scene from a story by *kandinsky-prince This was originally meant to be a trailer of sorts for a full length manga that we were pitching to Tokyopop. Unfortunately it never went through, and development on the story is now on hold for the foreseeable future.

Language: Completely made up by me and *kandinsky-prince! Based loosely on Spanish with smatterings of other languages.

Music and Sound: Music composed, and sound provided by the audio-gifted ~moosebeast :D

Technical Info: About 80% of the animation is hand drawn in pencil, scanned and coloured in Photoshop, then composited in After Effects. 3D Backgrounds, and the 'hall of fingers' animation created in Maya, with toon shading for lines, and hand made textures.

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Wow! a DD!! @@ Thanks to everyone who has commented and faved, and thanks especially to *pixieface for the suggestion and ^feawen for the feature!!
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Rolighed Animated Short by *spoonbard It was completely hand-drawn by the artist who made it - all the cels were pencil drawn and then coloured and finished on computer. I just think it's a lovely and eeirie short film, and the amount of work it must have taken is astonishing. ( Suggested by pixieface and Featured by feawen )
:iconcriscura:
criscura Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
...Do you know anything about the angel Samael?
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:iconspoonbard:
spoonbard Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
Yes! It's awesome you picked up on that. The character at the end is based on ideas common to Samael/Azrael.
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criscura Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's so cool. I'm writing about Death, and this seems to deal with a whole bunch of the same themes--loneliness, desire, a need for intimacy, separation... I mean, I guess that *is* death, but still. It's really, really neat how stuff happens that way.

Also, I was loopy from sleep deprivation the first time I commented on this, so I'll say it now--THIS IS AWESOME. I love it. I especially love the hand bridge/passageway. It's one of those things that sticks with you ^^
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:iconindigo-98:
indigo-98 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
@02:33this totally reminds me of the Giver
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:iconspoonbard:
spoonbard Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
@02:33I've not heard of the Giver? :D What is it?
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:iconindigo-98:
indigo-98 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
@02:33It's a fiction book about a "perfect" world where everyone is the same, is assigned jobs and lives, and there is no color. One person is designated to take all the memories because they can "see" things different from everyone else. It is pretty cool!
have a lazy Wikipedia link :P [link]
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Exotixa Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
so is he gonna turn human??? D: i would've stayed an angel
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:iconspoonbard:
spoonbard Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
The grass is always greener...
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:iconexotixa:
Exotixa Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
its green where u water it
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:iconjennyjinx:
JennyJinx Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
@02:49what a cliff hanger!!! great job!!! ^W^
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:iconspoonbard:
spoonbard Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks!! ^_^
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:iconjennyjinx:
JennyJinx Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
your welcome!
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:iconjennyjinx:
JennyJinx Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
@02:42oh snap
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:iconspoonbard:
spoonbard Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
:)
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:iconjennyjinx:
JennyJinx Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
XD
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:iconallumai-burns:
Allumai-Burns Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist
@03:09That was really interesting, I'm sad there's no more of it:/
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:iconspoonbard:
spoonbard Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
@03:09It was originally going to be a graphic novel, but the pitch never went ahead. That's what I get for relying on publishers though! Check out my new project www.firelightisle.com I'm doing that all myself this time!
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:iconallumai-burns:
Allumai-Burns Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist
@03:09Alright I will, thanks^^
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Suzy4ever Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
Basically, I want more. I wish there was more. I NEED more. lol Thank you for putting this into the world.
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Suzy4ever Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
If this were feature length, it would be my favorite animated movie.
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:iconspoonbard:
spoonbard Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
:D Cool, wish it could be feature length! If I had a cloning device, I'd make an animation army.
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eagledream Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
@02:59Wow... This was seriously good :) how long did it take you to make? :D
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:iconspoonbard:
spoonbard Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
:) Thanks so much! About 6 months - it was my final project at University, so a lot of that was faffing around with crits and revision but still a long time!
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eagledream Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, I still think that's really impressive :D I wouldn't be able to do it myself :)
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Elizelda Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Student General Artist
Wonderful, wonderful film. I can't wait for the rest of the story.
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:iconspoonbard:
spoonbard Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
:) Thanks! It's so old that it probably won't see the light of day in its original form now, but there's a chance it'll be re-written from the ground up some time!
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Elizelda Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Student General Artist
Yay! :D
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FoRtheLoVeofCooKieS Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
@01:15ohmygosh that gave me shivers D:
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PhantomSkull1 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
@00:18Um... was he asking for death or something?

It was cool and all, but i still don't quite understand it.
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:iconphantomskull1:
PhantomSkull1 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
@02:50Um... was he asking for death or something?

It was cool and all, but i still don't quite understand it.
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MilitaryMulle Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
What program did you use? its awesome!
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yobiyobiyobi Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010   General Artist
@02:49splendid!
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Lily-Melody Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
May I ask why you chose "Rolighed" as the title?
In Danish it means 'calmness' or 'quietness', but since neither of you are from Scandinavia, I got curious :)
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:iconspoonbard:
spoonbard Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Professional General Artist
Because of its meaning in Danish! It fits the story as a whole really well, and it's a lovely sounding word. It was Kate who chose it, but I really loved it when I heard it.
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Lily-Melody Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
Amazing. As a Danish person, that makes me really happy somehow.
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Lily-Melody Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
May I ask about the title? In Danish it means 'calmness', but could mean 'silence' too.
I'm curious as to why you picked "Rolighed" as a title?
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Lily-Melody Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
Meh, please disregard this comment. I thought it had been deleted, so I wrote yet another one -___-
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:iconmisstwist:
MissTwist Featured By Owner May 1, 2010
@03:00That was gorgeous. I do hope you get the time to do another some day, or the big budget and studio to do it real large.
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:iconblooper-boy:
blooper-boy Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009
@02:39Aw creepiness!
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:icontheblindcerberus:
theblindcerberus Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009
@02:51Wow, You've quite out down yourself on this. :)

I can relate to him in the end though.

I also read your "How to draw" And I must admit, It was quite inspiring.

Keep up the good work man. :)
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:iconspoonbard:
spoonbard Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009  Professional General Artist
@02:51:) Thanks for the kind words!
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:icontheblindcerberus:
theblindcerberus Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009
@02:51Your welcome. You deserve more, but It's all I got for the moment XD
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:iconjustclaire44:
justclaire44 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009  Student Digital Artist
@03:08wow this was done very well it made me want to see more the animation is great the idea is great even the credits were great ^^
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:iconspoonbard:
spoonbard Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009  Professional General Artist
@03:08Thanks! ^_^
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:iconjustclaire44:
justclaire44 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Student Digital Artist
welcome ^u^
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:iconmoso-stuff:
Moso-stuff Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009  Student General Artist
@01:13Weird how the big hand is the right,
but on the smaller view it's his left.
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:iconspoonbard:
spoonbard Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009  Professional General Artist
@01:13o bollocks, so it is. Well, he's a multi-dimensional being. He can get away with stuff like that (honest)
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:iconmoso-stuff:
Moso-stuff Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009  Student General Artist
@01:13Haha, his god-modding powers shall prevail!
And nice touch with the language you made up, eh? :D
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:iconspoonbard:
spoonbard Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009  Professional General Artist
Mm, that part was fun ^_^
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:iconmoso-stuff:
Moso-stuff Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009  Student General Artist
Haha, I can see why, eh? XD
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