@03:04A very valid point. My guess is that the video is about humanity's bid to consume earths natural resources at an expanding rate, resources such as coal or oil. The interesting thing in this video is the bandages. I guess it signifies how untouched and shielded the earth was before we dug our claws into it. The white roots at the end look like they are signifying the earth reclaiming itself at "the end of humanity".
@03:12Love the ending. Wish the rest of it was a smoother animation instead of a giant skip from one area being painted to another.
Some may criticize this as expecting too much but i have seen people do similar things with paint and it would be all about just painting less and taking more time to do it. I feel the ending was the best part and well executed.
@03:12Because my English is really bad that I use google translator. I apologize now for any incorrect English.
I am truly overwhelmed by all your comments.And I never thought that my little school project is such a positive response. I personally thought to myself, my personal story in the video, but I think it's beautiful, like each of you sees his own story in the video.
@03:12Birth, death, regeneration, either I have FFVII on the brain or the creator likes FFVII.
It reminds me of FFVII the excess mako consumption, draining the planet then midgar being destroyed and life carrying on in Edge, but how in DOC Midgar is being rebuilt. Which is why I like FFVII it reminds me of our planet, the planet being consumed by the evils in our hearts and corrupted because of it. But there's hope....
@03:12Birth, death and regeneration. Either the creator of this likes Final Fantasy VII or this makes me think of Final Fantasy VII. But this reminds me of the way in FFVII the mako consumption slowly kills the planet and then Midgar is destroyed but life is being carried on in Edge and Midgar is being repaired in DOC. But that's why I like FFVII cause, like this video it reminds me of what's going on in our planet.
The planet losing it's way then being consumed by our evil then trying to hide it but then exposing it even while hiding it. But in the end there's hope...
Interesting work, and complex in the same proportion. The meaning for me, one of the possiblilities, is that the human being was initially limited by primitive resources, hiding the true face of the men's potential. But when the method was dominated the humanity has shown. The man was finally free to create. But, living in this material world ( the background )the humanity can't escape. In time we corrupted the resources, forces that in the beginning served us became our own destruction ( the black, antagonic to the white-human differential-dominates.)And then the blindness return. Again the humanity is just a past of potentials.
@03:12How I thought of it was: It's clearly how humans are changing and becoming. The beginning was with the mummies and that time period. And than the "human" (which is really symbolized of our life), turns black. I think the black is oil. Human nature is being consumed of oil and all things technology. After that, "history repeats itself" to some extent. And lastly, we are reborn and finally understand. The "white branches" symbolize how we change and sort of "flipped". Like, instead of being "white" with black "ink", we turn to be "black" with "white ink". And the "white ink" symbolizes how we are one with nature.....
....or maybe I went too far with analyzing it But that was my first though lol.
Amazing piece dude. This equals the best piece of art I've ever seen on DeviantART
@03:12To me, the title is not wellmatched with the end of your short-movie. It seems that, the "end", has the meaning of a new beginning. But then again, this new beginning could also have the meaning of a new form of life...
well, yes. I think you were spot-on with your analysis, but I also think that the title was supposed to be a bit ill-fitting, or at least suggest that the end of something is not truly the end, but rather a new beginning for something else. The title is rather depressing, but the overall message is one of hope. I think such juxtapositions help to bolster the overarching theme that there is life in death, beginnings in ends, and hope in despair.
@03:12Believe me, if you, I, all of us, will die (and this will eventually happen) we will not get into a new cycle of life...we will become, at least, food or garbage for this humble planet, that we are constantly fucking with! But, in my judgment I was somehow trying to put all the parts of this deviation into a single point of view, for me to understand what is this about...I think that, in the end, it matters the description that the artist is giving to its own work, we are only rabbits that are bouncing around it. I also believe that the inconsistency that I tried to stress was intentional. But what I also am sure of is that she/he tried to find this idea for his/hers artwork, the idea didn't found him; well, it was a school project in the end (maybe the theme or other work coordinates were established from the beginning etc)...In my opinion art-feeling should come suddenly...like a wince. Now, my question is, is this a work that was born intentionally for that specific school project, or was one that had at least a rough form before it? I could write a novel here...
@03:12Side note and correction. In most countries the dead are berried in coffins with preservatives to prevent the outside world from interfering with the body or the body from decaying as fast. Also there is cremation. The earth doesn't take us back at least most of us anyways will end up being separated from it forever in a cage.
Also another side note. I am not fucking with the earth and i doubt you are either. It is the companies that's goals are to make a profit from the earth.
Hello there. For starters, Happy New Year! Well, this is a more complex subject on which discussions could prolong to infinity. I think your side note already takes us into the realm of a conspiracy theory. The usage of "companies" like they are a mind-for-themselves beings is a bad choice of words; in my opinion they are the mechanism, the vehicle that's serving the purpose of a little and "important" group of people on this plane that form the economic oligarchy.
Companies are a mind of their own. If you don't understand that simple concept then you wont make them behave or knock it off. Companies have one simple goal an that is profit and to continue to profit.
Actually, your english is quite good. I do understand your message, and I have to agree with you that when we die, we are not thrown into a new life cycle as though through reincarnation. But by becoming food for some other creature, are we not being thrown into another different life cycle, maybe part of a bigger one? At least indirectly by allowing something else to live a bit longer? And I think that whether or not the idea was original or intentional depends on how the actual project prompt was worded. Even so, I find that school projects are very helpful in starting a thought process that eventually leads to the inception of an original idea. While the artist's idea or theme may not be entirely unique, the execution of the film is exceptional and thought-provoking, as witnessed in our conversation. And I think provoking thought may have been the true intent of this piece.
@03:12it shows how bit by bit humanity is being consumed or dying. the bandage in the beginning can symbolizes humanity losing their innocence and comfort, and the bandaged after the faded black may symbolizes how we tried to save ourself but are doomed anyways. but in the end new life can emerge from it, hence symbolizes by the white roots