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A Flourishing Awakening -Film-
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By zefni   |   Watch
Published: February 12, 2009
© 2009 - 2019 zefni
An experiment in disguising digital visual effects with analog techniques, A Flourishing Awakening presents a mythology depicting a fantastic fable of creation. Incorporating influences and inspiration from ancient creation myths, this modern folktale follows the footsteps of two Divine Creators and their journey in forging a new world. They represent the duality and balance that must be maintained in order for the universe to flourish. This dual nature echoes throughout the film as it harmonizes digital and analog. A Flourishing Awakening conveys a moral message to the audience emphasizing the importance of moderation. The fable resolves in a balancing of unbridled creative forces.


This was my final thesis project at Parsons School of Design, and took over a year to complete. It is mixed media; incorporating both digital and analog animation. Please pay no mind to the large watermark, its unfortunate but necessary.

Sound: The sound was composed by me as well, using various royalty-free sound clips, the sources of which I credited at the end of the film.

Higher quality version can be found here: [link]

Enjoy! =)

Animation © :iconzefni:
Do NOT steal.
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GeneralSpitfireStudent General Artist
OMG! It is sooooo cool!
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Hello I am looking for an animator to do a culturally based animation of a thunderbird hunting a whale in a 2-4 minute video based on our Tseshaht Tribe’s teachings let me know by email if you can help dross@tseshhat.com

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It's really AMAZING!!!!!!!!!! 
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vvinterpawsHobbyist Digital Artist
amazing amazing amazingggg
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Oh my God!! amazing, I love it. I need something like that for my project!!
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This was so beautiful :D Just amazing :love:
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LaughterLoverStudent Digital Artist
Very very beautiful!!!
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This is beautiful! (and entertaining)
Great job!
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this is great!!! i love all of the animals!!! :D
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It is perfect! I really liked the idea. Keep up the good work. :iconfoxhappyplz:
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Enni97Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful :D
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Wow, I was stunned as I was watching this video. Did you do that by yourself. Because it's amazing!
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... null? i cant write now but it was cool
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i dont know why but last time it came out as null, i said it was cool and i heart the art
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heart the dog and the cat i was so cool
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YellowButtonArtStudent General Artist
This is simply one of the most amazing things I've ever seen!!
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KidateCalfStudent Digital Artist
This is simply just amazing and breath-taking. Awesome job!
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That was beautiful. I loved every second of it. The wolf reminded me a lot of the game Okami which is one of my personal favorites. Great job!
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VitalEveningHobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful movie.
Wonderful idea.
I like it!
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watsup223Student Filmographer
really awesome!
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purpledarknessvampyrHobbyist Traditional Artist
This is pretty amazing. I love the idea behind it and how the white and the black ended up intertwining.
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