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Linadog586 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
@00:28Wow!:highfive:
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LilStar89 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
@00:37Oh my God!! amazing, I love it. I need something like that for my project!!
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GirlyRainbowVampire Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@02:38This was so beautiful :D Just amazing :love:
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LaughterLover Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
@02:03Very very beautiful!!!
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sparklykitty Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist
@02:06This is beautiful! (and entertaining)
Great job!
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JennyJinx Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
@01:40this is great!!! i love all of the animals!!! :D
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RedCloudlet Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
@02:16It is perfect! I really liked the idea. Keep up the good work. :iconfoxhappyplz:
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YellowButtonArt Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Student General Artist
@00:43This is simply one of the most amazing things I've ever seen!!
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ListofRandom Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010
@03:48That 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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zefni Featured By Owner May 1, 2010
@02:27Hehe, thanks!! :aww:
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zefni Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010
@02:11thank you!! =)
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zefni Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009
thank you!! =)
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zefni Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009
thank you so much!! im very glad you liked it!! :love:
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zefni Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009
:aww: thanks!!! :heart:
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whitekratoswolf Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no problem! :D
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zefni Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009
thank you very much for the high praise! =)
and although I wish i could say that I really did it easily, it did take over a year of hard work to make this finished piece, hehe! so i guess it wasnt really that easy.. but all of the hard work was worth it. =D
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zefni Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009
thank you!! yeah it did take a while.. because it was my thesis, it took a year overall to finish. thank you much, im happy you liked the animation!! :heart: :hug:
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zefni Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009
@00:39thank you!! :aww: :heart:
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zefni Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009
@01:21hehe thank you!!! :aww:
I overlayed various footage of bleeding ink and ink being dripped into water, and animated the swirls to make this scene. I think this is actually my favorite scene in the whole animation as well! =D
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zefni Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009
@00:58thank you, dear! im glad you liked it! :love:
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Keyzumi Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009
welcome! :] it's mah pleasure! :hug:
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TillIDiEternally Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009
well you definitely succeeded! Great job! :D
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Avalik Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009
Oh wow lucky you to get that close to film a cougar or wolf! Keep up the great work ^^
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FlameShuken Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Hehe, I watched it like ten times at least so it's no wonder I noticed them. :3 You deserve all praise! ^^
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zefni Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009
@01:55yeah! yin-yang, and the balance in that duality.. it all ties in together! :aww:
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zefni Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009
@02:18thank you very much!! :love:
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Krisderp Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009
Oh, cool. That's really interesting about the Native Americans. I didn't know that. :)
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zefni Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009
@02:24thank you!! :heart: hehe, i love him too! :XD:
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zefni Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009
@00:03thank you!! :love:
it was actually tricky with the music, because during the entire production i was working with a placeholder track, but it was copyrighted. thus closer to the end of the project i hadto switch out and compose my own track, AND make it all match up with the animation :XD:
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Flames-in-the-eyes Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009
@00:02he's pretty... you did a great job!
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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.

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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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A Flourishing Awakening -Film- by ~zefni "I regularly watch almost all of videos on dA and to be honest this animation was first video that I faved! And I did it with 100% pleasure. All this organic, minimalistic black and white shapes, really nice motion animations of animals and great music make this film beautifull. :)" ( Suggested by YeahQb and Featured by feawen )
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Giaduz Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
It's really AMAZING!!!!!!!!!! 
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WhiteWolf261 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
so...AMAZING,THIS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ANIMATION
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Linadog586 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
@00:28Wow!:highfive:
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vvinterpaws Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing amazing amazingggg
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LilStar89 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
@00:37Oh my God!! amazing, I love it. I need something like that for my project!!
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GirlyRainbowVampire Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@02:38This was so beautiful :D Just amazing :love:
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LaughterLover Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
@02:03Very very beautiful!!!
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sparklykitty Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist
@02:06This is beautiful! (and entertaining)
Great job!
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JennyJinx Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
@01:40this is great!!! i love all of the animals!!! :D
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RedCloudlet Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
@02:16It is perfect! I really liked the idea. Keep up the good work. :iconfoxhappyplz:
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