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GeneralSpitfire Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
@00:57OMG! It is sooooo cool!
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nasimius Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014
@01:54

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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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 General 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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:iconzefni:
zefni Featured By Owner May 1, 2010  Professional Filmographer
@02:27Hehe, thanks!! :aww:
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:iconzefni:
zefni Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Professional Filmographer
@02:11thank you!! =)
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:iconzefni:
zefni Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009  Professional Filmographer
thank you!! =)
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:iconzefni:
zefni Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009  Professional Filmographer
thank you so much!! im very glad you liked it!! :love:
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:iconzefni:
zefni Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009  Professional Filmographer
:aww: thanks!!! :heart:
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whitekratoswolf Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no problem! :D
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:iconzefni:
zefni Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009  Professional Filmographer
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  Professional Filmographer
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  Professional Filmographer
@00:39thank you!! :aww: :heart:
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:iconzefni:
zefni Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009  Professional Filmographer
@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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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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:iconzefni:
zefni Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009  Professional Filmographer
@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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:iconzefni:
zefni Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009  Professional Filmographer
@02:24thank you!! :heart: hehe, i love him too! :XD:
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:iconzefni:
zefni Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Professional Filmographer
@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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GeneralSpitfire Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
@00:57OMG! It is sooooo cool!
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nasimius Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014
@01:54

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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Giaduz Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
It's really AMAZING!!!!!!!!!! 
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HoudedCanine Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so...AMAZING,THIS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ANIMATION
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:iconlinadog586:
Linadog586 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
@00:28Wow!:highfive:
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vvinterpaws Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital 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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:iconlaughterlover:
LaughterLover Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
@02:03Very very beautiful!!!
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:iconsparklykitty:
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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:iconredcloudlet:
RedCloudlet Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
@02:16It is perfect! I really liked the idea. Keep up the good work. :iconfoxhappyplz:
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:iconenni97:
Enni97 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@02:37Wonderful :D
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Wolfie-chan-17 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
Wow, I was stunned as I was watching this video. Did you do that by yourself. Because it's amazing!
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dragonwolf200 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011
@02:07... null? i cant write now but it was cool
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dragonwolf200 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011
@02:07i 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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dragonwolf200 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011
@02:07heart the dog and the cat i was so cool
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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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KidateCalf Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
@02:38This is simply just amazing and breath-taking. Awesome job!
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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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VitalEvening Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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VitalEvening Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful movie.
Wonderful idea.
I like it!
=D=D=D=D=D:iconilikeitplz:
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watsup223 Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Student Filmographer
@02:38really awesome!
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purpledarknessvampyr Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Hobbyist 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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purpledarknessvampyr Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
@02:38This is pretty amazing. I love the idea behind it and how the white and the black ended up intertwining.
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CirceLaSombre Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
@02:38Wow ! Wow !
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:iconvocaltaffy:
vocaltaffy Featured By Owner May 1, 2010  Professional Filmographer
@02:38Truly nice work, Olga.
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:iconzefni:
zefni Featured By Owner May 1, 2010  Professional Filmographer
@02:38Thank you! =)
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HowlingWolfSoul Featured By Owner May 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
@02:27WOW!
it's amazing how smooth the animation is! :D
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:iconzefni:
zefni Featured By Owner May 1, 2010  Professional Filmographer
@02:27Hehe, thanks!! :aww:
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syox96 Featured By Owner May 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so amazing.... :clap: what program do you use?
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:iconzefni:
zefni Featured By Owner May 1, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Thank you!! =D
I do all of my animation work in Adobe After Effects! Its a great program.
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syox96 Featured By Owner May 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
@02:38so amazing.... :clap: what program do you use?
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Azelah Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010
@02:38Wow, what a great idea and it's wonderfully animated!
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:iconzefni:
zefni Featured By Owner May 1, 2010  Professional Filmographer
@02:38Thank you!! :hug:
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Sch0ber Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009
@02:11Heho!

Wow, cool Video!!

I like it very much!
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:iconzefni:
zefni Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Professional Filmographer
@02:11thank you!! =)
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SilentSomnia Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
astonishing little movie! real neat idea! :nod: :D definite fav :+fav:
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:iconzefni:
zefni Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009  Professional Filmographer
thank you so much dear!! :hug: :heart:
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:iconsilentsomnia:
SilentSomnia Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your very welcome! :hug:
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Dr-Rock077 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
@01:50How Cool!!!
very nice!!
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:iconzefni:
zefni Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009  Professional Filmographer
thank you!! =)
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LaleyWasHere Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
@02:08i liked the animation of the dog, it actually looked ike a dog's shadow. i like the cat too, but the dog looked the coolest to me :P
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zefni Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009  Professional Filmographer
hehe shhh don't tell anyone, but I like the wolf/dog more too! :p
and thank you!! :heart:
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AnimalsAreMyLife22 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009
@02:38aww thats really awsome
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Amarante-Kun Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009
@01:57THat was haunting, but beautiful. I like the style.
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:iconzefni:
zefni Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009  Professional Filmographer
:hug: thank you!! :heart:
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Alphakirawolf Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009
@02:07wow that is so cool! amazing great work my favorite video i've seen so far =)
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:iconzefni:
zefni Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009  Professional Filmographer
thank you so much!! :love:
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Huklberryhound Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009
@01:44Wow it is so artsy i loved it! i looked for wolf films but i didnt expect to get my three loves: art, wolves, and music!
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