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:icondramaticrabbit:
Dramaticrabbit Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Student
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JennyJinx Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
@04:11your welcome
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Tchii001 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I understand :D
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AmbeeAnimation Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Professional Filmographer
@02:37Thank you! :)
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AmbeeAnimation Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Funny you say that - Spirited Away is one of my favourite films and the whole train sequence in that was a big inspiration!
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CaylexTimewise Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
Don't worry about it, I don't mind.

It's also true that there's more going on in this than just everybody being faceless but the protagonist, but I've become very sensitive to that particular trope. See how many music videos have one person standing still in the middle of a moving crowd (hey buddy, you're not a unique and beautiful flower so much as you're obstructing traffic!). I know it wasn't completely intentional, and it was part of the story and not gratuitous like it usually is.

I actually do pay more attention to the other people on the bus and where we are rather than go off into my own little world... that's usually because I'm afraid I'll miss my stop otherwise! :)
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AmbeeAnimation Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thank you!
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UpsideDownCross Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
@01:59potato
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AmbeeAnimation Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! :D
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saevuswinds Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Student Writer
No problem! You deserve it!
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EchoKitten Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
:) np!
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AmbeeAnimation Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thank you! :D Yes, my friend did an amazing job on the music, it just wouldn't have been the same without it!
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Omnitelik Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh very cool! Inspiration from inspiration, I guess. =P
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AmbeeAnimation Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thank you so much! :D I really enjoyed doing that part with the fish myself, I'm glad you liked it!
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AmbeeAnimation Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Professional Filmographer
@01:31Haha! ;)
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AmbeeAnimation Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Haha! XD That's an approach that I never considered before! Perhaps I should add a PSA ident at the start?
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DimetrodonDanya Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
No problem. ;P
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:iconambeeanimation:
AmbeeAnimation Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Professional Filmographer
@03:09Thank you! :D That was a lot of fun to animate!
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AmbeeAnimation Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Professional Filmographer
@03:07Thank you so much! I have a feeling that the character's habit of preferring her imaginary world is something a lot of people can relate to. ;)
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Rebeckington Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011   General Artist
My pleasure :) All your hard word has obviously paid off! Congratulations on the DD. Keep up the great work! :thumbsup:
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A young girl living in a grey, monotonous, dystopian world daydreams herself into a colourful adventure under the ocean...

Selected for screening at The 2012 Student Film Festival London
Winner of 'Best Drawn Animation' - Canterbury Christ Church University Animation Show 2011
Shortlisted for 'Best British Film' - Canterbury Anifest 2011

You can also find this film on Vimeo and YouTube.

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Created with a combination of Photoshop CS5 and After Effects CS5. I was aiming at developing a style of digital animation for myself that still looked fluid and organic.

Inspired by the fact that I almost always end up daydreaming about something or other when using public transport. Believe me though when I say as a Londoner - the Tube isn't really this bad, I promise! ;)

Comments and constructive criticism are more than welcome! I'm always looking to improve my skills.

Finally - the greatest of thanks to Sophie and Patrick for their work on the sound and music, and to my wonderful friends and family for all of their support, without whom I'd have probably lost what little sanity I have. :)
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:icondramaticrabbit:
Dramaticrabbit Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Student
@04:03OMG so good!!
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AmbeeAnimation Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Professional Filmographer
@04:03Thank you! :D And thanks very much for the fave as well; really appreciate it! :heart:
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:icondramaticrabbit:
Dramaticrabbit Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Student
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JennyJinx Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
@04:11i love this!!! amazing job~ :D ^w^
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AmbeeAnimation Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Professional Filmographer
@04:11Thank you so much! :D :heart:
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JennyJinx Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
@04:11your welcome
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Dorbby Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
That was amazing ^^! Now im motivated to animate xD! Could i ask how long it took you to complete this? :3
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AmbeeAnimation Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Aaaw, thanks! :D I'm glad it gave you a bit of inspiration! The actual process of animating took me about 3 months, but there was a lot of planning and pre-production work that went into it as well beforehand. Animation is a time-consuming job, haha!
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Dorbby Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
Wow :D. Thats amazing~. 3 months is tons quick though :O! Haha, or maybe i'm just extremely slow xD. Thanks for replying ^^
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AmbeeAnimation Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Haha! Oh, believe me, those three months were a very stressful three months! Most places don't expect you to make a 5 minute film all by yourself in that amount of time. I had an awful lot of nights with no sleep! ;)
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