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Distorted-Eye Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Professional Filmographer
@00:58... um thank you :D 
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Distorted-Eye Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Professional Filmographer
@00:01thank you :)
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Qualityrandom Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
@03:43Well I can't wait for it to be done!!!
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Qualityrandom Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
@01:13I love the artwork in this.
Brilliantly well done!
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Distorted-Eye Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional Filmographer
@00:42hm... not sure... but I'll go with a yes (to make myself feel a little better about my dreams :) )
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Distorted-Eye Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Filmographer
@00:03Aw, thank you :)
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Distorted-Eye Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Professional Filmographer
@03:53thanks you :)
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Songchibi Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
@03:50Just finished the story. Please encourage comments!![link]
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Exotixa Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
@04:00kinda creepy, i liked it............just really scary.......i need a cuddle buddy
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Distorted-Eye Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Professional Filmographer
@00:38thank you ^__^ It's my hand writing :>
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Eternal-turns-magic Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
@03:25I couldn't agree more! Every time I watch it, I'm overcome with the main emotion. It's so raw. It's so powerful...yet terrible and sad.
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JennyJinx Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
@03:45this was truly beautiful. i loved how it gave me such a deep feeling!!! well done!!! :D
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V2113 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Student General Artist
@02:22...he feels his rabbit lover, who he killed, with him when he willingly accepts his death sentence! This is... oh my God, where are my tissues!

And was he... was he sniffling earlier? Ah, I love this!
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hexsy Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012   Digital Artist
@02:58Such a sad story :( I replayed it several times so I could pause it right on the flash backs. Poor rabbit. Poor fox too.
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Techta Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
@03:13I just kept muttering "holy s***, holy s***." This is terrible beautiful. My god.
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DirtySeagulls Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@03:07da fuck
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lonelytuna Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
@01:28Good song. Suitable score.
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ChocotanYuu Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
@02:41My goodness ... I feel my heart in my throat.
I think I hit in the history of film, but without much comment, is coming to an end ...
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Disireinaiya Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
@00:49Awesomely detailed hand!
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Viktocha Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
@03:58:iconcryforeverplz:
omg this one of the best animations i ever saw!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
where is the nomination-team.....
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SofiaPLR Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
@03:41I have nothing to say, just - amazing! :O_o:
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ChibiNomad Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
@03:15If I watch the film with the sound off, I can feel the emotion more clearly and not have such a warping sense of fear. This part of the film is so tragic... I can only imagine what such sadness must feel like.
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sunchip8 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
@02:38lovely
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sunchip8 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
@02:30this looks amazing
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ChibiNomad Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
@00:16The music makes me feel afraid and uneasy. The imagery is dark, and somewhat beautiful. Overall, this video scared me but also made me think.

This reminds me of a twisted, more realistic version of "There She Is".

Great work.
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NeonCharlie Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Student Photographer
@03:54This is... absolutely beautiful. The music, pacing, storyline, all superb. Brave.
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MrWitchblade Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
@01:06So cool :)
Love it!
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Izzymaster Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
@01:50This is amazing!
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"You can't change who or what you are... but sometimes it doesn't matter..."

Short story about a fox, sentenced to death for killing his rabbit lover and accepting his fate.

Finally it's done. This project took me 4 months and ripped the heart out of me as I was working on my own. It's a hand drawn animation, put together in Adobe After Effects CS5.5.

Special thank you to Her Name Is Calla, Family and Friends - you know who you are.

Any comments are welcome. Enjoy.

Before you ask, yes, it's much more personal than I hoped for.

Dreamlands by Ana Stefaniak
www.robert-magpie.tumblr.com
twitter: twitter.com/Distorted_Eye

Music by Her Name Is Calla
www.hernameiscalla.com
twitter: twitter.com/hernameiscalla

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Daily Deviation

Given 2012-03-18
Dreamlands by ~Distorted-Eye. The suggester says: "Powerful story, beautiful style" and I entirely agree. Very stunning imagery used! ( Suggested by Madelei and Featured by ditto9 )
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coolarama Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Student Interface Designer
@00:58:omg-whut: superexcited ....those things are creepy as heck!
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Distorted-Eye Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Professional Filmographer
@00:58... um thank you :D 
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xxxZ53xxx Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
just amazing
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Distorted-Eye Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Professional Filmographer
thank you :)
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HeliHeloo Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
C'est trop beau mais je suis mal alaise quand je vois cette video
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dead-now Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I didn't know this received a Daily Deviation award. Hopefully this turned a lot of people on to the lovely music of the Calla crew.
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Distorted-Eye Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Hopefuly :) They are pretty awesome :) They are doing music to my current film :D
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dead-now Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Original music? I am always looking for new music from them so the thought of being able to hear something new would be excellent. I heard that they were going to be performing live tracks to a film some time soon... is this the same one?
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Distorted-Eye Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Yup, it's going to be original soundtrack, but it's not the same as the playing live to the film. They are releasing an album very soon and it sounds amazing. It's really really good! 
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dead-now Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, I've been looking forward to this album for years now. And I've heard it as well. Really, really lovely. The title track is absolutely stunning. As is the rest of the record, haha. Well, I am very happy for you. They are wonderful folks to be collaborating with.
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Distorted-Eye Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Yes they are :)
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ratnendra Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
@00:01amazing
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Distorted-Eye Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Professional Filmographer
@00:01thank you :)
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Qualityrandom Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
@03:43you know what?

this was truly an amazing animation.

beautiful art, creepy yet well fitting music, a sad plot, and a beautiful concept!

cannot get enough of this film.

to try and make more like this one please!
I'm sure anything else like this would be truly amazing.

at least i would think so!
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Distorted-Eye Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Professional Filmographer
@03:43thank you so much for your kind comments!

I'm glad you like it :) I am actually working on another film. Not as creepy but also a bit sad :)
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Qualityrandom Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
@03:43Ohhh I can't wait to watch itttttttt
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Distorted-Eye Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Professional Filmographer
@03:43It won't be done until May but I'm already animating so that's good :)
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Qualityrandom Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
@03:43Well I can't wait for it to be done!!!
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Qualityrandom Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
@01:13I love the artwork in this.
Brilliantly well done!
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Xnvy Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing, you're literally right up there with Burton. no lie.
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Distorted-Eye Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Aw, thanks!
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Azleah44 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hey Distorted Eye! I was designing my page earlier today and I decided to use the "dark demented forest theme".
I put the video on my front page so that all could have the "distorted atmosphere". If you want me to take it off, please tell me now, so I can change the code. If you would be so kind as to look at my profiel page and tell me what you think, I would be honored.
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Distorted-Eye Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Professional Filmographer
!Hi!
I don't mind, as long as all the credits are in place I'm alright with it :)
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Azleah44 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Cool.
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arkangelofreedom Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
i love it
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Distorted-Eye Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Professional Filmographer
yay!
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arkangelofreedom Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
i think it the most amazing thing i ever seen!and your just awesome!
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Distorted-Eye Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Professional Filmographer
oh wow... thank you *blush* :)
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arkangelofreedom Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
your the most amazing artist ever in the world! better yet the universe!
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Distorted-Eye Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Professional Filmographer
you're too nice :)
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:iconarkangelofreedom:
arkangelofreedom Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
i think your work is truly the best i ever saw
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Distorted-Eye Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Professional Filmographer
*hides away, too many complements*
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Yopel5 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
@00:42is it a good sign that this reminds me of my own dreams?
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Distorted-Eye Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional Filmographer
@00:42hm... not sure... but I'll go with a yes (to make myself feel a little better about my dreams :) )
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seriouscat26 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I remember putting this on my favorites years back...looking at it now again, it still captivates me.

You know to pull a couple of heartstrings...Just so full of emotions right there.
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Distorted-Eye Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Haha! Thanks! :D
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GrellandMephisto Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i true work of art!
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Distorted-Eye Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thank you :)
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GrellandMephisto Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i love it!
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ShikoHayashi Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Uhhh.... Wow......
This is incredibly..... I'm not sure their's actually a word for just how incredible it is.
By using the music to add an even more intense feeling to the already quite dark animation, you managed to render most of those who watched this either completely frozen in their seats with horrified awe or amazement.

I truly commend you. Definitely deserves a Daily Deviation.
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Distorted-Eye Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thank you :)
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BornFreak Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist
This is fantastic! :O_o: I don't even know what to say: it's so dark and filled with sorrow and desperation but that makes it even more beautiful. The music is in complete armony with the story. In particular, I love the sound when that blood-tear drop down in the air and fall on a grave: it seems the sound of a dramatic last breath. And that heart in the sky, those alive animals wearing skulls while the fox that is going to die doesn't wear any, the images flashing before his eyes while he is soffocating and the blood on his hands... it's beautiful.
That's it, I don't really know what else I can say to tell you how amazing your job is: it has the magic of a dark story, a fairytale for broken-hearted... just beautiful!
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Distorted-Eye Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Filmographer
oh wow.... thank you very much :) I'm glad you enjoyed it *blush*
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BornFreak Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist
Thank you for this work! :hug:
(and sorry for bad english! :blushes: )
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Distorted-Eye Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Filmographer
:)

(p.s. don't worry about your english ;) english isn't my first language either)
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BornFreak Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist
:)
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Azleah44 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I was originally going to ask "I don't get it.. was the fox being punished for killing the rabbit and now he was regretting it?" But then I read your explanation and I thought "ohhhhhhhh." I still do want to ask - Did the fox character regret his action during the last moments of his life? Or was he just saying, "I did this, time to take ownership for my actions."? The psychological aspect of this is just amazing! The music sets an expectant mood. Why did you call this piece Dreamland? Is there significance behind it?
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Distorted-Eye Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Oh dear questions! Firstly, I'm glad you enjoy the film! right... I think he did regret his actions as well as took responsibility. But on top of that he loved the rabbit and didn't want to live without her so the only way out for him, to feel better I guess, is to die.
And the name is actually the name of the song I used - Dreamlands by Her Name Is Calla - where the sound piece inspired the whole story. Hope that explains it a little bit?
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Azleah44 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
OMG, I just can't stop watching this. Each time, the music and the plot have me captivated! What did you mean by "You can't change who or what you are,..... but in the end it doesn't really matter."? Were you speaking of the relationship natural foxes have with rabbits? Or were you trying to say that in life, it doesn't matter you you are, but in death the only thing that matters is what we did with our life? Maybe I'm thinking about this way toooo much......
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Distorted-Eye Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Professional Filmographer
haha, you probably are overthinking it too much. But what I meant at the time, well it was based on a very personal thing. It's about when 2 people, who just shouldn't be together (are completely different) are together, even when they know it won't end nicely, but they still do it. So I guess this is about that...
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