CGI 2D Animated Short: “Shadow” – by Crystal Kung | TheCGBros November 10, 2019 Related posts: Animating Flourishes – After Effects Tutorial Create Nulls from Path (string of lights) – Adobe After Effects tutorial Creating a Bracelet in uMake – Part 1 Pearl (Oscar nominated short) | Short of the Week #023 Tags:3D, 4D, animation, art, autodesk, bojou, Camera, Capture, CG, character, cinema, Compositing, computer, Conceptual, design, digital, Effects, fx, GFX, graphics, Low, Matchmover, matte, maya, MoCap, Mocha, modeling, motion, Multimedia, Nuke, Painting, particle, pftrack, Poly, post, production, projection, Realflow, Renderman, Rigging, Rotoscoping, Shake, Shorts, Special, Storyboarding, texture, Texturing, TheCGBros, vfx, visual Related Posts This is AMA | Donovan Workun Woodturning A Segmented Bracelet Full Mylar Stiletto Nail with Acrylic and Glitter About The Author Brennon Stark 100 Comments AYS KCOVERS wow May 11, 2017 Reply HimiCore Can I say that I just want to hug that poor woman and tell her that everything will be alright May 11, 2017 Reply Thomas Hall I really just think that you should have put instead of this goofy looking black blob you should have put something cool like a Slenderman!… otherwise I really like it. May 12, 2017 Reply Kelly Hacker T H E B A T H May 13, 2017 Reply Valeria Perez parece tratarse sobre abuso sexual…eso explicaria el por q trataba de suicidarse y lo ocultaba a su madre diciendo q estaba bien May 13, 2017 Reply landfair123 Depression sucks. I know how she feels. May 15, 2017 Reply Quinn Pascal Wow. May 15, 2017 Reply Jaune fox The art style is just so good! drools May 15, 2017 Reply Lisa winn Now THAT was good, love the animation style and the dark tone of the short film. Watched it through and am very impressed with it. May 17, 2017 Reply 則鳴黃 TAIWAN OHHHHOO May 19, 2017 Reply zakshei I hate when ppl aren't rlly saying how they actually feel 'I'm fine' May 27, 2017 Reply QueenMeaw I'm dead inside June 1, 2017 Reply Tracy Bodin Depression sucks big time! She's not even allowed to end the torture in peace either because people chose to call with inquiries and useless platitudes, that are totally shallow and a waste of air. I think you caught it well in this short. June 1, 2017 Reply Reaper Gaming What she sees is what I see June 6, 2017 Reply Kendethar Zendeth Basically my walk with Jesus June 6, 2017 Reply Richard Warnock the darkness with a smile just to ezease the pain if not the want of a call?!.. June 13, 2017 Reply Crystal Kung thanks so much for sharing my film!!! June 14, 2017 Reply Jason Sanders im sorry, what? June 23, 2017 Reply k x What program did they use?? Please tell me 😭😭 July 7, 2017 Reply Hope Vang is she depressed July 15, 2017 Reply Tosin Jerugba I love how at the end….the darkness appears after she says "I'm fine" showing that she's lying….she was still unhappy….the little trance did nothing for her 😔 July 18, 2017 Reply Ana Sofia When the Shadow appeared I was like:Bitch u betta have an evoker or YOU'RE FUCKED. (Persona reference) July 26, 2017 Reply Andi rasya rembo ganti tai laso July 27, 2017 Reply Getsemani Carrillo Oh un akuma!!! July 28, 2017 Reply Christina. TheRandomOne I had a dream similar to this August 5, 2017 Reply Yaaawey Hello darkness my old friend…. August 8, 2017 Reply Platinum Star Productions The shadow….. WING DING DING WING DINGY WINGY DING August 8, 2017 Reply Donswolkje When you're scared of the dark. August 10, 2017 Reply Lisbet Garay She is inteligen August 15, 2017 Reply Whale Cum Am I the only one who thought that she might've just accidentally fallen asleep in the shower and that the phone saved her life?😅 just me? Ok… August 23, 2017 Reply Christeme Maya kimbo 😡😇 August 25, 2017 Reply Jullienne Santiago I feel like this says something about depression. Like the shadows is life and being alive. She was running away from living desperately trying to get in the light which is death but she doesn't succeed so she wakes up in the bath instead of drowning and dying. August 26, 2017 Reply Aleyah Malone 🙁hm. I understand August 27, 2017 Reply Angel truth remember me of perfect blue anime August 30, 2017 Reply isaiah suero I was in mid Manhattan library and i met her once shes so talented September 3, 2017 Reply Ward McCreery Seems like an allegory for depression or recovery from rape September 6, 2017 Reply Erzcilia The shadow reminds me of the game cube escape September 6, 2017 Reply Sqwoosh I immediately knew what this was about when I saw her in the bath. September 8, 2017 Reply Breezie Newcomb This expresses everything I can't put into words. September 9, 2017 Reply Ave Vee That last line "yeah yeah I'm fine" as the lighting turns darker is a fantastic way to show the true nature of depression. You feel crazy for feeling the way you do, so you lie to the people around you about it so they don't have to worry about you. But it only makes it worse. I like that this short showed depression for what it was. It consumes everything and it's not something that can be cured in one bath. Most shorts would have shown her being miraculously healed of her depression, but this one ended with a dark statement on the pressures society puts on sufferers. A pressure that makes them endure in silence until one day, worst comes to worse. September 10, 2017 Reply Alex Taylor My guess is the black figures are life and she sees them as the bad guys because they are bringing her back to her reality and making her face her fear, when in reality they are good because they represent life, and the bright light is evil and is made to look good and pure as it is her only escape, but in actuality it is what is killing her, as it is a representation of death (you know, the bright light). When she is engulfed by the "bad guys" she is "brought back to life" and made to face her fears and suicidal tendencies. In the end, she chose life. September 13, 2017 Reply Fawn Petitt this is what anxiety and depression feel like , the darkness is always happy to see u with warm smiles and open arms and no matter how hard you fight to get away it is always a part of you 😔 September 15, 2017 Reply Arvey Drakefin Personally I think this relates to PTSD. It's something subtle like taking a bath and suddenly there's a trigger that goes off inside your head. The room is spinning and you can hardly breath, you feel like something is coming after you but you don't know what. You can feel it grabbing and pushing holding you underwater and it seems like you'll die there and nobody will ever find you and then it's over. The room isn't spinning. There's nothing coming after you. You're safe but the memory is still there. Your stomach is still in knots. September 17, 2017 Reply Lotus Hadden I think this is a story about a girl who has really bad anxiety and she has insomnia because she like really bad night mirrors so she can't sleep. this is probably her first time living alone by her self and she probably really missis her mom and dad a lot. that's just my thoughts on this animated story.☺ September 19, 2017 Reply Omar Faruk All fuck September 19, 2017 Reply cancer sucks She was just putting her head underneath the water, and fell asleep while she was in the bathtub. It does not seem as if she were attempting to commit suicide. Besides, drowning yourself is almost impossible if you have the option to resurface. Survival instincts will kick in. September 19, 2017 Reply Junji ito Hoshi ou kodomo September 20, 2017 Reply sweet l Sad September 21, 2017 Reply 1TalldrinkH2O John 8:12 When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” September 24, 2017 Reply Pawel X I love the style September 26, 2017 Reply AlphaOmega YinYang depression makes you feel darkness and suicidal? did i read the message of this correctly? September 29, 2017 Reply That Dude All depressed people need to go to a Depressed clinic October 3, 2017 Reply I Love Taehyung But he Loves Jungkook "I'm fine"————-"Save Me" October 8, 2017 Reply Gaming with the pack Why was the water black October 11, 2017 Reply global dog JEFF THE KILLY!!??!! October 18, 2017 Reply novian ilham WELL ITS CREPPY PASTA October 20, 2017 Reply Jonathan Jonathan AWWWW HELL NO NOT TODAY SATAN, BACK THE HELL AWAY 🙅🏻 October 23, 2017 Reply ThumbTackGaming Why am I watching this at nightYes I said watchingThe comments keep me safe October 28, 2017 Reply ursa-ironii Her little “I’m fine.” Broke my heart. Like, there was just so much pain in that line. October 31, 2017 Reply Rafeyfa Asyla Callista Putri putri ih parah banget November 4, 2017 Reply William Larson For parents of a teenage girl today, this probably hit too close to home. But well done, message rec'd (at least she didn't OD on opioids). November 5, 2017 Reply hand key Is this short simple animation good enough? youtu.be/eV1sFSiVRPk November 12, 2017 Reply Robin Valenz Hi its a interesting animation, how is call this type of drawing? November 13, 2017 Reply Harry Dunkwu Was that a glitch on the screen at 2:04 November 22, 2017 Reply JC Santana Eu entendi que ela estava sob efeito de drogas. Muito doida! November 24, 2017 Reply lo sa I liked it alot. But did anyone else feel the pause at the end was too long, as if it stopped ringing before she picked up? December 1, 2017 Reply Gen Racer88 if you ever have bad day don't end your life it's not worth it, just take a deep breath and move on because there's always something new coming around the corner😎👍✌💖💗 December 2, 2017 Reply Gen Racer88 👨🎤🎤🎵it can be hard, it can be so hard, but you gotta live right now, you got everything to give right now, I want you to be alive, I want you to be alive, you don't gotta die today, you don't gotta die, I want you to be alive, I want you to be alive, you don't gotta die🎶 December 2, 2017 Reply Gen Racer88 ☺BE STRONG 💪 December 2, 2017 Reply Gen Racer88 you are not alone🙏 December 2, 2017 Reply NikeNil We all have our own shadows, but the shapes changes for each person. (Its like fear of something maybe)🤔 December 6, 2017 Reply Aimee Oswald Who has a large bath situated right in the middle of their bathroom? I know it’s probably just to center the main character in this film, but stil. December 11, 2017 Reply mia Best Nonsense but………………..good December 19, 2017 Reply Cedric Scorch We find ourselves the corner to hideThe truth that bitter and sting the sideAll our hopes and all our dreamThat burn a question that turned to steam.There that linger that cannot explainWho haunt our deeds in point of pain.And when the shadow seep in the end,We hope to god and luck shall mend. December 21, 2017 Reply Roman Ferris Omg I I'm almost crying December 21, 2017 Reply Anna Konidala This truly nails what depression feels like. It's important to communicate these feelings to someone trustworthy. <3 December 26, 2017 Reply Ma'Rya under da sea January 15, 2018 Reply Sena Yeşildal It is very beautiful video I love them February 6, 2018 Reply RED redstar Close call… Depression is a major problem that needs to be addressed on an individual, personal basis. This is not something to shrug about February 7, 2018 Reply Kevin Lane For those of you who were born no later than 20 years ago, the sound at the beginning was a landline telephone. That's what we had in the early 90s, before cell phones become commercially available. February 9, 2018 Reply Life Is Too Short The shadows remind me of depression. Always running but never truly escaping as they just fill up your life. February 14, 2018 Reply SDK 556 I want to are these real actors behind this animated scenes February 19, 2018 Reply volker allert she needs cheering up…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BzTjyh_JDQ May 3, 2018 Reply Raykie-san Mochi Afraid of being consumed by darkness. May 9, 2018 Reply Odi Sennin I dont like this animation. May 12, 2018 Reply Temu Temacular Creepy May 18, 2018 Reply Rango Beats i just wanna know how can i make a short film like this !! any help ? June 6, 2018 Reply Tiffany Nelson Brilliant… November 8, 2018 Reply Eli Bledsoe I second that last comment nightmares February 14, 2019 Reply Henry Windsor Rurikovich The shadow nightmare 😀 March 2, 2019 Reply Magic_Zach I'm not fine March 17, 2019 Reply Angie Viera Was she drowning? May 13, 2019 Reply Guy That’s like one of those anti-drug cartoons from the 80s June 30, 2019 Reply Kyriena D I'm not sure if it's about mental illness like depression and she's trying to over come it by herself or if she's fighting some inner demons. July 17, 2019 Reply Isaiah Thomas looks like she needs Senko San July 21, 2019 Reply Kylie Hutcheson I’m gonna assume this is about a girl who suffers from a mental illness(clinical depression)which is what the shadow represents, and she’s trying so desperately to escape but it always finds a way to latch back onto her. I believe the light she’s reaching for could indicate a cry for help, or, possibly she was trying to kill herself and is trying to go into the light to end her suffering?That’s just my theory, though. August 5, 2019 Reply AquAries I can see both sides of the light being "misleading/ death" while the shadows are "Reality/Life" that she's trying to escape Or the opposite Of the shadows are welcoming and unwilling t let her escape into the light or break free of her depression. Either way this interpreted it touches greatly on depression and it's impact. September 18, 2019 Reply عراقي وافتخر Peace of crap no fucken idea October 6, 2019 Reply GustaviusII Why do i get Alan wake wibes from this clip October 24, 2019 Reply Erica Diaz I think the " shadows" symbolize suicide and depression. The light represents life and hope, hope to get out of that depression and dangerous mindset. November 2, 2019 Reply Add a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. 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