Gift of Ages is an animation I made in about a week and a half for my church's Christmas program.
Ah, there's so much to say about this one, but I somehow feel that explaining it will make it weaker. I should hope that the piece is strong enough to stand on its own without my having to prop it up with words.
And so for some of you I might have ruined Christmas. But to everyone else, I hope you've enjoyed this presentation and that it brings new meaning to the secular symbols we see annually.
Programs used: Flash 8, openCanvas, 3D Studio Max, and Sound Forge. All 3D work was done by my brother Brian (thanks!), and the music is Chopin's Etude in E major Op.10 No.3.
EDIT: I've read all your responses but haven't replied to them all since...there are a lot. Anyhow, in general, I appreciate how much some of you are moved by it, and I'm also impressed with how open-minded the rest of you are in receiving it. Thanks, guys. Merry Christmas.
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