Created 2009 This was an exercise in simple animation. My alter ego is that of a woodworker and I've always wanted to merge my carvings with video. I guess I was feeling down as I came up with a short vignette on the fly. The character and set were built in a week and it was shot in a day.
The background of the story is of progress and our continual assault on the land. Here we have a last hold out. An old loner living in the woods watching from his window as his world is slowly being eaten up by progress. The woods that he loves so much have been replaced by concrete towers. So depressed is he that he decides to end his life. But we find out that is was just a dream. Or was it?
The music is by Tears for Fears, but redone Gary Jules. I usually don't use hit songs or songs with lyrics, but this one just worked.