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gberthia Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
@01:57I love the way you did the fox silhouette <3
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Nuvi2003 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist
@00:50Beautiful
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WolfPrint267 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
@02:15Whaaaaa?! D: Baby fox soul come back!
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DoNotPutMeInABox Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
@03:32Oh, they became flowers, that's so cute~
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GreenDayComix920 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
@01:47are those little whisper soundin things bees?
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Valion4 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
@03:44Aw i loved it ! Keep  making  more like that movie Heart
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pamez748 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
@02:31run mousey
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pamez748 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
@00:25mouse in da head?
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sparklespeedyclaws Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Student General Artist
@03:17oh it's alive?! :D
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sparklespeedyclaws Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Student General Artist
@03:06The baby fox ;-;
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Wonderfulblack Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Student Photographer
@01:01haaann litle mouse :3
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Neechole Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
@00:43My Pleasure :D
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SwimmButt Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@02:51nooooo! Why do you have to be there?? Get back In the little fox!!
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JadeOwl315 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
@02:19NOOOOOOOOOOO! LITTLE SOUL THINGY, GO BACK INTO THE FOX . . .
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JadeOwl315 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
@01:24Are those little white things souls? By the way amazing film, I love mouse!
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MrFrancy93 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
@02:47It's Beautifull!!!!!!!!!! :3
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Symrea Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
@02:11Your storytelling techniques are amazing. I didn't think that they were puppets until I read the description.
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It’s finally here! My four weeks of hard work come to a close and I present a new film, Ego.

After the success of The Consequence ( fav.me/d4vuuvb ) I thought I’d make one more shadow film to gauge my progress over the past year. I think this film is a drastic improvement, with better storytelling, timing, art, and a lot more time invested in the small details.

This film is composed of live-action shadow puppetry, digitally painted backgrounds, frame-by-frame animation with watercolor, and some digital assistance where handmade wouldn’t suffice.

The music is done by Julian Beutel ( soundcloud.com/julian-beutel ).

The cinematography was done by Maxwell Nisus ( mixdown ).

All art, editing, and story elements were created by me, Victoria Van Patten.

This was a big accomplishment to get done in a month, but I did it, and I think it turned out well all things considered. I hope everyone likes it.

Can't View This?
Vimeo: vimeo.com/58048404


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Don’t forget to check out my giveaway on Tumblr! Until the 28th of February you all have the opportunity to get one of ten signed shadow puppets of the little mouse from this film. Enter it here: mimetalk.tumblr.com/post/41300…

If you would like to make your own mouse shadow puppet or simply see how I made mine, you can purchase the pattern for the exact mouse used in Ego in my Etsy store, here: www.etsy.com/listing/121430707… .
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:icongberthia:
gberthia Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
@01:57I love the way you did the fox silhouette <3
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Nuvi2003 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist
@00:50Beautiful
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WolfPrint267 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
@02:15Whaaaaa?! D: Baby fox soul come back!
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Kunjir Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how did you get film and animation??? 
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mimetalk Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Student Filmographer
You need to apply for permission to post film and video work or find someone who can give it to you. 
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DoNotPutMeInABox Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
@03:32Oh, they became flowers, that's so cute~
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GreenDayComix920 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
@01:47are those little whisper soundin things bees?
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hanamizuki99 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hi, have you considered submit your work to festivals like this?

I think it'd be great!
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Valion4 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
@03:44Aw i loved it ! Keep  making  more like that movie Heart
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Cygam-7 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013   Traditional Artist
This was Extraordinary! I adored it! So unique :love:
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pamez748 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
@02:31run mousey
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pamez748 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
@00:25mouse in da head?
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YouGaveUp Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
Yes!
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Manzanedo Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
I love it!
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sparklespeedyclaws Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Student General Artist
@03:17oh it's alive?! :D
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sparklespeedyclaws Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Student General Artist
@03:06The baby fox ;-;
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plumwizard Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
so sad yet mystifyingly beautiful
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HiddenGalaxy Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Such a beautiful piece, ahhh it got me to cry. It''s so perfect, great job!!
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Everkai Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ah! I thought I was a baby for crying >.< now I know I wasn't alone!
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BadgerQWERT Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
;-; Oh my god that poor fox
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MadR4t Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Student General Artist
@2:14 why does the fox always gotta die?!
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Almaoscurecida Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
Wow, really amazing! íVery well done! :D

This reminds me a game called Botanicula.
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Dreamer-of-Magic Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013   General Artist
WOW. :wow:
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Ravenloveskakashi Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I love it so much!!!
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mimetalk Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thank you so much!
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Ravenloveskakashi Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
You're so very welcome!
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autumnnet Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Great concept!
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mimetalk Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Student Filmographer
I'm glad you think so! I wasn't sure how it would be received. Many thanks.
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autumnnet Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I think it is very interesting and inspiring. I love the idea.

What made you unsure?
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mimetalk Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Student Filmographer
I know quite a few people who saw the film and didn't understand it, so the fact that anyone does is really reassuring.
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autumnnet Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I feel that the message is rather clear if you pay attention, so you did your job very well :)
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Wonderfulblack Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Student Photographer
@01:01haaann litle mouse :3
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inapopovici Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The movie is awesome!
At start,I was sad...ANd then random comments appeared and I started to laugh like crazy xD
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Iris-bw2 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, that's really creative and... just, wow...
The fox pup ;_;
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Ashlmet Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Student Filmographer
This is so beautiful. Your work is always inspiring!
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mimetalk Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thank you so much! That means a lot. This year at school I've been learning software mostly, so when I can finally start drawing and painting again my films should get nothing but better.
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saphiraly Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, lovely!!! Just a little sad about the little fox...
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mimetalk Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Student Filmographer
I'm so glad that you liked it. Thank you so much.
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saphiraly Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome^^
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Bumling Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So incredibly beautiful! :happycry:
Was actually fighting back tears by the end.
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mimetalk Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Student Filmographer
I'm so glad that you enjoyed it! It means a lot to me, really.
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Bumling Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, thank you for sharing your work. C: Your gallery oozes of inspiration ~ :eager:
Do you think that you will you be making more of these animations?
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mimetalk Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Student Filmographer
I am going to college for animation right now, so I'm assuming I'll have to. :)
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Bumling Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic! I'm really looking forward to seeing more of your work. :aww:
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Neechole Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
@00:43The music is so blissful, the mouse is so adorable :) It's such a wonderful scene!
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mimetalk Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Student Filmographer
@00:43Thank you so much!
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Neechole Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
@00:43My Pleasure :D
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SwimmButt Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@02:51nooooo! Why do you have to be there?? Get back In the little fox!!
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nobodyDX Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i have no sound but i just love this, what did you use to animate this?
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mimetalk Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Student Filmographer
It was live action shadow puppets with backgrounds added after the fact in After Effects.
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