It’s rare to me to find a piece of work in our industry that seems to have true meaning to someone beyond just creative expression. I recently was linked to this video on youtube which really affected me after reading what it was about, who made it and why. You can read in the description on the youtube page for it, but Mathieu Labaye made this stunning animation in honor of his father who struggled with multiple sclerosis.

Be patient through the beginning, it starts a little slow. Definitely read through the translation of the voice over, I’m sure you will find this piece to be much more than just a beautifully executed, tedious, and impressive bit of hand drawn animation. What a great expression of what it means to be free to move. I can only imagine how Mathieu’s father struggled with the desire to feel like this(meaning the part with the white background) every day of his life.

NOTE:This was posted as a Quickie a while back, but we felt it deserves a re-post and an upgrade to the main posting area.

NOTE 2:Here is a version of the animation with subtitles. Thanks Guillaume!

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  • Dude this guy is amazing. Thanks for the re-post, I missed the quickie.

  • Marc B.

    Impressive cel animation

  • yeah. saw the quickie but well worth the repost. and definitely suggest the patience … glad I had it on first view.

  • oh, didn’t even realize it was in the quickies. oh well!

  • Simply beautiful!

  • This is truly amazing. Such a great piece.

  • Dulaney

    Wow, that was amazing. Beautiful cell animation. Must of taken forever to create, but worth the patience.