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Elena-Ciolacu Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
@05:39multumesc! ^_^
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Elena-Ciolacu Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
@05:38A personal tribute, yes :thanks: 
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Elena-Ciolacu Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
@06:16I fear even thinking of it :( I'm still clinging to my hopes that it will not break into a war :(
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flynnmutt Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Student General Artist
@03:12of course!
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skittycustard Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
@05:15Anytime. C:
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Elena-Ciolacu Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
@06:13thank you so much! :thanks:
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Elena-Ciolacu Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
@06:07thank you so much!
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Elena-Ciolacu Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
@04:01the expressions were not that hard to make, it was the body movement that I needed rotoscoping for. The only scene where I used rotoscoping for the face is for the rapid eye movement when he's down in the tranches
thanks! ^^
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EDIT: Wow! My second DD! Thank you sooo much for the feature :iconkingmancheng:!! Truly grateful and honored! :thanks:

“Remember me” is the result of 4 months of dedicated and almost non-stop work. As with my other big project, “A story of hope for the bullied”, it was more the sense of responsibility towards the seriousness of the subject rather than the hard work itself, that represented the greatest challenge for me. I still feel like I did not even get close to doing justice to the subject, and as much as I don’t like to come up with excuses, had I had more time and any previous experience in animating I would’ve achieved a far better result and made the message a lot clearer and cinematographically more appealing… But what’s done is done, I’ll do better next time.

One of the things I have enjoyed most about working on this animation was the research part because I got to learn so much more about this particular episode of history, not just in historical facts and figures but also from a more humane point view… All the stories, letters, testimonies from the battle front and of surviving veterans that I have read and listened to have had a deep impact on me as they made me realize just how wrong our perspective of war is, not just WWII, but war in general. There is nothing glorious about war… On both sides and in every battle it is humans not numbers that die. War is not as simple as it is being portrayed by Hollywood. It is not black and white, good versus evil, Elves versus Orcs, Jedis versus Stormtroopers… Allies versus the Axis.

The Romanian army was the third largest and most important combatant on the Eastern Front, after the Soviet Union and Germany. At Stalingrad alone 160.000 men perished and yet even today, 70 years later, their remains have not been brought back to the country and not a single cemetery or memorial plate stands there to commemorate their sacrifice… History is subjective and so often unfair. So often the sacrifice of some men is overlooked by history and forgotten, because through the prism of military grandeur they were not worthy of attention…
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Remember me by Elena-Ciolacu. There is a very sensitive handling of narrative in this animation. It is clear that there has been a lot of effort put into the historical research for this animated piece, you can really get a sense of the reality of war. The artwork for it as a whole is beautiful, a job well done! ( Featured by kingmancheng )
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Trycona Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
That was so amazing and so touching. I remembered my great-grandfather...
Greetings from Hungary ^^
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Elena-Ciolacu Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much, my friend!! :aww: 
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Trycona Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
I thank you for the amazing experience Hug 
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Ginga-Ninga1994 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is beautiful
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laydeepunch Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
Su-perb. Absolutely stunning.
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MissKingdomVII Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
Wow that was amazing, sad, powerful, so many things rolled into one! I loved it!
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Elena-Ciolacu Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thank you! :aww:
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archangelmary Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
What else can you say but WOW?!
Very powerful
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Elena-Ciolacu Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thank you! :thanks:
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Rhaadoo Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
@05:39foarte frumoasa animatia ! good job xD
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