The Maker

The Maker


100 thoughts on “The Maker

  1. After this video, I immediately bought the book. I waited for the book to ship and I was as excited as a little girl waiting for a puppy to come home.
    I finished the book in 3 days and my god, it was one of THE BEST thing I've ever read my entire life.
    Thank you, Zealous Creative. I'm really looking forward to similar future project.

  2. My complements to the chief. It was a masterful piece with a tale that marks us all with the same or different message to the one watching. This story is very true and raw to the point in my mind I see the tale of everyone's life very short and what we know now must be passed on to another generation till the end of time itself even when its just as small and short as the previous generations. There is an underlining dark side tho. If the next generation does not up hold of passing on knowledge or experience then all will fail quite drastically.

  3. A person's need to belong is what drives one to make his/her creations in their likeness. The creation can here signify many things here: his counterpart, his friend, his lover or even his own child or even a student. Regardless, it is the feeling to MAKE something beautiful, to make someone feel as he does that drives him on to fill his creation with life and once his purpose is complete, he embraces in the joy of holding his creation, years of hard work, feeling finally complete. He finally left a piece of him with her. His purpose served, he found his home. And, then vanishes away. And he throws the turn to his creation now.

  4. this is sad.
    also makes you wonder how many times it had happened before the first in this video.
    and who made the very first doll.
    and if it'll ever end.

  5. -" في يوم ما ستزوركم افعالكم فلا تتفاجئوا منها."
    " One day your actions will visit you, don't be surprised:"

  6. hi greetings zealous creative: 3I just want to tell you that I am impressed with this short film and I wish there were more animations related to the maker

  7. Wait a minute, so at the beginning, did the previous doll Just disappear? Because it was the same as how when his creation became alive in the end, he disappeared and the doll he made was in the same exact pose and the time restarted like beginning.

    So was that legit his whole life we just saw before he got sent away?

  8. I’ve been wondering where this video was! We did it as a topic for our school but despite that it’s still pretty cool to think about

  9. I've discovered this animation when it was first released but… here I am today, 7 years later, still coming back to it. I love it SO MUCH!!! From concept, to execution, the story, the design and of course, the music… absolutely BRILLIANT!!! I'd LOVE to collaborate with you guys someday on the music side of your projects. 🖤🎶

  10. Hi- this is for the maker of The Maker. I love this in the way that people of past centuries must have loved their favourite great novel that made them feel connected to something awesome in the true sense and great unlike what or who they could connect to in their current lives. I have loved this short film for years- somehow I went down an internet rabbit hole of stop animation shorts back when I had no idea what any of that was and I stumbled upon my previous favourite youtube thing prior to this which was Kiwi! That was the first thing that stopped me in my tracks and made me obsessively watch over and over because it always made me feel something. The Maker is 10x that, it's like Kiwi! on steroids. I relate to it in every sense- I'm ex-military and have seen so much shit in so many countries I have a hard time NOT feeling detached, I'm a hobbyist artist and particularly love textile arts and love hand sewing anything and for years took embroidery workshops from artists I admired during the decade I lived in England, I've had an extraordinary existence like the character in your film who is handed a book and has no idea how to make the most of it but feels pressured to try…. and then love, when encountered, is so strong it's worth everything and so fleeting sometimes, the nature of war and deployments and then later of loss and unexpected bereavemment…. there are so many parallels this film has had to me and meant to me over the years that I have loved it that I just hope you aren't too big to not read your youtube comments now and know that there is a person out there who continues to watch this as a fan many years on as their favourite thing ever on the internet and it means and shows something different every time. This is art at its highest form. I have pondered happily for years whether the guy and girl in this scenario reincarnated as the same bunnies every time or whether it was someone new every time (monogamy vs polyamory versions of romance? lol) I did not know there was a book till an ad thing popped up so I ordered it today. I was slightly chagrined to read from the blurb that it doesn't even seem to be romantic in the way a maker passes off their charge to the next maker. It's still deeply meaningful in that context which I appreciate being broken out of my biased interpretation and considering another viewpoint, but damn, I felt a romantic connection looking into those sacks of cloth and clay. I love that you can watch this short film and your views on life are reflected back on you. I'm obviously a hopeless romantic despite feeling like it's a bit hopeless, and I see that in this film. I've enjoyed reading others' comments. I enjoy yours most of all. My point is, THANK YOU for your work, and for making this, and I made an account today just to say this to you because it was about time and I ordered the book and I love that I still know and love my own interpretations of your work first before now encountering the book link that I've now ordered.

    Thank you. I've never commented or bothered to make a youtube account ever till today, at 38 yrs old watching youtube shit since it got started. Thank you for being a continuing source of inspiration to me. This film has meant many things to me for many years. I truly love it. Angie

  11. This short film reminds me of humans life,we have a really short time and we need to do our best,so we will find someone who will love us and be happy about what we done in our life time.I saw this a few years ago and i still come back,i really appreciate and love your work,keep it up! 💓 (sorry for my bad english)

  12. Most of you don’t get the point here, These creatures/doll actually symbolize humans, Humans main goal in life is reproduction and giving birth to stay ahead of extinction, That’s exactly what’s shown here, The SandClock represents the lifespan a certain Human, The book handed by the previous Creature/Doll symbolizes knowledge given by the previous generations such as, Parents, Teachers etc…, The creature/doll reading the book throughout his first few minutes symbolizes a kid educating his self and gaining knowledge into his self in the first year of his life, So he could be able to pass it to the upcoming generations, After the Creature/doll had enough education and knowledge, He’s ready to make use of it, So he starts making his new doll (Creature) the same thing goes to humans, When the youth is ready, and had gained enough knowledge in life, He’s now ready enough to start a family and produce his own kids, Coming back to the creatures in the video, You’d be able to see that the new doll (Creature) didn’t come to life immediately after the Previous creator (Creature) created it, No he had to play The Volin melody which symbolizes parents raising there child properly so it would be easier for the parents to pass on the knowledge to the child, After the Creator played the Melody the new doll is ready to be handed the book, Which means that after the Human child is raised well enough, He’s ready to receive the knowledge from his parents and ready to continue on the cycle just like in the short film here, And ofcourse the time has come for the previous creator and he just disappears as parents do, (R.I.P to all loving parents who passed away….) and then the SandClock flips and is ready for a new cycle… 🙂

  13. Me as a kid: Ah so creepy….

    Me now: This is intense . Just imagine being one of these and you REALLY dont know what to do and you run out of time

  14. I would've never found this if it wasn't for a typo I made and omfg how come I've never seen this before !!! It's so creepy but so sad in the end 😭 oncore

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  16. So you invest all your life in learning and practical and get only few moments to see your result. According to average life expectancy.

  17. Comenzaré por decir que el primer cuadro me ha puesto a recordar las emociones que viene cuando intentamos explicarnos el porqué de alguna situación, tratamos de unir pensamientos y/o de ordenarlos para explicarnos lo que sucede ¿cierto? Un tanto de desconcierto nos invade para después ponernos en acción. ¿Cómo actuamos ante lo inesperado?, ¿cómo afrontamos inicialmente los retos?
    Después de este momento, el personaje explora lo que tiene a la mano, en este caso, el libro y, una vez entendido lo que hay que hacer, emprende la tarea. Busca lo que necesita, se embarca en la aventura del esfuerzo y del compromiso por terminar la obra. ¿Qué necesitamos para alcanzar nuestros propósitos?, ¿cómo nos hacemos de ello?, ¿a quién recurrimos?
    Para lograr su cometido el tiempo es crucial, en una marcha contra reloj el personaje trabaja y trabaja para completar su tarea. ¿Cuánto tiempo tenemos para alcanzar nuestros propositos?, ¿podemos guardar el tiempo para usarlo despúes?

    Trabajo constante, esfuerzo y compromiso llevan al personaje a casi completar su obra, hace falta un poco más. Repasa nuevamente el libro… busca… y entonces intenta algo más. La música le da vida a su creación y no sé si pienses lo mismo que yo: la música se siente; considero que ahí está la clave. Sentir lo que hacemos, sentir la vida, crear con sentido, ofrecer música a nuestros propósitos.
    Al abrir los ojos, la felicidad invade al personaje y a su creación; surge el abrazo, un abrazo que no dice "estoy aquí" sino "estoy contigo". Muy similar a cuando colaboramos con el crecimiento del otro y disfrutamos la alegría del éxito alcanzado o también como cuando nos toca abrazar a quienes nos ayudaron a nosotros.

    Después viene el sublime momento de la partida y, es sublime porque en una sonrisa de satisfacción en el personaje, entendemos que quienes están antes que nosotros dejan el valor de no dejar la tarea, de esforzarse hasta conseguirlo, de buscar hasta hallar la respuesta y al mismo tiempo de trascender dejando lo mejor de uno.

    A destacar también el mensaje de crear para mejorar: el personaje crea para continuar el legado y al mismo tiempo gana una compañera, por unos segundos, pero al final es una sonrisa compartida por alcanzar el objetivo.

    En fin, esta historia nos lleva de la mano para experimentar alegría, incertidumbre, soledad, pérdida, constancia, el trabajo, satisfacción, compromiso, perseverancia y el éxito

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