If you have yet to watch a video on my blog -- MAKE THIS YOUR FIRST!!!

This is an amazing animation, by Ryan Woodward. He is one of the professors here at BYU in the animation program. He has worked as a storyboard artist on many big movies in Hollywood. Check out Ryan's website. http://conteanimated.com/

This animation is beautiful and emotional and somewhat tragic. For anyone who has woken up the morning after breaking up with the girl (or boy) of your dreams, you know how this feels and the animation captures it amazingly. There's a particular moment, when the boy wakes up a second time and his limbs turn into heavy clay that he can't get off the ground--its just astounding what animation is capable of conveying visually.

The words from a Pearl Jam song (Nothing Man) come to mind while watching this video. "He caught a bolt of lightning, curse the day he let go..."

For further information on the making of this video here is the documentary that accompanies it.

Thought of You - Making Of from Ryan J Woodward on Vimeo.


  1. i feel kind of terrible and out of the loop, but this video didn't affect me as much as it seemed to affect others. maybe it is because i can't relate. i've always loved this song and i think the animation is great, but it just didn't have the same emotional impact that it has had on others.

  2. I guess for me, it captures the thing that is so amazing about the arts. It took something so abstract, an emotion that I've felt so real and yet been unable to describe, and it not only describes it, but visualizes it.