That deciding moment in life when you finally move out of your parents’ home. It’s a huge milestone for everyone involved. It’s a step towards an independent life, setting out on your own, letting go of your parents (and vice versa, which may just be the harder letting go).

This wonderful animation shows Richard at this exact moment, and is full of tangible and identifiable emotions. The animation, music and sound design come together in a perfect rhythm- a good example of what rhythm and great timing can do to enhance a story.

When Richard leaves home, his and his parents’ emotions are reflected wonderfully in the music. The pizzicato strings show the emotions of his departure, and the melancholy horns underline his parents’ wistful sadness.