From the Film Maker:
The concept of ‘homo est bulla’ (man is a bubble) is the inspiration for this animation. Although the subject may appear sentimental to modern taste, it has a serious meaning.
Bubbles are fragile and have a brief moment of beauty before they burst and, like humans, they are also short-lived when compared to their environment.
The animation floats like a bubble. ‘Life is fast’ is its message: live to the full, because you never know when your bubble is going to burst. The old man is looking back on his life: he is not sad to move on to what is after, because he knows he has lived.
The technique of traditional drawn animation was dictated by the subject. I was interested in the contrast of the traditional drawn animation with the electronic sound that seems to go faster as life comes to an end, which is then followed by silence.
A piece inspired by Caspar Netscher, Two Boys blowing Bubbles, around 1670