Commitment

     Choosing between our work and our family is like killing half of ourselves.  The balance between work and relationships is difficult because both of them help define who we are.  My love may have my heart but my work has my mind.  Who are we if we aren't free to pursue both?  The struggle to balance between these two identities makes us have to choose one over the other.  There remains a guilt for neglecting one side of yourself.  Over time we begin to resent having to make that choice.  
     My animations allows me to confront my own personal experiences.  In this animation, I'm trying to question who I am and if the path I took to get here is the right one.  My animation discusses the struggle to balance a relationship with responsibility.  I'm interested in how pursuing one of these ideas also destroys the other.  The struggle to choose one over the other makes it impossible to have either

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isolation

Isolation is Justin Roxo’s latest animation that seeks to place its viewer into the mind of someone who struggles with social isolation. Roxo draws inspiration from his struggle with a hearing impairment as well as being bullied as a child.  The work seeks to do more than retell his own story.  Rather he attempts to have the viewer feel the emotions he feels as well as trigger memories of their own.Isolation is Justin Roxo’s latest animation that seeks to place its viewer into the mind of someone who struggles with social isolation. Roxo draws inspiration from his struggle with a hearing impairment as well as being bullied as a child.  The work seeks to do more than retell his own story.  Rather he attempts to have the viewer feel the emotions he feels as well as trigger memories of their own.

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BEEP

"BEeP" is about a mouse that struggles to make a long lasting connection with his peers because of his hearing disability. Our main character, Beep, doesn't like wearing his hearing aide; it's uncomfortable and makes an annoying noise when he is in tight spaces. But the hearing aide also is the only link he has to making a relationship with others. Without it, he struggles to participate in conversation with friends or even meet new ones. This film looks at the isolating effect a hearing disability can have while also giving a glimmer of hope for the future. 

 

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