This was extremely fun to make. I remember how at Colossal Studio many of us were fascinated with a number of in camera effects we could use to mimic reflections in motion, even if the characters are 2d. I see ways I can use it as a storytelling frame of reference.
This is a moment of being cloud off form the kids on his street who’d be playing with go-carts of dirt bikes at the time of day I would have Music lessons. The kid has a moment before his Mom starts the car and pulls away, where he realizes that the life of a musician was going to get in the way of his old boyhood joys. First, baby-taste of sacrifice. The artist makes a choice.