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The green ruby pumpkin (Miguel Ortega & Tran…)

A magical and fun short film that captures the enchantment of Halloween; it shows a magical world full of fairy tale and Halloween characters come to life.

It was a passion project that was created by two Senior visual effects artists. Miguel Ortega and Tran Ma. This Entire project was shot in the living room.

 

Once, long ago on the night before November,
befell a misdeed to always remember.

At the center of town was a mansion so grand,
where magic and treats dwelled on the land.

Child after child they knock on the door --
the red hooded miss, the wolf from the lore.

They come from afar to call on Miss Deats,
or rather, the green ruby pumpkin that's brimming with sweets.

Another visitor, who might that be?
From the yellow brick road comes a party of three.

A damsel, a scarecrow of ember and vines,
a two ton contraption that's dressed to the nines.

Elaborate disguises arrive through the night
to bask altogether in the pumpkin's green light.

There is just one rule which all must comply:
no candy is given to those that don't try.

Even the sisters that come from afar
felt they needed to bring the bizarre.

The children were off, so ends the night.
The streets were now empty, not one soul in sight.

The silence creeps and dims the laughter.
The evening concludes, happily hereafter....

Too late for knocking, now that's just unwise!
Three children, no costume, not one in disguise?

No costume, no candy, you all know the rules!
Now go away children. Miss Deats is no fool!

Little did she know, the trolls were QUITE dressed
In guises of humans, who would have guessed?

Sadly the pumpkin would NEVER be seen
after this night on Halloween.

Uploaded and explained by Marimistasin.

BEFELL = (befall, befell, befallen) To hapen, to occur or take place.

MISDEED = An act of bad behaviour, an evil or illegal deed. In British English also 'misdemeanor'.

DWELLED = (dwell, dwelt or dwelled, dwelt or dwelled) Reside, exist in a given place.

CHILD AFTER CHILD =  Following continually.

THE RED HOODED MISS = Little Red Riding Hood, also known as Little Red Cap or simply Red Riding Hood. She is the central figure in the classic fairy tale of the same name. The story was first published by Charles Perrault in 'Histoires ou contes du temps passé' in 1697 and then by the brothers Grimm.

LORE = /lɔ:/ Collective knowledge or wisdom on a particular subject, especially of a traditional nature.

CALL ON MISS DEATS = (call on someone) To visit someone (in this case Miss Deats), usually for a short time.

RUBY PUMPKIN = (adjetive) A pumpkin with the colour of the ruby, a deep-red, translucent variety of the mineral corundum, containing small amounts of chromium and valued as a gem.

BRIMMING = Being full to the brim, often to overflowing.

THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD = The road of yellow brick is an element in the novel 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz' by L. Frank Baum, which was paved with gold bricks.

PARTY = A group of people who have gathered to participate in an activity.

DAMSEL = /ˈdæmzəl/ (literary, archaic) Girl, young unmarried woman. This damsel is Dorothy Gale, the young heroine of L. Frank Baum's Oz stories. As you can see in the short, Dorothy wears ruby slippers which protect her because they are magical.

SCARECROW = The Scarecrow is another character in the fictional 'Land of Oz'. He reveals that he lacks a brain and desires above all else to have one.

EMBER = A hot fragment of wood or coal that is left from a fire and is glowing or smoldering.

CONTRAPTION = A mechanical device; a gadget.

DRESSED TO THE NINES = Dressed in fancy or formal clothing.

BASK = Take pleasure in or delight in.

DIMS = Decrease in intensity.

HEREAFTER = From now on; immediately following this in time, order, or place; after this.

UNWISE = Lacking or exhibiting a lack of wisdom; foolish or imprudent.

IN GUISES OF HUMANS = Outward human appearance or aspect.

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