May. 23rd, 2010

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My whole focus was on what was the point of each work and how successful was it in achieving it. One of you said this was comparing apples and oranges, but that's always something you can gauge a film on, no matter what the length. (By the way, I never understood what's so hard about comparing apples and oranges. They're both fruit, they both come from trees, both make delicious juice & sodas, etc. Plenty of differences, too, but that's the point of comparing things.)

Rio - As a trailer, this is meant to give us a feel for the movie without giving away too much of the plot. At this, it succeeds admirably. We can already see the personalities of the main characters, get a hint of the setting and plot, and it's a beautiful and funny little piece. No, it doesn't look like it will break new ground, but it does look like it was made with love and care and I will be happy to see it next year.

Red Dead Redemption: The Dangers of Doctors and Science - The purpose of this piece is to add atmosphere to a part of a video game while also providing entertainment for the player. By use of old-time art styles and text, as well as simulating things like going out of frame, it adds to the atmosphere being developed as well as providing an amusing diversion from the usual game mechanics of shooting things lots of times. It makes me want to play the game

Azureus Rising - Proof of Concept - If this was meant to advertise a video game, it would probably be a success. But this is supposed to be for a feature film. But all it does is show your typical armored badass running around and doing badass things. Yes, it looks pretty, but it's been done before. (Shiny, solid objects & pretty explosions are the easiest thing computer animators can do. You want to impress me with your animation? Try giving me a face that actually can emote.) We know nothing about this character except that he's really good at blowing up really stupid robots, and that his hair was styled by Playskool.

My preference was Red Dead Redemption's short, followed closely by the Rio trailer. Both were good at what they were intended to do, and showed talent & skill in doing so. And all I wanted to do for Azureus Rising was turn off the XBox...


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