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   SUMER : A Stunning Animated Short Film
By Mahesh Pagar
Thursday, Oct 08, 2015 09:03

Sumer is a 3D animated short film made by VFX veteran by Alvaro García.  The film starts with a intriguing monologue which acts as a hook. Sumer has some dazzling visuals. The story  explores the theme of curiosity and hope quite impressively.

Sumer retains the feel of mo-cap but it still not too distracting. The pace at which everything unfolds is decent. I really loved the futuristic Sci Fi Mech Designs. The dynamic camera and music play huge role in intensifying fast paced action.

One of the most significant thing in the storytelling of Sumer are the pauses. The pauses are brilliantly planned and they create the charming contrast between two scenes.

With animated shorts there's always a great opportunity to explore a new believable and exciting world. Alavaro Garcia has done superb job creating a believable world.

In October 2014, SUMER started to be screened internationally throughout the festival circuit. It has been officially selected by more than 50 festivals, including the "Cleveland International Film Festival", which is an Academy Qualifying Festival, and the prestigious "New Port Beach Film Festival". Furthermore, SUMER has won 14 Festivals: Irvine Film Festival and Phoenix Comicon, among others.

Here's Official Description of SUMER

"For unknown reasons, the Earth's ionosphere has weakened dramatically during the course of the last century, resulting in the collapse of the entire ecosystem. Earth has become an increasingly hostile and uninhabitable place and with no shield to protect it, it is at the full mercy of meteors.

All animal and plant species perished decades ago. All that remains is one small group of humans who attempt to resist the hostility and hardness of the external environment from SUMER, the last hive city in the world, which has been specifically designed to keep the population alive through oxygen supply systems.

The media manipulates the available information in a manner that is purposely designed to keep people obsessed on the potential of the space exodus, letting any hope of prevailing on earth go.
A young boy, Hermes, lives alone in a compartment, the property of the government, which is located close to the wall that delimits the city, an area that is highly guarded by the SSW (SUMER Security Watchers).
While observing the desert from the roof of a building, Hermes suddenly sees something that grabs his attention…"

Click Here for Official Website of SUMER

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By Jason Bolla
Tuesday, Oct 06, 2015 07:30

King Raam was looking for an outlet to create his newest music video when he came across Hoorakhsh Studio. Loving their past work, he asked them to create a piece for his song "Pegasus." What came of it was a very Akira-esque piece, created with Flash, After Effects, Photoshop, Premiere, and Maya.

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   "Strange Alloy"
By Tim Sormin
Tuesday, Oct 06, 2015 03:09

Very professionally executed short short film. Nothing is gratuitous, but what's there is excellent. The character animation, environment and lighting augmentation (those are live action plates under there!) feel cohesive and polished.

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   The Good Dinosaur Trailer 2
By William Marsh
Tuesday, Oct 06, 2015 12:02

Here is the latest trailer from Pixar's The Good Dinosaur. I believe I posted the last trailer on here and still feel the same about the look of this movie. The environmental renders of the water, the rocks, trees and grass look flawless.. I feel Pixar have reach a whole new level here… I can not help but feel there is something about the dinosaur characters  that dont  quite fit.. Its as if they are more stylised than the environment.

Im sure this film will be outstandstanding regardless of my personal thoughts,

Have a great week,


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