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Topspin
11-07-2007, 01:27 PM
Hello everybody!

We are proud to present you all our short movie "Russian Nightmare".
It's been a year since we finished it and it has been presented to some festivals, TVs and french 3D websites.
So now we would like to show to all cgtalkers our work.
We had a nice experience making it and we would like to thank again to all who supported us especially Greg Yu, our music composer, who did a great job!!

Comments and critics are welcome!! :thumbsup:
Enjoy!


http://russiannightmare.free.fr/

or on Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIOZel8y8t8

or on Aniboom http://www.aniboom.com/Player.aspx?v=111725


Synopsis : Christmas Eve time, Douchka is alone in her parents' huge home. She's playing as usual with her toys inventing her imaginary world. Catched by her delirium, the little girl doesn't make any difference anymore between dream and reality.


Credits : Caroline Bugnet - Didier Won Shoo Tong

http://russiannightmare.free.fr/images/Plan01_couloir.jpg

http://russiannightmare.free.fr/images/Plan17_Douchka.jpg

thrischan
11-08-2007, 06:56 PM
Congratulations !!

Finally I can see the whole piece. I really like the expression in her eyes and the mood you achieved with those backgrounds, good work !!

Topspin
11-08-2007, 07:28 PM
Thank you very much for your compliments thrischan!! :)

FaQ3D
11-08-2007, 09:37 PM
Nice short! at the begining it looks like a video game cinematic!
I liked the expressions of the girl, maybe the walking animation is a little snappy.. but overall its a great piece! :thumbsup:

Topspin
11-09-2007, 04:13 AM
Hi FaQ3D!!
About the walk cycle it was the 1st animation work we started on the project, I had some difficulties to do it and we didn't have time to make it better :shrug:
Thank you for you comment, we are happy u liked it!

contremisart
11-09-2007, 05:58 PM
always liked this one. cool atmosphere!
good luck Dider..

Topspin
11-09-2007, 06:18 PM
Thanks Resad!
Good luck you too on your next future!

Jermination
11-09-2007, 11:05 PM
This is a really nice piece.
The facial animation is a little limited, but over all theres a great feel to the motion.
Also, excellent choice of music, sounds really creepy : D

Congrats.

scottda
11-09-2007, 11:36 PM
The background music added to the theme a lot. It made it a lot more enjoyable. Nice overall setting

PS: Loved the snow in the window, great detail.

Topspin
11-10-2007, 04:31 AM
Thanks Jermination, thanks scottda!
Yeah Greg Yu, our music composer, got really inspired making the music! He catched well the mood we would like to give to the film.

CyberBanshee
11-12-2007, 05:24 PM
Nice :)
But... why "Russian"? :)

enjoyu2
11-13-2007, 02:44 AM
I watched it in the Theater of the Culture Center of France in Beijing last month.
The feeling is good!
but as other people said,the animation needs to be better.
Like it!

richardoud
11-13-2007, 07:29 AM
It looks great... love the atmosphere!

Topspin
11-13-2007, 05:01 PM
Thanks CyberBanshee, thanks enjoyu2 and thanks richardoud for your kind comments!

Wow enjoyu2, I wouldn't think our short could be showed in Beijing! That's nice!

CyberBanshee : about russian reference, we wanted to settle the story in a very cold and windy winter place. So we thought Russia would be the good choice.
We wanted a worrying place outside and a very warm place inside in Douchka's room with a sweet fairy christmas.

CyberBanshee
11-15-2007, 06:53 AM
2 Topspin:
OK, great!:thumbsup:
In Canada climate equal Russia, by the way :)

And one more question (Sorry for my curiosity).
"Douchka"... means daughter?

Topspin
11-16-2007, 03:25 AM
Hi Cyberbanshee!

Douchka means actually smooth, sweet!!
So it's a kind of irony we gave her that name! :D


Thanks

Rigganator
11-17-2007, 07:55 AM
I liked the short in general, good camera angels and mood. The only feedback I could give is watch out for your shadows, someplaces you're just missing them. For example one of the renders you put out above where the girl is walking in the hallway. Ground shadows. I really liked the shot where she tries to strugle the bear, her biceps are way too big, could've easily fixed it with blend shapes for that shot.

Other than that, lots of time, lots of good work. Congratulations on finishing! )

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