View Full Version : Short film: "Bagel 2"

06 June 2004, 12:19 PM
Hello everyone,

I'm pleased to finally post my animated short film "Bagel 2" today, which I've been working on for the past several months.
The story is inspired by the recent European mission to Mars, where a little robot called Beagle 2 wasn't quite up to the task and the Americans once again (rightfully!) took all the fame. This film shows my take on the whole situation...

The short is currently available for download in Quicktime format:

Download ( (6.4mb)

And here are a few stills, for those who cannot or don't want to download the whole film. There are some more stills up for view on my website (
Anyway, I've done my presentation at Uni last friday and it was rather well received, so I'm interested in what you at CGTalk have to say about it...

Please enjoy the film!


06 June 2004, 01:01 PM
Very funny animation,The atmosphere is very good.

It is there? Is Mars?

06 June 2004, 01:55 PM
fantastic. interesting style, good humor, very good design. :thumbsup:

i say FIRST PAGE! :bounce:

06 June 2004, 06:45 PM
Pretty funny.Nice job dude.

06 June 2004, 07:13 PM
first page! :buttrock:

go,go admins! :wip:

06 June 2004, 10:34 PM
Thank you

a very funny character, nice animations

good job.


06 June 2004, 10:20 AM
Thanks for the replies so far, guys!

But according to my logs, the film has already been downloaded 180 times, yet I see only so few replies. Is there a problem with the Quicktime format, or should I provide it in another format as well?

Come on, please let me have some more comments and critiques!

06 June 2004, 01:01 PM
Pretty good stuff. I like the way you gave the vehicle some character and emotion. Well done there.


06 June 2004, 01:16 PM
funny ending
At begining,you should express this little robot owning more power and having more function.than finally this story will be more wonderfull!

06 June 2004, 02:30 PM
i like everything from it. very pixar-ish. but i didn't really get it.
good work!!

06 June 2004, 02:34 PM
really nice and funny.good work. US :thumbsup:

06 June 2004, 02:49 PM
Really nice piece, the shading looks great! Very atmospheric... Animation is good, only thing you could possibly improve is the pacing, I felt some of the shots were a bit long or unnecessary to telling the story, and in other places the cuts could be snappier like when the american craft is approaching - on the whole I found it very funny (even though I'm British)! Good work...

06 June 2004, 01:17 AM
So..ahh..finally i'm posting.
Should be no problem to a job in a good studio.;-)
Because .. i was there at the presentation, and the people got totally wild on this one...and throw things on each other. Trust me they break out when they see this. - Just joking. To the movie:
I like the whole idea and story and last but not least the shaders.
I never saw that in use by a stundent. The character is a very smart little guy,
like the Pixar Lamp (don't know if it's got a name).
My only, only ... one and only critique..uas is the liquid stuff that he is losing.
I guess it's his oil. I know it is diffcult to animate liquid and this one is nice, but looks kind of strange in the scene. How it goes out of the engine.
Maybe the point that, it's look a little bit like a Pixar short.
With the Robot scene at the beginning :) - but otherwise Pixars movies are
associated every time and everywhere.

@ last ...i am sorrrry for myiii englisch but .... no no no everybody wrote this ;-)...FINALLY - Admins ....hello "boup" "boup" FRONTI PAGI und zwar schnelli... F.R.O.N.T.P.A.G.E F.O.R.E.V.E.R !!!


06 June 2004, 08:56 AM
Hey, great short , very funny , great atmosphere as someone said here

Very nice work dude :thumbsup:

I think you would get more replies if you would have a biger resolution, post it in divx or something too, and a little better sound quality if possible... hope you can get more replies then, cuz this is great job you did :D

06 June 2004, 12:02 PM
very nice renders indeed...BUT: not reall y funny is it? way too long for this little story to build up. maybe re-edit and try to break it down to really important shots. good and lots of work anyway:-)

08 August 2004, 10:42 AM
I'd just like to you inform everyone that Bagel 2 was chosen to be included on 3DTotal's upcoming DVD, Short Drawer 2004 (!!

I'm very thankful to 3DTotal for giving me this opportunity to have a greater audience see my short film.

Anyway, if you haven't seen it, it's still available on my website for download!

08 August 2004, 11:12 AM
I like it, very cool work!


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