Recently Featured on CGSociety (HERE (http://features.cgsociety.org/story_custom.php?story_id=3627) is a link to the CGSociety Cover Feature Story): The Mantis Parable Special Edition DVD is NOW AVAILABLE!
By day, I'm the Art and Visual Design Director for Cyan Worlds, the creators of Myst, Riven, and URU. By night, I'm a filmmaker, and last year I completed my first film, a personal solo project called The Mantis Parable, which I created entirely on my own (story, visual, animation, music, sound, etc.).
For over a year The Mantis Parable has been traveling the film festival circuit. In that time the film has screened in more than 50 top festivals around the world (Annecy, Tribeca,...)and won 15 awards (qualifying twice for consideration for an Academy award nomination in the Best Animated Short Film category). It has been a feature story in countless magazines and newspapers (online and print) and recently graced the cover of Computer Graphics World this May. It has screened at the nation's most prestigious museums - the Smithsonian Institute, the National Gallery of Art, and in October will screen at the Museum of Modern Art in New York (MoMA going so far as to request and purchase a copy for their permanent archive).
Finally, the time has come - The Mantis Parable Special Edition DVD (http://www.thestaubs.com/themantisparable/mantisshop.htm) is now available! http://www.uruobsession.com/forum/html/emoticons/smile.gif
This professionally replicated DVD contains the 8 minute film (NTSC / 1.85:1 / Stereo), 3 Director's Commentaries (1 Creative and 2 Technical), 17 Making Of "Featurettes" including WIP images and clips from the film, and more! The DVD is just $15 USD, and is currently only available at the Official Mantis Parable Website.
Click HERE (http://www.thestaubs.com/themantisparable/mantisshop.htm) for the direct link to the Official Mantis Shop! Please let me know if you have any questions.
This eight-minute animated short-film described by film-critic Michael Medved as "artful and engaging...a skillful, thought-provoking, densely packed work with world class animation", has captivated audiences around the world with its stunning beauty and heartfelt message that resonates with children and adults alike. Animation World Magazine calls it "luminous...a visual stunner, a you-are-there tour of the inside of a household world we're all too big to ever visit" and Dr. Ted Baehr, Founder/Publisher of MOVIEGUIDE, gives the film his "highest commendation" declaring that "The Mantis Parable equals the best work that Pixar has ever done. Superb filmmaking. Subtle, transformative, and animated with an incredible attention to detail. It is excellent."
For additional information please visit The Mantis Parable official website at www.themantisparable.com (http://www.themantisparable.com/)
*The Mantis Parable Special Edition DVD is a professionally replicated region 0 NTSC DVD which will play on both NTSC and PAL players. Click HERE (http://www.dvddemystified.com/dvdfaq.html#1.19) for more info.
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