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07 July 2003, 01:45 PM
Hi !

Well, after 2 long years we finally managed to finish our new short film: "La habitación inclinada" (The tilted room), a 9 minutes short film done by the three members of Kotoc, as a non-comercial project.

Here are the direct links to the movie, in 3 different formats for you to download (you know.. right click... save target as..blablabla.):

Quicktime6 ( : 400x300 49Mb (best quality)
Divx5.05 ( : 400x300 35Mb (Med quality )
OFFLINE Mpg: 352x288 86,8 Mb (Med Quality-Should play in any machine)

Also, feel free to browse through our new web, which we will try to keep updated adding new stuff periodically to the making-off section.

Any comments and critiques will be appreciated

Thanks very much...

07 July 2003, 04:00 PM
exellent!! nicely done guys

i love the style, it has a good quality about it. the camera angles, animation, titles and editing are really good.

the little dog is so cool!

no critz:thumbsup:

tell us more about the software and rendering


07 July 2003, 04:49 PM
Class. The quality of the surfaces combined with the dirtmaps really gives gives it atmosphere, and the editing/music works very well indeed. Seen worse stuff than this reach the frontpage...

07 July 2003, 07:14 PM
I like it!
The story and the animation realy good.

07 July 2003, 08:43 PM
really nice movie.
Nice style.
Love the growing intensity of lights.


07 July 2003, 10:37 PM
2 yeaRS?

Well, congrats with the film. It's surely a nice little work. Effective use of simple means to tell an interesting story. Had to laugh when the dog died, I gues that says something about me.....

07 July 2003, 01:41 PM
Hi again...

well, thanks very much for the coments...

2 yeaRS?
We just worked on it in our spare time, and without a deadline. Some weeks we worked alot, some others weeks we just didn't set a single key.
And actually, animation and editing was finished almost a year ago, but we've had a lot of trouble getting someone to do the sound for us. The three of us are mainly animators.

tell us more about the software and rendering
We used Softimage|3d for the animation, and mentalRay 2.1 for the render, with finalGathering on. Nothing really fancy, but the tools we had at hand. And Softimage|3d still is the best software when you have to do character animation.

well... thanks again

07 July 2003, 11:48 PM
:eek: WoW :eek:!!... Extraordinario!!... Mi más sincera enhorabuena!!... Se nota el cuidado que habéis puesto en cada detalle... Excelente banda sonora, excelente planificación, excelente animación... En fin, mejor que muchos "comercial projects"... Presentadlo a concursos que seguro que se os llena la casa de premios...

road to hell
07 July 2003, 01:02 PM
Tios esta de puta madre me encanta :beer: , el modelado es sencillo pero lo qu importa es la historia y como se cuenta. Genial enhorabuena :thumbsup: .

07 July 2003, 01:05 PM
Incredible work!!!!

Edu :beer:

07 July 2003, 05:49 PM
Great work!!! great editing and dark story ... I really like the first 3 minuts of the short I think the music and the editing is really strong!

Impresive work to make a 9 minut animation with this quality.



edward robbins

the monkey sings

Colin de bink
07 July 2003, 06:11 PM
the links to the movies are broken
or is it just me?

07 July 2003, 06:29 PM
Nope I can't open it either :( Any mirrors?

07 July 2003, 06:30 PM
AAGGHHHH no lo puedo ver!!!!

lo quiero ver !!!! por favor !!!!!!!!! :argh: :cry: :banghead:

07 July 2003, 06:59 PM
Hi again.....

First of all, thanks again for the comments...

but it seems that after 3 days of heavy traffic our server went down...


We will try to do something about it.. but we can't promise anything... :shrug:

in the meantime... if somebody would be really kind to let us put our shortfilm in his server, we would be eternally grateful :)

thanks again..

07 July 2003, 07:26 PM
We just fixed our broken links... we hope our new server resists a little bit more :p

We thanks everyone who tries to download our shortfilm


07 July 2003, 08:53 PM

Morten Jensen

07 July 2003, 09:43 PM
Amazing animation very inspiring!
The dance scene is simply stunning!

07 July 2003, 05:27 AM
simply amazing:bowdown:

07 July 2003, 10:07 AM
perhaps explaining on the short's concept?

07 July 2003, 11:02 AM
One of the best shorts I ve seen so far and great use of radiosity. Great story and characters .Thank you for posting here.

07 July 2003, 11:32 AM
woaw a real Art work! congrad!:thumbsup:

07 July 2003, 12:25 PM
Madre mía, esta MUY bien, es una historia bonita y una animación perfecta. Me encantan los modelos, sobre todo el perrito. La cara del personaje es absolutamente expresiva. Ante todo la originalidad, y veo que es la base de vuestros trabajos.
Gracias por ofrecer este corto gratis y felicidades.
(Bueno, espero que hableis español) :p

07 July 2003, 01:18 PM
outstanding feeling
" characters
" animation
" camera work


07 July 2003, 02:33 PM
The concept, animation, edition is very good. Felicidades!

07 July 2003, 02:35 PM
The motion and story, characters everything is perfect. Good you choosed to do the sound work professionally. It gives very much to the short.

Really good stuff, something for the next 3D Awards :thumbsup:

07 July 2003, 03:21 PM
Joder!, un trabajo excelente, sobre todo me ha encantado, la historia y la estética, luego en animación me parece que os habeis superado....:eek: Perfecto.

P.D: La música está realmente bien puesta.....felicidades

07 July 2003, 03:37 PM
guess i dont have to say it..but, i will anyway: THIS MOVIE TOTALY KICKS ASS :D

really really like :thumbsup:

07 July 2003, 03:43 PM
That was awesome... all the CG was good but what really struck me was the story... great :love:

That poor dog :cry:

07 July 2003, 03:43 PM
I get a failure message that "Media Player encountered an unknown error" everytime I try to launch the avi.

07 July 2003, 04:11 PM
try updating Jabo...simply update to the newest version of MP

btw: awesome lighting :eek:

07 July 2003, 06:04 PM
nice website,smal but nice
and funny movie i like it

E.Z. Schwartz
07 July 2003, 06:36 PM
I like it, good atmosphere. What did the "stunt coordinator" do? :)

07 July 2003, 06:43 PM
As i said in infonoli....awesome work
my congratulations

07 July 2003, 07:17 PM
How large is the download in MB? I'm downloading it, but my computer won't tell me how close it is to being done or out of how many MB it has downloaded. :sad:

Edidt: Nevermind, it finished! :beer:

Frank Dodd
07 July 2003, 07:40 PM
Brilliant piece of work all around, stylized modelling, animation, camera work, sound/music and editing. The visuals and story snag you and don't let you go until they are finished.

Very well done, time well spent.


07 July 2003, 07:46 PM

whoa. i don't think i can say anything that hasn't already been said. i love it! everything fits together wonderfully, from the style of the characters, to the opening and end credits. nice touches all around. you hombres are loco!


07 July 2003, 08:55 PM
nice looking film. Very strange.

07 July 2003, 08:58 PM
beautiful work! excellent animation and camera work. :)

07 July 2003, 09:07 PM
"And Softimage|3d still is the best software when you have to do character animation."

Wow you guys must have been busy! Never heard of xsi in that time hu?



07 July 2003, 11:22 PM
Love it! Great Lighting and timing!

07 July 2003, 12:24 AM
:beer: :applause:

Pretty work, beautiful edition and photograph, excellent history. You deserves the Oscar to Shortcut Movie of the next year. :thumbsup:

The sound track was perfect.

07 July 2003, 01:21 AM
Nice work,

lovely animation, flights of fancy.

The shot of the fellow in the elevator and the vertical / horizontal play of light gets my vote for best in the flick. Outstanding design.

07 July 2003, 02:11 AM
Dude! That is sooo cool :D

07 July 2003, 02:31 AM
beautiful and original!!!!:drool:

07 July 2003, 05:00 AM
Absolutely brilliant.

There are so many shorts posted on this site, which sometimes make me say 'wow' or perhaps chuckle a little, but nothing I've seen has been as beautiful, expressive and artistic as this. Not only was the animation and asesthetic styling superb, but the cinematography and composition was very well thought out and executed. And of course the story had so much feeling too.

I can't say enough good things about this - amazing. It's definitely obvious that it's been a 2 year labour of love - I can see you've put your hearts and souls into it.

07 July 2003, 05:42 AM
It reminds me too much of what I've been through in the last year (no, I'm not crazy... at least... not yet).

I just hope the character will be able to gain back his mind, so that he can go back to work at his wonderful job and... ?! Uhm... forget I said that, he'll be happier being crazy.

So subtle, but so perfect. It's what it needed to be. I'm looking forward to seeing future work.

- Jeremy

07 July 2003, 05:58 AM
i loved the dog that was awesome, but why did he have to die. o well. but anywasy the story was great, it goes to show what you can do with such simple characters, and still make a great short. good job


07 July 2003, 08:24 AM
Your short is litteraly wonderfull ! :applause: (light, design, camera, redering are crazy, fabulous, incredible)
YEAH ! :buttrock:

07 July 2003, 10:39 AM
Beautifull work, I love the Tango part. Great choice of music :] One thing, I want to get this story a bit more clear, cause I don't really understand it right now.

This guy has a very boring life it seems, and when he got home, with the same dog, and same boring programs broadcasted on his tv, he gets crazy? And starts smashing things. Only in his imagination these things start to glow. And by this he works himself in an isolated room?

Great work again, very nice!

07 July 2003, 11:26 AM
That is one of the best shorts I have ever seen, in my opinion up there with 50% Grey en For the Birds.

As many have stated: everything about it was awesome. Thanks for entertaining me for the last 9 minutes, it's a great inspiration.

07 July 2003, 12:19 PM
I like that dog, it's very cute, and it's a pity it died at last.
Anyway, very cool animation, especially the CA for the dog.

07 July 2003, 08:33 PM
my god that was the most creative short I have ever seen in my life... that has some serious depth and social reflection that can be definitely written about in a term paper... wow...:buttrock:

07 July 2003, 08:37 PM

But does the dog really die?:)

07 July 2003, 08:57 AM
:applause: Very art house, and I LOVE art house! Excellent work Kotoc! I'd love to work with you on something. :) I'm about to finish a short film of my own soon. I'll post it here later this month for yall to see. :thumbsup:

07 July 2003, 04:15 PM
Wow! This was absolutely amazing. Keep it up.. A piece of my opinion and contribution to this movie.. I hope thats k with u and i hope u like it:

Locked out in a room
Bright white and blue
Burning my eyes
Apocalyptic peace
Hurts my mind...
I will just forget
Forget and break away
In this tilted room

Tilted room
The peace of mind
Tilted room
Unreal opportunities

I push the walls
To see the sky
With crimson blood
It drops

Tilted room
Cell for fantasy
Tilted room
My mind...

07 July 2003, 05:24 PM

Thanks a lot.... You really impresses us...

We are realllly happy and impressed because our shortfilm likes almost everybody and makes people feel something...

Thank you all

07 July 2003, 10:45 PM
That´s the best short movie I´ve seen in a while... Well, allthough the characters are kinda simple, the movie is really great! I especially liked the dancing part (you guys saw "Scent of a Woman", right? ;-) - simply gorgeous! :-)

07 July 2003, 01:54 AM
Great style, love the animation, this is exceptional well done, and the story is a bit unique in itself, which is always good :)

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07 July 2003, 06:23 AM

07 July 2003, 09:57 AM
I had already seen it (when you post it in Infonoli) and I reiterate you my congratulation, it is a great animation work, very moving, I have enjoyed it several times. :drool:
are you prepared for the awards avalanche? :applause:

Copy and paste
07 July 2003, 05:36 AM
coool...timing and poses r great.
great aniamtion skills u got

07 July 2003, 05:48 PM
awesome shortfilm! :)

can anybody tell me the name of the tango that is played while he is dancing with the "doll" !?

greets flery

found it myself its Carlos Gardel - Cabeza if anyone else is interested in

07 July 2003, 03:09 PM
Wow!!!! This was absolutely amazing. I don't have words, it's cool :thumbsup: brilliant
Keep working in this way!!!:beer:

08 August 2003, 06:45 AM
impressive work:thumbsup:

08 August 2003, 07:38 AM
Great work!

I only think that the music and sound effects don't do justice. I also think that the story is a little typical, but won't be surprised to see it in siggraph 2004 ;)

enhorabuena :thumbsup:

John Lee
08 August 2003, 12:52 AM
WOW very very well done and congrats on completeing it!!!

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