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11 November 2009, 04:43 PM
We just released our animated short film "Pigeon: Impossible." The 6-minute short took nearly 5 years to complete and involved approximately 100 artists and musicians. You can check it out at ( (

11 November 2009, 05:44 PM
Congrats on seeing this film out Lucas - 5 years on a project takes some serious commitment! The film is great, very professional, funny, awesome music, and a very wicked ending. Hats off.

The blog and production diary have been great to follow as well. Best of luck with future endevours!

11 November 2009, 06:16 PM
Great job, It's really well done. Congrats on finishing.

11 November 2009, 07:25 PM
Wow ... great work Man, congrats to whole team, It was a real fun to watch, I liked the effects a lot. congrats once again

11 November 2009, 10:06 AM
Hi. I was following your project on your website and I am very happy to see it finally finished!
Absolutely awesome stuff. This whole short looked very professional. Great animations and special effects. Keep it up! I think this should be frontpage!

11 November 2009, 11:39 AM
Hi LucasMartell,

That was amazing and it made me chuckle, excellent work!

I have been following your podcasts for sometime now and am glad I have seen the finnished piece! Great job on the piece, I look forward to learning from you from fxphd at some stage in the future too!

11 November 2009, 12:50 PM
Wow, five years? That's a huge commitment, so congratulations to everyone involved. I hope some exposure on the front page here makes everyone happy!

11 November 2009, 12:53 PM
HAHAHA finally! it done , everyone should see their podcast!

very very educative

11 November 2009, 01:06 PM
YES!!! the ending has win all over it..

11 November 2009, 01:22 PM
Congratulations Man. Great job! Very very profesional and thanks for all the podcasts :D

11 November 2009, 01:55 PM
great job! very, VERY nicely done. i just feel you could use the sound better during the part where pigeon starts messing around with the device on street.

hats off!:applause:

11 November 2009, 02:01 PM

I´ve been following your work trough Youtube (your making of videos are very inspirational, and very fun to watch, BTW).

P:I is amazing, and you guys sure did a huuuge amount of work. Looks - and sounds - as a big studio production.

Congratulations to all involved! :buttrock:

11 November 2009, 02:13 PM
Really cool! Awesome direction! Congratz guys!

11 November 2009, 02:41 PM
Hey Lucas. Really good job!

Really good all the way through, and amazing commitment!


11 November 2009, 03:12 PM
Haha, that was fun. Excellent work guys.
Congrats on finishing it!

11 November 2009, 03:40 PM
Been following your podcasts for a few years now, the end result looks absolutely amazing. Really great work and can't wait to see the awards come flooding in for this one :applause:

11 November 2009, 04:07 PM
Congrats! Very nice work! :wavey:

11 November 2009, 04:24 PM
This is so great!

11 November 2009, 04:49 PM
I predict somewhere in-between 40 to 80 awards...of course I don’t know how many places its been sent to.

But its incredible across everything….detail, story and music.

11 November 2009, 04:56 PM
Fantastic work! I remember this work you started long time ago. I have only one crit: in several frames both pigeon (tme 1 min appr) and the agent freeze completely that it seems the movie has frozen as nothing else moves in the frame. I hope you celebrated this event, it must be a big relief!
PS: the agent sucks... a superagent who was outperformed by a pigeon. But this is not serious, definitely deserved a front page.

11 November 2009, 05:27 PM
Amazing, Simply amazing...

The only observation I had was the pigeon flying in the suitcase. Definately jet, or rocket propeled but, I could have sworn that was a prop engine sound efect. Small detail and has no impact on the overall production. Like I said simply amazing work.

11 November 2009, 05:43 PM
Great movie! Very entertaining.

11 November 2009, 06:11 PM
Great work, it really made me laugh and enjoyed watching from the beginning to the end!

It takes great commitment and effort to put a few seconds of good animation work together, so imagine a short...

11 November 2009, 06:27 PM
Really some fun stuff to watch. I believe I saw this at SIGGRAPH if I'm not mistaken? Congrats and thanks for sharing.

11 November 2009, 07:41 PM
The question came up as to why there's a propeller engine sound when the jet-pack case is flying. I thought the way the guy dives to the ground that's it's an homage to North By Northwest. What's the story?

11 November 2009, 07:50 PM
Great job and best of luck!

11 November 2009, 07:52 PM
Great Film. Congrats!
Wish you more and even Bigger awards. :D

11 November 2009, 07:56 PM
I love the pigeon. His expressions and character are really well done. I laughed a lot. Good work!

Paul McLaughlin
11 November 2009, 07:56 PM
the podcasts you uploaded to youtube were really helpful, thank you.

11 November 2009, 08:09 PM
Wow, that blew my mind, that was fantastic! well done! I loved the pigeon when he was squinting. Haha

11 November 2009, 08:31 PM
Hey Lucas! The SIGGRAPH 2009 forum here used to have a "Favorite CAF Movies" thread (but now it seems to have vanished, along with most of the other threads), and Pigeon: Impossible was my choice for funniest short. Awesome work! It was great to see it again in Savannah last week - congrats once more on all the success and recognition!

11 November 2009, 09:55 PM
fantastic! great work!

11 November 2009, 10:02 PM
I loved watching this piece at SIGGRAPH, great job!

11 November 2009, 10:06 PM

I hope you will be teaching some more XSI classes soon!

11 November 2009, 10:45 PM
Very well done man. Great quality and fun to watch.

11 November 2009, 10:56 PM
Brilliant, haven't laughed so much for a while! Great stuff Lucas et al


11 November 2009, 11:20 PM
Epic good! Nice job :thumbsup:

11 November 2009, 12:05 AM
Congratulations on the release, again great work! :applause:

11 November 2009, 12:33 AM
Great Work!!. Congrats

11 November 2009, 05:01 AM
Just great. I love it! I really enjoyed watching your podcast very much. Thanks for that! ;o))

take care

11 November 2009, 07:31 AM
hyti you guys...... wow what a film really award winning nothing less than that hattttts off for all the artists behind the shortfilm...
question :which rendering software you used for rendering

11 November 2009, 07:41 AM
Amazing work Lucas ... Congratulation ..

11 November 2009, 08:34 AM
Wow! Congratulations on getting this done, Lucas. Outstanding work!:bowdown:

Finally I can watch the whole thing. :)


11 November 2009, 08:56 AM
wow very very funny movie & amazing textures i like it , i lovet this work , really u a amazing

good luck 4 ever :thumbsup:

11 November 2009, 09:50 AM
Amazing work! Story, visuals and sound all working together beautifully!
Congratulations to you and your team on doing a great job and congratulations on the ever growing list of awards. I loved the podcasts too. :bowdown:

11 November 2009, 12:51 PM
When the person takes a suitcase with the left hand, he holds a doughnut in the right hand. The following step — hands have exchanged. How? ;)
Careless in trifles lead to the big failures.

11 November 2009, 05:15 PM
wow i waiting this movie form long time really its greet work

11 November 2009, 09:14 PM
i would like to say thank you for the( tips & tricks ) tutorials .i believe they are very useful for us.
keep it up.

11 November 2009, 10:17 PM
I saw this first on Youtube yesterday. Amazing work, very Pixar-esque! Your making off videos there are also great! Can only hope the best for you and your friends who helped you in these four years of work!

11 November 2009, 02:28 AM
Thanks everyone! It's a huge relief to see people enjoy it so much after all these years of work. As for the question about the prop plane sound effect, yeah we just used that because of the North By Northwest homage. Most people don't catch it, but its a little nugget for all the Hitchcock fans out there.

11 November 2009, 07:19 AM
very good job, five stars for you

11 November 2009, 07:55 AM
wow superb !!,
btw you guys works on this shortmovie in nearly 5 years full time or just in the sparetimes ?

11 November 2009, 11:28 AM
Great work guys, I watched it and I like it a lot! Now start to write a story for next one and cya in 5 years :)

11 November 2009, 02:38 PM
Congratulations to everyone involved and for putting it out there after all these years! It was great fun to watch and the pigeon's animation was handled really well.



11 November 2009, 09:16 PM
Really great job everyone involved. I'm really getting a kick out of these podcasts, funny stuff there. I feel your pain as I watch. :D

11 November 2009, 01:13 AM
Oh my god, that was amazing! I was laughing the entire time! All the little character behaviors you put in there, especially at the beginning with the man almost running into the tree - fantastic. I loved this, it was fabulous. Great work!

11 November 2009, 01:44 AM
great great I ilke it very much!!! :)

11 November 2009, 03:17 AM
I've never been so excited to see a short film... and it was worth the wait! Great stuff :)

11 November 2009, 02:17 PM
Great work! Absolutely loved it!!!
I loved how expressive the pigeon was.

11 November 2009, 06:27 PM
Very very very good!

11 November 2009, 06:48 PM
I really thought I was going to blow this over as another "not so funny" animation.


Effects and Visuals, STUNNING

You need your own company.

11 November 2009, 07:25 PM
Oh noooooo the poor pigeon, I loved the pigeon while it was shooting haha :-D

Really great and funny short!

Good job.

11 November 2009, 09:50 PM
hahaha loved it!:thumbsup:

11 November 2009, 09:48 AM
Great stuff alround! Very professional, very funny!

11 November 2009, 04:27 PM
Congratulations on both the finished animation and the podcasts - just finished an epic session of watching them all. Great job. :)

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