Panic Atack! / Small Movie, Big Robots. (By FedeAlvarez)

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  11 November 2009
Panic Atack! / Small Movie, Big Robots. (By FedeAlvarez)

I'm from Montevideo (Uruguay... small country between Argentina and Brasil), and I wanted to share with everybody my last short movie.

It's about Giant Robots, coming to destroy my small city. I think maybe it's an attempt to make the city look bigger and more important.. least in the Giant Robot's schedule.
(Watch'it in HQ!)

It took U$s300 to shoot the live action, and then maybe a year to complete the 90 vfx shots (during very interrupted periods...)

I used Premiere, After, Photoshop, 3dMax, Boujou, Glu3d and FumeFx.

The modeling, mapping and rigging of the Robots, fighters and planes was made by Mauro Rondan. (

Looking foward to hear your feedback!
Hope you'll like it!


Some stills:

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  11 November 2009

Great video Fedalvar, looks that now we from Latim America can be invaded and not only EUA! Very good video, hope to see some making of later.
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  12 December 2009
I love it! Awesome the way you made Antel's building explode!
  12 December 2009
nice job mate............nice fume work too. i loved it.
  12 December 2009
shit this is mind blowing stuff.great direction and vfx. surprised this hasn't made front page.
  12 December 2009
Excellent work Fede! And on a shoe-string budget! I like your style.

Didn't this land you a directing deal with Sam Raimi's production company? Congratulations! It's great seeing fresh talent given opportunities to shine. Make it happen! Good luck!

P.S. If you need any help animating for your movie, I'd love to help!
  12 December 2009
muy buen trabajo!!! increible la direccion! te felicito, desde argentina!
Nicolas Cantarelli
Character animator / CG Artist
  12 December 2009
Very, very well done!

Nothing to see here
  12 December 2009
Fantastic work Fedalvar, amazing especially for the budget! Very inspirational for I'm sure many film makers - dont really need millions of dollars to produce nice visual work!
Allan McKay
CG Society Instructor
  12 December 2009
Wow, these have to be the most action-packed 5 minutes I've ever seen

  12 December 2009
Nice film, congrats on the deal. Spend the money on hookers and blow.
  12 December 2009
The camera work/camera match IMO were really well done, that is what stood out to me the most and that great atmosphere in the beginning. Cheers
poof ~>Vimeo<~
  12 December 2009
very nice movie. i hope you use the money and blow up the big box office movies away.

i like your work and its so awsome for the low money.
  12 December 2009
this is really good stuff, very well done and on such a small budget. Congratulations.
  12 December 2009
Hi there, g8 job, I was wondering how can you manage the crowd like that ? There are probably min. of 50 different people around and they are real (not a anything generated)...

Anyway, good job again...
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