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The Call - A Computer Animation Vision
The Call - A Computer Animation Vision
Actors: Morning Star Trilogy, Beny Tchaicovsky
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Special Interests, Animation
NR     2001     0hr 46min

Cutting-edge 3D computer animation fuses with dramatic music to create a journey that defies the imagination. "The Call" propels you down a dangerous and irreversible path fillled with puzzling visions and uncanny surprise...  more »

     
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Actors: Morning Star Trilogy, Beny Tchaicovsky
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Special Interests, Animation
Sub-Genres: DTS, Home & Garden, Animation
Studio: DVD International
Format: DVD - Color - Animated
DVD Release Date: 08/21/2001
Release Year: 2001
Run Time: 0hr 46min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Awful
Teresa Linton | Woodbridge, Va United States | 03/24/2002
(1 out of 5 stars)

"The Call is set to Carnival music and is simply irritating. The scenes are disturbing (for example a fly eating someone's head). It is also dull. I was neither entertained nor inspired by this. I wouldn't watch the video again if someone paid me to view it. It is a shame to get a video and immediately throw it away."
Hmmmm
David Jerrard | Burbank, California, United States | 02/05/2002
(2 out of 5 stars)

"I'm not sure what Beny is really trying to achieve here. There's a lot of well done modeling and texturing, as well as nice quality rendering, but then it falls short. The result is something that looks like so many of the demo reels that are received by animation and Hollywood effects houses on a daily basis. Many models are used repeatedly, with texture changes from piece to piece, but as a whole, the disc comes across as a hodge-podge of personal tests and experiments, all striving to show as much of each model from as many points of view as possible. Not that the models are bad (some are quite good), but they're over-presented and animated without any apparent purpose. There's also too many scenes of objects merely passing by the camera, or simply rotating to show all angles.If the intention was to revisit the look of early computer graphics, then this does come close at times. In the end though, this comes across as the work of an amateur just getting their feet wet with 3D. Kudos to Beny's persistance though, since there's an awful lot of animation here (and on his other discs). Being an animator myself, I know just how much work and render time goes into a project like this. I don't intend to sound harsh in any way here, and in fact, I encourage Beny to keep it up. Unfortunately, if you're looking for meaningful, polished animation, I recommend the Mind's Eye series of videos from Odyssey. These are a great inspiration to many animators, and also serve as good reference for demo reels. This video shows what not to do for a demo reel."
Repetition
Nullus | Austin, TX United States | 12/01/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)

"The animation,while quite detailed in rendering, is extremely wooden in its motion, almost disturbingly robotic.

The music, though,.....well, it's the dreadful "organ stop" FM sequencing one would only excuse in a video game. I've no doubt the composer has some keyboard chops, but the music, compositionally, is rather turgid and monochromatic."
Fine CG
R. R Reyes | American Super Hero in japan | 11/01/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Very good efort from the Morning star group. The CG grafix were very good, however as with most of the Morning start videos, the music could be a little better. The music sounds like dis-jointed modern jazz, and out of tune. Having said that, my sugeston is to play something you like and turn the TV down and your stereo up."