Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Computer Animation Extravaganza|
Genres: Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Animation
Overall quite fun
Buzz Lightyear | Starfleet Command | 12/20/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is the latest compilation of computer animated short films from Odyssey Productions (known for its popular "Mind's Eye" videos). Presented are sixteen short films from commercial and independent animators: Tightrope, Ronin Romance Classics, Fiat Lux, Pings, Teaspoon, My Lucky Day, Un Temps Pour Elle, Migrations, Fat Cat on a Diet, Ombre Portee, Hollow, La Stele, Tribu, Apples and Oranges, Playground Zero, Butterflies in the Rain. The video quality varies based on the source material of each film, but most of the films look pretty decent.Parents, be warned that the DVD comes with a sticker on the front warning of "mature programming", although there is nothing that terrible here... just a non-gory gunshot in Tightrope and some minor PG-rated sexual innuendo/bathroom humor in other films.The totally innocent and playful film "Butterflies in the Rain" and the dazzlingly beautiful "Un Temps Pour Elle" are two highlights of this very enjoyable DVD."
Impressive collection of short computer animations
Charles Ashbacher | Marion, Iowa United States(firstname.lastname@example.org) | 07/11/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This collection of sixteen short computer animation films is very impressive. My wife is an art major with an emphasis in graphics arts and she was also amazed at the quality of the animation. As someone who goes back to making images with the basic four colors and with pixels that looked like small dominoes, I paid very close attention to details such as the shadows, not only in the main, but also on faces and other small crevices. In most cases the details were there, closely mimicking life.
The sixteen films also tell stories, some of which are old, but all are told with great originality and creativity. Themes such as attempts to achieve freedom, the endless cycle of birth and death; religion as an uplifting and unifying force and simple play all appear in a film. My children, ages 10 and 11, also watched much of the tape with me and they were as fascinated as I was.
If I ever teach computer graphics again, I will start and end the class by showing this tape as a before and after example. At the start, I will use it to demonstrate what can be done and at the end, use it to point out what they can now do after learning the principles covered in the course. It should also be required viewing for all art majors.
Published in Mathematics and Computer Education, reprinted with permission."
I Really Enjoyed It
Charles Ashbacher | 03/09/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I really enjoyed this video.The graphics were cool and I enjoyed how some of the stories were told by just music.My favorites are ping(which really made me laugh),teaspoon,apples and oranges,tightrope,fat cat on a diet and butterflies in the rain. I really suggest if like something different to buy this video,It's worth it."
Great club backron video
Dustin Combs | GOSHEN, OH United States | 01/07/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I seen this video first at a club when a dj was spinning records.
I was watching it off and on the whole time and made me want to buy it so I did. Watched it all at home a it is good for a laugh and is very good. The main reason I got it was to play when I'm having parties just to play in the background for some visual. It will get people talking. I have watched it twice with sound like I would any other movie. It is a good video and I recommend if you are in to djing and want a club atmosphere or like computer anamation"