Delivery :: A short film
March 15, 2005 9:47 AM   Subscribe

Delivery a short film by Till Nowak, is a dystopian, Escheresque daydream, digitally animated.
posted by Devils Rancher (20 comments total)

 
That was pretty cool. From the credits I understand it's a final project of a student ? Impressive.
posted by swordfishtrombones at 10:04 AM on March 15, 2005


Wow. Lovely! Even as little as five years ago something of that technical quality could have been nominated for an Oscar. Now a talented student can do it. Kudos.

Anyone remember Rust Boy? Poor guy's been working on that solo for four years now...
posted by gwint at 10:25 AM on March 15, 2005


I rather enjoyed that.

Thanks!

(Tucks it away for his penultimate movie clip DVD...)
posted by Samizdata at 10:30 AM on March 15, 2005


Very cool, thanks a lot!
posted by odinsdream at 10:43 AM on March 15, 2005


awesome! I loved the transition where the guy is pondering the power of the delivery and the camera motion uses the countertop to wipe between him standing and sitting on the couch.
posted by pmbuko at 10:47 AM on March 15, 2005


awesome! I loved the transition where the guy is pondering the power of the delivery and the camera motion uses the countertop to wipe between him standing and sitting on the couch.

Exactly! I replayed that part to check if I saw that correctly.
posted by swordfishtrombones at 10:52 AM on March 15, 2005


Same here. I also really enjoyed the machinery design.
posted by odinsdream at 11:02 AM on March 15, 2005


That was great! Does anybody remember the short science fiction story that had the same starting premise, of a man finding a box that looked down up on the world, but had a much harsher ending twist? I read it as a kid, so it must be at least 10 years old, but all my best googling and amazoning can't find it today.
posted by mrgoldenbrown at 11:12 AM on March 15, 2005


that was really good.
posted by jsavimbi at 11:31 AM on March 15, 2005


I hate the waiting part. Downloading now....
posted by tiamat at 11:50 AM on March 15, 2005


Although I can appreciate the technical skill, I didn't like this. It's an intriguing premise but the filmmaker couldn't think of a way to take it anywhere meaningful. Contrast with the brilliant Balance.

The music was also really overbearing.
posted by dydecker at 12:09 PM on March 15, 2005


What, no torrent? What are we, barbarians?
posted by Coda at 1:29 PM on March 15, 2005


I also really liked it. I think if they'd tried any harder, it would've been overreaching. Simple setup, appropriate resolution. Worked for me.

Although I agree, the music was way overdone. But isn't that the way of student films? They get student composers to score them who are, of course, looking to make the music as big as possible so they get noticed.
posted by InnocentBystander at 1:47 PM on March 15, 2005


Stuff like this is why I'd give up booze before my broadband.
posted by alumshubby at 2:34 PM on March 15, 2005


As you can see, I accidentally created a box containing your universe.
posted by rafter at 2:35 PM on March 15, 2005


It's gonna be a real headslapper when he goes outside next week and sees a seven hundred million ton dead and rotting flower in his back yard because he doesn't live someplace with an annual rainfall of about a hundred thousand inches, which is what you'd need to support a plant that size. Hubris man, hubris.
posted by grandcrewno2 at 9:06 PM on March 15, 2005


tsk, tsk grandcrewno2 - he simply opens the box, and uses his eyedropper, have you no sense of imagination?

Personally, I would be more concerned about the ability of an organism that large withstanding gravity without falling to the ground.
posted by jkaczor at 1:33 AM on March 16, 2005


True, the consequences of his action are left unresolved, but to me that's one of this piece's functions as art-- to leave us to ponder these conundrums. I like that aspect of the piece.
posted by Devils Rancher at 8:12 AM on March 16, 2005


(A bit late to comment, I guess, but...)

Does anyone else see that city as New Crobuzon 200 years on?
posted by dmd at 8:12 PM on March 16, 2005


beautiful. thanks.

(not New Crobuzon--not magical enough, but any steel/mining town 200 years on)
posted by amberglow at 8:53 PM on March 16, 2005


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