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Jun 26, 2013 | 6:52 PM EDT
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A short film made with 3DS MAX, Adobe After Effects and Adobe Premiere. Just enjoy it !

I wanted to work on men alienated by society as well as religion :)

So, I created a society based on a simple structure : A people of equal individuals ruled by a superior power.

The essence of this alienation is the fluid which serves as a unique resource.
This divinity is meant to appear as a combination of religion and royalty.
The people is composed of blissful characters, moving in a shimmering forest.
However, this setting is an illusion: their divinity injected a fluid which makes them all blissful: that's why they see the world in colour...
Blissful people are in an illusion they make themselves, and they trust in it.

Youtube Link : youtube.com/watch?v=FQDmt c5pN0Q

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korny11korny11

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Really awesome animation. Love the music. But maybe next time you can try to not explain it so much, and let people think it out on their own. Might make it more enjoyable.


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Trez-Treize responds:

In a first time I did not explain it, but there were too many people who wanted to understand my intention :).


vytka02vytka02

Rated 5 / 5 stars

nice music



Rickmaster10Rickmaster10

Rated 5 / 5 stars

really impressive with amazing graphics and an incredible history


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fireman3214567fireman3214567

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

in the begining I was like ohhh its a happy place. but when I saw the real place I was like 0_0 the whole time.



MDudeMDude

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Visually great, and an interesting setting. It seems to leave quite a few loose ends for how simple it is, though given the nature of the story it's fitting that I'm left with things to remain curious about. For instance, it was clear from the start that the people are serving a big four-armed guy by cleaning wild floaty critters off of big glowing balls and feeding them to him, and once the illusion was removed all that seems to remain true. So while a sudden change in the appearance of the world and apparent revelation of deception would understandably be distressing in and of itself, some guy who sits around eating spheres isn't more harmful just because he has a scary face. The way the divinity reacts to servants seeing through the illusion seems more telling. It makes me curious what other things this divinity gets up to, and what the protagonist would do if his revelation went unnoticed longer.

Also of note is the fact that the people themselves are apparently what they seem to be in the illusion, just with screens in front of them. So I guess they're a creature that isn't native to that kind of environment? Their history seems to be a rather crucial yet missing element, though I presume they were displaced or invaded in some way. That the divinity would choose to have such colorful, non-threatening servants seems odd as well. Is owning these guys considered a source of status or at least a respectable enterprise among his own kind, or is he some kind of outcast forced to live in the woods and use lesser slaves? I'm also not sure if the tower seen while the divinity is briefly inactive is the structure the divinity was sitting on earlier or a larger, more distant one. In the latter case, I wonder who lives there and how those with bliss perceive it.


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