The 2nd Wilhelm Tragedy

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This animation is an entry for Round 2: Modern Robots 1930s of the Animation Jam.

The modern robot I used is a very recent one. Model H is a mass-production prototype produced by a Tokyo-based robotic startup named Telexistence inc. Paired with a VR head set and gloves, a person will be able to move, see, and hear through the robot. Any questions?

2 weeks of work! Lost hours of sleep (and game time) and was a lot of trouble. Still worth it. I give my thanks to barako coffee for keeping me up.

There are a few elements here that can be linked to my previous entry from Round 1. Think you can spot them? Maybe piece out a developing hidden plot?

Animated by Karl Sia

Music - Little Lily Swing by Tri-Tachyon

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Barako coffee hmm. Must try some time! :D I'm enjoying the old thirties vibe here, both in noise and animation and atmospheric noise too. You even managed the style, even if the giant girl somehow breaks the mold for what they'd show at that day and age. Too sensual? Too blue eyes? Angles? Clothing looking more seventies/eighties? Maybe it's a combination, but it looks good! Starts easily and ends conclusively. Really enjoying these jam entries of yours! And of all so far maybe this was the least abstract (good or bad). Nice work.


Oh man this is some good stuff right here! I really want to see a continuation of this! You've already got a lot offer with this story! Props

Very good! If there is one thing that I like, its old-time styled animations. I love how the scientist became a robot and how instead of letting him destroy the monster you were able to give this animation a deeper theme! I am so happy to see that this animation got put on the best movies this month section (I also love the music, it gave the animation a real kick!) and I hope to see more from you later!

Love the style and aesthetic. The animation itself was fluid and had nice transitions.

Thoroughly enjoyed how brutal and gritty it was as a counterbalance to the oldschool era animation style (that was generally sappy and wholesome overall).

The only thing that I would have loved to see more of is use of emphasis for conveyance as there'd be some moments that felt out of touch with the narrative (e.g. Where the blue eyed monster grabs someone and instantly squishes them- it seemed oddly detached and confusing at first as I thought it was the general being grabbed only to see him come up in the next shot as alive and well.).

Keep at it,

Amazing work! You put alot of work into this! Congrats on the robot day win!

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4.47 / 5.00

Jul 15, 2018
1:58 PM EDT
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