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(The Atlantic)   22-year-old singlehandedly creates studio-quality sci-fi short, will now forever be known as "The Big Lechowski"   (theatlantic.com) divider line 32
    More: Cool, Kaleb Lechowski, sci-fi, interrogation scenes, studios, animations  
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2013-01-19 04:00:40 AM
Impressive.
 
2013-01-19 05:53:09 AM
A lot of work in that for one person.
 
2013-01-19 07:33:39 AM
impressive indeed. though it plays more like a cutscene from a mass effect game. still... holy fark.
 
2013-01-19 08:20:41 AM
Nice.  I've seen a lot worse from larger studios of people.
 
2013-01-19 09:10:56 AM
More than just one name in the credits. Still, quite impressive.
 
2013-01-19 09:37:46 AM
really nice work on the sound side of things. This was done by someone other than the 22-year-old. Sensationalist headline is sensationalist.
 
2013-01-19 09:42:37 AM
I did not know Batman was a cobra alien.
 
2013-01-19 10:08:23 AM
GIVE THIS GUY SOME MONEY AND TIME AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS.....
 
2013-01-19 10:52:32 AM
"I bet it looks like Star Wars"

(checks link)

"yep".
 
2013-01-19 11:08:29 AM
wow, just wow. would pay to see more at the theater
 
2013-01-19 11:47:00 AM
Loved it but the reveal was pretty obvious... unless the pilot suspects he's being played, and is leading the enemy to their doom at a black hole or something. He would HAVE to suspect. When you've been compromised like that, if you're a real soldier, or if you're a parent protecting the family, and you are presented with the chance to run, you do everything you can to lead the enemy away from the key area, even at the cost of your own life, of never seeing them again.
 
2013-01-19 11:59:28 AM
Video Toaster is Win7 compatible?
 
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2013-01-19 01:04:45 PM

Torion!: wow, just wow. would pay to see more at the theater


Go rent The Terminator.
 
2013-01-19 02:38:25 PM
Reese didn't have four arms and double jointed knees.
 
2013-01-19 02:48:40 PM

RON39056: GIVE THIS GUY SOME MONEY AND TIME AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS.....


But maybe he's like Joel Shumacher in that if you give him no budget and a deadline he'll produce a good movie but give him time and money and he'll just hang himself with it.
 
2013-01-19 03:01:20 PM

Any Pie Left: Loved it but the reveal was pretty obvious... unless the pilot suspects he's being played, and is leading the enemy to their doom at a black hole or something. He would HAVE to suspect. When you've been compromised like that, if you're a real soldier, or if you're a parent protecting the family, and you are presented with the chance to run, you do everything you can to lead the enemy away from the key area, even at the cost of your own life, of never seeing them again.


That principle was explicitly narrated in voice-over at the beginning of the flashback.
 
2013-01-19 03:17:01 PM
I really hope a studio out there with some money and people hire this guy.

Not because that was excellent, but to refine his skills and polish them so we can see what his talent can bring to the community of special effects and sound.

Granted, they are very polished, but refinement can always be done.
 
2013-01-19 06:10:55 PM
Kid's getting paid
 
2013-01-19 06:48:26 PM
Yes, he could be like Joel Shumacher ....... Or he could be like George Lucas. Is that not worth the chance?
 
2013-01-19 07:05:42 PM
No video on whatever it links to now, but the pictures they had looked pretty impressive.

Like District 9. How was that a supposed low budget movie? Yet it had some of the most impressive CGI since Jurassic Park?

Anyways, kudos to this kid, there's a future for him for sure in filmmaking.
 
2013-01-19 07:24:12 PM

RON39056: Yes, he could be like Joel Shumacher ....... Or he could be like George Lucas. Is that not worth the chance?


If he's like Lucas then we can't let him divorce his first wife since she'll be the only person who will be able to say to him "no George, you can't do that it's stupid".
 
2013-01-19 08:26:57 PM

Evilhippie: really nice work on the sound side of things. This was done by someone other than the 22-year-old. Sensationalist headline is sensationalist.


The Fark headline maybe... the real headline said just "One Kid Wrote, Animated, and Directed", never suggested he did the sound, score, etc.
 
2013-01-19 10:09:17 PM
arthur_toafk


Any Pie Left: Loved it but the reveal was pretty obvious... unless the pilot suspects he's being played, and is leading the enemy to their doom at a black hole or something. He would HAVE to suspect. When you've been compromised like that, if you're a real soldier, or if you're a parent protecting the family, and you are presented with the chance to run, you do everything you can to lead the enemy away from the key area, even at the cost of your own life, of never seeing them again.

That principle was explicitly narrated in voice-over at the beginning of the flashback.

>>>Yes, we saw that. And I'm saying that the ending you see show him running towards the fleet to warn them, and the machines gearing up to follow him.
 
2013-01-20 12:46:49 AM
The story was far too predictable and simply a rehash of a story done all too many times (Terminator, Battlestar Galactica, etc).
 
2013-01-20 12:57:36 AM

OgreMagi: The story was far too predictable and simply a rehash of a story done all too many times (Terminator, Battlestar Galactica, etc).


True, but if the robots are earth soldiers, then the good-guy alien fleet would have to attack earth and we'd be rooting for earth's destruction.  That might be a little different.
 
2013-01-20 01:35:54 AM

OgreMagi: The story was far too predictable and simply a rehash of a story done all too many times (Terminator, Battlestar Galactica, etc).


And yet it was less derivative than Terminator 2, 3, and the Battlestar reboot.
 
2013-01-20 03:00:50 AM
They aren't saying he did it alone, they are just saying he was only using one hand.
 
2013-01-20 03:02:05 AM

studebaker hoch: "I bet it looks like Star Wars"

(checks link)

"yep".



I um what?


So it looked like something from science fiction?
Aliens, robots, and space are pretty standard in most science fiction and Star Wars was pretty far down on the list as to where I would of stuck this movie along side.


-I would argue Terminator, 9, and Matrix are a closer match to this short, although sans space likely push them from the mind of most people.
-We can then move onto the ones that involve general xenocide, so Mass Effect, Ender's Game, Independence Day, Battlestar Galactica, Titan A.E. etc.
-Further along you have various species interacting more of fighting to wipe out political groups and take control, more modern politics rather than straight destruction, so Star Wars, Star Trek, Stargate, The Mote in god's Eye, etc.
-So I would say closer than some other general space things, such as Firefly, Cowboy Bebop, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, crap ton of other things.


I tried to hit most forms of media out there for you, overall point to call this Star Wars is painting the genre of Science Fiction with a very narrow brush. Life is easier that way, hey these two movies have people in it gosh they are so similar.
 
2013-01-20 03:03:19 AM

sure haven't: No video on whatever it links to now, but the pictures they had looked pretty impressive.

Like District 9. How was that a supposed low budget movie? Yet it had some of the most impressive CGI since Jurassic Park?

Anyways, kudos to this kid, there's a future for him for sure in filmmaking.


Easy, it was a combination of CGI and real effects. That combination makes it look more realistic. Larger movies don't do that because it's so much easier just to CGI everything. So you end up with some awesome effects but it always looks somewhat fake. Smaller movies don't have the large budget to CGI everything so they use the natural environment as much as possible and throw in just enough CGI to make impossible things show up but still look natural because everything around it is natural.
 
2013-01-21 09:21:19 AM
The part that gets me is that it takes a crazy amount of practice and training to get to this level and not only is he only 22 he's also married. Where the hell is he getting all this time from? Granted, digital effects seems like it's becoming more and more accessible and easier for students and hobbyists evey year.
 
2013-01-21 10:57:05 AM
Well that was pretty badass.  I hope this kid gets picked up and someone sets him free with a nice fat production budget.  Sky is the limit.
 
2013-01-21 10:39:48 PM
Lligeret

So it looked like something from science fiction?

I gave it just a quick peek, saw an interrogation scene that may as well have been happening on the Death Star, and closed the video.

Kid has good skills, but I've seen that particular movie already.
 
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