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:iconstevenbeltzer-art:
@09:26Now that was a really amazing piece of work. Everything was great but the sounds and such really pulled me in. I couldn't stop watching this video. I would recommend it to others and it would be awesome to have a dvd with this on it.
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:iconhisashi1988:
Hisashi1988 Aug 21, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
@09:01

Freakn awesome, Had me glued to the computer for the entire thing.

 

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:iconcamaeltheangel:
CamaelTheAngel May 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
@08:01This kind of reminds me of when Quirrel 'disolves' in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.
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:iconmsbrock:
MsBrock Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
@08:56Wow... Haven't seen anything that brilliant before!
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:iconkuronoguro:
@04:57im too scared to continue watching. awesome details btw, too awesome..!
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:iconcheazypredy:
cheazypredy May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
@08:48Well aparintly this must be a legion of the polish folk tial that if you steel the statues of the chirch will crush you to dust.
But this was still bad ass.
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:iconscribalwriter:
ScribalWriter Jan 10, 2012   Traditional Artist
@09:31Compelling and so beautiful to the eyes. I can't imagine the amount of work put into this. Amazing. :clap:
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:iconchibilover12:
chibilover12 Feb 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
@05:37Yeah,
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:iconpeanut-of-death:
@04:18this music is great....im really scared =D
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:iconnolfavell:
Nolfavell Jan 16, 2011
@09:19the solider died :(
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:iconkatetherat:
@06:39Did anyone else guess that was going to happen?
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:iconkatetherat:
@03:53I love the way his eyes flick around when he's nervously. Brilliantly done.
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:iconthejerker:
@00:47i like the effect
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:iconhaybailscott:
HaybailScott Oct 13, 2009  Student General Artist
@01:02the lighting in this is kinda trippy
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HaybailScott Oct 12, 2009  Student General Artist
@07:24creepy
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HaybailScott Oct 12, 2009  Student General Artist
@05:51that is hella creepy dude. but a kick ass video for sure
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HaybailScott Oct 12, 2009  Student General Artist
@02:39yaay red noses!
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:iconhilliard:
hilliard Aug 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
@02:26can you make another ww2 video like this
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:iconosmosis-squirrel:
Osmosis-Squirrel Aug 13, 2009   Filmographer
@01:56I ... wow this is the inspiration I've been looking for! Holy shi...I could kiss you, I have so many new ideas for something I wanted to create!
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:iconicefire233:
IceFire233 Jun 4, 2009  Student General Artist
@04:48what are those gasping sounds you hear when he walks?
Stunning, by the way!
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:iconhasmartin:
hasmartin Feb 3, 2009
@01:24loving the lighting effects... I'm going to pass this movie on so people know about it.
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:icontrickstero:
@04:34kawal dobrej roboty , gratulacje !!!!
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:icondaemios:
daemios Oct 2, 2008  Student General Artist
@00:37weee! going upside down, awesome.
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:iconpostmandaddy:
@05:03Nice expression on his face, makes me think of annoyed that he was put in there, perhaps tired, and wary.
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:iconkray01:
@05:29Amazing work with so much time put in, but a small thing once again, his bread bag is upside down. They are just a bag with a large flap folder over. The webing connected to the D rings, would hold the mess kit and or canteen.
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:icontermagen:
@03:34but yeah i have to agree with the comment about the light falling across his face...

it wouldnt fall across his face, it would light up certain parts of his face and throw the rest into darkerness..
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:icontermagen:
@03:27i love the way youve shown light falling across things from the flashlight!

its different:)
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:iconanimelover112:
@07:42WOW! i love how this looks! its really realistic!
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:icongabbyismybestfriend:
@07:00WOW this animation is awesome!!!
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:iconmetroid48:
Metroid48 Apr 18, 2008
@07:13This is one of the moments where the blur-lighting really works well.

And I third the motion (any better way to say that?) that the floating dots are really atmospheric.
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:iconpsotek:
@08:26Wow awesome, glad you enjoy it.
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:iconkiyoshi-aki:
@00:55Oh yes, not only that but the characters, textures and overall feel (and look) of the world was incredible!
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:iconstar-gazer35:
@05:47I am soooo creeped out...can't wait to see where this goes!
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:iconmetroid48:
Metroid48 Apr 18, 2008
@06:40No kidding :O
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:iconcalimarigirl:
@06:54Poor guy. That does NOT look fun. >.<
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:iconignavius:
ignavius Apr 14, 2008  Professional Photographer
@04:23Very cool
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:iconseanichu:
@02:40I like his big red nose.
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:iconragdollsam:
@06:02HAHA!! just what I though!!
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:iconcirionvincio:
@08:38the speed of ascent was very well executed
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:iconcirionvincio:
@08:18some pebbles or rocks tumbling down the pile would finish this shot nicely, as opposed to just somehow being absorbed into the pile.
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:iconlittlelottexo:
LittleLottexo Apr 13, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
@06:20It reminds man lot of the Pale Man from Pan's Labyrinth. This is absolutely brilliant...
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:iconsupakillad:
@03:02The sound effects are well done, but i think theres a bit too much of it, whenever he steps it sounds like a saw cutting through wood, and i dont really get it, but maybe tone it down just a bit. But the visuals and facial expressions are really good
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:iconpsotek:
@00:11Dziekuje bardzo!
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:iconazzen:
Azzen Apr 13, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@03:10I have to agree.
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:iconstns:
yes, this would fit quite well...better that "Wir haben ein bischen Zeit."
But also this would not mean anything with "killing" as implied by the subtitles.
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:icongirlangel18:
Thats pretty crazy and creepy. that would make me nervous. But it is kinda cool too. :paranoid:
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:iconnightarmie:
NightArmie Apr 9, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
@01:13Cool!
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:iconthemasterpyro:
Right away no. But over the course of time yes.
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SYNOPSIS

The year is 1939; Nazi Germany has recently invaded Poland, and many small towns and villages have already become victims of the German raid. A regiment of Nazi soldiers arrive upon a small church nestled in the sprawling wheat fields surrounding the small town of Leczyca. As they enter the church grounds, a low-ranking soldier is ordered into the catacombs deep beneath the church to search for valuables and items of historical and cultural significance for appropriation. Reluctantly, the young soldier heads down, and discovers he has been tainted by the stolen goods, further building the Legend of Boruta.


FILM DESCRIPTION

A short film (approximately ten minutes in length) centered around Boruta - an archaic creature who guards treasures deep within the catacombs of Poland - as he is confronted by unwelcome visitors during the German occupation of Poland amidst World War II. "The Legend of Boruta" is an animated grad-film project by Bartek Nowakowski, completed in April 2007 at the Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design (Vancouver, BC). The concept of the film is derived from an old Polish legend that originates from the small town of Leczyca, Poland. The town - consequently, also Bartek's home town - though small, is saturated with old churches, cathedrals, art, architecture, stories and legends, all of which have inspired him to create his first film, The Legend of Boruta.


AWARDS

-WINNER- 2 ELAN Awards for the Electronic and Animated Arts in "Best Film" and "Ready to Rocket" | Vancouver, Canada
-WINNER- Grand Prize Winner Electronic Arts Reveal '07 | EA Canada, Burnaby BC
-WINNER- President's Media Arts Award | Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver BC
-STASH 38 DVD Magazine Feature


FESTIVALS

--Toronto After Dark Film Festival | Toronto, Canada
--Toronto International Film Festival Student Showcase | Toronto, Canada
--A Night of Horror International Film Festival | Sydney, Australia
--Mauvais Genre' International Film Festival | France
--A Night of Horror Film Festival | Beecroft, Australia
--Barrie Film Festival | Barrie, Ontario
--Emily Carr Media Arts Festival | Vancouver, Canada


SOFTWARE USED

-Autodesk 3D Studio Max (core modeling, lighting and animation)
-Pixelogic Zbrush (displacement and normal map generation)
-Adobe Photoshop (textures and post work)
-Adobe After Effects (post work)
-Adobe Premiere (video editing)
-Adobe Audition (sound editing)
-Propellerhead Reason (music production)


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Given 2008-04-13
The Legend of Boruta by ~Psotek Wow! Watch this everyone. This is the kind of films we want to see here on DA! The backgrounds are like paintings, so beautiful. All the lighting is amazing. I really like all the little particles inside of the temple. I particularly liked the effect on the soldier at the end. Congratz! :clap: ( Featured by feawen )
:iconstevenbeltzer-art:
@09:26Now that was a really amazing piece of work. Everything was great but the sounds and such really pulled me in. I couldn't stop watching this video. I would recommend it to others and it would be awesome to have a dvd with this on it.
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:iconhisashi1988:
Hisashi1988 Aug 21, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
@09:01

Freakn awesome, Had me glued to the computer for the entire thing.

 

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Aseika Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
impressive the dust and things in the air made the place look very eerie and that thing that turned that guy the way it did was an awesome effect. not every day a monster doesn't have to chase you down to do something. all he had to do was look at you and your doom was certain. the music added to the scariness of the whole thing a great touch. but poor guy he was just following orders. and at the end of this flick you know why there is piles of dust everywhere. not just any dust piles :D
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kilah234 Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This was so scary. It reminds me of one of those scary games like Slenderman. (~'v')~
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CamaelTheAngel May 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
@08:01This kind of reminds me of when Quirrel 'disolves' in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.
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:icondrakonitka:
@09:01Jesteś genialny. GENIALNY.
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:icongragonwings:
Wow... just wow. I can tell you I was just waiting for something to happen, holding my breath actually. This was amazing and even tho there was no talking except for the little bit at the begging the story lacked nothing.
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:iconmsbrock:
MsBrock Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
@08:56Wow... Haven't seen anything that brilliant before!
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:iconkuronoguro:
@04:57im too scared to continue watching. awesome details btw, too awesome..!
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:iconhappyhannah31:
Great! Check out the short film "Dark Horse", it is absolutely amazing! [link]
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