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Watch: Adam Marisett's 'AMP' Robot Sci-Fi Short Film from Vancouver

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August 6, 2013
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Adam Marisett's AMP Robot Sci-Fi Short

"These days we need to be a little... resourceful." Yet another excellent sci-fi short film to feature today. This one featuring another robot! Vancouver based product company Triton Films (behind Somnolence and Blomkamp's Tetra Vaal) has launched their latest short AMP, written and directed by up-and-coming filmmaker Adam Marisett, an animator on District 9 and many other notable films. This plays almost like a pitch or proof of concept for a Firefly-like futuristic TV show, but it has some flair and I dig the robot character, he fits in well but gets beat up easily. There's some stellar concept art during the end credits, too.

AMP comes direct from Vimeo and Triton Films online - no synopsis available. The short film was directed by Adam Marisett, written by Adam Marisett and Casey Chourney, and produced by Gabriel Napora. Cinematography is by Cliff Hokanson, with music by Sean Beeson and Pontus Rufelt. Starring Matthew MacCaul and Elysia Rotaru. Not much other information was provided with this, as it's more of a demo reel or proof of concept pitch from Triton. I love that one shot of the Vancouver skyline with the Coreley building digitally added in, it reminded me of Tron Legacy, which was also filmed primarily in Vancouver.

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  • Linkfx
    hot damn that is what I call impressive! major props on that amazing animation and compositing, and for once, a VFX short with a smart cracking script and interesting actors.
    • Casey Chourney
      Thank you for your kind words. A lot of time was spent on the FX / animation .
      • Linkfx
        and it shows. hit me up if you guys ever need an vfx help!
      • axalon
        Nicely done man, what'd you guys use to composite? Nuke or AE?
        • Casey Chourney
          Nuke
          • axalon
            What a piece of mathematical beauty that software is. What did you guys render in?
  • DAVIDPD
    WTH!? People are getting hella good at CGI on the small scale.
    • nathan
      The director is a visual effects artist - its his day job. Lots of vfx artists move into directing these days.
    • http://www.mediocrityisthenewgenius.com Jeffrey Lamar
      This is what happens when you VFX artist don't have a union and no healthcare and must adhere to unreasonable demands of the studios, just so someone can get the Oscar for cinematography when 80% of the movie was done in a green studio.
  • Christian Luis Rivera
    Half-Life 2's Dog with better parts.
  • Chris Bob
    This is awesome. It's like a pretty nifty fusion of 'Half-Life' and 'Firefly.' I will definitely be keeping my eye out on this guy for sure!
  • nathan
    Some cheesy dialogue and a bit of an abrupt ending but some nice vfx work for a freebie. ;)
  • Avi
    great cgi but for the rest very very mediocre...
  • Danimal
    Love it! Felt a star wars influence up in there.
  • http://www.andreascliment.com Andreas Climent
    Really enjoyed it. Great design and VFX-work!

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