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Ok so this is a long shot

LanglyLangly Registered User regular
edited September 2008 in Help / Advice Forum
Ok, so I went to Dragon Con in 2006, and attended a 24 hour film festival hosted by NeedCoffee.com. It was called the Gonzo film fest, and they showed shorts, movies, clips from movies, and basically a whole lot of cool stuff.

At one point, they showed an animated short that I have been trying to find for the past two years. I haven't been able to find it, and I thought that maybe someone here knew what it was called or had heard of it.

It's about a young boy who comes upon two robots, and tries to talk to them. They end up speaking only in some sort of quasi rube goldberg language: they knock things together in certain sequences to form sentences. There's a really cool few minutes of the kid learning, but then he messes up, and causes the death of both robots (well one gets killed and the other kills itself in despair). It was a really, really cool short and if anyone could help that would be great! Thanks

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    CreepyCreepy Tucson, AzRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    You might could email this guy. He says he worked that particular film festival.

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    Bionic MonkeyBionic Monkey Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2008
    That sounds... really familiar somehow.

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    B:LB:L I've done worse. Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Langly wrote: »
    Ok, so I went to Dragon Con in 2006, and attended a 24 hour film festival hosted by NeedCoffee.com. It was called the Gonzo film fest, and they showed shorts, movies, clips from movies, and basically a whole lot of cool stuff.

    At one point, they showed an animated short that I have been trying to find for the past two years. I haven't been able to find it, and I thought that maybe someone here knew what it was called or had heard of it.

    It's about a young boy who comes upon two robots, and tries to talk to them. They end up speaking only in some sort of quasi rube goldberg language: they knock things together in certain sequences to form sentences. There's a really cool few minutes of the kid learning, but then he messes up, and causes the death of both robots (well one gets killed and the other kills itself in despair). It was a really, really cool short and if anyone could help that would be great! Thanks

    Oh yeah that's the one where the boy comes across two robots, and the robots communicate to him through elaborate Rube Goldberg constructions, where the only sounds are the musical intonations of items moving and crashing around, but each noise has words associated with it in a word bubble.

    It ends with the boy accidentally "cursing" in his human language, frightening one robot and sending it off the edge of the platform. The other robot follows suit.

    Is that the CG short?

    Sorry, I have no idea.

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    Angel_of_BaconAngel_of_Bacon Moderator mod
    edited September 2008
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    B:LB:L I've done worse. Registered User regular
    edited September 2008

    That's it. I remembered it a little wrong though. :lol:

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    LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Holy crap, that is exactly what I was looking for. Thanks so much!

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