Overall: 7
Story: 5
Animation: 7
Cinematography: 9
Effects: 8
Sound: 7

Capastroid

Directed By: Jonathan Vaughan

Genre: Sci-fi, Action, Adventure
Length: 0:4:30
Released: July 15th, 2006

Director's Comments

Two criminals attempt to steal a valuable new technology from a space station. This film is almost like a music video in that almost the only sound heard is the music. In this case, parts of John Williams' score for Hook.

Staff Review

Randy Yard:
According to its inclusion in the directory it's a complete film, and according to the director's description it's a music video, but really this piece comes across as neither, instead appearing more like the opening scene of a much larger and grander film. Durron shuns dialogue and sound effects, relying only on his visuals and a score borrowed from John Williams to convey the story, and thankfully they're up to the task for the most part. The story itself is a bit simplistic, but some nice cinematography, solid animation and great effects are more than enough to make it entertaining. It's not without flaws--set design is a bit generic and I still have no idea what a "capastroid" is--but all in all, you could do much worse than this space-themed short.

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