‘Robot King’ by Jake Portman

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Robot King is a short film in the style of classic 1970′s and 80′s anime such as Gatchaman (renamed Battle of the Planets in the west) and Voltron that seeks to answer the question: What would really happen if you gave control of a giant killer robot to a group of teenagers?

This film was animated using Adobe Flash and composited in Adobe After Effects. Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop were used in the creation of the backplates. Maxon Cinema 4D was used to create basic models and camera moves for reference in some of the more complex transformation shots.

CREDITS
Designed, directed and animated by Jake Portman
Scriptwriters: Jake Portman, Anne Cuizon, Lorenzo de Guia
Music: Shawn Lyon
Audio and sound design: Braincloud
CAST
French: Nathan Sapsford
Barrel/Jack: Jeffery James Perry
Gina: Simone K. Smith
General: Greg Reynard


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  • Frogjerky

    Enjoyed it, but why the shaky cam?

  • Samuel Mann

    the “tape ” look I guess

  • Matthew Broussard

    The animation tries too hard (shaky cam) but the jokes don’t try hard enough, and for the most part were really obvious.

  • StephaneDumas

    I liked that clip a lot, thanks for sharing that clip. :-)

  • GW

    They really screwed the teenagers over by making a submarine transform into the right leg.

  • Brian O’Connell

    Uh… Why isn’t the guy wearing pants at :26?