Contains graphic violence
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This is the latest version of my ongoing animation project. It's now 7 minutes and 31 seconds long. In the last 5 or 6 weeks, I've added a little over a minute and a half to this animation.
This section, the parts revolving around the two soldiers is around 80% complete. of course, this does not include the eventual addition of voices, sound, etc.
Other than a few minor fixes and adjustments, there have been no real adjustments to the earlier sections of the film.
One large change that was made though, was to the protagonists' main weapons (the sidearms are still the same). The sniper now has a rifle that resembles a sniper rifle, and the heavy infantry/shock troop now has a larger and more powerful looking assault rifle, rather than the weak/strange looking little weapon he was previously equipped with. All animations which these weapons were a part of have been updated as well, such as the shock troop's walk cycle.
To be added in future:
After this section;
The tanks on the road are dealt with, the sniper calls in an air strike.
The two soldiers and three insurgents reach the outpost in the hills.
Before this section;
Parts 1 and 2 of 7, titled "invasion" and "defeat". "Invasion" will, as the title suggests, cover the invasion of this unnamed nation by a hostile foreign military. "Defeat" will, of course focus on the eventual victory of this foreign army, and the ensuing change in strategy of the local military.
Now, the details of the animation. The events in this animation take place roughly 40 years in the future, in a city on the western coast of an unnamed nation. 18 months before the events in this animation, this nation was attacked by a hostile foreign power. The local military fought them for 11 months before the local government surrendered to the occupiers.
Many disagreed with this. The leaders of the military, along with several members of the government were strongly opposed to the idea of submitting to the occupiers.
The old governing body was replaced with a new one. One loyal to the occupiers. This new governing body consisted of those loyal to the occupiers, who were protected by the occupiers, and seen by most of the population as corrupt traitors. The members of the previous governing body unwilling to submit to the occupiers were hunted down, and executed in public. The fortunate few that managed to evade capture were protected by the military.
Few among the general population supported the occupiers either. Those that did, did so out of fear. Most opposed the occupiers in a passive manner only. However there were a few who went further, and actually resisted. There were those who would provide support and information to the local soldiers within the city, and then there were those who went even further than that. Those who actively assisted or worked alongside the soldiers in combat operations.
The occupiers punished anyone involved in such activities severely. Anyone suspected
of involvement in these activities was dragged off to distant prisons in harsh climates, of which little is known about. Some died of starvation, others from torture. It's suspected that a few may have come back as cyborg infantry, unquestioning and obedient henchmen for the occupiers.
On some occasions, when rebellious citizens posed too great a problem, the area was simply destroyed. Usually with powerful and imprecise weapons. Many square kilometres bombed or shelled from afar.
The two main characters of this animation are members of the defeated local military. Later in the animation, they encounter three civilians actively involved in resistance
. These three are driving around the streets in a crude armed vehicle when they meet the two soldiers.
Future plans for this project are as follows:
Do the sound for The Ambush
Minor adjustments to The Ambush
Release as a three minute animation (Just The Ambush
Commence work on new project, Interrogation
, set in a vaguely similar setting...