CGI Animated Short Film: "Blackout" by The Animation School | CGMeetup

  • Published on Oct 1, 2019
  • CGI 3D Animated Short Film: Blackout Animated Short Film by The Animation School. Featured on CGMeetup
    A young boy named Vikela attempts to run from the physical manifestation of his mother's alcoholism. He finds strength in himself through fond memories of his once wholesome family.
    Blackout Credits:
    The Animation School
    Director: Callum Verster
    Production Manager: Siyamthanda Peter
    Art Director: Maxine Duley
    Technical Director: Heinrich Olifant, Zachary McDonald, Callum Verster
    Editing: Heinrich Olifant
    Modelling(Character/Environment): Maxine Duley, Reatile Mokoena, Ashley Ncube
    Texturing: Reatile Mokoena, Siyamthanda Peter
    Shader Dev: Maxine Duley
    Rigging: Zachary McDonald
    Animation: Joshua Aikman, Callum Verster, Maxine Duley
    Lighting: Ashley Ncube, Kobus Meyer
    Visual Effects: Zachary McDonald, Heinrich Olifant, Callum Verster
    Sound: Nicholas Horsten
    Music: Nicholas Horsten
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Comments • 138

  • Mr Pi
    Mr Pi 5 days ago

    The boot where he turns around...

  • MONE DE🖤
    MONE DE🖤 16 days ago +1

    مافهمت ؟

  • лох x
    лох x 16 days ago

    Film MAma

  • лох x
    лох x 16 days ago

    Fill Mama?

  • лох x
    лох x 16 days ago


  • john wick
    john wick 17 days ago

    Swear 2 god its lik they know me. Can relate to more then half these videos. Great work keep doing ur thing

  • الــريــس 99-B


  • khadhejha Sngcpn
    khadhejha Sngcpn 26 days ago


  • melissa Zenil
    melissa Zenil Month ago

    En version de la pelicula mama

  • bill Niko
    bill Niko Month ago

    Who thought it will pop out a face if door gets open?

  • GL SV
    GL SV Month ago +1

    Việt nam

  • Chasity
    Chasity Month ago

    Why does he not have enough to eat ?.

  • RB Alian Campos
    RB Alian Campos Month ago +2

    Who's filipino here?🇵🇭

  • Nuance Infotech
    Nuance Infotech Month ago

    nice creativity,....not so scary

  • Alan Sánchez
    Alan Sánchez Month ago


  • Swan Arima
    Swan Arima Month ago

    Aww man

    ANARKHY IN THE UK Month ago

    is it about black people🤷‍♂️

  • reaper hunter
    reaper hunter Month ago

    Wait I don't get it?

  • Benjamin Shealey
    Benjamin Shealey Month ago +1

    Sad! Mom is not a real monster, she's an alcoholic. I hope she gets better(I know, it's just a story).

  • I'm A
    I'm A Month ago

    I think white spots on the skin very pretty ,as well as scars,because they tell story

  • Alosmolimin Robert
    Alosmolimin Robert Month ago

    love your chirren no matter what

  • eye4Beauty10
    eye4Beauty10 Month ago +9

    What i gathered was the mother was an abusive alcoholic,she didn't use to be this way,he held on to who she was and knew she could be.He often wished shed look at what she'd become and stop hurting him so things alcohol and drugs turn people into monster. .he just wanted her to stop ,get healthy so things Would finally go back to normal ..this was my story too....❤

  • Sr. Iguana
    Sr. Iguana Month ago

    we are monsters :/

  • daamin
    daamin Month ago

    awesome!!!!! I just got enlightened to do 3d again ----thanx

  • Vee
    Vee Month ago

    This is so saddddd 😭😭😭

  • KebenAnn David
    KebenAnn David Month ago +2

    This is BEAUTIFUL ! Sad but extremely touching story .
    Take a bow team . Y'all did a superb job .
    👏👏👏👏👏 ❤❤❤


    And that is exactly what Alcohol turns people into...Monsters

  • Арам Мелкумян

    Отлично задумано и сделано

  • smithajh
    smithajh Month ago

    Depression vibes tho.

  • Angel Barrios
    Angel Barrios Month ago

    the idea of this short is good but in my opinion is not enought well executed

  • LaSirenitaNera
    LaSirenitaNera Month ago +54

    When I was little, my mother always put me aside when I needed her ... Emotionally hurt me many times. Today, as an adult woman, I can no longer trust her. I'm very sorry but I still love her 😢♥️

    • Wild Zubat
      Wild Zubat Month ago +2

      I'm so sorry....I love my mother more than anything else in the world....

    • LaSirenitaNera
      LaSirenitaNera Month ago +1

      @irum nageen thank you very much 🙂

    • irum nageen
      irum nageen Month ago +2

      @LaSirenitaNera may God help you...may He bless u with peace of heart and true love in ur life

    • LaSirenitaNera
      LaSirenitaNera Month ago +3

      Thank you Vee... Today it has been 15 years since I left my home country and I live in Italy. I went through pure hell over the years, but compared to what I had at home with my mom, it's unparalleled. Although I struggle for survival I prefer to stay abroad. And hopefully I will find my own happiness ...

    • Vee
      Vee Month ago +2

      LaSirenitaNera aww..I’m so sorry to hear that..☹️

  • Futaba Naru Gonzalez

    This could be a commercial

  • stanley 7
    stanley 7 Month ago +1

    Alcohol should be avoided but if you are addicted to alcohol then hear this- Jesus Christ can and will set you free.
    Just believe in Him, trust him and ask God for help.

  • Leonora Simões
    Leonora Simões Month ago


  • Mopantsu
    Mopantsu Month ago +19

    Drunk and abusive parents damage kids beyond repair.

  • baum sydney
    baum sydney Month ago


  • Jojo Reinhold
    Jojo Reinhold Month ago +1

    I dont understand...

  • Maurisa Whyte
    Maurisa Whyte Month ago +2

    Good way to start October!

  • Gootch 007
    Gootch 007 Month ago +1

    Was she on her period? I didn't understand.

  • soso 773300
    soso 773300 Month ago

    😮 Wow 😮

  • Tempest Shadow
    Tempest Shadow Month ago

    The models look disgusting, the son is super ugly because there's a model glitch that somethings wrong with his skin and the animation is kind of embarrassing

    • Mayuri G.
      Mayuri G. Month ago

      Its called viltiligo idiot not a animation glitch they did that on purpose search up viltiligo on the internet😒

    HADS FLOW Month ago

    В любом случии оставайтесь собой

  • Влад Деев
    Влад Деев Month ago

    Чувак , да ты гений !

  • Universa playz
    Universa playz Month ago +13

    Uuuh I thought is going to be scary because of the thumbnail but it's just sad😢

  • AlexThePanda ATP
    AlexThePanda ATP Month ago +1

    I don’t get it

  • thehoeslaper
    thehoeslaper Month ago +1

    at least it's not the other king of blackout where you wake up covered in semen :\

  • Neapolitan gurl1
    Neapolitan gurl1 Month ago +3

    How many of y'all watching this and got home work do. Shame on y'all go do y'all work🤣🤣

  • نجوم الليل

    Good 👍

  • ecocivilian
    ecocivilian Month ago +2

    honest real love is the universal healer for all things going wrong with a human in distress

  • pokemon2002208
    pokemon2002208 Month ago +2

    Be brave, and be strong. Everyone has weakened, and scared, but we are not loser. We are worror and we are strong.

  • MercySincere
    MercySincere Month ago +2

    Reminds me of the movie Mama 2013

  • Assad Mahmoud 7B
    Assad Mahmoud 7B Month ago +1

    the film not sad

  • NazoGirl1 / 謎ガール1

    That kind of "blackout".......

    Dang (╥﹏╥)

  • Lord Kater
    Lord Kater Month ago

    Ging het maar zo makkelijk

  • shotelco
    shotelco Month ago +26

    Proper spelling is Vitiligo: A relatively common pigmentation disorder in which the skin's pigment-making cells (melanocytes) are lost or destroyed. As a result, well-defined white patches appear on the skin. ... Vitiligo tends to continue over time, causing larger areas of skin to lose pigment. Vitiligo affects people of all skin types and shades, but it may be more noticeable in people with darker skin tones. Famous people with Vitiligo:
    Actor JON HAMM
    Comedian STEVE MARTIN
    Comedian JOE ROGAN

    And yes, judging just by the comments here, the tale would have been better if it revolved around how the misconceptions and fears people have of other people based solely on seeing them. Script treatment: Imagine having the scary monster with Vitiligo, but that monster is just seen in the eyes of other people ... until they are simply educated.

    • Alex Badillo
      Alex Badillo Month ago

      This is the second animation I have seen with a character that has this pigmentation disorder. Maybe the animator of this cartoon Has or knows someone that has this disorder.

  • Red T
    Red T Month ago +3

    This is why my husband and I make it a point to never drink alone, and only when we're in a good mood. It's so easy to "escape" into the bottle, especially since both of us had at least one parent who had (but no longer have, thankfully) a problem with alcohol.
    Don't go there, kids. Not worth it.
    Anyone else notice the kid didn't look abused? Least she's not THAT kind of drunk.

  • Satyam Kumar
    Satyam Kumar Month ago +16

    Even I was unable to understand the story😞

      420BASSGIRL 420BASSGIRL Month ago +4

      The mother "blacked~out" from drinking and hit her child so he was afraid of her. I am pretty sure that's what this story is about

  • DeStar Robert YT
    DeStar Robert YT Month ago +5

    just started.and ended

  • Momo Yong lee
    Momo Yong lee Month ago

    Is sad

  • Trinston Michaels
    Trinston Michaels Month ago

    trinston was here