Director Kosai Sekine uses motion control and trippy VFX to mess with our heads by messing with the head of lead vocalist Yuki, as she warms our ears with her smooth vocals, backed by the ethereal electronic sounds of Animation.
The first episode of Louis du Mont’s short animated series about a tiny spaceman who lands on Earth and must find negotiate our planet to assemble the resources he needs to return home. We look forward to seeing more of his journey.
Gametime414 remade part of BioShock‘s opening sequence using CryEngine 3. If you think this isn’t much of an improvement then nostalgia’s gotten the better of you. The game still looks fine though, considering it came out eight years ago.
Animator David Gruwier borrowed a little processing time on a render farm while interning for a VFX studio to produce this short, but impressive animation which breathes life into an otherwise inanimate object – a toy train set.
Any studio would be proud to have made just one of these hits. Yet CLS Videos reminds us that Pixar produced classic after classic in a ridiculous 15-yearrun. We hope we haven’t really seen the best of it yet. That last scene is a feels sniper.
The RED Spy heads an infiltration into BLU’s headquarters to steal the latter’s Intelligence (because his team clearly needs some). But he gets more than he bargained for in The Winglet’s amazing Team Fortress 2 machinima.
(NSFW) A loner stumbles upon the girl of his dreams, but his childhood obsession twists his reality. This short film is illustrator Charles Burns’ (Black Hole, X’ed Out) contribution to the horror anthology Peur(s) du noir(Fear(s) of the Dark).
An amazingly gorgeous scene rendered using the same engine used in many of today’s video games. The scene was generated entirely in real time, proving that with enough hardware – and 3D artistry – movie quality animations are possible.
Don Hertzfeldt’sWorld of Tomorrow sees a child taken to the far future by her older self, “covering everything from the perils of discount time travel to the benefits of programming robots to fear death”, says The Film Experience. Out 3/31/15.
To continue their journey, two explorers tirelessly repair the only bridge over a vast chasm. Le Gouffre (The Chasm) is a simple story, but that such a polished animated film could come from just a three person team is mind-blowing.
A computer animated simulation of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy. It will be the world’s most powerful operational rocket, able to lift the equivalent of a fully-loaded Boeing 737 into orbit. It will also support reusable booster rockets.
While this static scene of a Paris apartment isn’t exactly the most dynamic of settings, it serves as an impressive demonstration of the detail and photorealism that can be achieved with an off-the-shelf graphics engine.
Conan wanted to have an episode of his late night show animated in Minecraft, but Mojang shot the idea down. So that’s not happening. You might as well close the video when you get to the 1:06 mark because there’s nothing to see here.
Animation studio Simpals has a recurring character called Dji. He’s an angel of death who often bungles on the job. Here he gets distracted while waiting for a shipwrecked pirate to pass away. Check out his other misadventures here.
A cab driver wakes up in a car wreck with the city in ruins. Before he has time to figure out what happened, zombies appear. Isolated is an intriguing and realistic computer animated short. We hope they finish the story.
Check out Clarkson, May, Hammond and the Top Gear set as CGI LEGO in this teaser for the show’s upcoming season. As with many things LEGO, the devil is in the details here. This has to become an official LEGO set.
(NSFW: Language)Eric Lerner created this amazing short film which seamlessly merges the real and animated worlds, as skatepunk Gabriel shows off his sick moves. Buy Orel Tamuz & Tal Yogev’s dreamy electronic score here.
Animator Johnny Woods specializes in primitive computer animation. This short film he made for Adult Swim’s Off the Air puts his technique to hilariously effective use. Because world class athletes are not entirely human.
A woman overcomes her, uhm, anemone infection and helps others through it as well in Isaiah Saxon and Sean Hellfritsch’s artfully animated music video. Boys Latin is from the must-have album Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper.
Mankind has disappeared; the buildings left behind somehow came alive. One house leaves his dying town to see the world and meets new friends along the way in this great animated short about the bittersweet journey that is life.