Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not, and a sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is. - Oscar Wilde
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Animation, Art, and Other Shiny Things
In a stamping factory, employee 07 starts to notice that employee 08 is anxious to be off-the-clock and leaves behind clues to a life outside the factory.
By Mauricio Bartok and Gabriel D’orazio.
When you’re famous sometimes just doing your job can be tough.
The Grim Reaper, trying to harvest the soul of an aging star named Sean, is interrupted by a mysterious sorcerer…
By the students at ArtFX Ecole d’animation.
Beautiful and sensuous describe this animation by students from Cogswell College in San Jose, CA. Based on the love story between the Hindu gods Shiva and Parvati.
An android awakens in a failing robotics facility. As his own power fades he is driven by his re-assembling memories.
Created by Daryl Seah, Ge Jian Han Benny, Jasmin Tan, Keith Tsang, and Shaun Phoa at Far Kill Productions
A fun twist on the King Kong story. Retro backgrounds and character design in high-gloss 3D animation works well here.
Created by the students at Supinfocom Rubika.
A small, sappy, but funny, story of baggage. I suppose it could be applied to baggage of all sorts, from carry-ons to sacks-of-rocks.
Sam is late for his flight and doing all he can to get there on time. Unfortunately for Sam his bag has other ideas.
Animated by Peter Butler.
A beautiful and imaginative animation that follows ‘Omega’, a spacer who must deal with an unusual situation and a bit of space/time oddity.
A surreal journey of a space castaway. Lost emergency capsules, a remote planet and close encounters with an intriguing Alien. A woman and her little robot companion investigate mysteries of a planet. Time and space play tricks on them.
Animated by Bartek Kik and Jakub Jablonski at Platige Image.
The single-minded pursuit of perfection can cost dearly. A simple setting conveys a powerful message.
Created by Mauricio Bartok
The hyper-realism is riveting in this showcase for Unity Technology’s game development platform. Even as a showreel, the story is surprisingly dense. Don’t assume a lack of moving parts, story-wise, means a simple tale. It has unexpected depth.
Why do Mondays feel like this?
This simple animation tells a simple tale of gladiatorial combat – with a twist.
A man finds himself thrown into combat against a mysterious other figures. In a battle to the death, two stories emerge.
A bit of a Tron look with a Star Wars feel. Created by Allan and Richard Duan.