Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Aspire Two

Something to aspire to: two animated shorts that are clearly labours of love. Christina Beard's film has a traditional narrative, a classical score, lots of action and a great mix of CGI and beautiful hand-drawing.

Marauder's Mistake from Christina Beard on Vimeo.

While Christina's MMO-like fantasy setting allows for some magical touches, Alex Blawion's Blender-produced film is a fantastic voyage that maxes out the senses: a glowing, hooded figure propels itself through crackling ice cubes, swarms of jellyfish umbrellas and a lonely, alien world. The setting reminded me a little of Stephen Baxter's Flux, in which altered humans live and swim in a magnetic plasma.

In-Between Ends from Alex Glawion on Vimeo.

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