NEBULA from Marcin Nowrotek

NEBULA is an experiment that aims at finding the link between two trends that develop simultaneously in the history of film – Lumières concept of a movie as a record of reality and Méliés’s idea that uses the film as a tool for creation of imaginative worlds. NEBULA draws from both of these approaches and becomes a combination, collage, in which the recorded figurative picture is intermingled with abstract compositions being the graphic equivalent of music. The project using the volumetric filmmaking technique (RGB+D) is, on the one hand, the recording of an event (a meeting of musicians playing a jazz composition “Sleepwalker” by Maciej Obara) and, on the other, an attempt to obtain the visual experience of music by using the soundtrack of a recorded piece of music at the stage of post-production. The picture created as a result of the recording represents the “Lumières line” that aims at reflecting the reality in the most accurate way. Musical layer that has its sources also in the recording becomes a tool for creation of abstract visual compositions that does not bear traits of reality (Méliés’s line). These two approaches are combined into an audio visual form resembling a video clip.

The aim of this project, besides examining the links between record and creation based on non-figurative forms, is also the exploration of the new volumetric filmmaking technique (picture recorded by a Kinect sensor).

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Wrapped from Crave

"Wrapped" is a graduation short film from Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, created at the Institute of Animation, Visual Effects and Digital Postproduction. After running at over 100 festivals world wide and winning numerous awards the film is finally online.

"Wrapped" delves into the clash between civilization and nature.

- LA Shorts Fest / Best Experimental / 2014 / USA
- Siggraph CAF / Best Student Project) / 2014 / Canada
- Animago Award / Best Young Production / 2014 / Germany
- ISFVF Peking Film Academy / Bronze Award / 2014 / China
- Festival of Beijing / Outstanding Technical Achievement / 2014 / China
- The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival / First Place, College Competition / Animation / 2014 / USA
- Cinemaiubit International Student Film Festival Bucharest / Best Experimental Film / 2014 / Romania
- VES Awards / Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project / 2015 / USA
- Next Generation Short Tiger / 2015 / Germany
- ArtFutura / 3D ArtFutura Show Award / 2014 / Brazil
- XVIII Guanajuato International Film Festival / Mention Short Animation / 2015 / Mexico

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formic from Crave

the struggle of an ant residing in a skatepark

skateboarding: dennis gläser
direction and vfx: roman kaelin / florian wittmann
cinematography: jan bormann
producer: elsa kremser
credits track: joe beats
sounddesign: philip von during

camera assistance: mandy hofmann
grip: heiko gabriel
lighting technician: frederik gomoll
sound: martin backhaus / emre türker
catering: christina imfeld / sebastian junge / alexa konstantinides

filmakademie baden-württemberg 2009

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BECOMING OCEAN from Tim Sessler

BECOMING OCEAN is an aerial short exploring the abstract surface of our planet and its cyclical transformation.

DISCLAIMER: This is not a video you'd want to watch on your phone or tablet. A big screen and good speakers or headphones are highly recommended. Enjoy!

You can read more about our process and how we capture those images here:

Director of Photography, Edit and Color: Tim Sessler
Camera Assistant: Cody White
Music: John Luther Adams - Becoming Ocean


Shot on the RED Epic Dragon and MoVI M15 out of a MD-500D helicopter. 
Graded with Davinci Resolve and Filmconvert (Fuji Provia 100 stock) 
Location: Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park


Special Thanks for making this piece happen to Eric Tu, David Martinez, Justin Close, Jeremy Regimbal and Michael Marantz.

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BALANCE from Tim Sessler

We humans we create, we work, we stay busy from birth to death and never rest. We build, aim higher, work harder, accomplish more, and to what end? "Balance" takes an abstract look at our modern world, the full and the empty spaces and time in which we live and choose to make our lives.


BALANCE is a a collaborative film by Brandon Bray and Tim Sessler

To read more about the project check out our blog:

Director of Photography: Tim Sessler
Edit and Camera Operator: Brandon Bray
Camera Assistant: Sam Hicks

Drone and Helicopter Aerials: Brooklyn Aerials
Helicopter Support: Wings Air Helicopters

Music: Deaf Center - The New Beginning

Helicopter setup: Robinson 44 with MoVI M15, RED CF Weapon and Leica R 35mm Summilux
Drone setup: Freefly ALTA 8 with MoVI M15, RED CF Weapon and Canon CN-E 15.5-47 f/2.8 Cine Zoom

Special thanks to Freefly Systems, Tabb Firchau and Already Alive.

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Upon The Rock from James Bascara

A man leading a Sisyphean life has a euphoric vision.

Mammoth Lakes Film Festival 2015 (Best Animation Award)
Slamdance Film Festival 2015
Bend Film Festival 2015
Columbia Gorge International Film Festival 2015
Rooftop Films Summer Series 2015
Animation Block Party 2015
Bushwick Open Studios Cinema Sunday 2015
Eyeworks Festival for Experimental Animation 2015
Anima Mundi 2014
Sarasota Film Festival 2014

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VOID from Chris Bjerre

Void is a meditation on the psychology of the creative mind and the choices we face when we create.

Originally a labour of love, then shelved as a horrible failure and now reborn as an odd remix of old and new.
It has been an ongoing project for almost 3 years which I have abandoned and restarted many times.

When returning to the piece after not working on it for months, I would often reevaluate everything and start over.
A vicious cycle where everything would look dated when I was ready to put in the time.
My struggle with being satisfied with the creative eventually became the common thread for the short.

The art of creation can be as frustrating as it can be rewarding, and maybe it has to be a bit of both.
Pure and raw creativity goes a long way but self-editing is just as important and far more difficult in my mind.

This project is like a stream of conscious inspired by the things and the art I find aesthetically pleasing.
Through a string of creative scenarios we slowly make our way from the light and into the darkness.

Direction / Design / Animation: Chris Bjerre
Music & Sound Design: Echoic

Process video:
More info:

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A Small Escape from David Sandell

Winner of best animation at Sveriges Kortfilmfestival (Sweden's Short Film Festival) 2016.

A short film about a pair of scissors trying to escape a kitchen.

Sound and music by Oskar Vallinder.
The posters on the wall in the third room are made by Amanda Berglund ( and Erik Kirtley (
Swedish title: Den lilla flykten

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Sins from BlinkmyBrain

“Everything at some point has been declared the root of all evil.”

― Criss Jami, Killosophy

Though the sins have fluctuated over time, the currently recognized list includes 

pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath and sloth. There is a parallel tradition of seven virtues. 
The seven deadly sins are called "capital" because they are the origins of other vices.
This is my visual poem.

Make sure to watch with the headphones on!

great sound work by

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Central Children Store: Atrium Show from SILA SVETA

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'Levitation' is a collaborative performance by Sila Sveta and Anna Abalikhina shown on the TV show 'Big Ballet'. All visuals were rendered in real time without any post production. Kultura Channel broadcast the second season of the show in winter 2016 in partnership with Sila Sveta. In addition to the technical and creative supervision, we staged 2 out of 7 single performances.

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Music and soundesign:

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CHROMATICITY from Paul Trillo

"CHROMATICITY" /ˌkrəʊməˈtɪsɪtɪ/ - the quality of a color as determined by its dominant wavelength and its purity.

An ethereal flight over the ocean as mysterious colored smoke leaves its mark across the sky. A beautiful choreography between four drones simultaneously in flight and hundreds of smoke grenades. To learn more, watch the behind the scenes:

Official Selection NY Drone Film Festival
Official Selection US Drone Film Festival

Directed by Paul Trillo (
Produced by Brian Streem (Aerobo
Music By Noah Cunningham (

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Hybrid Forms: New Growth from Andy Lomas

This is a variation of my previous Hybrid Forms video (, using the same simulation data but showing regions of active cell growth instead of the internal structures. As cells are born they are highlighted in blue, which gradually fades as each cell ages. Complex patterns emerge in waves across the surface, with adjacent cells tending to accumulate enough food to split at approximately the same time so tending to be roughly synchronized in the times when new cells are born.

The difference between this and the setup I used for earlier Cellular Forms work (such as is that there are two different cell types in the system, with all the cells being different blends between the extreme cell types. When a new cell is born it get a proportion of the cell type of its parent and a proportion of its neighbors. With only that change you get a lot more complex heterogeneous structures.

I would like to thank Max Cooper for permission to use 'Teotihuacan Part 2' for the accompanying music.

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Geoffrey Secco - Whelk Song from Eleven Keys

 Taken from Geoffrey Secco's new album "Element Of Sun":

Directed by Eleven Keys:
Elsa Secco: Animation & Illustration
Jonathan Guyader: Animation & Illustration

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Whelk Song has been composed by Geoffrey Secco during a trip in Australia.
All the music video style has been inspired by Aboriginal drawings and colours and Geoffrey Secco shamanic experiences.

Eleven Keys and Geoffrey Secco wanted to show how Aboriginal Art is modern and beautiful.
The illustrations narrate an initiatory trip through dreamings.

Our researches were based on several books:

Spirit In Land - Bark Paintings From Arnhem Land by Judith Ryan
The Painters Of The Wagilag Sisters Story 1937-1997 by National Gallery Of Australia
Australian Aboriginal Paintings by E.J.Brandl
Paint-Up by Amanda Ahern


Next Geoffrey Secco's gig with hypnose:

Monday 6th June
Theatre Trevise in Paris - France

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Memories of Paintings from Thomas Blanchard

 "Memories of Paintings" is an experimental dreamlike video rocking us smoothly through circular moves.

The visual compositions have been created out of paint, oil, milk and soap liquid.

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Music by the Sound designer and beatmaker "Bronix"
Canon 24-105L + Macro lenses





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Cycle from Kel San

A man and a woman surrounded by the overwhelming noise of electronics and consumerism. A portrait of loneliness in modern times.

Written, directed, animated and edited by Raquel Sancinetti. 
Set and puppet construction - Raquel Sancinetti
Sound design - Raquel Sancinetti and Sven-Amin Lembke
Script consultant - Camila Agustini

Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival, Montreal 2013– Special Mention for great story telling
Goiânia Mostra Curtas 2014, Brazil– best short film, jury selection
Air Canada Enroute Festival 2014– Achievement in animation
PISAF – South Korea 2014 – Special Award Yoo Kwang-Sun Prize (International)

Stuttgart International Film Festival 2014– Germany
Anima Mundi 2014– Brazil
Berlinale European Market 2015 - Germany
Primanima 2013– Hungary
Alternativa Barcelona 2013– Spain
Northern Wave 2013– Iceland
Anamae Caribe 2013– Trinidad and Tobago
Stop Motion Brasil 2013– Brazil
Libelula Festival 2013– Spain
Festival de Finos Filmes Curtos 2014 – Brazil
Golden Kuker Sofia 2014 - Bulgaria
Womanimation 2014 – USA
Eugenea Festival 2014 – Italy
São Paulo International Short Film Festival 2014– Brazil
3Dwire Festival and Market 2014– Spain
Múmia Festival 2014 – Brazil
Fávera Film Festival 2014– Brazil
St.John’s International Women’s Festival 2014 – Canada
Goiânia Mostra Curtas 2014 - Brazil
Animated Dreams 2014 – Estonia
PAF 2014 - Czech Republic
Animac 2015 - Spain

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Robot Koch & Julien Marchal - Care (official video) from Mickael Le Goff

Music: Robot Koch & Julien Marchal - Care
Label: Monkeytown Records

Taken from Robot Koch's upcoming album "Hypermoment"

Order Hypermoment here:
Get "Care" as immediate download now on iTunes:

Creating the images for “Care", small droplets of ink were placed in a drop of oil in suspension. When releasing in the water, the slowly evolving mixture of oil and colored ink created interesting organic structures. The process has been repeated with some inertia in the water and these structures started to somehow dance, fitting nicely with the music flow. All the images have been filmed with macro lenses and a glass of water.

Shot with a GH4 and Canon EF 100mm 2.8 Macro | |

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Robot Koch - Eclipse (ft Julien Marchal) Official Video from Mickael Le Goff

Music: Robot Koch - Eclipse (ft Julien Marchal)
Label: Monkeytown Records
Taken from Robot Koch's album "Hypermoment"

Order Hypermoment here:
Get "Eclipse" as immediate download on iTunes:

video created by compositing of various real space images from the NASA, ESA and GoogleEarth using Blender and AFx. | |

NASA Earth Observatory
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
CNES / Astrium
NASA Johnson Space Center
STSci Space Telescope Science Institute
Deutsches Zentrum fur Luft- und Raumfahrt
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
ESO European Southern Observatory
Hubble Heritage Team
Google Earth
ESA European Space Research and Technology Center
Digital Globe
FU Berlin                                                                                   

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H POSITIVE from Glenn Paton

If you had a prolonged terminal illness and money was no object, would you manipulate euthanasia so that you could die on your own terms?
This story examines how the protagonist Mark uses his wealth to help create a euthanasia roller coaster. A roller coaster so powerful, it causes cerebral hypoxia, thus suffocating your brain ensuring a euphoric death.

Director: Glenn Paton
Writer: Glenn Paton and Nick Walter
Director Of Photography: Federico Alfonzo
Producer: Tabetha Glass-Jackman, Dom Thomas and Zico Judge
Executive Producer: Lizie Gower
Co - Producer: Hans W. Geissendorfer
Production Designer: Pablo Tregebov Poza
Editor: Andy McGraw
Music: Charles Cave of White Lies
Visual Effects: Carl Norton at The Mill
Sound Designers: Sam Ashwell and Sam Robson
Casting: Hammond Cox Casting
Actor: Roger Barclay
Production Company: Academy Films

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Emergence from Julius Horsthuis

A series of Fractal organic landscapes with geometric structures. Between the organic and the geometric, interesting things happen.
All rendered in Mandelbulb3D
"The Bedraggling" by Tipper

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from Julius Horsthuis

Freerunning through a Mandelbox was the immediate thing on my mind when I saw my first 3D fractal. A Fractal Parkour.
This is a proof of concept film, showcasing the possibilities of using Mandelbulb3D as a tool for creating interesting environments, and exploring techniques of combining greenscreen footage with a tool many deem unfit for advanced VFX work.
The runners are Katie McDonnell and Pedro Salgado, with whom this footage was shot for a different project. (as VFX supervisor on this shoot, I helped design the shots using animatics)
Shot and rendered in 50FPS

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Papa from Natalie Labarre

When an eccentric inventor realizes he's not a perfect father, he tries to make one.

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Battery Life - A Stop Motion Film from Battery Life

Battery Life is a stop motion short film that tells a story of determination, self-sacrifice, and deceit. Set in a dystopian desert landscape, a robot family, through the test of tragedy, discovers a dark secret hidden behind the doctrine of a preacher.

Battery Life is our introduction. A film to say, “Here we are.” We are a team of people willing and able to work hard for something we believe in, something we think is really cool. And we did just that. On a budget of only $5000 (crowdfunded and out of pocket), we created this ten minute, thirty-five second stop motion film.

Behind the scenes:

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Symphony no. 42 from Reka Bucsi

Symphony no. 42 presents 47 observations in the irrational connections between human and nature.
production: MOME Anim -
Shortlisted for the 87th Academy Awards

Awards 2014 - 2015:
38th Hong Kong International Film Festival HKIFF - Special Mention for Best Short Film
Friss Hús Film Festival 2.0 Hungary - Best film Grand Prix
Monstronal Festival Germany - Best film Grand Prix
Skepto International Film Festival Italy - Audience Award
Cinema Perpetuum Mobile, Minsk Belarus - Best Animation Grand Prix
11th IndieLisboa, Lisbon International Independent Film Festival - Honorable Mention for Best Animation
Mediawave, Hungary - Best Hungarian Animation
Sehsüchte InternationalFilm Festival, Germany - Special Mention for Animation
Anifilm, Trebon - Special Jury Mention
3. Kyiv International Short Film Festival - Best Film of the Festival and Audience Award
Animation Avantgarde Competition Vienna - Audience Award
Schnongs Festival Germany - 3rd Prize for best film
Womanation, Rhode Island - Honorable Mention
7th.International Animated Film Festival Animator - Poland - Silver Pegasus Award
FMK International Short Film Festival - Italy - Best Animated Short and Audience Award
Lago Film Fest - Italy - Special Mention
Melbourne International Film Festival - Best Animation Short
Hiroshima International Animation Festival - Hiroshima Prize
FESA Award for Best Student Film
Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival - Audience award
Favourites Film Festival Berlin - Berlin's Favourite Short Award
Lille International Short Film Festival, France - The First International Prize by Audience
International Extreme-Short Image & Film Festival SESIFF, Korea - Grand Award and Animation Award
International Animated Film Festival Krok, Russia - Alexander Tatarskij Prize
Krok 2014 'at home harbour edition', Kiev - Special Jury Prize
Szolnoki Nemzetközi Képzőművészeti Filmfesztivál, Hungary - Best Animated Film
St.Petersburg International Festival of Debut and Student Films Beginning - Best Student Animation Film
Court mais bon - France - Main Jury Prize and Prize of the city,"court mais bon"
OFFline Film Festival, Dublin - Best International Short
50th Chicago International Film Festival - Gold Plaque
Riga International Film Festival 2ANNAS - Best International Animation
Valladolid International Film Festival, Spain - Golden Spike
Primanima, Hungary - George Pal Prize for the most promising Hungarian talent in animation and Best Graduation Film
Anilogue International Animation festival, Hungary - Audience Award and Special Jury Mention
Zubroffka Short Film Festival - Best Animation
XI International Festival of Film Fchools workshop Kinoproba - Grand Prix
Flickerfest’s 24th International Short Film Festival - Best Short Animation
Hungarian Film Critics Awards - Best Animated Movie
Fort Myers Film Festival Florida - Best Short
Vilnius Film Festival - Best Short Film
Leiden International Short Film Experience - Jury Award
Minimalen Short Film Festival - Audience Award
Erarta Motion Pictures Festival - Cinema Jury Special Mention
KAFF Kecskemét Animation Film Festival - Különdíj a legszínvonalasabb képi formanyelvért
Prix Ars Electronica 2015 - Honorary Mention

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Flume - "Some Minds (feat. Andrew Wyatt)" (Official Music Video)

Δημοσιεύτηκε στις 28 Μαΐ 2015

'Some Minds', is the new release from Australia's most accomplished producer FLUME. The track features vocals and lyrics by Miike Snow’s Andrew Wyatt.

The video is the result of a collaboration between Flume, the Sydney Opera House and respected director Clemens Habicht (Tame Impala, Bloc Party, The Presets). It features dance and choreography from Australian Ballet member Callum Linnane. Granted exclusive access to the iconic Australian building, the shoot took place throughout the night one Saturday in April.

The premiere of Some Minds video and track release, via Mom & Pop in the US on Thursday 5/28 coincides with Flume’s sold out, headline performances at Sydney Opera House’s Vivid Festival (part of FCX: 10 years of Future Classic) on Friday 5/29 and Saturday 5/30.

Flume will spend the rest of 2015 touring internationally. The next US date is Governor's Ball. 

LYRICS by Andrew Wyatt

In our home all day I waited for the change

Something warm that I could say

Somehow I don't care

Though I love the clothes she wears

And I love her body bare

So I pray that it wont feel the same

Don't think that I can't see it in your eyes

Darling yeah we both knew it from the start

Some minds are better kept apart.

Here i pass the day in a most peculiar way

Watching ships out on the bay

And I swallow so hard

Am I too weak to fight

As the day becomes the night and I don't want to be right

So i pray that it wont feel the same

Don't think that I can't see it in your eyes

Darling yeah we both knew it from the start

Some minds are better kept apart.

DIRECTOR: Clemens Habicht
PRODUCER: Olivia Hantken
1ST AD Henry Zalapa
DOP: Ross Giardina
STEADICAM: Jonathan Tyler
1ST AC: Jani Hakli
GAFFER: Andy Robertson
BEST BOY: Russell Fewtrell
ELX: Charles Gray
GRIP: David Litchfield
BEST BOY: Craig (CJ) Jackson
MAKE-UP ARTIST: Rachel Sophie
RUNNER: Kurt Davies

GRADE: Jamie Hediger

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CGI 3D Animated Short HD: "Rubato" - by ESMA

Enjoy this beautiful CGI 3D Animated Short about a street musician who lives in poverty and loneliness. After an encounter with a stray dog, his life is about to take another turn. Created at ESMA and Directed by the talented Félix Ferrand, Florian Magnin, Jordan Mercredi, Corentin Provost, Marjolaine Robin! For more information, please see the details and links below:

Rubato - ESMA 2015
This movie was done during the third and last year at ESMA Montpellier, in France.

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CGI **Award-Winning** Animated Short Film: "Dip N Dance" by Hugo Cierzniak

Please watch this hilariously creative and 'Award-Winning' CGI short film by the very talented Hugo Cierzniak! Dip N’ Dance is an independant short film directed by Hugo Cierzniak and produced at Delapost Paris. The story is about a forty-year old middle-class who loves his domotics to toe the line. He will figure out, in a musical way, that things you own end up owning you.

This project did not receive any financial help except from all the generous donators through Touscoprod and Delapost Paris. A huge and eternal thank to them and to all the friends and professionnals from the industry who contributed complimentary to Dip N' Dance.

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