By Cory Doctorow at 11:35 am Mon, Feb 16, 2009
Here's some exceedingly lovely student CGI animation that also manages to tell a great little story. I'm reminded of Neil Gaiman's story "Other People" from his excellent collection Fragile Things (to say more would be a spoiler!).
Hemlock by Tyson Ibele
Man, that is GREAT STUFF.
I’ll ROT-13 my question, since it contains a spoiler: Nz V gur bayl bar jub guvaxf gur svefg thl jnf n ebobg sebz gur ortvaavat, naq gur jngre whfg ohearq njnl gur syrfu furyy? Rivqrapr: gur eng.
(ROT-13 answer) Ab – V guvax vg vf gung gur jngre tvirf rgreany yvsr ol gheavat gur qevaxre vagb n ebobg. Gur ebobg zna jnfa’g cebgrpgvat gur jryy nf zhpu nf cebgrpgvat crbcyr sebz qevaxvat vg.
I’m with spejic (side note: ROT-13 is awesome!).
Blizzard should hire him for their cinematic department; in the beginning I felt like I could be watching a trailer for Diablo III, the atmosphere was so spot-on.
Nu. Gung znxrf n ybg zber frafr, npghnyyl.
MAH BUCKIT. I WANTS IT.
You can learn more about Ibele at his web site http://www.tysonibele.com/Main/main.htm
He is self-taught and an exceedingly talented CG artist as this short and his other gallery videos demonstrate.
An AJAX rot-13 app wouldn’t be the worst idea for blogs in general.
Certainly would be nicer than trying to decipher disemvoweled messages.
I love how he can only communicate with gurgles, whistles, and plumes of steam. Nice touch.
Huh – I was thinking the water had a switching type of property, and so that who ever drinks it goes from flesh->mech, or vise versa, and that the last person who has drunk it must stay until someone else comes along.
From the outset, this reminded me a great deal of The Cat With Hands.
In case you haven’t seen it, it’s another short film.
YouTube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unGHoD8ysk0
Bears a certain family resemblance to Jan Svankmajer’s 1992 short film Food (Part 1)
I spent 10 minutes looking for my copy of “Fragile Things” when I remembered I got the paperback and probably left it in the break room at work. A little Googling and I remembered it was the story about Hell.
Thanks for posting this. Amazing.
You may like the work of Carlos Villarreal Kwasek. His short Climber, made whilst still a student at Vancouver Film School, has won many international awards. You can see that here, it’s a couple of minutes long.
His animation reel is here, no less stunning.
That was REALLY good.
why is it that animations by “students” are better than major film companies most of the time. I think they are higher in quality and always have a cooler story line. iLike.
It just goes to show, you can’t be too careful.
lrnu v graq gb nterr, gur jngre unf orra gbyq gb tvir rgreany yvsr, ohg haxabja gb gur zna, tvirf yvsr va na ebobgvp sbez. v thrff gur ebobg naq gur zbhfr gevrq gb cebgrpg crbcyr sebz n greevoyr sngr…
-ROT-13 rocks :D
Really nicely done. Great lighting and a super camera style (where lots of student CG shorts fail).
The ROT13 comments prompted me to make a mozilla ubiquity plugin for it.
In-page conversion, sweet. Check it out here:
Even if you couldn’t care less about ROT13, I’d highly recommend checking out ubiquity.
this was a bit creepy
This guy is far from a student. More like the god of animation. check out his website to see more awesome.
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