Beautiful and clever student animation


23 Responses to “Beautiful and clever student animation”

  1. GaryG says:


  2. Anonymous says:

    That was REALLY good.

  3. Anonymous says:

    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.

  4. Anonymous says:

    It just goes to show, you can’t be too careful.

  5. Xopher says:

    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.

  6. spejic says:

    (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.

  7. Jude_Calvert_Toulmin_FDL says:

    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.

  8. Anonymous says:

    this was a bit creepy

  9. Anonymous says:

    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.

  10. Xopher says:

    Nu. Gung znxrf n ybg zber frafr, npghnyyl.

  11. Itsumishi says:

    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.

  12. Dustin Driver says:

    I love how he can only communicate with gurgles, whistles, and plumes of steam. Nice touch.


  13. John_T says:

    Cool vid.

    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.

  14. Anonymous says:

    This guy is far from a student. More like the god of animation. check out his website to see more awesome.

  15. jimh says:


  16. Anonymous says:

    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.

  17. Hippocratic Oaf says:

    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:

  18. libraryboi says:

    You can learn more about Ibele at his web site

    He is self-taught and an exceedingly talented CG artist as this short and his other gallery videos demonstrate.

  19. edinblack says:

    Bears a certain family resemblance to Jan Svankmajer’s 1992 short film Food (Part 1)

  20. Anonymous says:

    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

  21. tsteele999 says:

    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.

  22. Doug Nelson says:

    An AJAX rot-13 app wouldn’t be the worst idea for blogs in general.

  23. padster123 says:

    Really nicely done. Great lighting and a super camera style (where lots of student CG shorts fail).


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