Amazing shorts: the approximate present

At the #oxfordindies lunch today we discussed how good low polygon design draws upon old artistic traditions of abstraction and simplification.
This is a beautiful example by Filippo Baracani

#oxfordindie richard whitelockIn development of his game Into This Wylde Abyss has contributed to a few articles on low poly art

Amazing shorts: Windmills

Check out this awesome short. A beautiful blend of CG and traditional animation. Graduation film from France’s Georges Méliès school, directed by Guillaume Bergère, Guillaume Coudert, Maria Glinyanova, Bruno Guerra and Charlotte Jammet.

It is a dead, lightless world, where a little girl, despite her father’s renunciation and despair facing the death of his wife, maintains their dream of building a machine powered by magic winds to fly and reach the sun.

So for those who didn’t understand the French:
Girl: “There’s enough wind for us to go!”
Dad: “I’m staying… with your mother. Leave without us. Go.”
Girl: “I don’t want to go without you!”

Check out and their facebook page for more art and information.

Amazing Short: Contre Temps

This is a beautiful wordless graduation film show at siggraph in 2013. The art style is very strong, and the seemingly painted backdrops are just perfect.

Looking at the composite breakdown in their gallery they mention vray toon. But I’d love more info on how they made this film.

Amazing short: Keloid by big lazy robot

This really is spectacular. A trailer for a film that may never be made. It’s collection ideas around a common theme, and pulls us into a story that we want to be told.

Created in their spare time by the most awesome guys from biglazyrobot it took more than two years to make. … and though they say its a story about humans … it does feature some bad ass robots 🙂

These guys also worked on the equally amazing short the gift and the very cool Swedish House Mafia video Greyhound