A poignant sci-fi allegory of the Brixton race riots from England's recent history. This is based on real events. Just search "Brixton race riot" on Google to find out some of the scariness and tragedy that went on. Watching it reminded me of the Marillion lyrics, from their song "Fugazi", around that same period:
A son of a swastika of '45 parading a peroxide standard.
Graffiti conjure disciples testaments of hatred.
Aerosol wands whisper where the searchlights trim the barbed wire hedges.
This is Brixton chess.
- Fugazi, Derek Dick (Marillion)
A beautifully executed animated short that will take the better part of your coffee break to get through yet is oh-so-worth it. Reminiscent of the film 9 or a Tool video on first glance, the story weaves through a philosophical narrative that is positive and uplifting. What better way to get through the work day.
I don't know what could attract me to a 3.5 minute video with this as the narrative: "As his planet boils in the glow of a cascading Tesseract a young femto-panda makes a brave attempt to warn the galaxy..."
This is so cool that I had to share. You may have a seizure somewhere between 1:00 and 1:30, but once you shake off the colour strobe, the experience is worth it.
Another great reason to spend a few minutes a day on Vimeo. This short animation reminds me of Terry Gilliam from forty years ago, but with a decidedly more focused ambition and, hence, perhaps a bit less pure surrealism. That said, very cool and the result of some hard work.
I love stop-action animation done well and both of these short films fit the bill. I marvel at the planning and work that went into making both of these. They almost look like tilt-shift.Kudos!