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I, Pet Goat II: A story about the fire at the heart of suffering.

About

Heliofant is a nascent independent computer animation studio focused on creating experimental and challenging content. Bringing together artists from the fields of dance, music, computer animation and visual arts, the company is very interested in exploring the common ground that underlies many spiritual and philosophical traditions in a lyrical form.

Main softwares used: Maya, Vray, FumeFX, RealFlow

Featured below are some stills from the film.

Official website: heliofant.com

A moth being caught in a spiders web, struggling for an escape, the moth’s panic movements only result in less chance of survival. What follows is the type of causality everyone’s expecting. The spider appears, claims its prey and feeds on it. The way nature works. But it’s the point of view that creates an intense relationship between the hunter and its victim. There is much more to explore, much more to feel if one takes the time to really experience the content of a split second.

Loom is a short film by Berlin based Polynoid Studio, and according to them the most ambitious project they’ve tackled so far. It took the team of directors, Jan Bitzer, Ilija Brunck, Csaba Letay, one year in the making. Founded in 2007 as a creative platform and playground for their in-house films and experiments, Polynoid is now a full-scale production studio. Their narrative technique combines new forms of storytelling with a shared interest in progressive sound design to create a minimalist, photo real and abstract sensory experience. You can visit their website to have a look at some of the amazing work they’re doing. We leave you now with some stills from Loom.

Credits

Year: 2010
Length: 5’20”
Directors: Jan Bitzer, Ilija Brunck, Csaba Letay
Technical director: Fabian Pross
Production company: Filmakademie BW
Producer: Regina Welker
Sound: Joel Corelitz / waveplant
Artists: Felix Mertikat, Jin-Ho Jeon, Roman Kälin, Tom Weber, Christian Hertwig, Silke Finger, Jacob Frey, Leszek Plichta, Georg Schneider, Anja Wacker, Andreas ‘Felix’ Gebhardt, Falko Paeper, Sarah Eim
5.1 Mix: David Axelbaum / Airstream Audio

Awards & Screenings

2011
Sehsüchte – Best Animated Movie

2010
Siggraph – Best in Show
VES Awards – Autodesk Student Award
Int. Trickfilm-Wochenende Wiesbaden – Preis des Kulturamts der Landeshauptstadt Wiesbaden
Anim’est Int. Animation Film Festival Bukarest- Special Mention
FIKE 2010 – Organization Award
E-magiciens festival – SACEM Award
Ars Electronica – Honorary Mention
LAShorts – Official selection
Animago Award – Winner of the category “Jury’s Prize”
Filmfest Braunschweig – Der LEO (Best Music)
Exground Filmfest – International ON-VIDEO Award
Siggraph Asia – Best Student Award
VIEW Conference – Best Digital Visual Effects
Bamberger Kurzfilmtage – Best experimental Animation film

For more information visit polynoid.tv