Animation

MUTO – a wall-painted animation by BLU licensed under Creative Commons

When I first came across this animation I couldn't believe how much work and imagination went into creating it. There is really no storyline or a clear message - "Muto" is just "an ambiguous animation painted on public walls" - yet for over 7 minutes it keeps you glued to the screen waiting for what creature is going to come out of the animator's brush next. To allow everybody to freely share this animation, Blu has licensed it under CC. Enjoy.

Archon Defender – award-winning 3D animation film by David Krupicz

The 3D animation film Archon Defender is a one-man project by David Krupicz, who completed the film by working on second hand computers during his spare time within three years. The other people involved in the movie are only the voice talents, who Krupicz found with the help of a radio station. I did not know what to expect from an hour-long animation film that is a product of one man's creative input, from the story to the visuals, to the music, and everything else that needs to be creatively integrated into a film. Perhaps if I personally knew the filmmmaker, I would have had an idea that it would be good, but since I didn't, I was simply awed.

Dimensions – two hours of Mathematics fun

Dimensions is a 2-hour educational video about Mathematics. Featuring 9 chapters that take you up to the fourth dimension, enjoy two hours of mathematics with some of the most famous Mathematicians in the history. From circles to spheres, square to cubes, and even more complex stuff such as geometry and the Hopf fibration, this collection of videos definitely is a must-see for just about anybody.
Elephant's Dream

Elephants Dream

There are times when we just seem let our minds create a world of our own, although most of the time, our own worlds are never understood by other people. That's what Elephant's Dream is all about. Rendered and animated from Creative Commons licensed works and sources, Elephants Dream has been dubbed as the world's first 'open movie'. It has also been linked here some months ago. However, it still hasn't lost its charm and power to evoke a lot of emotions from it's viewers' minds. With over half million downloads and still counting, it's one short animation that you should check out; most especially if you are into those movies which make you think deeply.

Pipe Dream – a great animation with an amazing music synchronization

Short animated movies are nice ways to entertain you and your family. And getting a nice one for free is definitely an opportunity you're sure to get. From the producer of the original 'musical fountain' comes a single from a video album that's sure to awe you while you watch it and listen to its accompanying music. Watch animated steel balls come out of PVC tubes and shoot into various instruments. Pipe Dream makes animation look so easy with its great synchronization with every instrument in its music.

Sita Sings the Blues

Sita is a goddess separated from her beloved Lord and husband Rama. Nina is an animator whose husband moves to India, then dumps her by email. Three hilarious shadow puppets narrate both ancient tragedy and modern comedy in this beautifully animated interpretation of the Indian epic Ramayana. Set to the 1920's jazz vocals of Annette Hanshaw.

The Story of Stuff

"The Story of Stuff" is a 20-minute film that takes viewers on a very provocative and eye-opening tour of the real costs of our consumer driven culture. In a very straightforward and open way, this short video shows viewers how from its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad. Download it with a .torrent file or straight from the website.

Big Buck Bunny

Big Buck Bunny is a short 3D animation movie created by the Amsterdam based Blender Institute and a small international team of creators. After a production period of over six months, this short film premiered in the hip new Amsterdam cinema Studio K and is now available for everyone else to freely enjoy and share.

Animusic: Resonant Chamber

"Resonant Chamber" is the 3rd piece on the Animusic 2 DVD. Purely acoustic number played by a complex multi-necked stringed instrument in a peaceful inner chamber high up in the sky. Four different moons are seen out the four windows.