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A powerful animation created entirely in After Effects by director Rob Chiu, intended as a fictional backstory to the global displacement of peoples.

The short which depicts a family’s tragedy in a city rocked by turmoil, originally released in 2005, was uploaded to Vimeo by the director yesterday, having lost none of its impact.


An award-winning stop motion short by Dan Ojari about Derek, an office worker struggling to keep pace with the 1722kph rotation of the Earth. Ojari sez:

Slow Derek is ”very much about relativity and the contrast between the mundane and the colossal. The starting point was after I became particularly fascinated with how fast the earth is travelling, especially because we don’t feel this speed. We are literally hurtling through space at hundreds of thousands of miles per hour and yet don’t feel a thing. I felt this was, aside from being an amazing actual fact, also was an interesting metaphor for modern day life”.


An animation by Globaia showing the road systems, shipping lanes and flight paths that encircle the globe. Part of the Welcome To The Anthropocene project highlighting mankind’s impact on Earth.

A 3-minute journey through the last 250 years of our history, from the start of the Industrial Revolution to the Rio+20 Summit.

The film charts the growth of humanity into a global force on an equivalent scale to major geological processes.

There’s also a narrated version here.

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(Hat tip: John Gallen)