Volvox Labs cofounder Kamil Nawratil used 3D animation, surround sound audio, a self-fabricated structure and Arduino-controlled fans to create Perception of Consequence. The end result is strange, immersive and enthralling.
When you first see the animated blobs in Perception of Consequence, you get the distinct impression that they’re alive. That’s not accidental. The surreal, multidimensional project from Volvox Labs draws heavily from forces found in nature—entropy, chaos and rebirth—and represents them using stereoscopic 3D animation, surround sound audio and technology that immerses viewers in the entire experience.
Ray Lei Animates A Fantastical World Ruled By Giant-Handed People
Drawn in Lei’s colorful and youthfull animation style, Big Hands follows the story of a little boy with tiny hands, a sort of ugly duckling character in a world of people with big hands whose appendages allow them to do big things. Inspired by the warm and simple animation aesthetic championed by the Shanghai Animation Film Studio in the 80s, this is another of Lei’s works that tugs at the heartstrings in every aspect, from story to animation to sound design. Lei wrote the soundtrack’s lyrics and then he and his partner Li Xingyu taught them to a group of kindergartners and recorded their rendition.