Video of the Day: Taking CGI to Infinity and Beyond


For as many leaps in CGI animation we’ve seen in recent months (Avatar), there have been some stinkers that make us think it’s time to head back to the drawing board (looking at you, Lovely Bones). However, the future may have just arrived, in the form of an animation short by Alex Roman called The Third & The Seventh. We’re blown away by the cinematographic viewpoint dilating between short and long focal lengths trained on architecture, furniture, and light — all created on a computer. If you look hard enough you can detect snippets of animation, but we’ll be damned if most of the 12 minute clip didn’t have us fooled. For maximum effect, view Roman’s pièce de résistance in fullscreen mode.

Get a behind-the-scenes look at The Third & The Seventh.