Super Mario Bros. by Andreas Heikaus. Nice matching of CG elements into live-action footage.

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=13118504&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=00ADEF&fullscreen=1

“… The Super Mario Bros. game, released on the Nintendo Entertainment System, is not longer bound to the television size and get interactive with a new environment. … ”

Nice one!

THE RETURN OF JOHN FRUM / thesis project of christian schlaeffer

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf

“With a storyline initially based on the prophecies of the seemingly most syncretic, ridiculous and pointless religion in the world — though really not any more syncretic, ridiculous and pointless than any and all other religions — computer-aided handdrawn 2D animation and 2D-3D-hybrid background art celebrate a renaissance of the unconscious, free from the technocratic structuralism of our times.”

worth watching.

also check out his site http://schlaefferdesign.de/

(via http://www.dare.co.uk/ – thanks!)

Meet Cinder: Free Barbarian Group Code Framework Produces Stunning Work; Q+A

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=7993572&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=1&color=CC0000&fullscreen=1

Check out the article here http://createdigitalmotion.com/2010/04/meet-cinder-free-barbarian-group-code-…

and then go here http://libcinder.org/ to see the site

and meet the makers here http://www.barbariangroup.com/

Eggs and Sausage – Beautiful Type Animation

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=3046034&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=1&color=00ADEF&fullscreen=1

Song by Tom Waits. Design, photography and lettering by Jackie Lay. Awarded a Certificate of Typographic Excellence by the Type Directors Club.

Thanks Jessica for finding and sharing!

Augmented (Hyper)Reality by Keiichi Matsuda

In his short animation Augmented (Hyper)Reality, Keiichi Matsuda’s offers a glimpse of an alternate universe, with augmented reality cranked up to the next level. But what to think of these kind of slick animations that provide us with either utopian or dystopian visions of our technofuture? …

read it all at http://www.nextnature.net/2010/02/augmented-hyperreality/