Wires For Empathy
Status: In Production
Tube is Urchin’s current work in production. Whereas Elephants Dream proved it possible to make professional 3D animated films in libre software within a studio setting, the Tube project is a new experiment in distributed collaboration. From an undisclosed base in New England, it unites a team of local and international artists using cutting-edge tools for independent filmmaking based in – what else – the hypertubes..
What can blockchain do for you?
Client: Cambridge Blockchain
We were approached by Cambridge Blockchain – a technology startup with a focus on the technology behind Bitcoin – to make a promotional video for Money 20/20. There were some unique and fun challenges, not to mention a tight deadline, and the video was finished on time in part due to Cycles GPU rendering, and in part to Blender’s unique ‘pipeline in a box’ organization.
Client: the Free Software Foundation
We were extremely happy to make a video for the Free Software Foundation on their 30th anniversary, explaining what the foundation does, and why it is important (and to whom). We also made a making off with loads of details, goodies and tips. You can even download the production files!
Release: 2016 - Present
We’re doing multiple short animations for TedED on educational topics. The first one out is about water, directed by Chris Bishop
Cinanima Libre Session Intro
Client: Cinanima Festival Libre Panorama Session
Cineanima is the oldest Animation Festival in Portugal. In 2012 we designed the Intro animation to their Libre Panorama session showcasing Free culture animation around the world
Nabsys a life sciences company with positional sequencing technology, we made this short video about their NPS device.
Team: Blender Foundation
The Open Movie that started it all! Produced by the Blender Foundation and Montevideo in Amsterdam, 2005-2006, This is a film about communication and fiction, and the struggle to communicate.
Team: Orchid Animation
Caldera is a haunting short film about a young girl with mental illness caught between an unfeeling mechanized world and the impossible landscapes of her own psychosis. Made by Evan Viera, Chris Bishop and others.
Short animation commissioned by Cyvek to explain their prototype Protein Assay system
Suzanne Award Interstitials
Client: Blender Institute
This was a fun project making an intro and interstitials to an animation festival – the 2009 Suzanne awards. Most of the work was done the week before the conference, with the final touches made on the plane and at the Blender Institute. Was a blast working with Jan, Pablo, Kursad and everyone else.
Team: Urchin, Pitivi
Client: Pitivi Video Editor
A little bit different, this was a fundraiser video for the Pitivi project – a Free and Open Source video editor. As such, we made it using the editor itself in a bit of meta-production. Pitivi is great you should check it out if you are using Linux!
Client: Flodesign Wind
One of several videos we made for Flodesign Wind, now Ogin
Client: Flodesign Sonics
Flodesign Sonics has an interesting technique for water purification involving acoustic standing waves that could eliminate the need for filter replacement.