SIGGRAPH ASIA 2008 Highlights (2009)

AIAF Co-Director, Malcolm Turner, sat on the SIGGRAPH Asia 2008 Jury which gave him the chance to sift through more than 1000 pieces of the world's best digital animation. In a specially curated selection of works drawn directly from this experience, Turner brings us a program that showcases the best of SIGGRAPH Asia 2008 as well as some of the overlooked gems that alluded the jury consensus.

Featured in AIAF2009
Program Type: Films
Content Rating: Restricted (R 18+)
Henrik Bjerregaard Clausen

The only thing that makes long intergalactic journeys bearable is the lovely flight attendants.

Runtime: 4:20
Year: 2008
Still Life
Maya Segal

A digital recreation and re-imagining of the form and shape of books and paper.

United States
Runtime: 2:50
Year: 2008
Juan Leon

A veritable, super detailed line-drawn visual avalanche.

United States
Runtime: 0:59
Year: 2008
Harmonix: 'Rockband'
Pete Candeland

Touring with a rock band is definitely not for the faint hearted.

United Kingdom
Runtime: 1:34
Year: 2008
Wizard of OS: The Fish Incident
Tom Jantol

The animated abstract diary entries of a surrealist artist.

Runtime: 4:31
Year: 2008
Orangina 'Natrually Juicy'
Fred & Farid

A deer and a lion join forces in the quest for refreshment.

United Kingdom
Runtime: 0:00
Year: 2008
Johannes Schmid

An eye-popping demo of some sophisticated fluid animating software.

Runtime: 2:39
Year: 2008
Miniascape Mix
Tomonori Hayase

A lightspeed photo collage rendition and re-engineering of a stark urban environment.

Runtime: 3:42
Year: 2008
Outer Planet
Lee Seung Wook

Despite the persistence of the rest of the solar system, one planet remains obstinately outer,

South Korea
Runtime: 5:18
Year: 2008
Taku Kimura

An uncommunicative man is transformed into a cow-bodied monster and learns his lesson.

Runtime: 9:30
Year: 2008
Makoto Yabuki

A film that pushes an animated imagination right through the speed barrier.

Runtime: 2:40
Year: 2008
Angkor Ruins - The Bayon Temple And Its Faces
Masaaki Sakata

A 3D simulated rebuilding of a lost Asian temple.

Runtime: 4:34
Year: 2008
Fly Out Blue
Jack Shih

An Esheresque, absorbing 3D film capturing the freedom of flight.

Runtime: 12:43
Year: 2008
This Way Up
Smith & Foulkes

There's a right and a wrong way to deal with the soon-to-be-buried. And then there's the way these two accident prone undertakers go about it....

United Kingdom
Runtime: 8:38
Year: 2008