Cool Stuff: Oceansize
Oceansize was created by Supinfocom Arles students Romain Jouandeau, Adrien Chartie, Gilles Mazières and Fabien Thareau in 2008. In the short, two oil-rig workers find themselves under attack by a large, viscous creature. This short gets a number of things right. There’s a palpable tension throughout. Both the designs of the environment and their attention to detail within it (textures on the rig itself, particles floating in the water, lighting) bring you immediately into the world of these two oil workers. Of particular note are the well-framed shots in the action sequences. They help communicate the urgency of the oil workers’ situation and are held just long enough to cover up some of the stiff character animation as the action builds to its climax. Good stuff. I’m going in for another viewing.
Oceansize from Oceansize Team on Vimeo.