January 12, 2012

Flying Lotus: Kill Your Co-Workers

This video has an odd quality that is strangely compelling...

What's really cool about this project is that Mike Winkelmann, the creator, has put out an open invitation to 3D animators to make new scenes and stories with the parade of fantastical characters featured in the video. All the source 3D models have been made freely available for download and use by anyone.

Mike explains:
"When the video is released I will also be posting all of the 3D animation project files on my website so that people can see exactly how each shot and every character was animated. They are also free to use these 3D models and scenes in any way they'd like. I like to think of it as sort of an "open source video" in that all of the pieces of the project are also released for people to do what they'd like with."
Download the source files here - and upload your creations to this Vimeo group


It really reminds me of the old Dire Straights - Money for Nothing video from the 80's

Someone should take those source files and render a new version of Money for Nothing with the new characters.