Romain Segaud and Christel Pougeoise's short film TimTom may be CG, but when it opens with a thaumatrope, you know it's going to be something special. And it is, paying tribute to low-tech animation techniques through computer graphics.
TimTom was an official selection at Sundance and won a jury award at Siggraph and the grand prizes at Imagina and Ars Electronica, and it's easy to see why it has garnered such accolades. It uses the visuals associated with not just stop-motion animation, but also the media of film and sound to tell its story about two animated figures and the animator's hand that serves as their antagonist.
[via Everything Animated]