I was browsing through Vimeo the other day and I came across this short called Crossover which was directed by Fabian Grodde. There’s no official description of the video but my take is that it’s about the spread of christianity in the world, specifically in less civilized areas. Of course this is all told through tiny stink bugs and a giant spider, but I’m sure you’ll see what I’m talking about.

The 3D effects in the video should also be mentioned because I didn’t even realize it was 3D at first. The way the stink bugs are animated is incredibly lifelike, I kept thinking it was amazing that they got their little legs to move so fluidly. Really beautiful work whether you agree or disagree with the videos underlying message.

Fabian Grodde
Alexander Schumann, Christian Brinkmann, Stephan Hempel
Fabian Grodde
Rafael Köhler
Johann Niegl, Alexander Binder


5 Comments ‘Crossover’

  1. DavidAnthony December 2, 2010 at 9:46 AM

    Excellent combination of film and 3D modeling. Very engaging. It portrayed a very interesting relationship between the two species.

  2. Luke van der Veen December 2, 2010 at 11:43 AM

    Bobby, thanks for posting this. It’s very cool!

  3. Brennan December 4, 2010 at 12:10 PM

    I’m not sure I really understand it, but it was cool animation / film nonetheless!

    I thought the spider was going to leap and eat them.

  4. Ben King December 4, 2010 at 7:32 PM

    Haha- AWESOME! But I’m biased because I like anything that shows evangelism as a tool to facilitate genocide.
    Those primitive stink bugs had it coming though. Because they’re stinky. At least the tarantulas let four survive as stinky missionaries.

  5. tido December 7, 2010 at 12:36 PM

    They’re not stinkbugs – they’re firebugs.

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