Sayonara: A Sad Farewell in an Era of Global Warming

Sayonara: A Sad Farewell in an Era of Global Warming

Sayonara is a beautiful four-minute animated short film by Canadian artist Eric Bates, a film he created while at Japan’s Kyoto University of Art and Design. The film is a mix of minimally rendered CG, detailed puppet model-making, and hand-drawn animation. Sayonara tells the story of two unlikely friends saying goodbye. A young man named Charles just lost his home to the encroaching sea and spends one last day with his best friend, a sea turtle, before moving on. Just in case you miss it, there’s a short sequence after the credits.

Sayonara: A Sad Farewell in an Era of Global Warming

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A Jet Airliner’s Steadily Increasing Whine, While Polar Bears Plummet to Bloody Deaths

A Jet Airliner’s Steadily Increasing Whine, While Polar Bears Plummet to Bloody Deaths

Polar Bear is a sick 1-minute short film directed by Daniel Kleinman, developed for the airline pollution activists Plane Stupid.  The cinema ad was created, “To confront people with the impact that short-haul flights have on the climate.  It used polar bears because they’re a well understood symbol of the effect that climate change is having on the natural world.”  Polar Bear is an extremely graphic cinema campaign that features dozens of animated polar bears falling from the sky onto a city center, bouncing off skyscrapers and landing in the street and on the roof of a car, accompanied by blood-spurting special effects. The only sound, apart from the bone-crunching thump of the bears’ impacts, is the steadily increasing whine of a jet airliner’s engines.

No real bears were used or injured in this film.  The polar bears were animations, created by a special effects company using its proprietary fur software to make the film look as realistic as possible.

A Jet Airliner’s Steadily Increasing Whine, While Polar Bears Plummet to Bloody Deaths

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Green to Blue: A Modest View of a Serious Problem

Green to Blue: A Modest View of a Serious Problem

Green to Blue is an animated short, which was named to the Top-Ten Shortlist of Friends of the Earth’s 2008 one-minute film competition. Green to Blue is a stop-motion animation that was made to promote global warming awareness. Elizabeth Klein, the film’s creator, explained that, “I made this stop motion to promote global warming awareness. Sometimes the simplest messages are the most powerful, so I’ve tried to present a child-like view of a serious problem.”

Green to Blue: A Modest View of a Serious Problem

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