Short of the Week

Android 207

A robot has to make his way through a challenging maze in this black and white stop-motion.

This is a fun stop-motion from Carrotkid of OrangeCore Films based out of Vancouver. Android 207 features an android who is trapped in a mysterious maze which features danger at every turn. The design is zany, but the aesthetic is very smart; the look of the maze and its controls combined with the grain and effects of the B&W film work perfectly in subliminally setting up the disturbing twist. At 9 minutes long the middle drags slightly, but the attentive viewer will piece meaning out of the various obstacles the android faces.

Carrotkid has carpetbombed the UGC video sites, and as a result I found OpenFilm, a relatively young community. Like Vimeo, all content has to be self-created, and the HD resolution is amazing. Plus, 50/50 splits with creators! Quite a find if it can build itself up, I’m going to have to keep an eye out for OpenFilm.

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Co-Founder of Short of the Week, Sondhi lives in Brooklyn working as a Curator for Vimeo. Follow his musings on online video, direct distribution and branded content: @jasondhi.
  • http://www.polymixmedia.com Andrew S Allen

    This has been in my queue for a few months now—a nice exploration in stop-motion. Glad to see it have its day.