“Automaton” by Krzysztof Rost and the effects team at Pixar Animation Studios is a truly meditative, experimental short CGI animated film that imagines a great fire tornado fully destroying a flat plain. Afterward, a great storm moves in overhead to wash away the massive amount of destruction and makes way for life to begin again.
A poetic interlude between a reality and an abstraction, this experimental short was produced by artists from Pixar’s Effects team, working in collaboration to create a startlingly original piece of filmmaking.
A poetic tale of a dust devil and a field of grass moves in the wind. Lightning interrupts a balletic interlude.