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"Tiny Worlds" Creates Animated Narratives In The Rubbish Of London's Streets

These three whimsical CGI shorts redefine the term "street-level."
March 19, 2014, 5:50pm

There's a certain type of "if a tree falls in the forest" kind of compromise required by living in urban cities. Assumptions must be made in order to immerse yourself in the grid: if I put my garbage on the street corner the night before collection day, for instance, it will disappear come morning. If we didn't believe there were unseen tunnels operating beneath and between railway lines, the morning commute would be constantly stopped by people diving onto the train tracks after what appear to be swarms of suicidal rodents.

Tiny Worlds, the newest product from VFX and computer generated animation agency, Rushes, explores just what might be happening to London's streetside refuse, when pedestrians dull their eyes.

Tiny Worlds // Bulldozer

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Says the studio behind the Tiny Worlds effort: "As a way to flex the Rushes CG team's creative muscles we decided to embark on an idea for a project suggested by the team themselves. We started with an initial concept, designed the vehicles, shot the plates, and went through the CG production process, before finishing it off by collaborating with Mcasso for sound design."

Tiny Worlds // Submarine

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The three, 20 second clips feature a miniature bulldozer, a logging truck, and a submarine, all struggling with the realities of urban life on a down-scaled level. While the series seems to have been a casual exercise for Rushes, we could see it working well as an animated feature film, along the likes of Wreck-It Ralph or Toy Story. Whatever the results may be, we want to explore more of these Tiny Worlds.