Watch This DIY Sci-Fi Computer-Animated Student Short
By Perry Michael Simon on January 21, 2013
It’s become commonplace for people to make their own animated shorts using just their computers, but even in an age when animation is a dime-a-dozen on YouTube and Vimeo, this one’s in another league. Kaleb Lechowski, a 22-year-old student at the Berlin Mediadesign Hochschule, made this robots-vs.-aliens science fiction short, R’ha by himself (with a little help from a sound guy and a voice actor), and Mashable reports that he’s gotten Hollywood attention for it. He’s hoping to follow in the footsteps of District 9, which was derived from another sci-fi short. And it’s impressive enough to warrant the attention.