WIND from robert loebel on Vimeo.

WIND is an animated short about the daily life of people living in a windy area who seem helplessly exposed
to the weather. However, the inhabitants have learned to deal with their difficult living conditions.
The wind creates a natural system for living.

WIND zeigt den Alltag der Bewohner in einem sehr windigen Land. Scheinbar
schutzlos dem Wetter ausgesetzt schaffen sie es dennoch, ihren Alltag
einfallsreich zu meistern.

director: Robert Löbel
sound design: David Kamp
particles: Jochen Weidner

graduation project at the HAW Hamburg Department Design

Audience Award - 56th DOK Leipzig 2013
Defa Foundation Award - Filmfest Dresden 2013
NW Animation Fest’s “Best Student Film” 2013
Special Mention - National Competition - Filmfest Dresden 2013
Hamburg Animation Award 2013 + Harald Siepermann Character Design Price 2013
Special Mention - Young Animation - ITFS - Internationales Trickfilm-Festival 2013 Stuttgart
Special Distinction - SICAF 2013 - Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival
Special Mention - Supertoon 2013 - ŠIBENIK, Croatia
Jury + Audience Award - Kurzsuechtig Leipzig 2013
backup award - Animation Award - backup Festival Weimar 2013
Audience Award - Favourites Film Festival Berlin 2013
Special mention - Student Film category - 9th World Festival of Animated Film in Varna,
Best Animation + Audience Award - AHOI - International Student Shortfilmfest Hamburg
Audience Award - 56th DOK Leipzig
Special Distinction - PISAF 2013, Korea
Special Price - Animax Skopje, Macedonia
Special Mention - Expotoons 2013
“Veliki Brcko”Price PSSST! Silent film festival prize, Zagreb

ITFS - Internationales Trickfilm-Festival 2013 Stuttgart
Pictoplasma Berlin
Filmfest Dresden
MIAF - Melbourne International Animation Festival
ANIFILM, Trebon, Czech Republic 2013
Annecy 2013
Northwest Animation Festival, Portland
Edinburgh International Film Festival
29. Internationales KurzFilmFestival Hamburg
SICAF 2013 - Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival
Anima Mundi 2013, International Animation Festival of Brazil
Supertoonfestival 2013, Šibenik, Croatia
9th World Festival of Animated Film, Varna
Ottawa International Animation Festival 2013
London International Animation Festival - LIAF 2013
4th Anibar International Animation Festival
ANIMATOU -Festival international du film d’animation - Genève
AHOI Festival Hamburg
56th DOK Leipzig
KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival 2013
Big Cartoon Festival Moscow
EXPOTOONS, Buenos Aires, Argentina
KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival 2013
Animateka, Ljubljana Slovenia
GIRAF Animation Festival

Ah the pittering pattering at last, all too rare this winter, sweet music to my parched ears. Raindrops: keep falling on my roof.

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This Is a Generic Brand Video is a generic brand video of “This Is a Generic Brand Video,” written by Kendra Eash for McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. No surprise, it’s made entirely with stock footage. All video clips used are from See and license them here:

The original piece is published on McSweeney’s:

Narrated by Dallas McClain.

Music: “Piano Work 02” by rysktchkw
Available under Creative Commons License from SoundCloud at

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Did you know our bodies are the legacy of ancient fish, reptiles and primates?

Join paleobiologist Neil Shubin as he takes you on a journey to learn more about the ancestors you never knew were in your family tree.

YOUR INNER FISH premieres April 9 at 10/9c on PBS. Learn more.

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New data offer a peek into the Universe’s first instants

Today was an exciting and stimulating day: the BICEP2 collaboration announced the first measurement of the cosmic microwave background that might tell us whether or not inflation happened.

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Probably two of the most personable scientists in my opinion. That’s saying a lot since I’ve never met them (and might never will…at least in this lifetime)

(Source: livefromearth)

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Meet Lucy, a 3.2 million-year-old hominid. Discovered in 1974, she is one of our oldest ancestors to walk on 2 legs.

Learn more with host Neil Shubin in this clip from YOUR INNER FISH.

The new 3-part series premieres April 9th at 10/9c on PBS’ THINK WEDNESDAY.

If my excitement about Cosmos represents a “10” on the excitement scale, then Your Inner Fish checks in at a very solid “9”. 

I highly recommend this one. If you’re gonna learn the story of vertebrate evolution, I couldn’t think of a better teacher than Neil Shubin.

"Your Inner Fish" comes on the heels of "Cosmos"… What a spring for science on the telly!

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to all the h8rz~
(source: couldn’t find author, discovered via museum of internet)


to all the h8rz~

(source: couldn’t find author, discovered via museum of internet)

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