I, Pet Goat II

The Canadian studio Heliofant has crafted the breathtaking piece “I, Pet Goat II” which features some spectacular visuals through use of amazing lighting and shading.  Calling on political events and ideas so far in the 20th century and more current events, the imagery is a bit heavy handed however they definitely get the point across in this surreal, sociopolitically motivated short.

If you check out their Gallery you can read a full and detailed explanation behind the different symbolism throughout.  You can also download full res wallpapers designed for the short.

From Heliofant:

A story about the fire at the heart of suffering.

Bringing together dancers, musicians, visual artists and 3d animators, the film takes a critical look at the events of the past decade that have shaped our world.
Main softwares used: Maya, Vray, FumeFX, RealFlow

Title: I, Pet Goat II
Length: 7:28

Director: Louis Lefebvre
Lead Fx Artist/Assistant Art Direction: Hugues Coupal
Lead Fx Artist: Strob
Animation: Nadine Lavoie
Programming: Frédéric Gaudet
Camera: Thomas Castaing
Matte Painter/Environments Designer: Arnaud Brisebois
Matte Painter: Sébastien Larroude
Fx Artists: Muzaffer Korkut and Dave Rand
Concept Artist: Sasa Vreca
The Holy Dancer/Choreographer: Jacques Wood Éloï
Tap Dancer/Choreographer: Danielle Hotte
Sound Design: Daniel Lagacé
Additional Sound Design: Nady Marro and Gilles Roisan
Trumpet: Francis Letendre
Drums: David Duclos
Soundtrack: Tanuki Project (Gilles Roisan and Nady Marro)
Motion Capture: Lartech