Eye Spy Hydra

Hydra is part of the Humble TV creative studio.
I am really impressed by their short animation that takes it's back drop from the still life paintings of the old Dutch Masters.
Eye Spy Homunculous:

“Homunculus is a dark and twisted fable of spontaneous generation and untrammeled id. Taking its title from the Latin word for “Little Human”, the piece is an associative mashup between the two concepts behind the word: The first being middle-age alchemical beliefs that “little men” could be spontaneous generated from dead or decaying matter. The second being Carl Jung’s usage as a personification of pure id.”

To create the film, Hydra used a staged real-life cornucopia that included a pheasant, fish, a variety of fruit and cheese, all placed in a plexi-glass box and shot for 11 days until they reached rotting stage.


  1. Whoaa O_O That was breathtaking and somewhat creepy,but I liked it.

    I took an animation class,and people do not realize how much time,work and effort goes into animating.

  2. Love the oddness and strangeness of animation;-)

  3. Ahh, that's what homunculus means! We use it in neuroanatomy all the time.

    The animation was good, and the whole thing was kind of creepy! I got a bit scared to be honest.

  4. OMG, OC - that was amazing. At first I was thnking wow life out of death. Neat. And then scary death out of death. No, no run for the hills.

  5. Oooo, very interesting! :) Bits and pieces remind me of Guillermo Del Toro and Tim Burton, hehe.
    thanks for the clip!

  6. creeeeepyy.. imma dream bout rotting things tonight o.o

    i <3 your necklace btw! =D

  7. That's awesome! Love these time lapse vids! The animation in this is so good too! LOL They're all carnivores!! Every little spore man for themselves! Eat or be eaten!!

  8. i havent seen this
    wow its amazing~

  9. wow this is fascinating!

  10. haha...i thought this was funny...creepy but, funny!! :D


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