The Third & The Seventh
I’ve watched the video below more than a dozen times over the past year. Itâ€™s a nearly fully computer graphics piece, entitled “The Third & The Seventh”, made by one person, Alex Roman (AKA Jorge Seva):
It is, I think, the most beautiful piece of art Iâ€™ve seen that was made during my lifetime. Itâ€™s not just the technical merit, although thereâ€™s plenty thatâ€™s jaw dropping. But even if was not CG, I would think it astonishing. He has an eye for beauty, and an ability to show things that I, for one, otherwise wouldn’t see. Amazing.
Itâ€™s worth watching in full screen, with headphones on. If you have a projector and a good sound system, I recommend watching it that way. Here’s the vimeo link, where he has links to other videos which share some information about how he made it. There’s lots of commentary about the video around on the web: I found this interview with Roman interesting.