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Here’s a film I made for the latest CGSociety challenge…the theme was to adapt an ancient myth to steampunk stylings. I chose the myth about the fountain of youth for my topic.

Here’s some exceedingly lovely student CGI animation that also manages to tell a great little story. I’m reminded of Neil Gaiman’s story “Other People” from his excellent collection Fragile Things (to say more would be a spoiler!).

I’ve also included the Making-of video.. Pretty impressive short animation though.

via Hemlock on Vimeo & BoingBoing

How powerful nature can be: Bushfires in Victoria, Australia

Whilst I could’ve chosen any of the images, these’ll do.. (And “Something Cool” Might not be the best labeling for this, Considering its pretty hot..)

Craig Kidd looks at the melted metal of alloy wheels from his burnt out vehicles after a bushfire swept through his property on February 9, 2009 in Bendigo, 160 km from Melbourne, Australia. (Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Senior Wildlife Officer Geoff McClure inspects the fire front at Mt. Cathederal, near Alexandra, some 120 kilometres northeast of Melbourne on February 9, 2009. (WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images)

 Senior Wildlife Officer Geoff McClure inspects the fire front at Mt. Cathederal, near Alexandra, some 120 kilometres northeast of Melbourne on February 9, 2009. (WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images)

Bushfires in Victoria, Australia – The Big Picture – Boston.com