Voltage from Bam Studio on Vimeo.

Oh, sure, it’s all fun and games until your modular robots have a little too much fun and your rig erupts into a fireball.

But then, modular synthesis fans – you understand, nonetheless.

William Paiva sends us his work as one of the animators and writes:

Hi everybody. I’m a reader of both Create Digital Music and Create Digital Motion, and I’ve just uploaded to Vimeo and to YouTube a short animation film about robots and synths. I think you might like it. Reards.

And you have crazy, crazy dreams, man. Brilliant work. Here’s the team:

Directed by:
Filippe Lyra e William Paiva

Produced by:
Barros Melo Animation Studio

Director of photography:
Filippe Lyra e William Paiva

Filippe Lyra
William Paiva
Marcio Vieira
Felipe Soares
Leo D.
Tony Farias

Filippe Lyra
Marcio Vieira
Felipe Soares
William Paiva
Natalia Franca

Filippe Lyra
Marcio Vieira
Felipe Soares
William Paiva
Natalia Franca

William Paiva
Leo D.
Filippe Lyra

William Paiva e Leo D

William Paiva e Leo D

Just like modular synthesizers, people connect with each other in order to achieve diverse objectives. In Voltage, robots, half-human and half-synthesizer, powered by a huge amount of energy, connect to each other in an electric and chaotic trance.

Be sure to check out William’s blog. [in Portuguese, which may get named as 2009’s Language of Awesomeness on CDM.]

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  • http://www.myspace.com/dj2tan 2tan

    Brilliant, beautifull video!!


    Send us more!! =D

  • http://www.kurtlorenz.com Kurt Lorenz

    This is so awesome. Beautiful job. Great animation, great sound design, I LOVE it.

  • WHIV

    That was awesome.

  • epiphanius

    Beautiful, thanks for sharing this.

  • recombinant

    that…. was…. AWESOME!!!!

  • http://concretedog.blogspot.com/ concretedog

    Beautiful work. Gorgeous sound design..well done.

  • tekcor

    very expressive and beautiful art :)

  • http://www.scarkord.com ScarKord

    Stunning! I especially like the flying jack plugs sequence.

  • http://myspace.com/fallsastar Foosnark


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  • http://www.soilsound.com soilsound

    Outstanding work! Loved it! :-)

  • http://www.wrzonance.com Adam Wrz

    Two words: Ball-er

  • http://area593.x10hosting.com Ben

    So that's why my rig has been acting a little funny lately, lol :)

  • http://www.kicksomatic.pl T

    Great! I love it!

  • Defyer

    More, please more! This is so awesome.

  • Bodhi

    When it all got blown away, i was expecting a reveal of a laptop or software or something to have caused the explosion! Great animation.

  • Simon Lacelle

    My jaw dropped and I didn't close my mouth for the duration of the video. Seriously awesome work. I'll use it to explain to my noobie friends the joy of synthesis!

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  • chris

    Holy Crap. Good job.

  • http://myspace.com/luchumusic magicfromspace

    really really great! good omen as well because i just started plans on the modular i have been dreaming bout for a decade.

  • http://nwrecords.com gbsr

    ok. that was just brilliant.


  • Michael Coelho

    This blew me away…fantastic!

  • http://http:www.youtube.comrobotmakers Robotmakers

    From one modular synth / robot aficionado to another – well done! Many flying patch cords can be seen in our "Building a Robot", here:

    http: http://www.youtube.com

  • http://www.youtube.com/robotmakers Robotmakers
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  • http://www.pal-robotics.com/ REEM-Series

    yup! it is a special thing….

  • http://www.pal-robotics.com/ REEM

    That was awesome.

    Thank you for sharing..