Screengrab via Michael Marczewski/Vimeo

Motion designer nails this stunning animated short, ‘Vicious Cycle’



Dahlia Dandashi


Posted on Jan 13, 2017   Updated on May 25, 2021, 5:18 am CDT

Michael Marczewski masters impeccable visuals, art direction, concept, rhythm, and audio in his latest Vimeo short, Vicious Cycle.

The animation features a group of autonomous robots going about daily, mundane tasks through repetitive, mechanical movements. As the speed picks up, and the robots work more feverishly against the clock, things start to go downhill. 

The clip is short and simple, but manages to truly reveal a larger truth about today’s society in less than four minutes.  

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*First Published: Jan 13, 2017, 6:00 am CST