When I first saw this video I was quite impressed by both the quality of the animation and the concept. It’s a neat idea with an important message. Sorry for the cut and paste, but here are all the details:

“Created at Guru Studio and Sheridan College, Hazed tells the story of a smokestack who just can’t help himself.

Hazed was originally developed as my grad film at Sheridan, and then later at Guru Studio I led an awesome team in redoing the lighting, rendering and compositing to bring it into lovely HD. Then we sent it out on its festival journey. Made with Maya, After Effects and Photoshop.


Written, directed and animated by Matt Hammill
Executive Producer: Frank Falcone
Producer: Jacquie Rushlow
Starring Matt Murray as the Factory
Additional voice work: Jerry Drozdowsky
Lighting, compositing and additional animation by Dave Calder, Bryan Huo, Yurie Rocha and Matt Hammill
Additional concept art and matte paintings: Brandon Scott
Made at Sheridan College and guru studio, 2008-2009″