Recycling Images: The Control Master

Here is something unique and beautiful. It’s a short animated film that uses images inspired by mid-20th century advertising art and magazine illustration — a wealth of iconic American pop modernism — all created by and available from CSA Images.

The short is called The Control Master (directed by Run Wrake) and it wordlessly creates a two-dimensional world in which a mad scientist steals a superfemme‘s size-manipulation device and uses it on himself to create havoc through Halftone City, USA. The film contains giant madman on a rampage, airforce attacks, form transmogrification, rayguns, spaceships, lunar colonies, superheroes and tragedy.


Halftone City, USA. A peaceful metropolis of family values and space-age dreams. Mild-mannered blonde Dorothy Gayne secretly protects its citizens from harm. But dangerous new technologies abound. What happens when a powerful device falls into the hands of scientist-turned-villain Doctor Moire? Who will rescue Halftone City from this oversized creep? (Official website)




Watch The Control Master embedded below:

If you want to download the film and watch it full-size (which I recommend as it looks great!), click here. Watching it on-site will in any case give you a bigger image. In either case you’ll need Flash 9. If your connection is slow, the Veer website has a smaller version here.

  • Source: Veer. Thanks for finding it, Avery!
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3 Responses to Recycling Images: The Control Master

  1. chuck mckenzie says:

    That. Is. Awesome! I bet Cat liked it, too. 🙂

  2. Backbrain says:

    Yeah, Chuck, moving collage! What’s not to like?

  3. Avery says:

    I thought it was wild and weird too!! Lot’s of fun!!

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