tom thumb - a generative movie

tom thumb is a short film (3 minutes) which I created in my spare time during june 2002

at the time, I was experimenting with ways of using my background in computer games and realtime graphics in unusual ways.

as a result, I decided to create a "generative film".

the film is generative in the sense that each time it is rendered by the computer, many of the details are changed. generative work with computers throws up interesting questions about free will, and where the work of the artist ends and the job of randomisation begins.
- alex, december 2002

tom thumb is copyright alex evans 2002