Also, thanks to Shelby and Amelia for helping me with the conceptualization of the middle pieces.
Ah also, that is an animation I did in one week, start to finish, in flash. Short 15-50 second second project based on the theme "End of the World" (although my idea fell apart somewhat under the time constraints). I suspect it was actually a test to see how students handled the pressure. As a result though, it is slightly tongue-in-cheek.