People grow feathers and dissolve into grains of sand in Andrew Huang's Solipsist, which took home the Special Jury Prize for Experimental Short at the Slamdance Film Festival. It's absolutely worth watching full screen in HD to absorb the visual elegance of its special effects and pristine production values.
This making-of video reveals how much work went into layering all the different elements:
For more work by Andrew Huang, visit http://www.andrewthomashuang.com/.
Via the Vimeo HD channel.