[Welcome to the Sci-Fi Lunch Break, where we'll be supplying you with a cool bit of audio/visual goodness to break up the monotony of the work day. You bring the turkey on rye, we'll bring you something out of this world to watch while you eat it.]

Student CGI filmmakers never cease to impress me. Then again, all I ever see is the cream of the crop that rises to visibility after surviving the quality assurance test that is the Internet. I'm sure a teacher at a technical institute that specializes in CGI sees an unholy number of mediocre and below work, but we've got the privilege of enjoying whatever could survive word of mouth. And such is Oceansize, a 7 minute short that io9 recently picked up on.

Its message of what befalls the skeleton crew of an oil rig in the future is a little too on the nose, but its tightly edited, well animated, and oceanic monster are never an unwelcome guest.

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