I've got something to share this morning, that was brought to my attention through the Librarium Online forums. It's a fan made animation for 40K, that the bloke's been working on for the last 18 months to show off his CGi skills.
Quote below is from the LO post:
You may or may not have heard/followed the prodction of the CGI animation movie 'Lord Inquisitor', which it's creator has been working on almost alone for the past 1.5 years or so. Recently he also released a kickass trailer and for this trailer he was even contacted out of the blue by Adam Harvey, who did the sountrack for ultramarines!
here is that trailer: The Lord Inquisitor Trailer [HD] - YouTube
Anyway, of course he tried to contact GW before, but he got no response. A while back he attempted again and this time GW responded. Not only are they enthousiastic about it, but they want to give this guy some sort of 'license' if you will, for creating non-commercial warhammer animations. They can't 100% guarantee it just yet as they have to figure out if it's possible within IP laws but I'm pretty sure they'll sort that out with their regiment of lawyers.
Anyone else both excited and surprised GW actually responded.. with a positive answer? How cool is that?
here's his blogpost: The Best Start For 2012 | The Lord Inquisitor
So what do you guys think of it? There's a few choppy bits, but from what I saw of Ultramarines, it looks much better. The interesting news is that GW has responded and seems to be interesting in doing something with the project.