Biochemistry video?
March 24, 2010 1:52 AM   Subscribe

I'm looking for a particular video clip of a CGI animation of a biochemical process.

The video appeared on the internet probably 5-10 years ago. It was extremely well animated using CGI and lasted perhaps a couple of minutes. I don't recall any narration, but there was a soundtrack. It just showed the little proteins and organelles moving through their cellular landscape, going through their motions, from the beginning of a particular process to the end. At one point, it showed a protein (I think) processing along up a rigid structure in a funky, stepwise fashion. The feeling of the short video was mechanistic but somehow...purposeful...motion.

I've googled the heck out of this thing but find everything except what I'm looking for. Do any of you happen to know what I'm talking about? Hoping the hive mind can help.
posted by darkstar to Science & Nature (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Best answer: "The Inner Life of the Cell". It has narration, but in the screenshot you can see the cargo vesicle that you describe (in the video it's at about the half-way point).
posted by PontifexPrimus at 2:02 AM on March 24, 2010

Best answer: I think the above is right, the version without narration is from this old mefi post.
posted by scodger at 3:19 AM on March 24, 2010

Or if the above doesn't work, try the links from here.
posted by scodger at 3:22 AM on March 24, 2010 [1 favorite]

Best answer: Body Code
posted by Rhomboid at 3:36 AM on March 24, 2010

A very similar animation appeared in the movie Expelled -- so similar that a lawsuit was filed. I believe the case was eventually dismissed or dropped.
posted by cgs06 at 4:35 AM on March 24, 2010 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: Inner Life of the Cell, it is! Thanks, everyone, you're the tops!
posted by darkstar at 11:59 AM on March 24, 2010

Response by poster: Ooh, that Body Code is pretty sweet, too. Thanks!
posted by darkstar at 12:03 PM on March 24, 2010

Response by poster: And may I say, ten minutes from Q to A is pretty awesome, too!
posted by darkstar at 4:36 PM on March 24, 2010

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