1. Dechen is a Ladhaki, Tibetan Buddhist monk-in-training with a passion for gardening. One stormy night, he rescues an exquisite flower by bringing it indoors. However, despite his care and concerns, the flower inexplicably starts to fall apart and the boy struggles to accept the situation. Finally, Angmo, the head monk is forced to intervene and rescue Dechen from himself. Dechen finds peace at last when he understands how to truly save his dying flower - by eliminating the need to possess and control.

    Winner of the "Outstanding Achievement in Traditional Animation" Dusty Award (2012). DECHEN premiered at the 23rd Dusty Film & Animation Festival at the School of Visual Arts Theater in NYC on May 7. This was my BFA thesis project and I was given a little over 2 semesters to work on it. The story was shaped by an experience I had while trying to get a beloved feral colony cat adopted in to a home and new surroundings.

    DECHEN was animated traditionally on paper, the layouts were created out of mixed media and the animated frames were scanned and colored in Photoshop. I worked with SVA Film faculty member and noted musician, Nana Simopoulos once more to compose the overall music for the film, while my friend and professional musician, Marlon Cherry played the bells and the beautiful Kalimba. A couple of supportive and talented animation friends helped color the frames. Noted wildlife watercolorist and my drawing teacher, Deborah Ross sprinkled my credits with her lovely paintings. BFA Film Sound Design major, Steven Burgess (also a thesis student at the time) handled the sound design elements of my film. Don Poynter was my awesome thesis advisor, while dear friend and animation veteran, Howard Beckerman was the light at the end of the story-tunnel.

    I could not have created and finished this film without the patience and support of my SVA teachers and supportive peers, friends, my super-patient husband and my beloved cats (both the indoor and outdoor ones).

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  2. 1998, 8 minutes, 16mm
    Sound Design by Dan Golden
    Cello played by Judy Rubin

    A loose interpretation of the Minoan myth, as seen through the monster's point of view. Abandoned in a labyrinthine island, the childlike minotaur has as his only companion a playful red ball and a multitude of mirrors. When he sees his own image he imagines himself dancing in perfect synchronicity with a mysterious other. But new characters are brought to the island, and they don't behave like his choreographed twins. Confused and frustrated, the creature has to learn to adapt to a world of uncertainty. But when he can't, the monster's true nature is revealed.

    Technique: Most of the character animation was originally hand-drawn on a light table, cut out and mounted on rigid cardboard. This was done so that each replacement could stand up vertically within a three-dimensional set. The set was then lit with fiber-optic lights and shot in stop-motion, using a 16mm Bolex camera. Some of the animation was done as hinged cut-out puppets on glass, using a multi-plane rig.

    Festivals and Awards

    Anima Mundi International Animation Festival, Brazil
    Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia
    New England Film Festival, MA • Honorable Mention
    Atlanta Film and Video Festival, GA • Honorable Mention
    Humboldt International Film Festival, CA • Best Animation
    Big Muddy Film Festival, IL

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  3. Made with group of friends, cannot take any credit for this.

    first of our 24hour films. No post-it notes were harmed during the process.

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  4. A story about the fire at the heart of suffering.
    Bringing together dancers, musicians, visual artists and 3d animators, the film takes a critical look at current events. A mysterious figure travels aboard his boat through a dark and desolate landscape in his quest for inner peace.

    Main softwares used: Maya, Vray, FumeFX, RealFlow
    Download the wallpapers on our site.
    heliofant.com

    youtube.com/watch?v=Id6nCa_OTEM

    Original soundtrack "the Stream", written and performed by Tanuki Project.
    thetanukiproject.com

    Some of the stellar artists that worked on the short: strob.net, huguescoupal.com, sebastienlarroude.com, arnaudbrisebois.carbonmade.com, daverand.com

    Thank you Boogie Studio of Montreal for color grading the film for festivals!!!

    Animation is about half keyframe animation and half motion capture.
    Motion capture recording by Lartech.

    Winner Ocelot Robot Film Festival
    Placed 14th/100 best of 2012 | Fubiz
    The Future of Animation | SOTW Awards 2013
    “3D Movie creation” best film distinction | 4th International Animated Short Film Festival “Ciné court animé”
    Winner 3D award Bitfilm Festival - bitfilm.com/festival/
    Selected for The One Show - oneclub.org/
    Taafi - Toronto Animation Arts Festival International official selection (also selected for best of Taafi film screening)
    Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2013 - official selection
    20th Granada Short film festival - International Competition

    released 06/24/2012

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  5. Small creatures explore and inhabit an even smaller world.
    A short stop motion film by Tyler Nicolson, music by Chris Adriaanse.

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