Film by: Richy Truong
Music by: Kevin Won
Faculty Mentor: Michelle Hannan
Production Assistants: Steve Tobiasz, Masae Seki, Corey Shillingford, Lee Tao, Jason Lum, Meng Wang, Victor Reano, Tim Yan
This is my 4th year thesis film of Sheridan's Animation program; where all graduating students must create a 1 minute film.
It took me 7 months (with some helping hands from my supportive friends) to create this short film.
Creating this film was a journey itself. I initially only wanted to just paint, but I grew to love animation and story the more I was forced to work on this project.
I realized that a film or anything sequential can communicate what a single painting cannot - themes, morals, development of character and familiarity.
Time - it can invoke emotions that line, form and lighting cannot.
I grew up playing a variety of RPG games, watching Dragonball and other shonen animes .
They are what inspired me to become an artist artist (I grew up drawing goku) and influenced who I am today.
I learned the importance of forgiveness, comradery, altruism, and gained a sense of bettering the world with these seemingly chidlish pieces of work.
I wanted to pay a tribute to all of these things by creating a film that would reference the worlds, characters, story arcs and themes found in these works.
As you can tell I am a huge fan of Oda! The characters are definitely inspired by One Piece - an anime that has helped keep me in the light through dark times.
I did this film as a way to pay tribute to the artists and worlds that I love and to represent my journey through school.
Animated foolishly in Adobe Photoshop CS6
Composited in Adobe AfterEffects CS6.