Making of Sayonara

An overview of some of the techniques I used to make the short film, Sayonara.

Check out the full version of Sayonara here,

An experimental stereoscopic short based on Sayonara,


Director - Eric Bates

Puppeteer - Rulo Lopez

Stereoscopic Consultant - Masayoshi Arimoto

Sky Paintings - Yuki Murabayashi

Overlay Textures - Judith Umaña

**Special Thanks**

Ayumi Bates
Yasu Suzuka
Hirokazu Sato
Kazuo Hirose
Masahiro Kashima
Kyoto University of Art and Design


facial rigging “pooby”-style
by Paul “pooby” Smith

Illustrative Rendering in Team Fortress 2
by Jason Mitchell, Moby Francke and Dhabih Eng

Awesome Spine Setup
by Mat Berglund

Stop Staring: Facial Modeling and Animation Done Right
by Jason Osipa
ISBN-10: 9780470609903

by Hayao Miyazaki
Studio Ghibli 2010
“Do everything by hand, even when using the computer.” - Miyazaki

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