"Hamsa" is a Student Academy Winning Animated short film created by Daniela Dwek, Chrisy Baek and Maya Mendonca and produced at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.
A young Israeli girl is oblivious to the historical conflict she lives in. On a trip to the market, her mother reinforces her fear of “the other”. However, when chaos strikes she finds that the people she was once afraid of are not so bad.
When faced with a common danger, humanity teaches the people of this world that one must put his/her differences aside because we are all the same.
Responsibilities: Director (Story), Character TD (including Crowd), Character Look Development, Character FX, Tech Animation, Tools TD, Compositing
Responsibilities: Environment TD, Environment Look Development, Layout Finaling, Lighting TD, Rendering, Compositing, Color Grading
Responsibilities: Lead Animator, Previz, Mo-Cap Cleanup (for Crowd), Layout, Editor