A sofa-bound dog is shocked to learn that a whole world lies outside the door— the maddening, unbreakable door.
An animated tribute to rubbery 1940s cartooning, thumbs, and the release of getting outside, COOPED was hand-drawn in TVPaint and was completed with thanks to ASIFA Portland, RACC, and the Animator Study Group. More info is available at tenpoundtoons.com/Cooped
Story, Direction, and Animation: Mike A. Smith
Sound Design: Jason Edwards
Foley: Lou Guidi
Score: John Morgan Askew and Cory Gray
Musicians: Cory Gray, John Morgan Askew, Ji Tanzer, and Derek Trost
Voices: Jason Edwards, Brock Morse, and Leo Edwards
The artist drinks ‘Absinthe’ every night in the café to get out of his painful reality that he is nobody and not making any progress. The addiction and illusion caused by the drink makes him meet the mysterious green woman, and she comforts the artist, who is so tired of dealing with his life. However, he has to face the fact when he wakes up that the woman exists only in his fantasy.
Student works of Kyungsung Univ Digital Animation
Award / festival
St. Petersburg International Festival of Debut and Student Films Beginning,Saint. Petersburg, Russia, 2015
Student Panorama section in ANIMASYROS International Animation Festival,Cyclades,Greece, 2015.
IndieFlicks International Short Film Screening.the November 4th at Ziferblat, Manchester UK 2015
Official Selection of the 2015 Anim!Arte - 12th International Student Animation Festival of Brazil. 2015
Union City International Film Festival (UCIFF)