1. Direction / Animation / Sound Design / Edit: Griff

    Original concept & Illustration: Scott Garrett
    Written by Scoff & Gritt
    Voices: Steve Furst

    As featured in: Creative Review / STASH / VIMEO Staff Pick / SHORTOFTHEWEEK.com / ItsNiceThat.com / Motionographer.com / DirectorsNotes.com

    Official Selection: London Short Film Festival '14 / SF Shorts '13 / Encounters '13 / The Smalls '13 / Shnit International SFF

    Produced in association with Lupus Films for Channel 4 / Random Acts
    Copyright Scott Garrett & Griff 2013

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  2. The Story
    The film follows the journey of "You" (the main character), a 3rd-tier technical writer who dreams of one day being a product designer. Working after hours, he creates a fantastic new product. When he presents his product to his employers, they inform him that it's up to him to create an advertising campaign for the product - an advertising campaign that must be animated. This poses a problem for "you" - he knows very little about animation, and is instantly filled with doubts, and thus his future hangs in the balance. This is where our friendly narrator steps in, to guide "you" through the process of making an animated film. Step by step, our hero's anxiety and doubts are put to rest, and in the end, he is triumphant!

    The Production
    The Story of Animation came about as a solution to a problem: The Animation Workshop, an animation school in Viborg, Denmark, had been graduating a great number of incredibly qualified animators, animation producers, and CG artists over the past 10 years. These artists had been forming small companies and beginning to produce fantastic work. The problem was not with the studios, or the quality of work they were producing, but rather with the clients: Most of them seemed to believe that animation was a simple, uncomplicated process, and were often disappointed to learn that there were very specific stages in the animation process that required their participation (and finances). It's almost as if they believed that creating animation was as simple as pitching an idea, and then sitting back while a couple of animators with pencil and paper goofed off, told jokes, and drank copious amounts of coffee until "wallah"! the animation was finished! Furthermore, they seemed to think that there would be no difference in cost between an animated film created in flash, 2D, stop motion, cut-out, motion graphics, or fully rendered Pixar-style 3D animation! At the time Morten Thorning, Director of the Animation Workshop approached me with the idea for the film, I was experiencing similar problems with a client in Copenhagen. In fact, I'd just spent several days creating a presentation about the benefits of using animation for an environmental messaging campaign. I was tasked with convincing a panel of scientists, sociologists, environmental activists, and architects how animation could be used to create positive, engaging, and entertaining content for environmental action messaging - no small feat!

    The Team
    After talking things over with Morten, it was decided that I would write and direct the project, which would be produced by Claus Toksvig of The Animation Hub, and animated at Tumblehead Studios. Tumblehead, led by Magnus Moller, did an amazing job on the film, assembling a team of character designers, animators, storyboard artists, and background artists (all graduates or current students of the Animation Workshop). Tumblehead saw the entire process through, from concept to post-production. The narrator was voiced by the awesome Richard Spiegel, and the sound design and score created by Mark Menza, whose many credits include sound designer and composer for "The Jimmy Neutron Show". Additional support was provided by Thomas Ahlmark (a veteran of many Animation Workshop productions).

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  4. "Runaway" is a charming story about a misunderstanding between a man named Stanley and his treasured 1950's refrigerator, named Chillie. Set in present day, a sad event sends Chillie into a whirlwind of emotional turmoil, and as a result, he runs away.

    A student animated film by Huen Sin Yung (Susan), Emily Buchanan and Esther Parobek @ Ringling College of Art and Design

    Wonderful thanks to:
    Music composed by: Andy Brick: http://www.andybrick.com/
    Sound Design by: Mauricio D'Orey : vimeo.com/user2395420
    Karl Hadrika for lending is awesome voice!

    FESTIVALS:
    CTA 2014 (Student Emmy) 2nd Place - Animation Category
    40th Annual Student Academy Awards - Finalist
    Animation Block Party 2013 - Student Film
    TAAFI 2014 - Official Selection
    SIGGRAPH Asia 2013 - Computer Animation Festival - Selected
    Savannah Film Festival - Official Selection, Student Category
    ENJOY! Corti Animati d'Autore, Bari, Italy - Selected
    Florida Film Festival 2014 - Best of Brouhaha sidebar - Selected
    RiverRun Int'l Film Fest - Saturday Morning Cartoons
    ANIMAYO 2014 - Winner Best Comedy for all Ages

    Enjoy! :)
    Follow the adventures of "Runaway" here : https://www.facebook.com/RunawayChillie
    Susan Yung: susanyung.com
    Emily Buchanan: http://www.emilyrbuchanan.com
    Esther Parobek: http://eparobek.wix.com/portfolio‎

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  5. This is a short movie produced by Meindbender in which we had the joy of participating. Techno Image's crew was initially responsible for doing some refinements to 4 of the humans and 4 of the parrots.
    As the project unfolded, we gained more space, and at the end of it we have made the uv's, sculpture and textures of all human characters, besides the facial expressions for the main two, all the 3d part for the badge, whose concept art was developed at Meindbender. The plane, clouds and groud (aerial view) have their design, models and textures created at Techno Image too.

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