Short Films

  1. Two fireflies on a date find themselves fighting more than just their feelings.

    The goal for our 4th short was to create a funny and engaging story, and to really stretch what we could do with a small team of hard workers. In the end, our work very much paid off.

    WINNER
    - Student Emmy (Short Form - Fiction) - 50th Ohio Valley Emmy (http://www.ohiovalleyemmy.org)
    - Best Super Short, Best Original Score, Best Sound Editing, Best Visual Effects - Highbridge Film Festival 2014 (http://asbury.edu/highbridge)
    - Award of Excellence - Videographer Awards 2014 (http://www.videoawards.com)
    - Silver W3 Award - 2014 W3 Awards (http://www.w3award.com)
    - Silver Winner - 2014 Davey Awards (http://www.daveyawards.com)
    - Bronze Telly Award - 35th Annual Telly Awards (http://www.tellyawards.com)

    OFFICIAL SELECTION
    - Daily Short Pick - Film Shortage 2014 (http://www.filmshortage.com)

    So many people put in an unprecedented number of hours into this film to make it possible!

    CREDITS

    Directed by Nathaniel Winckler (http://www.natewinck.com)
    Produced by Jennifer Silver (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennifer-silver-191bb087)
    Assistant Producer
    Vada Bennett (http://vadabennett.com/)

    Original Music
    Austin Scott

    Music Production Manager & Music Editor
    Sean O'Connor (http://www.seanmichaeloconnor.com)

    Story & Screenplay
    Jennifer Silver
    Nathaniel Winckler

    Storyboards
    Christopher Birnbaum (http://christopherbirnbaum.weebly.com/)

    Character Designers
    J. Seth Van Der Eems (http://jseth.net/)
    Rica Wiersema (http://ricawiersema.yolasite.com/)
    Christopher Birnbaum

    Environment Designers
    Rica Wiersema
    J. Seth Van Der Eems

    Title Design
    Nathaniel Winckler

    Modeling Artists
    Nathaniel Winckler
    Will Turner
    Nicholas McCamish

    Rigging & Animation
    Nathaniel Winckler

    Additional Animation
    Christopher Birnbaum

    Lighting & Shading Artist
    Nathaniel Winckler

    Makeup Specialist
    Johanna Sutherland

    Visual Effects Artists
    Will Turner
    Nathaniel Winckler

    Editing, Layout, & Camera
    Nathaniel Winckler

    Rendering & Composting
    Nathaniel Winckler

    Render Farm Manager
    Nathaniel Winckler

    Render Farm Assistants
    J. David Smith
    Landon Dickens
    Will Turner

    Software Engineer
    J. David Smith

    Sound Design, Extra Dialogue Recording, & Dialogue Editor
    Phillip Jackson (http://philjacksonpost.com/)

    Recording Engineer & Re-recording Mixer
    Benjamin Groves (http://www.benjamintgroves.com/)

    Assistant Recording Engineer
    Brandon Hendrix

    Conductors
    Sean O'Connor
    Austin Scott

    Guy Firefly
    Alex Johnson

    Girl Firefly
    Lucy Shea (https://www.facebook.com/Shea.Lucy)

    Cricket
    Melissa Landon (@MelissaLandon)

    Marketing
    Elijah Friedeman (http://www.linkedin.com/in/elijahfriedeman)
    Kaity Scanlan (https://www.linkedin.com/in/kaity-scanlan-39307586)

    Behind the Scenes
    Nathaniel Winckler
    Scott Kulaga
    Sean O'Connor

    Violin Soloist
    Caitlin Malone

    Musicians
    Caitlin Malone
    Sarah Crock
    Stacey Ballinger
    Sean O'Connor
    Abigail Briggs
    Christian Hall
    Nick Manchester
    Ian Huxham
    Eddie George
    Amanda Bailey
    Kristy Nevil
    Adam Schell
    Jay Smith

    Special Thanks
    Jeff & Becky Winckler
    Hannah Friedeman
    Olivia Cook
    Karen White
    Jeremy White
    David Strunk
    Asbury University (http://www.asbury.edu)
    and all those who supported this production

    # vimeo.com/93016466 Uploaded 5,415 Plays 5 Comments
  2. A young bee comes to the aid of his energetic friend in a time of crisis.

    Charged for us was a way to push our abilities to the next level. We really focused on the details in everything from the story to the environment to the animation. Almost a year in the making, it was built entirely in Blender.

    WINNER
    - Student Emmy - 49th Ohio Valley Emmys
    - Audience Favorite, Best Comedy, Best Super Short, Best Sound Editing - Highbridge Film Festival 2013
    - Award of Merit - Accolades

    OFFICIAL SELECTION
    - Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival 2013
    - Three Minute Film Fest 2013
    - San Jose International Short Film Festival 2013
    - Cincinnati Film Festival 2013
    - River's Edge International Film Festival
    - Fresh Takes National Youth Filmfest 2013
    - BAMKids International Film Festival 2014

    It could not have been done without all those that helped out!

    CREDITS

    Written and Directed by Nathaniel Winckler
    Produced by Stephen Shunk
    Assistant Producer
    Anna Leon

    Story
    Nathaniel Winckler
    Jeremy White
    Becky Winckler
    Phillip Jackson

    Storyboards
    Christopher Birnbaum

    Character Designers
    Christina Williams
    Christopher Birnbaum

    Crayon Art
    Christina Williams

    Title Design
    Christina Williams

    Modeling Artists
    Nathaniel Winckler
    Nathan Runtas

    Lighting & Shading Artist
    Nathaniel Winckler

    Layout & Camera
    Nathaniel Winckler

    Rigging & Animation
    Nathaniel Winckler

    Effects Artists
    Nathan Runtas
    Nathaniel Winckler

    Rendering & Compositing
    Nathaniel Winckler

    Bee
    Oliver Sutherland

    Composer
    Andrew J. S. Miller

    Assistant Composers
    Sean O'Connor
    Ian Mudge
    Christopher A. Murray

    Sound Designer, Foley Artist, & Dialogue Editor
    Phillip Jackson

    Assistant Foley Artist
    Eli Heriges

    Music Editor & Re-recording Mixer
    Benjamin Groves

    Music Recordists
    Christopher A. Murray
    Nathaniel Winckler

    Musicians
    Berry Houp
    Phillip Jackson
    Andrew J. S. Miller
    Ian Mudge
    Christopher A. Murray
    Sean O'Connor
    Emily Royster

    Special Thanks
    Alex Johnson
    Jonathan Sutherland
    Johanna Sutherland
    Jeff & Becky Winckler
    Firehouse Friends
    Asbury University
    and all those who supported this production

    # vimeo.com/63818845 Uploaded 57.1K Plays 6 Comments
  3. In a little under 3 weeks, I and about 20 other people put together this short stop motion and animation. Our work paid off because it was accepted into multiple film festivals.

    Winner:
    - Platinum Pixie Award
    - 3rd Place - Floyd Film Festival

    Official Selection:
    - Sarasota Film Festival youthFEST
    - Martha's Vineyard Film Festival Cinema Circus
    - Highbridge Film Festival

    Credits:
    Directed & Produced by Christopher Birnbaum & Nate Winckler
    Written by Nate Winckler
    Music by Andrew J. S. Miller
    Foley: Phillip Jackson
    Animation Director: Christopher Birnbaum
    Narrator: Josh Friedeman

    ANIMATION
    Lead Key Animators:
    Christopher Birnbaum
    Rebecca Wallace
    Spencer Watson
    Daniel Weinert
    Christina Williams

    Animators:
    Christopher Birnbaum
    Ron Cole
    Kelli Dierdorf
    Abby LeCompte
    Ben Marchal
    Daniel Royster
    Chris Saunders
    Lizzi Smith
    Aaron Sweigard
    Bryce Ury
    Rebecca Wallace
    Spencer Watson
    Daniel Weinert
    Christina Williams

    Character Design:
    Christopher Birnbaum
    Ron Cole
    Katie Lee
    Christina Williams

    Scanners:
    Christopher Birnbaum
    Lindsay Kelley
    Anna Milograno
    Becky Winckler
    Nate Winckler

    STOP MOTION
    Lighting: Stephen Shunk & Nate Winckler
    Camera: Nate Winckler
    Set Design & Animation: Nate Kuhl, David Kuo, Brownrygg Woolls
    Title Design: Lizzi Smith

    Compositing, Rendering, Editing: Nate Winckler

    Special Thanks:
    Quba Michalski for the Stop Motion Kit
    Hannah Schell
    Stephen Shunk
    Christina Sutherland
    Mary Sutherland
    Becky Winckler

    # vimeo.com/40785252 Uploaded 2,040 Plays 2 Comments
  4. After 7 months of production, I finished directing and creating my first 3D animated short film using Blender. I could not have done it without all those involved!

    Winner:
    - Student Production Award - Fiction - 48th Ohio Valley Emmys
    - Platinum Pixie Award
    - Best Drama, Best Super Short, Best Music, Best Audio - Highbridge Film Festival
    - Best Animated Film, Best Student Film - Hamilton Film Festival
    - 3rd Place - Floyd Film Festival

    Official Selection:
    - Chicago International Children's Film Festival
    - Sarasota Film Festival youthFEST
    - Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival
    - Miami Short Film Festival
    - San Jose International Short Film Festival
    - Little Big Shots International Film Festival for Kids
    - Walker Art Center Kids Film Festival
    - Martha's Vineyard Film Festival Cinema Circus
    - Louisville's International Film Festival
    - River's Edge Film Festival
    - Hyart Film Festival
    - Christian Life International Film Festival

    CREDITS
    Nate Winckler
    - Director
    - Models
    - Textures
    - Animation
    - Rendering
    - Editing

    Stephen Shunk
    - Producer
    - Camera
    - Lighting

    Music - Andrew J. S. Miller
    Mixing - Benjamin Groves
    Foley - Phillip Jackson

    Music Performance
    - Christopher Birnbaum
    - Lisa Darrough
    - Anna Leon
    - Dan McPherson
    - Katie McPherson
    - Chris Murray
    - Sam Penwell
    - Dylan Schatko
    - Joel Sigler
    - Hope Tellifero
    - Hope Tumblin
    - Matt Winters

    Story
    - Nate Winckler
    - Karen White

    2D Artwork - Christopher Birnbaum
    Additional Storyboards - Rebecca Wallace

    Special Thanks
    - Karen White
    - Christina Sutherland
    - Stephen Denning
    - Joshua James
    - Jeremy White
    - Joanna Sims
    - Jeff & Becky Winckler

    # vimeo.com/40784964 Uploaded 2,182 Plays 4 Comments

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