animated short films

i’m in my prime,
not withering and old.
but i refuse to play
your wicked games any longer.

i know this tether is unbreakable,
but you make me feel like i’m interchangeable.
you drew a target on my heart,
when did this become fatal attraction?

i don’t have the strength,
the energy,
nor the patience
to be held hostage by your love.

so baby please don’t despair
when i say that
i’ve found the courage to
let you go.

you were never meant to be tied down in the first place.

—  believing i could love you was my mistake, c.j.n.
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Hi Tumblr! Long time no see!

I’m excited to share the product of my absence!  For the past year, my thesis partner and good friend Esteban Bravo and I have been developing a computer animated short film, “In a Heartbeat,” for our senior thesis project at Ringling College of Art + Design. We are launching this Kickstarter to help cover the costs of hiring a professional composer and sound designer for our film!

“In a Heartbeat” follows an insecure middle school boy who has yet to come to terms with his sexuality. When he crosses paths with the most popular boy in school, his heart pops out of his chest to go after the boy of his dreams. Please visit the Kickstarter page for more development, information, and production artwork on the project!

We are currently mid-production, about to wrap on animation and begin lighting, rendering, and compositing the film, but we need YOUR help to make this film the best that it can be!  Any contribution helps, be it a donation or simply sharing the video and spreading the word!

THANK YOU SO MUCH! This film has been a true labor of love for us both and I am so excited to share the finished film with you this Spring!

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Iiiiiiit’s that time again!

An animation update. This time of Anny! The more progress I make on the first act, the fewer shots I have that feature Anny which makes me sad. So, I’ve been trying to spread them out as I go. So many shots of Jon… so many..

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This is my senior thesis film for MICA! (2017)

In the Peruvian rainforest, a shy vampire bat named Quilla would like to dance Marinera Norteña with an outgoing long eared bat named Sikuri.

This film took an entire year and I finished it completely by myself. My film had the honor of being included in the MICA film festival!! (2017) I hope you like it!

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My thesis film at School of Visual arts!
Huge thanks and lots of love to anyone who helped me work on this, and supported me along the journey of making it!  Hope You guys enjoy!

Voices were done by this lovely lad
Music by this lovely lady

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Man and dog are connected at the chest by a single blue thread. They are very close, the best of friends. But, Dog is old and struggles to keep his feet on the ground and man can’t stand that, so he reels the thread in more and more and eventually ties it around Dogs neck to keep him close. Dog becomes tangled in the thread and distressed as he floats up higher and higher. Man must decide what to do next. Does he keep his best friend by his side, or let him go?

Film created by Sophie McPike
Score by Rory McPike

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Oh look, it’s the reason I didn’t have a social life in the past few months.
*cough* I mean this is the first animated short film Sarah, Maya and I worked on, I’d love to hear what you think! :D
Quite proud how it turned out, if I am being honest.

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Wednesday with Goddard (2016)
In collaboration with Manshen Lo & David Kamp, produced at Nexus Studios, commissioned by Channel 4′s Random Acts, part of the LNWC Vol.2 ‘Strangers’.

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Hey all, so I made a film this semester! It was supposed to be a 30-second film but I went a little overboard. This was a lot of fun to do and I’m pretty happy with the results. Featuring the wonderful tunes of @everydaylouie, thank you for letting me use your music! Anyways, hope you all enjoy!

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April 3rd. Kickstarter for an animated short film, My Moon, will be launched!
Please follow the facebook page, and stay updated!

facebook.com/mymoonfilm/

EDIT - sorry we had to upload again due to some glitch! 

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Welcome To Our World by Armstrong White

– An exploration of nature through the mechanized lens of Armstrong White.

A very small preview for my thesis film, Tuna. It is the dramatic tale of a young man’s struggle with a tuna sandwich, based on my own experiences with tuna sandwiches. 

If you are in the Beverly, MA area, my film will be a part of my school’s animation department’s collaborative senior showcase BYTES at The Cabot Theater, May 10th, starting at 5pm. You can come see our projects, which include video games, animated short films, and experimental short films. Also snacks. 

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I happily present you the first teaser of The Wolves of Mangotown. This animated short film will premiere at the Holland Animation Film Festival next week! (22-26 March)

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Le Son des Flammes
from Gibaud Vincent

Through his music, an old Kora player will purify a sick forest.