Animex Awards Student Shorts 3
This screening contains the following short films:
Be as You Are
Samuel Hsiao-Heng Chang, Australia, 04:00, 2014
AIM School of Media and Communication, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
An uncanny 2D animation where a gang scans objects and people, a girl is protecting a glowing elephant but then they are all mutants turning against each other.
Pedro Atienzar, USA, 05:38, 2014
Department of Digital Arts, Pratt Institute, New York, USA
An eerie cgi animation in black and white. A man obsessed with the moon, loses sight of what was once important to him.
Xiaonan Zhang, UK, 02:57, 2014
School of Computing, Teeside University, UK
Seamlessly blending 2D with cgi, this animation tells the story of a child who creates a robot which duplicates and inhabits his dreamscape - or does it?
Quentin Haberham, Netherlands, 03:00, 2013
HKU University of the Arts, Utrecht, Netherlands
Appealing stop-motion animation about Jack a small robot. While looking for a missing limb in the junkyard, Jack discovers that what he really misses is a friend.
Felix Bauer-Schlichtegroll, Mohrag Taylor, Gordon Marshall, Nikolay Zorov, UK, 02:13, 2014
Bournemouth University, UK
This VFX driven science fiction short explores the struggle between man and machine in a near future dystopian world where robotic enforcement units keep the populace under control.
Xiaoyu Ruudy Liu, USA, 05:36, 2014
Rochester Institute of Technology, School of Film and Animation, USA
Cgi in which Robot X-100 is facing a crucial qualifying test.
Where do cars come from?
Noam Sharon, Israel, 01:15, 2014
Jumpcut School for editing and post production, Tel Aviv, Israel
A VFX piece with humour and surprise ending. A little girl asks her mom a simple question, and gets a weird answer.
A Glowing Future
William Davies, UK, 04:07, 2014
University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, UK
A stop-motion clay animation which is set in the 1960s. A chimp and a dog meet on the moon in a humorous take on the space race.
Mathieu Guimond, Canada, 02:26, 2014
An experimental animation scratched and painted on 35mm film plays on on colors, movement and re-contextualised found film imagery. (Also screening in International Abstract Animation.)
BOB [daily nightmares]
Carlos N. Cerutti, Argentina, 02:14, 2014
University of Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Newspapers serve as a stage-like backdrop and a figure constructed of wound wire features in this starkly black and white stop-motion. Bob is tormented by his daily routine until one day he decides to fight and find a place to exit from it.
Kris Ruff-Frederickson, Canada, 06:10, 2014
Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Canada
A graphic cut-out animation in black and white exploring the notion of observer and observed. Using quantum physics as a metaphor for a social theory, a complex individual is reduced to a single fixed point or role by scrutinising eyes.
On my way to NYC!
Vanessa Rees, Mimi Yang, USA, 02:55
International Center of Photography, New York , USA
This playful animation using pixilation and stop-motion techniques was created for a crowd-funding project to support the animator's year of study.
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