In this experimental animated short from Renaud Hallée, we travel inside a mysterious mechanism made up entirely of revolving gearwheels, triangles and lines. In this whirling, hypnotic world, dozens of tiny gymnasts leap, somersault and twist through the air. Their spirited acrobatics trigger both narrative and musical sequences that are mesmerizing and, at times, dizzying. Half-figurative and half-abstract, The Clockmakers is a playful creation that is sure to captivate and dazzle its audience.
Spacebound directed by Ellen Su and Kyle Moy
A big thanks to everyone that helped make this film possible. And a special thanks to our talented composer for pulling through last minute!
C R E D I T S
ART DIRECTION // Ellen Su
ANIMATION // Kyle Moy
COMPOSER // Johan Ericsson Degerlund
SOUND DESIGNER // Brian Russo
MODELING // Ellen Su, Justin Coo, Dan Dickheiser, Hyun Song
TEXTURING // Ellen Su, Hyun Song
RIGGING // Kyle Moy, Tom Szenher
LIGHTING // Ellen Su
MATTE PAINTING // Ellen Su
COMPOSITING // Ellen Su, Tori Buenger, Diana Kim, Eunju Hyun
DYNAMICS // Diana Kim
MOTIONGRAPHICS // Ellen Su, Mike Villegas
THESIS ADVISORS // Joe Burrascano & Seth Gollub
SPECIAL THANKS // Mom & Dad, John McIntosh, Francisco Naranjo, Shayne Ryan, Colin Levy, JP Lavin, Eric Cunha, Montaque Ruffin, Brian Frey, Vraja Parra, Dan Solomon, Stephanie Lin, Michael Altman, Jeffrey Bryson, Eunju Hyun, Anne Yang, Jimmy Calhoun, The Bros, Faculty & Friends
For more check out our production blog, spaceboundthemovie.tumblr.com
The Jockstrap Raiders is a Student Academy Award winning animated short film about a group of misfits during world war I. It takes place in Leeds, England where our heroes are all excluded from the war due to various abnormalities. Threatened by the invading German Kaiser and his army, they must learn to become a team and overcome their deficiencies in order to save Britain, and the world.
Completed at UCLA, it is Mark Nelson’s MFA thesis project. The short has won many awards, including: Student Academy Award; Best Animation, British Animation Festival; Best Animation Macon Film Festival; Best Narrative Short GI Film Festival; Audience Award Orlando Film Festival.
PostPanic director Mischa Rozema’s new short film, Stardust, is a story about Voyager 1 (the unmanned spacecraft launched in 1977 to explore the outer solar system). The probe is the furthest man-made object from the sun and witnesses unimaginable beauty and destruction. The film was triggered by the death of Dutch graphic designer Arjan Groot, who died aged 39 on 16th July 2011 from cancer.
Ever dream you were driving a car that was catching fire while being chased by shape-shifting demon cats?
A great little fun-stupid-retro-tech tribute to video games with all the electronic boops and bleeps you might expect, artfully mixed with state of the art CGI.
I highly recommend watching this in full-screen mode, and you should prepare to be amazed.