For the 2018/2019 academic year, I am at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in NYC, pursuing my MFA in Computer Arts, focusing on computer animation. To graduate I have to complete an animated short film.
Whether to fight for survival or to take a chance on an enemy is the tough decision at the core of the CG animated short, Warmth, by Jen Hurler. When a boy alone in the woods faces a tiger, the two realize that they’re not so different. This film, with its minimal setting, evokes the cold isolation at the beginning but through its watercolor art direction and small message of empathy will leave audiences a little warmer.
I have been documenting my journey over on YouTube, as an informal vlog. I started it 40 weeks before my film was due, documenting each passing week as a 4-10 minute episode. They have been released sporadically throughout the process, as to not take valuable time away from the film itself.
Here is episode one:
You can find a playlist of all the videos here.