Sad Robot :(
My senior thesis film, 'Sad Robot :(' took me the better part of my junior and senior years at SVA to complete. It's about a robot who is sad, and a girl who . . . is not sad. I spent about a year designing the characters, environments, storyboards and visual style, and then spent most of senior year animating.
My film won the SVA Computer Art Outstanding Achievement Award, and got an honorable mention in the Metropolitan Film Festival of New York in the category of Student Animation, and an honorable mention in the Los Angeles Reel Film Festival, plus award for Best Sound Design.
To plan the film, I made numerous sketches and paintings.
This was an animation, render, and texture test. Essentially it served as a dry run of the techniques I would be using in the finished film.