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Sling Shot

Hannah New,
USA,  Los Angeles California Institute of the Arts,  Character Animation Program,  May 15, 2017
I'm Hannah New, a Character Animation student at CalArts. I love creating stories that focus on character relationships and character psychology. My film sling.Shot is about a boy who follows his father into a digital world where a battle is ensuing. When all others fail, he must face the enemy alone. Facing fears and overcoming the odds are themes I take a passion for. The pressure to be good enough and strong enough to fight my own giants was the inspiration of this film. Also in the story, I wanted to express that life’s giants aren’t so easily defeated. Instead, these struggles are controlled/ managed like my film’s resolution.This 2:28 film features characters modeled, rigged, animated, and rendered by me in maya with mental ray. I look forward to sharing more of my story cast and fictional world in the years to come.
  • Animation
  • Compositing
  • Concept Art
  • Editing
  • Generalist (all)
  • Lighting
  • Modeling
  • Rigging
  • Story Development
  • Texture Painting
  • After Effects
  • Cinema 4D
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Maya
  • Mental Ray
  • Motion Builder
  • Mudbox
  • Photoshop
  • Unity 3D
  • V-Ray
  • Zbrush
3D Total
  • Film of the Year
  • 1540 Page Views
  • 4 Images
  • May 12, 2015
All visuals of the film were created by me. This includes character design, modeling, rigging, animating, layout, lighting, and rendering. Story development and story boarding were also created by me. Tools used include Maya, Photoshop, and AfterEffects. The music was created by composers listed in credits.

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