This animated short, Chasing Paradise, was written and wholly created by the New Media Arts Animation student cohort of 2013 for the course ART 294: Practicum. It is a year-long collaboration of the entire cohort to write the story, design, model, and rig the characters and environment, paint the background art, and composite the shots to create this short.
Chasing Paradise took First Place for Animation at the Studio City Film Festival in Los Angeles, and was also accepted for the Oceanside International Film Festival in California, Trinity Film Festival in Connecticut, and the World Arts Film Festival in Florida. It is being submitted for the NCMPR District 6 Medallion award which recognizes outstanding creativity and innovation in the community college.
UPDATE: “Chasing Paradise”, an animated short created by the 2013 graduating class of NMA Animation has been accepted into five film festivals – Studio City Film Festival (CA) where it won first place, Catalina Island Film Festival (CA), Oceanside International Film Festival (CA), World Arts Film Festival (FL), and Trinity Film Festival (CT).