SIGGRAPH 2010 By Focus
Computer Animation Festival Awards
BEST IN SHOW AWARD
The Making of "Loom"
"Loom" tells the story of a moth being drowned in one of nature's complex cycles. It was the final project of Jan Bitzer, Ilija Brunck, and Csaba Letay at the Filmakademie Baden Württemberg, Institute of Animation, Visual Effects and Digital Postproduction. Production time, including story development and preproduction, was one year.
Since 1999, the SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival has been an official qualifying festival for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences "Best Animated Short Film" Academy Award®. The film "French Roast" became an Academy nominee in the Best Animated Short category after winning Best in Show at last year's festival.
The Making of "Poppy"
"Poppy" is an independent short set on France's western front in World War One. Two New Zealand soldiers are trapped behind enemy lines. They find a baby in a muddy ditch, under its dead parents. One of the men wants to save it, the other does not. Based on true events, "Poppy" was written by the great-grandson of one of these soldiers. An innovative combination of motion capture with exquisite facial animation.
BEST STUDENT PROJECT PRIZE
The Making of "The Wonder Hospital"
In this student project, a girl enters a mysterious hospital that alters her way of seeing beauty. She is given a choice between two images of her face, "Before" and "After". As she continues on this illusionary journey, she realizes that beauty is something very different from what she expected.