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Saturday, April 25, 2020 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Beethoven Project (A New Light)
Exhibition Dates: February 14 — April 28

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The graduate students in the Animation and Visual Effects Master of Fine Arts program in the School of Visual Arts and Design at UCF represent a range of traditionally and digitally trained artists with foundations in film, illustration, drawing, painting and sculpture.

The current project in development is an animated narrative featuring a story about a fearless young space explorer written to accompany the UCF Orchestra’s performance of the Second Movement of Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony debuting April, 2020 during UCF Celebrates the Arts at the Dr. Philip’s Center for the Performing Arts. The film features the story of a young explorer who dreams of space travel. Only after building a spaceship and living among the stars does she realize that she yearns for the comfort of her garden at home.  

This exhibit displays artworks by the 13-person team that includes surreal landscapes, imagined space phenomena and foreign worlds.  Included are digital prints of an array of pre-production development imagery, several proof of concept images, early production stills as well as a work-in-progress reel. These elements represent the various stages of producing a hybrid 2D-3D animated short film.

Students: Indianna Alvarez-Sanchez, Ana Beltran, Savannah Berry, Clinnie Brinson, Christina Christie, Emma Cuitino, Imani Dumas, Hannah Huffman, Ira Klages, Desiree Rangel, Nate Shrage, Damian Thorn-Hauswirth, Dillon Williams

Advisors: Jo Anne Adams, Cheryl Briggs, Darlene Hadrika, Dr. Chung Park, Dr. Stella Sung

Special thanks:
Sam Flax for donation of frames and framing services.
Klages Kreations for donation of printing services.
UCF School of Visual Arts and Design

Software Used: The Foundry Nuke, Autodesk Maya, Adobe Creative Suite, Procreate, Toon Boom Harmony, Pixologic ZBrush, Adobe Substance Painter, Solid Angle Arnold


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