First Frame 2018 Invitation and Reservations CLICK HERE

First Frame 2018 Trailer Play Video
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Intro Animation (0:46) Play Video Directed Studies
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Pink Dolphin (4:11) Play Video Thesis
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A story about the one and only Pink Dolphin - living in the ocean, looking for his companions, and trying to survive from the assaults and taunts of other sea creatures.

kantuooo@gmail.com
kantuo91610.wixsite.com/tuokan
www.linkedin.com/in/tuo-kan-644403b8n
Leeds Queer Film Festival | Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest | Best Shorts Competition | Our City Film Project | Atlanta Film Festival | Brisbane Queer Film Festival, Australia

Tuo Kan, MFA 2017

Nuestro Pais (6:07) Play Video Thesis
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An experimental animated documentary about immigrant families living in the U.S. told through an intimate lens.

mayraaflores.com
25th San Diego Latino Film Festival | Festival de Cine y Derechos Humanos de Barcelona XIV | 5th Cine Latino Minneapolis Saint Paul Film Festival | Moebius Animacion: mujeres en la animacion experimental lationoamericana | Pentedattilo Film Festival

Mayra A. Flores, MFA 2017

Nine (2:12) Play Video Intro to the Art of Animation
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Nine connects mathematical loops in relation to the number 9 to the endless cycles that we go through in life and the after life.

www.ankitapanda.wix.com/ankitapanda

Ankita Panda, MFA 2020

Elsewhere (6:11) Play Video Thesis
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A girl tries to escape from the village she lives in.

allenxiao9051@gmail.com
Junyixiao.com
45th Annie Awards - Nomination for Best Student Film | 2016 Adobe Achievement Awards Finalist

Junyi Xiao, MFA 2017

The Imitation Game Title Sequence (1:21 ) Play Video Visual Music
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An entirely CG world inspired by the concepts and visual motifs of the feature film, The Imitation Game, about Alan Turing and his pioneering computer that successfully cracked the codes created by Germany's WWII Enigma machine.

minshivisual@gmail.com
shimin13579.wixsite.com/mysite
kun876@gmail.com
www.kunxia.info
Los Angeles CineFest (semi-finalist) | The World Animation Celebration | Adobe Design Achievement Awards (semi-finalist) | Miami independent Film Festival | Barcelona Planet Film Festival

Min Shi, MFA 2018
Kun Xia, MFA 2018

Synched (2:20) Play Video Animation Production and Design
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When the destruction of the world begins, the only person awake tries to escape to the other side.

I'm Here (2:10) Play Video Animation Production and Design
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A young man must find himself in a world of screens.

espystopmo@gmail.com
www.espystopmo.com
jfortnash@gmail.com

Esperanza Guevara, MFA 2019
Jenn Fortnash, MFA 2019

Pipes (1:32) Play Video Expanded Animation
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A journey to catharsis through music.

Contigo (4:17) Play Video Senior Project
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A girl reconnects with her love of writing after a magical intervention from her father.

juma0204@gmail.com
www.linkedin.com/in/julia-margarita-quiceno-711098129/
North Bay Art and Film Festival - Best Animated Short | LA Femme International Film Festival - Nominee Best Animated Short | New Filmmakers Los Angeles | 13th Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival

Julia Margarita Quiceno, BA 2017

Breakfast (4:24) Play Video Thesis
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A breakfast symphony with two hands and a pair of mysterious creatures 'hatched' from blue and red eggs.

Outside (4:30) Play Video Thesis
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A flower's journey of exploring the outside world and finding the ocean.

remona5213@gmail.com

FIFF-Filmstrip International Film Festival | FECEA - Festival de Cinema Escolar de Alvorada | Directed by Women - NYC-SF Short and Fun Evening | Kolkata International Wildlife & Environment Film Festival | The World Animation Celebration | PSIAF Palm Springs International Animation Festival

Mengna Lei, MFA 2017

Euphory (1:35) Play Video Animation Design and Production
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A motion graphic animation involving color, motion and composition.

kun876@gmail.com
www.kunxia.info

Kun Xia, MFA 2018

Zest (4:05) Play Video Animation Design and Production
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Zest is a visual music piece that explores themes of balance and self-healing.

crystaljow@gmail.com
Crystaljow.com

Crystal Jow, MFA 2019

Match (3:11) Play Video Senior Project
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Alone and dejected, a lost sock in a laundromat meets an unlikely companion.

danny@editormunoz.com
editormunoz.com
www.linkedin.com/in/danny-mu%C3%B1oz-9578996b/
Cinema New York - Best Short Animation | Cucalorus Festival | Florida Animation Festival | Tallgrass International Film Festival

Danny Munoz, BA 2017

Just Say No (5:11) Play Video Senior Project
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An overly empathetic gorilla needs to make an important delivery.

daveyhjarrell@gmail.com
Daveyjarrell.com
www.linkedin.com/in/davey-jarrell-16649962/
El Rey Network's 2017 People's Network Showcase: Animation Edition | USC First Look 2018

Davey Jarrell, BA 2017

Unpleasant (2:04) Play Video Production 1
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Obsession over a small detail affects an important moment.

patradol42697@gmail.com
www.patradolk.com/
Jack Oakie Comedy Student Short Film Festival 2017 - 1st Place

Petradol 'DoDo' Kitcharoen, MFA 2019

Arctic Rhythm (1:48) Play Video Motion Capture Fundamentals
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The spirits of the Arctic perform a magical ritual to welcome a new cycle of life.

Flower Rain (4:58) Play Video Thesis
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A young girl's romantic fantasy fades to tears of rain.

Inn (4:24) Play Video Senior Project
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A weird-acting girl draws a young man's attention in the inn.

zionchen12@gmail.com
www.zionbalance.com
The World Animation Celebration 2017 - 1st in Student Traditional Animation | 37th Black Maria Film Festival - Finalist | Austin Film Festival 2017 | LA Shorts International Festival 2017 | The 19th Bucheon International Animation Festival | Bucharest Short Film Festival 2017

Zion Chen, BA 2017

Made for More (3:56) Play Video Senior Project
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A child who lives on a dandelion chases after a distant, artificial world.

yoojinseol@gmail.com
yoojin.seol.us
www.linkedin.com/in/yoojinseol/
Animation Block Party | Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival | 13th Athens AnimFest | ANIMAC 2017 | Adobe Design Achievement Awards - Semifinalist 2017 | USC Discovery Scholar 2017

Yoojin Seol, BA 2017

Playhouse (2:43) Play Video Animation Design and Production
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Domestic violence is often caused by the cycle of physical injury and psychological abuse.

Journeys through Space and Time (1:51) Play Video Expanded Animation
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An exploration of the literal and figurative associations of a journey with change.

The Girl and the Serpent (6:20) Play Video Thesis
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In Eastern China, a serpent lives at the base of a tall mountain. Every year, the nearby villagers bring a young girl to the serpent's den as a sacrificial offering. One day, a female warrior decides to challenge the serpent.

Last Dance 别舞 (2:46) Play Video Thesis
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A contemporary, experimental, motion visualization of the ancient Chinese romance, Farewell My Concubine 霸王別姬, in the traditional performing arts style of Peking Opera.

zzyfish89@gmail.com
petezhou.com/
www.linkedin.com/in/zhaoyuzh
Miami Short Film Festival - Best Experimental Film | 44th Student Academy Awards - Alternative Nominee | Adobe Design Achievement Awards 2017 - Semifinalist | USC First Look Film Festival 2017

Zhaoyu Zhou, MFA 2017

Cradle (14:33) Play Video Senior Project
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Returning to the USA after losing both arms overseas, a young veteran battles phantom pains, prosthetics, and memories of his pre-war life while reaching for a sense of normalcy.

devon@devonm.com
devonmanney.com
90th Academy Awards - Shortlisted for Animated Short | 44th Student Academy Awards - Animation Silver Award Winner | 2018 Annie Award - Best Student Film nominee | USC Sloan Animation Grant | ASIFA-Hollywood AEF Grant

Devon Manney, BA 2017

Tiniest Tremor (2:38) Play Video Special Topics in Animation
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An emotionally immersive and visually poetic journey into the issue of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, inspired by the true experiences of a woman who suffered substance abuse disorder during her pregnancy.

nickmb101@protonmail.com
megan.simon.animation@gmail.com
Nmantingbrewer.com
www.linkedin.com/in/nicholas-manting-brewer-b0776a55/
www.megsimonart.com/
BASA Grant | 2018 SXSW World Premiere

Nicholas Manting Brewer, MFA 2017 Film and Television Production
Meg Simon, MFA 2019

For more information:
email: firstframe@cinema.usc.edu
DADA website: anim.usc.edu

First Frame 2018 Invitation and Reservations CLICK HERE