First Frame 2012 - Intro Video First Frame 2012 Trailer

Program in the DGA Main Theater:

Ballet of Unhatched Chicks (1:50)

Animation Design and Production Project

Seong Young Kim
MFA 2012
skimation.com
First Frame 2012 - Ballet of Unhatched - Clips Clips from the film

Chicks dance ballet together to celebrate their birth.

The Old Castle (5:20)

Animation Design and Production Project

Ryan Kravetz
MFA 2012

Elizabeth Willy
MFA 2011
elizabethwilly.blogspot.com
First Frame 2012 - The Old Castle  - Clips Clips from the film

A mystical journey into the past through the remains of an old castle.

Seed (3:07)

Senior Project

Matt Zell
BA 2011
mattzell.com
First Frame 2012 - Seed - Clips Clips from the film

The journey of a sunflower from seed to seed.

Transition (6:46)

Thesis Project

Chia-Lin Tseng
MFA 2011
chialintseng.com
First Frame 2012 - Transition - Clips Clips from the film

A girl finds her true self through a life-changing journey.

A Dream Lost (2:10)

Introduction to the Art of Animation Project

Gregory Jones
MFA 2013
gregoryjjones.blogspot.com

Brandon Lake
MFA 2013
brandonlake.com
First Frame 2012 - A Dream Lost - Clips Clips from the film

A young man confronts his inner darkness in search for the strength to
move forward in his life.

Homes & Homes (6:00)

Thesis Project

Emily Henricks
MFA 2011
emilyhenricks.com
First Frame 2012 - Homes & Homes - Clips Clips from the film

A house is divided when an argument between a mom and dad forces
their children from one house to another in search of the meaning
of "home."

Dragonfruit Drift (4:15)

Senior Project

Jackie Chang
BA 2011
jaxcha.com
First Frame 2012 - Dragonfruit Drift - Clips Clips from the film

A whimsical rooster chase takes place through a pipe's brain.

Peekaboo (9:49)

Thesis Project

Cecilia Fletcher
MFA 2011
cecimonster.com/peekaboo
First Frame 2012 - Peekaboo - Clips Clips from the film

A woman must decide between reporting a crime and going on vacation.

Awakening (2:40)

Production 1 Project

Amy Lee Ketchum
MFA 2013
myfriend-amy.blogspot.com
First Frame 2012 - Awakening - Clips Clips from the film

Told in the manner of a Busby Berkeley dance number, the film explores
themes of metamorphosis and life beyond earth, while celebrating the
wonder of human bodies moving in geometric harmony.

Hark the Angel Sings (6:40)

Thesis Project

Chaotung Thomas Huang
MFA 2010
chaotung.com
First Frame 2012 - Hark the Angel Sings - Clips Clips from the film

A coming-of-age story occurs during a nativity play.

The Owl Who Had a Wish Tangled to Its Foot (2:00)

Production 1 Project

Burak N. Kurt
MFA 2012
buraknkurt.wordpress.com
First Frame 2012 - The Owl Who Had a Wish - Clips Clips from the film

A heartwarming story of an owl trying to find the owner of a lost wish.

Polly (8:31)

Senior Project

Sean Manning
BA 2011
manning-media.com
First Frame 2012 - Polly - Clips Clips from the film

A confined parrot becomes increasingly stir-crazy as he yearns for escape.

Our Legacy (4:35)

Thesis Project

Willie Williams
MFA 2011
williamsanimation.com
First Frame 2012 - Our Legacy - Clips Clips from the film

Roy Lee's grandmother reveals to him their sacred family history, in
which his great-great-grandmother struggled for her very survival and
fled slavery in the Deep South.

Mira's Night (4:12)

Thesis Project

Elyse Kelly
MFA 2011
elysekelly.com
First Frame 2012 - Mira\'s Night - Clips Clips from the film

One summer's night, a little girl changes the sky forever.

Paint Showers (2:37)

Production 1 Project

Miguel Jiron
MFA 2013
mibaji.com
First Frame 2012 - Paint Showers - Clips Clips from the film

Out of a swirling cosmos of paint comes a storm of color and texture.

In Between Shadows (5:30)

Thesis Project

Tianran Duan
MFA 2011
tianranduan.com
First Frame 2012 - In Between Shadows - Clips Clips from the film

The sun casts rays inside buildings, creating shadows that form infinite
spaces and mysterious structures, evoking subconscious memories,
and marking the passage of time.

SiSiSiSiSiSiSiSiSiSiSi (5:51)

Thesis Project

Juan Camilo González
MFA 2011
juancgonzalez.com
First Frame 2012 - SiSiSiSiSiSiSiSiSiSiSi - Clips Clips from the film

An experiment that studies the never-ceasing repetition of socially
accepted polite gestures as a sophisticated form of lying. A micro-universe
is created in 4 sets of 11 pieces of paper with hand-drawn animated
cycles.

Papel Picado (1:33)

Production 1 Project

Javier Barboza
MFA 2013
javbarboza@gmail.com
First Frame 2012 - Papel Picado - Clips Clips from the film

A young couple rummages through the ashes of their relationship.

The Seventh Room (8:54)

Thesis Project

Elizabeth Willy
MFA 2011
elizabethwilly.blogspot.com
First Frame 2012 - The Seventh Room - Clips Clips from the film

We come upon an old house in the wilderness and are compelled to
journey inward toward the Seventh Room.

Program on DGA Lobby Monitors:

Fossil Tears (11:21)

Thesis Project

Nahomi Maki
MFA 2008
nahomimaki.com
First Frame 2012 - Fossil Tears - Clips Clips from the film

One night on a mossy planet, beings discover a shiny fossil that was
formed a very, very long time ago.

Robbie 3.0 (5:16)

Senior Project

Dominic Soo
BA 2011
dominicsoo.com
First Frame 2012 - Robbie 3.0 - Clips Clips from the film

An eager robot enters into his new home.

Reversal of the Heart (13:11)

Senior Project

Carolyn Chrisman
BA 2011
carolynjchrisman.blogspot.com
First Frame 2012 - Reversal of the Heart - Clips Clips from the film

A princess is cursed by a vengeful dragon and must find a way to reverse
the spell, all the while trying to escape from a dark knight.

Moonswept (3:59)

Senior Project

Michelle Lin
BA 2011
michellelinportfolio.blogspot.com
First Frame 2012 - Moonswept - Clips Clips from the film

When struck by moonlight, a young boy's kite comes to life and takes him
on a magical midnight ride.

Lady Bits (6:56)

Thesis Project

Lauren Brown
MFA 2011
animationnerd.com
First Frame 2012 - Lady Bits - Clips Clips from the film

Lady Bits is a series of seven comedic animated shorts that educate on
various aspects of female sexuality.

Installation in DGA Lobby:

A Letter to You (2:44 loop)

Production 1 Project

Laura Cechanowicz
MFA 2013
vimeo.com/iamlaura
First Frame 2012 - A Letter to You - Clips Clips from the film

This autobiographical installation investigates the animator's memory of
her grandmother who passed away from cancer; it reflects on life, death,
and the process of healing through immersive experiences in water and
sound. A Letter to You was originally projected as a site-specific
installation in the "Rhythms and Visions" event at USC School of
Cinematic Arts courtyard; it been installed at the Cinetoro Film Festival in
Toro, Colombia, the WAHA Art Tour in Los Angeles, and the IC Docs
Festival in Iowa City, IA.