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You are invited to First Frame at the DGA Theatre.
Friday, April 17th, 7:30pm, no reservations necessary.
The program consists of 21 original student animations.
Here are the details and clips:
Student Project: Black Bird (1:00) Play Video Expanded Animation
Clips from the film
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An experiment animation of rubber birds.
catamatamoros@hotmail.com
www.coucoucestmoi.com

Catalina Matamoros Puerto, MFA 2016

Student Project: One Last Wound (3:49) Play Video Animation Design and Production
Clips from the film
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A dying man walks through his fantasy after injecting drugs.
yifu0526@gmail.com
yifuzhou.com

Yifu Zhou, MFA 2015

Student Project: The Infinite (4:12) Play Video Thesis
Clips from the film
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An enlightened journey encompassing the birth of the universe.
josephslyeh@gmail.com
norematch.com/josephyeh

Joseph Yeh, MFA 2014

Student Project: The Astonishing Effects of Zebulon's Machine (7:37) Play Video Thesis
Clips from the film
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A man with a fantastic music-making machine accidentally lures a Sasquatch into his home, but these seeming opposites have more in common than they know.
andy.malek@gmail.com
andrewmalek.org

Andrew Malek, MFA 2014

Student Project: A Theory of Everything (2:05) Play Video Animation Production and Design
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A geometric dance of the platonic solids and everything.
catamatamoros@hotmail.com
www.coucoucestmoi.com

Catalina Matamoros Puerto, MFA 2016

Student Project: Monster in My Heart (4:02) Play Video Animation Production and Design
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A boy faces the monster in his heart and discovers the serenity of the world.
zhengyawen2012@gmail.com
www.yawenzheng.com

Yawen Zheng

Student Project: SH0RT (4:23) Play Video Senior Project
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A robot crash lands on earth and must find a way to recharge his ship to leave the planet before being detected!
Jordan.ariel@gmail.com

Jordan Ariel, BA 2014

Student Project: The Hole (2:18) Play Video Production 1
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A young woman has to literally overcome the demons living inside of her.
amelia@ameliagiller.com
www.ameliagiller.com

Amelia Giller, MFA 2016

Student Project: Expiration Date (4:18) Play Video Senior Project
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A cookie and his friends fight to survive a kitchen apocalypse.
stejeda0@gmail.com
www.sarahtejeda.com

Sarah Tejeda, BA 2014

Festivals 2014:

Adobe Design Achievement Awards - Semi-Finalist

Student Project: Disrupted (3:18) Play Video Animation Design and Production
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Someone is not able to sleep because of different sounds that are very disturbing.
alicja.jasina@gmail.com
vimeo.com/alicjajasina

Alicja Jasina, MFA 2016

Student Project: Over the Top (5:55) Play Video Thesis
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An elderly man recounts his experiences in World War I.
tristandyer81@gmail.com
vimeo.com/user2516057

Tristan Dyer, MFA 2014

Student Project: Emile (4:39) Play Video Senior Project
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A blind homeless boy sitting in the streets loses his only coin and sets out to find it, only to discover a trail of music that leads him to something more beautiful than he could ever imagine.
tiffanie.mang2@gmail.com
tiffaniemang.blogspot.com

Tiffanie Mang, BA 2014

Festivals 2014:

LA Shorts Fest Showcase (First Place)
San Diego International Kids' Film Festival

Student Project: She and It (5:32) Play Video Thesis
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A young woman talks about her girlhood in China.
lanzhujian@gmail.com
lanzhujian.wordpress.com

Lanzhu Jian, MFA 2014

Student Project: RenderOutput_7 (1:36) Play Video Thesis
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A lazy animator makes for a tragic love story.
Liamvickers1@hotmail.com

Liam Vickers, BA 2014

Student Project: Hell! Visa (3:46) Play Video Animation Design and Production
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An unhappy man contemplates moving to Hell for its great weather, job opportunities, and excitement.
jakezhang.design@gmail.com
http://jakeanime.com

Junjie 'Jake' Zhang, MFA 2015

Student Project: Pointless (2:25) Play Video Animation Theory and Techniques
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Pointless gestures the hip-hop artist's persona, depicted in a chill aesthetic - over a robust brew of Don Francisco coffee while chain smoking Camel Crush cigs.
klboncato@yahoo.com
cargocollective.com/kels

Kelsey Boncato, BA Animation Minor 2016

Student Project: Business Hours: Life and Death of a Bureaucrat (5:12) Play Video Thesis
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A bureaucrat is chased by death on his commute home from work.
simonwilchesc@gmail.com
www.simonwilches.com

Simon Wilches Castro, MFA 2014

Student Project: Animation Zoo (2:20) Play Video Animation Design and Production
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One Friday night in an animation studio, five animators from different counties and cultural backgrounds argue about what to eat for dinner.
linhuiwang002@gmail.com
cargocollective.com/fairyland

Linhui Wang, MFA 2015

Student Project: La-gar-to (6:39) Play Video Thesis
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Traveling to Nicaragua with his family, a young boy finds a weird and scary place that is absolutely teeming with iguanas.
mibaji@gmail.com
www.mibaji.com

Miguel Jiron, MFA 2013

Festivals 2014:

Annecy International Animation Film Festival
Klik! Amsterdam Animation Festival
Sommets du Cinema d'Animation
Cinefamily Animation Breakdown

Festivals 2015:

Slamdance
ANIMAC
Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film
New York International Children's Film Festival
Children's Film Festival Seattle

Student Project: The Pride of Strathmoor (8:32) Play Video Thesis
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Extracts from the journal of Pastor John Deitman,
Strathmoor, Georgia. June & July, 1927.
einarbaldvinanimation@gmail.com
einarbaldvin.com
einarbaldvin.tumblr.com

Einar Baldvin Árnason, MFA 2014

Festivals 2014:

Telluride Film Festival
Ottawa International Animation Festival

Festivals 2015:

Slamdance (Jury Award for Best Animated Film), Stuttgart
Festival of Animated Film

Student Project: One Wall (1:30) Play Video Introduction to the Art of Animation
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A character journeys through the walls of Los Angeles.
fredppeca@gmail.com
www.efe3d.com

Frederico De Sa Fernandez, MFA 2016

Student Project: Palm Rot (7:30) Play Video Thesis
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An old crop-duster discovers a mysterious crate floating in the Florida Everglades, and it ruins his day.
gillizama@gmail.com
ryangillis.com

Ryan Gillis, MFA 2014

Festivals 2015:

Sundance Film Festival
South by Southwest Film Festival
Animac
Anima Brussels
Omaha Film Festival
Chattanooga Film Festival
Treefort Film Festival
Dallas International Film Festival
Imagine Film Festival

No Reservations or RSVPs. Seating is first-come, first-serve.
Program begins at 7:30pm sharp at the DGA. There is ample parking in the lot under the building.

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