Geoffrey Long


The challenge

One of my first animated films was this short short, Happy, produced as a project for an IPHS class. The assignment was simple: pick an emotion and make a character exhibit it. Not a problem, but also not quite as fun as it could be with a little tweaking.

The answer

I sat down and made up a list of easily animated feelings, and somehow hit on the idea of how one person's most simple emotions can set off more convoluted emotions in others. Although the animation is fairly elementary and the punchline pretty simplistic, it still gets a chuckle out of most viewers.

The tools

Happy was made using very, very basic polygons and textures. The faces and a few of the textures were made in Photoshop, the models and basic animation were done in Bryce, and the final film was assembled in Premiere.



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