Description: While packing away her deceased grandmother’s affairs, Pauline discovers that one of their stained glass sculptures has come to life. As the lights in the house go out and their memories together begin to dim, Pauline realizes there is joy in celebrating the legacy of those who have been lost.
Director: Christina Christie
Category: Shorts Animation
About the Film
While packing away her deceased grandmother’s affairs, Pauline discovers that one of their stained glass sculptures has come to life. As the lights in the house go out and their memories together begin to dim, Pauline realizes there is joy in celebrating the legacy of those who have been lost.
Information about the film:
This film was created by a group of fourteen students at the University of Central Florida who graduated in the spring of 2019 with BFA’s in Emerging Media: Character Animation from UCF’s School of Visual Arts and Design. The film was directed by Christina Christie. Other members of the student animation team include Savannah Berry, Megan Burbach, Kylie Campbell, Taylor Estape, Lauren Gisewhite, Chris Gomes, Genesis Laboy, Peter Lupton, Austin Royall, Sofia Santos, Beryl Van Ness, Desiree Vargas and Sara Villa. Tim Carlos wrote the original music for the film and Matt Tracy did the sound design. Callie Wills provided vocalizations for the human character, Pauline. Darlene Hadrika, Jo Anne Adams, Cheryl Briggs, Phil Peters and Stella Sung were faculty advisors for the film.
Christina Christie’s (Director) Bio:
Christina Christie is a 3D artist and animator based in Orlando, Florida. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Central Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Character Animation and intends to continue her studies at the Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy. As of 2019, she is credited with directing the short “Tiffany” as well as the initial story pitch for “Serpendipity”, both of which are currently in contention on the international film circuit and plans to bring her passion for narrative and animation into the industry.
When I originally came up with the idea that would evolve into Tiffany, it was after visiting a local stained-glass museum in Winter Park, Florida. I had enjoyed the exhibits but found it sad that none of the pieces were being illuminated by actual sunlight. That thought spun into the original pitch for the film.
Essentially, Tiffany is about a piece of stained glass trying to step into the sun one last time before being packed away. As our team grew and ideas were developed, the story changed into what it is today.
For two years, fourteen students at the University of Central Florida put in countless hours to bring this story to life. Every element seen on screen, from our beautiful characters to the smallest needle, was designed, painted and placed by our team. I hope you enjoy our film.
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