Yet another indication of the extremely high level of quality that student films are achieving all over the world. This one from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. "Taking the Plunge" humorously exemplifies that a material thing doesn't make a relationship special. It's the love that a couple has for each other that creates the bond.
This is a heart wrenching animated short in the StoryCorps series by the Rauch Brothers along with Bill Wray's art direction and storyboarded by Rafael Rosado along. Several other talented artists rounded out the crew. "1st Squad, 3rd Platoon" underscores the extreme sacrifices and profound heartbreak and trauma that many soldiers experienced in the Iraq War.
Can't get enough of these great student films! Here's another to add to this year's excellent turnout. It's a senior project entitled "Aloha Hohe" and comes from Kevin Temmer of the Ringling College of Art and Design. One of the leading art and animation schools in the world.