Life is Pointless

Written, directed, produced, and edited by Nicholas Sanchez and Dave Santiano.

 

This cute claymation short depicts the misadventures of a 2 dimensional ball as he transcends into the third dimension. This compelling existential tale tackles issues such as ambiguoity, possibility, self reflection, and the ultimate brevity of life.

For more info, check out the documentation here.

In the End, Money Always Wins

Written, directed, produced, and edited by Nicholas Sanchez and Dave Santiano.

 

This animation was made to emulate the aesthetic of 1990s arcade games. Mainly and exercise in film, animation, and editing technique, this project sought to emulate the distinct retro style of arcade games. 

 

For more info, check out the documentation here.

Projection Mapped Animation

This was the final project for my Animation class. For this project, two teammates and I collaborated to create a story that would not only be animated, but also projected in three dimensions. Though strange weird, and ultimately a lesson in storytelling, it serves as an interesting example of how such technologies can be used as a medium for storytelling.

For more info, check out the documentation here.

Spooky Pumpkin Monologue

Animated and produced by Nicholas Sanchez.

Voice Credit: Vincent Price.

This  was my first projection mapping project! And right in time for Halloween! I animated a Jack-o-lanterm face that "spoke" based on Vincent Price's monologue in Michael Jackson's "Thriller". After animating, I used Mad Mapper to configure this face and project it onto an actual Pumpkin. 

For more info, check out the documentation here.

Spooky Singing Pumpkins

Animated and produced by Nicholas Sanchez.

Music and Signing Credit: Bobby "Boris" Pickett.

A spin off of my original pumpkin projection, I took this installation a little bit further by adding a layer of interactivity. While the lower pumpkins would "sing" various parts of "the Monster Mash", the top pumpkin would only moe it's mouth and sing when a person viewing the installation sang along. Using Processing and FaceOSC, a user's face was mapped to the top pumpkin, allowing the pumpking to "sing" based on the user's facial movements. For more info, check out the documentation here.

Crash Course in Soldering

Written, voiced and produced by myself, "Crash Course in Soldering: an ARC Small Project" was a video made during my tenure as a Learning Assistant at NYU Shanghai. This video is a simple video guide to soldering for beginners.