Gabrielle Arnold (BFA Studio Art) and Grayson Goga (Motion Picture Arts) were recently awarded an IDEA Grant by the Honors Scholars and Fellows House. The grant will supply funding for their research in facial replacement animation and supplement the costs involved in producing a stop motion short film, calling upon many aspects of creative work.
The two students have written a design script, which will be pushed to life by September, 2016. The technology of facial replacement animation through 3D printing is a freshly developing field and their project will be the first animated short to utilize this process. The duo is attempting to better their craft as well as push the limits of innovation through this art form.
Grayson and Gabrielle are receiving extensive support from their individual communities. They are spending much of their construction and fabrication time at the Carnaghi Arts Building, and will be animating and editing at the Motion Picture Arts College. They are extremely thankful for their mentors and supporters in both colleges and are looking forward to working on their project in depth this summer. Their short film will be sent out to the festival circuit later this fall and into the winter.
If you have any questions, or would like to help in any way, please send Gabrielle an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. To check out their progress at any point along the way, follow their blog: gg-stop-motion.tumblr.com