Fish Out of Water

3D animation production from ground up

  • 2017 Award of Merit — Global Shorts
  • 2018 Honorable Jury Mention for Animation — NOIDA International Film Festival

“There’s a difference between ‘I watched [the film] and I understood it’ and ‘I watched it and I felt it.’”

— Babara Mones, The Director of “Fish Out of Water” and Animation Production at the UW’s Animation Research Labs

Fish Out of Water is a short animated shot about Roy, who struggles painfully long and monotonous workdays until he makes a big decision. Together, with my multidisciplinary team, we went through a whole animation pipeline, from story development to final post-production editing, within 6 months.

My primary roles in the production was lighting and post-production editing. My secondary roles included, rendering scenes, UV unwrapping props, and putting together a blooper video for Friends and Family Night.

Our film was screened at the 2015 University of Washington School of Computer Science and Engineering graduation and won the Award of Merit in the 2017 Global Shorts international competition. It was also screened and awarded at the 2018 NOIDA International Film Festival in New Dehli, India.