Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Fumiko's Confession - Student Animated Short Film

Here is a short film "Fumiko no Kokuhaku" from a group of students in Japan studying in the Animation Department of Kyoto Seika University's Faculty of Manga.

You can find a better quality version here.

A rough translation of the first and last scenes' bits of dailogue between the girl and the guy go:

(First Scene)
"Umm, umm. Please go out with me!"
"Sorry! Right now, I want to concentrate on baseball!"
(Last Scene)
"I'll make miso soup for you every morning!"
"Sorry! I want to concentrate on baseball!"

The group of students that made this are comprised of the following members:

Director/Animation/Background/3D CG/Editing/Sound: Hiroyasu Ishida
Background/3D CG Textures: Yūko Iwase
3D CG Textures/Background: Kazuhiro Murakami
Animation: Tatsurō Kawano 3D CG Modeling: Yūsaku Nagata

They have even set up a site where you can view screenshots, artwork, backgrounds, character model sheets and even the entire storyboard sequence and other documents from the film! You can find it here!

Let it be a bit of inspiration for your animation projects!