In a COVID world, two young students are trying to adjust to the new normals at school. Faces hidden behind masks; stuck between sheets plexiglass. With the extra distance, it is easy to feel alone and sometimes misunderstood. But despite these challenges, these students discover a new way to connect.
SonScreen Film festival
“Best Animated Short”
“Best in Festival”
“Audience Choice Award"
Summit Short Film Showcase
"Best Undergraduate Student Film" Award
Screened at the Sundance Film Festival, January 23-28, 2022
Made schedule & led team to complete the film
Environment & Character Concept, CC, Graphics
Animated Last 1/3 animation
Creation Summary & details :
Animation students at Southern Adventist University release their short "Knock Knock", a story about finding connection in a COVID world. The short was made by 3 junior students between sheets of plexiglass and behind masks.
The small crew (Mugi Kinoshita, Avery Kroll, and Ruth Perez) animated the project in just over 4 months in the fall of 2020.
Cast and Crew List :
CREATOR/DIRECTOR/ANIMATORS : Mugí Kinoshita, Avery Kroll, Ruth Perez
SOUND DESIGN : Ethan Madding
Story starts with darkblue creating a loney and isolated feeling. As a girl opens up to a boy, the color starts changing to orange, warming up the atmosphere between two kids.
Design colors and texture in Jush Sobel Rig
Design, Texture, Lighting
Editing, CC, FX, Rendering by Mugi Kinoshita