Created in 1998 by a team of 5 (the first time in Ringling College of Art and Design's History) allowing us to work as a team to accomplish something so aggressive at the time they said it couldn't be done. I remember starting the tasks, convincing the professors that it was a good idea after meeting after meeting and saying "we will win the OSCAR" with this. We did win! We brought the FIRST OSCAR for Best Student Computer Animation to Ringling in 1998. The story is of a young man redeeming his family's name by returning a sacred object his grandfather took from the ancient temple so many years ago. In the process, he has to undergo three difficult trials hence freeing the trapped warrior spirit in all of us. The people that worked on it were Peter Choe-Animator, Neal Nellans, Video Compositor, texturing and lighting, Dominick Cecere and Jeffrey Baker - Animation and finally me, all the architectural design, layout, and environmental models. I had a cool dragon that wrapped around the column, but it didn't make the final cut. Anyway, Cool Video and last but not least Bruce Hoover did the sound editing for us and the music was provided courteously of a famous Korean musician. Hope you like.
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