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Has death got you down? Many find ooberty — the transition between life and death — to be a particularly challenging time. This friendly tutorial video will help you make sense of all these new and exciting changes to your body.

This animation began as a project for four students in the MFA program, but later expanded to include four BFA students as well.

Awards and Recognition

  • 2016 Best Shorts Competition

    Award of Merit Special Mention

Official Selections

  • 2016 2D OR NOT 2D Animation Festival
  • 2016 Blue Plum Animation Festival
  • 2016 Columbia Gorge International Film Festival
  • 2016 New Animation & Cartoon International Film Festival
  • 2016 San Francisco Frozen Film Festival

Created by Team Name

  • Zahra Amirabadi

    MFA in Digital Arts

    Role: Concept Artist, Production Design, 3D Modeling, Lighting Artist, Compositing

  • Tai Gordon

    BFA in Digital Art and Animation

    Role: Prop Modeling, Texturing

  • Francisco Guerrero

    MFA in Digital Arts

    Role: Concept Artist, Production Design, 3D Artist, Lighting Artist, Rendering

  • Tara Jaiyeola

    MFA in Digital Arts

    Role: Rigging, Story

  • Xiaoran “Danny” Li

    MFA in Digital Arts

    Role: Animator

  • Spencer Mauro

    BA in Music and Sound Design

    Role: Assistant Sound Designer

  • Zachary Mitchell

    BA in Music and Sound Design

    Role: Music & Sound Design

  • Amanda “Nemo” Nemiroff

    BFA in Digital Art and Animation

    Role: Additional Animaton

  • Scottland Reed

    BFA in Digital Art and Animation

    Role: Additional Animaton

Animation Stills

  • A man in glasses and a red argyle sweater sits on a bench reading a newspaper, fascinated by a story.
  • A man in a red argyle sweater reads a newspaper while walking across a street. A red car is about to hit him from the right.
  • A man in glasses and a red argyle sweater holds a green telephone to his ear. His hand glows a spectral blue.
  • A man in glasses and a red argyle sweater looks in horror at his hands, which are translucent and glowing blue.
  • A translucent, glowing blue man retracts from another spectral woman holding a clipboard and a small button to pin on him.
  • A translucent, glowing blue hand holds up a round, white button reading "Orientation Center for the Unseen."
  • A translucent, glowing blue man and another spectral woman holding a clipboard stare directly at the viewer.