“Dear, Sweet Emma” by Cernak

  • ©John M. Cernak


Conference:


SIGGRAPH Video Review:


Track:


    15

Title:


    Dear, Sweet Emma

Length:


    5:17

Director(s):


Company / Institution / Agency:


  • Out of Our Minds Animation Studios, Inc.

Description:


    As the search is given up for Emma’s latest husband, Tucker, a private look reveals that Emma has a secret and uncontrollable dark side. The sweetest angel and favorite citizen of Fishtickle would indeed pose an uncomfortable dilemma for all if her problem were ever found out.

Hardware:


    HARDWARE: PC 3 dual CPUs, rest single 900 MHz-2.4 GHz CPU, 512 MB-2 GB
    RAM. Rendering farm: 4 CPUs.

Software:


    SOFTWARE DEVELOPER: Modeling, animation, and rendering: Lightwave 7.5c. Compositing:
    After Effects. Additional software: Video Toaster. Custom software:
    Worley Labs Sasquatch plug-in for Lightwave for Emma’s Hair. OS:
    Windows 2000.


Additional Contributors:


    Producer: Out of Our Minds Animation Studios, Inc.
    Contributors: John Cernak, Danny Oakley, Keith Hobgood, Derek Cernak, Rebecca Cernak, Lori Cernak, Ian Bloom, Gene Johnson


Additional Information:


    PRODUCTION Modeling: Subdivision surfaces. Rendering technique used most: Lightwave. Average CPU time for rendering per frame: 10 minutes. Total production time: 60 days. Production highlight: We really busted butt with this one. From the initial drawing of the storyboards to a fin- ished piece was 60 days. Not bad, since there were only six people working on it, and of those six only two were able to work on it full time.