“Distraxion” by Stern

  • ©Mike Stern


Conference:


SIGGRAPH Video Review:


Track:


    04

Title:


    Distraxion

Length:


    1:43

Director(s):



Description:


    “Distraxion” is a character-driven short film about the personification of an office worker’s late-night annoyance: his boss’s cheesy jazz music. The film relies on traditional storytelling and animation principles, and it represents an accomplishment in the field of online animation education.

    The majority of the film was developed during the short film curriculum at the online schoolAnimationMentor.com. It was then polished by the artists working separately and remotely over the following year.


Additional Contributors:


    Concept, Story, Animation: Mike Stern
    Lighting/Compositing: Scott Trosclair
    Music Composed and Recorded by Justin Melland
    Sound Effects Editor: Cody King
    Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Richard Kitting
    Character Rigs: AnimationMentor.com
    Set Designs, Rig Modifications and Props: Mike Stern
    Film Mentor: Kyle Clark
    AM Mentors: Jason Ryan, Tony Smeed, Doug Dooley, Ethan Hurd
    Special Thanks: AnimationMentor Crew, Bobby Beck, Carlos Baena, Shawn Kelly, Jennifer Lai, Chris Mullins, Leo Sanchez, Nick Bruno, Shelley Matsutani, Jeff Kim, Kevin Andrus, Adam Strick, Drew Park, Gabriel Marquez, The Stern Family