“Love Letters” by The Art Institute of California, San Francisco

  • ©Jeff Paul


SIGGRAPH Video Review:




    Love Letters




Company / Institution / Agency:

  • The Art Institute of California, San Francisco


    I produced this animation as a way of proposing to my girlfriend. I assembled a team of twenty animators to assist me, including co-workers and students from my 3D character animation class at the Art Institure of California San Francisco. We were able to create approximately four and a half minutes of animation in just over three months. When it was completed, I surprised my girlfriend by bringing her to a local theater where they played the animation on the big screen in front of over 100 of our friends and family. The entire event was filmed for the television show “Perfect Proposal” on TLC.


    Red Hat Linux Computers, various PCs, Power Mac G4s and G5s.


    Maya 6, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator.

Additional Contributors:

    Director and Producer: Jeff Paul


    Art Institute of California – San Francisco, David Galindo, Min Lieu, Niroth Keo, Irene Fung, Matt Carter, Duylinh Nguyen, Jonathan Choy, Rhett Planas, Josh Lanada, Jason Porter, Byoung Hee Cho, Mark Roennigke, Sean Dicken, Patrick Danaher, Eric Lees, Kris Hammond, Ricardo Biriba, Jee Young Park, Scot Phelps, Jan Carlee, Min Chang, Jeff Vacanti, Heechel Nam, Mike Tuomey, Tim Aldridge