“Window Pains” by Savannah College of Art and Design

  • ©Paul A. Tillery IV  Savannah College of Art and Design


SIGGRAPH Video Review:




    Window Pains


Company / Institution / Agency:

  • Savannah College of Art and Design


    “Window Pains” is a CG-animated comedy about an old man, his broken computer, and his despair with tech support. When you’re on hold, no one can hear you scream.

    The film’s focus is on frustration with technology. It blends universal comedy with creative, stylistic innovation. Visually, the film employs a painterly, hand-crafted aesthetic rarely seen in digital animation to embrace the element of human error in computing technology. The story is dialogue-driven, and the dialogue takes the creative form of meaningful gibberish. No words can be fully understood, but the character’s meanings read clearly through vocal inflection and emotive, performance-driven animation. “Window Pains” seeks to find humor in the mundane.


    HP Desktop PCs, Macintosh Power PCs, Wacom Cintiqs, Windows XP, Mac OSX, Ubuntu Feisty Fawn


    Autodesk Maya, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, DigiDesign ProTools

Additional Contributors:

    Director: Paul Tillery IV

    Frank: Ralf Jean-Pierre

    First Operator: Kate Carson-Groner

    Second Operator: Victor Almeida

    Sound Designer: James Hunt

    “Hold Tune” Composer: Ryan McCurdy

    Rendering Assistants: Victor Almeida, Andrea Stephens

    Production: Savannah College of Art and Design

    Special Thanks to: Elizabeth Stevenson, Jacques Khouri, Jeremy Moorshead, Jason Maurer, Debra Smith

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