CGI Animated Short Film HD “KNOB ” by Hans Tsai, Yi Lee, YaYu Chen | CGMeetup

November 23, 2016 240667 Views

CGI 3D Animated Short Film Knob Short Film by Hans Tsai, Yi Lee, YaYu Chen. Featured on

KNOB is a 3D animated short film, worked on by many talented student artists from the StudioX Program at Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Our team has spent almost 2 years on this project. It is written and directed by Hans Tsai, co-directed by Yi Lee and YaYu Chen, and produced by Lindsay Elgin.

The story is about a germaphobe, Nigel, being stuck in the filthy restroom of the company that he is about to have a job interview. Nigel needs to escape the restroom in order to make it to his interview on time.

Written & Directed by Hans Tsai
Co-Directed by Yi Lee, YaYu Chen
Animation Director – Tom Bertino
VFX Director – Derek Flood
Produced by – Lindsay Elgin
Music by – Matthew Chin
Sound Recording & Mix – Ashley Eala, Hans Tsai
Production Supervisor – Sasha Korellis
Modeling Supervisor – Ease Owyeung
Layout Supervisor – David Latour
Associate Producer – Kenny Liou
Storyboard Artist – Hans Tsai
Visual Development Artist – Hans Tsai
Modelers – Modify from Morpheus (by Josh Burton), Omar Hesham, Lesley Bode, Hans Tsai, Yi Lee, Wallis Wang, Leticia Saldana, John Damo, Benny Gentry, Taylor Cilek, Leonel Cruz Martinez, Nestor Hernandez, YaYu Chen
Riggers – Modify from Morpheus (by Josh Burton), Hans Tsai, Yi Lee
Animators – Hans Tsai, Yi Lee
VFX Production Assistant – Melanie Thio
Surfacing Lead – YaYu Chen, Yeonkyeong Kang, Andy Wu, Ashlee Martino-Tarr
Lighting & Compositing Lead – YaYu Chen, Sungjoon Bae, Jainisha Patel, Ruchirek Somrit, Andy Wu
Matte Painting – Maria Yakovleva
Texture artist – Chaiwon Kim, Xinran Yu, YuChieh Su, Shu-Wen Tsai, Charlene Wang, Catherine Wu, Samuel Felix Eugene Martono, Renjing Ma, Deven Saxena, Mako Ueda, Jingjing Ji, Zhenru Chen
Lighting artist – YuChieh Su, Yaqi Ling, Kexin Yang, Chaiwon Kim, Xinran Yu, Deven Saxena, Munnir Khiar, Linhui Li, Jenny Wan, Shuai Wang, Samuel Felix Eugene Martono, Renjing Ma, Zhenru Chen, Mako Ueda, Jingjing Ji, Ekjittra Raksasuk
Videographer – YaYu Chen, Yi Lee, Hans Tsai
Graphic Designer – Hans Tsai
Marketing and Public Relations – Alex Lee, YaYu Chen, Hans Tsai, Yi Lee
Web Designer & Developer – Hans Tsai
Special Thanks – Christopher Armstrong, Robert Steele, Corey Rosen, KC Roeyer, Terry Song, George Pafnutieff, Virginie D’Annoville, Shaun Featherstone, Catherine Tate, Galina Rozina


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