How long did it take you to make Ornaments?
A: About a year. I started during winter and summer breaks between
college semesters and finished it in my spare time after graduating. To
learn more about the process, see the about
Q: What are the names of the
songs in Ornaments?
A: In order of appearance:
from the opera "Carmen" - George Bizet
"Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" from "The Nutcracker"
"Can Can" from "Orpheus in the Underworld" - Offenbach
"Barber of Seville" Overture - Rossini
"Trepak" from "The Nutcracker" - Tchaikovsky
Q: Can I get a copy of Ornaments
on tape or DVD?
A: Ornaments is included in the DVD compilation "Computer
Animation Fantasies" published by AnimationTrip.
Q: How can I learn to make
animations like this?
A: You can teach yourself like I did, but many colleges and almost
all art schools offer 3D animation curricula, and they'll provide labs
with the latest computers and software packages. If you want to get started
at home, but can't get your hands on a high-end 3D package, there are
many low-cost alternatives like Blender. And remember - there's more to
3D animation than learning software! Creating a short film requires a
solid understanding of character animation, cinematography, story, editing,
and other facets of filmmaking.