Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: 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 section.

Q: What are the names of the songs in Ornaments?
A: In order of appearance:

"Habanera" from the opera "Carmen" - George Bizet
"Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" from "The Nutcracker" - Tchaikovsky
"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.