About the Animation
In a COVID world, two young students are trying to adjust to the new normals at school. Faces hidden behind masks; stuck between sheets plexiglass. With the extra distance, it is easy to feel alone and sometimes misunderstood. But despite these challenges, these students discover a new way to connect.
STORY : Story starts with darkblue creating a loney and isolated feeling. As a girl opens up to a boy, the color starts changing to orange, warming up the atmosphere between two kids.
CHARACTER : Design colors and texture in Jush Sobel Rig
ENVIRONMENT : Design, Texture, Lighting, Rendering and more
POSTPRODUCTION : Editing, CC, FX, and more
Creation Summary & details :
Animation students at Southern Adventist University release their short "Knock Knock", a story about finding connection in a COVID world. The short was made by 3 junior students between sheets of plexiglass and behind masks.
The small crew (Mugi Kinoshita, Avery Kroll, and Ruth Perez) animated the project in just over 4 months in the fall of 2020.
SonScreen Film festival - 2021
“Best Animated Short”
“Best in Festival”
“Audience Choice Award"
"Best Undergraduate Student Film" Award at the Windrider Summit Short Film Showcase
Screened at the Sundance Film Festival, January 23-28, 2022
Cast and Crew List :
CREATOR/DIRECTOR/ANIMATORS : Mugí Kinoshita, Avery Kroll, Ruth Perez
SOUND DESIGN : Ethan Madding